How to safely remove your artificial nails or dip nails!

Many of you know I am a licensed manicurist but I don’t work in the industry any longer.

However I am seeing some horrifying videos of people trying to remove their artificial nails or dip nails incorrectly.

Here is my advice on how to remove them safely and what you can do if you absolutely need to put something in their place.

Safe Removal of artificial nails!

Get some cotton balls or paper towel and soak it in acetone and place it on each nail. Secure it with tin foil and allow it to set for at least 15 minutes (some times it takes longer).

Once you remove the tin foil and the cotton or paper towel take an emery board (if that’s all I assume you have available) a cuticle pusher or a orangewood stick and start at the cuticle and gently scrape off the acrylic or dip.

You may have to repeat the process a few times.

If your nails are in very poor condition after you remove the artificial ones I highly recommend this product that my clients call a “Miracle In A Bottle” – you can purchase it directly from me here! 

Right now I am offering free shipping and a free gift to anyone who purchases in the USA.

If you are in the public eye and absolutely need something on your nails I recommend these press on type nails.  They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be used over and over again as your nails begin to grow you can re-position them.

Just make sure when ordering them (if you need them immediately) that you choose something that is in stock as opposed to something that has a longer delivery date.

Press On Nails

Orangewood Sticks

Metal Cuticle Pusher

Acetone – make sure to choose pure acetone not nail polish remover.  Some of these nail polish removers have oils in them to help protect the nail when stripping polish. They don’t work as well as pure acetone but if it’s all you have I say give it a try it may just take more applications and more time to remove whatever is on your nails.

Finally if you decide to leave your natural nails only I highly recommend this product.  It will have your natural nails looking and feeling healthy in as little as two weeks. “Miracle In A Bottle” – you can purchase it directly from me here! 

Qupid Bootie and Boot Review

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described below) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving a sample(s) of this product in no way influenced my opinion of these products. 

Anyone who knows me personally can tell you I have a shoe addiction.  I must own over 100 pairs of shoes, sandals, and boots combined.  That being said I don’t like to spend a lot of money on my shoes because styles come and go.  That is why I love fresh and cutting edge designs by Qupid.  Their designs are well within any budge range and their shoes and boots are well made to last you year after year.

Being a Qupid brand lover previously and owning several of their styles I cannot tell you how excited I was to work with them on this review.

The kind folks at Qupid sent me two amazing styles from their recent fall collection. The “Nero-11X Black Embroidered Bootie” which sells for $46.00 and the “Zinc-01 Taupe Knee High Back Lace“ over the knee boot that sells for $49.00.

Each of these amazing styles is the hottest thing in boots today. Similar styles to the “Nero-11X “ bootie with it’s embroidered floral design and “Zinc-01“ over the knee boot were seen walking the runways at New York fashion week time after time this year.

Each style can be worn with jeans, dress pants, skirts, or dresses they are so versatile.  I have paired each boot with a pair of black leggings and a top for you to see how easy they go with any fashion combination you may want to wear.


The Nero-11X is of faux man-made suede material with a 2.25 inch stacked heel. I am in love with this bootie. It has a very comfortable fit and I manage to stay in it all day long without having any discomfort.  The Nero-11X comes in black and taupe in sizes 5 to 10.


The Zinc-01 is an over the knee style boot. It is constructed of faux man-made suede material with a 3.50 inch heel.  I like the heal height of this boot as it’s not difficult to walk in even for someone my age.  The fabric is so comfortable; it feels like you have cozy slippers on your entire leg.  Easy to get on and off this boot has a 9” zipper on the side of the boot.  The Zinc-01 comes in a variety of color choices in sizes 5 to 10. It even comes in a beautiful embroidered version of this same boot.

So be sure to checkout all the wonderful shoes and boots from Qupid at and use the code SHOELOVER at the checkout for a 15% discount.


Dress for less – fashion doesn’t have to cost a fortune!


For years my mother had the amazing ability to recycle her clothing and make it look like she just stepped out of the pages of Vogue Magazine.  I always envied that about her but with three children and being a stay at home Mom she didn’t have the luxury of spending tons of money on her own clothes each year.  My parents sacrificed many things for many years for my siblings and I.  They seldom treated themselves to even a movie, we always came first.  So my Mom had to get creative with what she had and she did a great job.

Fashion doesn’t have to cost a fortune.  I buy designer clothes and pay a fraction of what others pay for them by shopping off season.  This means buying clothing and shoes at the end of each season and putting them away for the following year.  I’ve been doing this for years and I get just as many compliments on my clothing and shoes as I am sure the person who paid full price for their’s does. I save a fortune doing this each year and you don’t have to compromise style or designer favorites.

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