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Tap wrote at 2009-05-30 01:02:35
Began with acrylic nails about 18 months ago, having fills done every 2 to 3 weeks. Developed an allery about 4 months ago, meaning very "itchy" fingertips and redness, several hours after having the fills done.  Switched to "gels."  Had precisely the same allergic reaction. My natural nails have been ugly for decades, so I was thrilled with the look of acrylics and, then, the gels.  So disappointed to think that I will have give these gorgeous nails up due to the allergies.  The allergic reaction disappears after two days.  Still....

Esther wrote at 2013-05-18 00:36:33
The same thing happened to me I cant wear gel or acrylic , as I write this my fingers are itching and they are swollen and peeling . So Impress Nails are real good and they stick on as promised on the package they last 7 days ...

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Lynnette Madden


I am able to answer any questions regarding artificial nails, whether they pertain to acrylic, gel, resin or fiberglass/silk wraps. If someone has questions regarding manicures and pedicures, I can help in this area too. I also can help with waxing questions, ranging from eyebrows to Brazilians for women and men. Skin care inquires? I can help in this area also. The only thing I cannot help with is hair questions.


I have been a licensed Nail Technician in Pennsylvania for over ten years. I am also licensed in Esthetics, which deals with skin care and waxing. I am a salon owner, having owned my own business for over eight years. I have also been an educator for three different nail companies.

I am active online in different forums pertaining to nails, skin care and waxing. I am also a member of the BPW.

I have written articles and am a frequent contributor to NAILS magazine.

Received my licenses in the state of Pennsylvania, having gone to the Lansdale School of Cosmetology.

Awards and Honors
In the very first nail competition I entered in Orlando Florida, I placed 6th. I have also placed in an online competition and placed 2nd.
I am on the Professional Advisory Board for two schools and will likely be teaching some classes at one of the schools in 2009.

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