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- [Xuan Bui] You have a hangnail, hon.

- I do?

- Oh my god - I have my kit in my car.

I should roll it in, you know, make it legit.

I'll save you.

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- Hi, I'm Xuan Bui, also known as nailbandit.

- Hi, I'm Ambie, with ambies_nails_n_nugs.

- I'm here today to guess the manicure prices.

- So, we'll see how I do.

I think I'll do pretty good.

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- So, I guess you're here today to see how much you think

my manicure costs.

- [Xuan] Mmmm, cute.

I love it.

- Oh, I love this design.

- Good design, very bold and simple.

- [Ambie] I love doing the two little dots

- I was trying to go for something simple yet edgy.

- Yet minimalist.

- Shape is good.

Oh, so you have natural nails underneath.

- Are these your natural nails,

or we got little tips on there?

They're so cute.

- This is like a gel manicure?

- [Client] Mmm-hmm.

- Soon to be due for a fill.

- Yeah. Two weeks old.

- Let's say a full acrylic set, probably charged you five

or 10 for art, maybe.

- I'm guessing like maybe you paid $50.

- Yeah, it was 40 and then I did a tip on top.

But pretty accurate.

- Ohh.

- I'm gonna say 45.

- That was perfect.

- Yay.

- So, it was 40 and then I just did a five to 10 dollar tip.

- Perfect!

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- All right, so tell me what you think.

- Oooh.

- Okay, ooh la la.

- Nice color, ooh.

- We have some glitter, and we have some foil, iridescent.

Are these acrylic?

- You must have acrylic on, overlay?

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Maybe, yeah, you do have.

- (laughs)

- It doesn't feel natural.

- But yeah, oh, gosh; see, I don't do dip powder,

so I don't know how much it costs.

These are so cute!

- You have manicure, for sure.

- With the glitter and with the foil, oh wait;

we have rhinestones too.

I forgot about those.

- The design, I'm assuming, maybe $65?

- I'm gonna say 40.

- I did them myself.

- What??? Surprise!!!

- Are you a manicurist too?

- No, I'm not.

- So this is gel.

- Uh, it's actually not gel.

- Regular polish?

- It's just regular polish.

- It's not gel on top?

- No.

- Oh, dang.

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- You must watch a lot of YouTube.

- I do.

- Why pay that money when you just put on your phone

and then there you go.

Do your stuff.

- No, don't tell them that.

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- Look at your nails.

Oh, I see you're fierce.

- You've got to be able to stab an eye out.

- You don't want to mess with her.

It looks like a chili pepper.

- Beautiful.

I love this color, like this electric coral color.

- It's like a fun color.

- Yeah.

- Okay, so you have acrylic on, with nail extension.

- So these, I'm guessing, are acrylic.

Okay, really good job, really nice length.

- They're also a couple of weeks old now, as you can see.

- Over a little over two weeks, no?

The shape looks very good.

I like it.

- So these are like an acrylic set

with just a gel color over it.

So I would say around here, 50?

- I would say it's in between 40, 45.

I mean, it can't be no more than 50 because that would just

be too much.

- That's robbery.

I paid, with tip, 40.

- Oh, wow, that's good.

- Right?

- That's really good, yeah.

- Ah, good job, whoever did it.

Good job.

- Beautiful work.

- Thank you.

I wish I could take that credit for myself, but -

- I know, right?


Me too.


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- Let me see those nails.

- I've had them for like a week now, so there's a little bit

of wear and tear.

- That's good colors.

Are these over your natural nails.

It looks like regular polish.

You did this one yourself?

- You can tell.

- You can tell it's very natural, like you touch it.

The nail polish is very thin when it dries,

so you can see everything.

But you know, you did a good job.

It's fun, it's cute, it's popping.

Look at that.

If anything, re-file.

- Refiling, okay, all right.

Someday I will get there.

- Practice.

Great, that's a wrap.

- This was super fun.

Thanks for having me.

Again, I'm Ambie with ambies_nails_n_nugs.

- Follow me on Instagram @nailbandit.

And if you have any questions, just send me a DM.

- And that's it.


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