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In June I went to a chop shop in Walmart and got acrylic put on my toenails and had them painted.

I've not experienced any pain or discomfort.

After i took them off myself by soaking in acetone, I noticed both of my large toe nails were slightly discolored but I really didn't think anything of it. I thought maybe I somehow bruised my toes by stubbing them without realizing.

It's now almost October and my big toe nails are getting blacker and darker. They look seriously bruised and are a little green.

What is this?? There's no odor, no pain, no discomfort at all whatsoever.

Kayla, please contact your dermatologist!  I am not a Doctor, but it sounds like you have a severe case of fungus.  In the future only patronize salons with disposable liners for their foot-baths. It is advisable to avoid any manicure chairs as this is where the bacteria and disease form. Kindly, Pamela Golightly

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Pamela Golightly


I have been a licensed manicurist, in California, and successful business owner since 1986. I can answer any question as it pertains to nail care treatments. I consider myself to be an expert in Natural Nail Care, but have had experience in all areas. I am also proficient in business building, marketing and sales development. I grew up in a Salon atmosphere, as my mother owned a salon and by the age of 15, I was responsible for all aspects of her business including, A/R, A/P, payroll & accounting. I feel I can answer most any question and if I am unable to answer any question I will direct the question to the appropriate expert.


I have experience in all areas of nail and foot care and business building.

Who's Who of Cambridge, Support & Sponsor Walk for Breast Cancer,STAND, Nami, St Jude Children's Hospital. Local Schools, Public & Private, local sports programs, Little League, Pleasant Hill Rebels and Walnut Creek Mauraders & Walnut Creek Rotary.


Licensed Manicurist since 1986.

Awards and Honors
Who's Who of Cambridge, voted local as Best Natural Nail Care Specialist, Diablo Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, Manta and several other Internet Review sites. Earned 6 National Awards for Outstanding Sales and Unit Developement with a National Cosmetic Company. I was rated in the top 2% of the Company's 400,000 sales staff.

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