Showing posts with label 14 day polish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 14 day polish. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Summer 2015 Garden Muse Shellac and Vinylux Collections from CND

CND's newest collection is bright and beautiful for the coming months! Garden Muse has just arrived for both Shellac and Vinylux. This summer collection features intense floral hues from a bright garden filled with memories future-past. “This season’s trends are all about sculpted, dramatic silhouettes and intense floral hues that invite abandoned reverie,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Nails are seductive and sleek, adorned with a harmony of vintage floral design elements and spellbinding patterns for an alluring effect.”

The Shellac collection features 4 brand-new, bright and beautiful hues, as well as 2 previously released colors, but the Vinylux collection has 6 all-new colors, never before released! The collections are similar, but not exactly the same - there are 2 new Vinylux colors that have not yet been released as Shellac colors.

Shellac Garden Muse Collection

  1. Water Park - shimmery blue, re-release
  2. Hot Pop Pink - shimmery hot pink, re-release
  3. Butterfly Queen - glitter magenta pink
  4. Lost Labyrinth - shimmery teal
  5. Wisteria Haze - creamy lavender purple
  6. Beckoning Begonia - creamy pink


  1. Reflecting Pool - creamy sky blue
  2. Crushed Rose - creamy dark pink
  3. Butterfly Queen - glitter magenta pink
  4. Lost Labyrinth - shimmery teal
  5. Wisteria Haze - creamy lavender purple
  6. Beckoning Begonia - creamy pink
Also available in the collection is the Garden Muse Additives and a 14-piece Vinylux Display.

Friday, December 20, 2013

JUST IN! Spring CND Shellac and Vinylux - The Open Road Collection

Here in the Northeast, temperatures have been COLD....but things are heating up in nail salons across the country with the new release of the CND Open Road Collections! Available in both Shellac and Vinylux, plus a BONUS Additives kit, this collection is sweet and pretty....and makes me want to go on a road trip! Check them out below:

Shellac



Vinylux



Additives


Which is your favorite? I am definitely digging Sage Scarf!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Essie Gel Color... Late to the Gel Polish Game or Brilliant Strategy?

Essie Gel Color is here!
It is now a few years after CND changed the nail world with Shellac Gel Polish. Since then, everyone and their brother rushed in to the Gel Polish frenzy... everyone except Essie. It could be that Essie is just late to the game, but more likely is the Essie's owner, L'Oréal, had a plan. A plan to see what was right and what was wrong about all the others. Then, in typical L'Oréal style: develop, test and refine. Odds are good the Essie Gel Color products are going to perform amazingly well, leave the nails in great condition (due to their "keratin-care technology") and be massively popular (since Essie is so entrenched in nail salons AND demanded by name from nail salon clients).

Essie's new professional LED Gel System features dozens of new shades similar to the brand’s most time-honored, popular polishes. Aiming to leave nails in good condition even after removal, a keratin-care technology is utilized in each step, and the formula contains pro-vitamins B5 and E for fortification and hydration. Essie also introduced an LED curing light that not only looks great, but that is supposed to be more powerful than all the others - thus ensuring rapid, even curing. Essie Gel lasts up to 14 days.

The Essie Gel Color System: Base + Color + Top with quick LED Curing.

Nail Salons! Check out the Essie Gel Color products here:
http://www.purespadirect.com/Hand-Nail-ESSIE-Gel-Color-s/4983.htm

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Amber Solo All-In-One Gel Polish: Application Instructions and Tips!

The newest nail craze is here - the brand new Amber Solo All-in-One Gel Polish! The first of its kind on the market, Amber Solo is a gel polish base coat, color, and top coat, all in ONE bottle! Best part is, it cures in ANY LED or UV nail lamp, and lasts 2+ weeks. WOW!

Any nail salon already performing gel polish manicures should definitely keep reading! Amber Solo is going to change the game...again!


By incorporating the base and top coats into the color coat step, your treatment time is cut by 2/3rds! What does that mean for the salon? Less time per treatment, equating to more treatments per day....which means more profit for your business! What does that mean for the client? Less time at your table, for the same great treatment! It is a win-win situation!

Nail Preparation
  1. Push back and trim cuticles.
  2. Trim and file nail to desired length and shape
  3. Lightly buff nail bed to remove all shine from nail.
  4. Apply 70% alcohol to lint-free pad, and wipe each nail to remove any oil or residue.
PRO TIP: Do NOT perform a wet manicure prior to applying Amber Solo, and be sure to remove any and all residue from each nail. Your goal is to create a smooth nail surface to apply Amber Solo.

Solo Application
  1. Select your Solo Color of choice. To ensure even application, shake bottle well. PRO TIP: Product will be thicker than traditional gel polishes - this is normal, since the base coat and top coat are built in! Also, the brush is more narrow than traditional polish brushes - this is to provide the technician with more control over application.
  2. Apply a thin coat of Solo to nails, making sure to cap the free edge. Cure 30 seconds in LED light.
  3. Cap free edges ONLY. Cure 30 seconds in LED light. 
  4. Apply second coat of Solo. Cure 30 seconds in LED light.
  5. Remove tacky layer using one of the following methods:
    1. Spray or wipe each nail with 70% alcohol. PRO TIP: Using an alcohol higher than 70% will result in a duller finish. Therefore, ONLY use 70% alcohol!
    2. Apply Amber Hand and Foot Recovery (or any luxurious hand cream!) to the hands, and gently massage into the hands and nails. The massage will result in the removal of the tacky layer.

Important Notes to Remember When Using Amber Solo:
  • The Solo formula is SELF-LEVELING - meaning the technicians job is to ensure even application on the nails, taking care to apply as close to the cuticle and side walls as possible, without getting Solo on the skin. If the color looks streaky, ITS OK - the self-leveling formula will blend out any streaks!
  • Due to the thickness of this product, the gel polish tends to pull back as soon as it is exposed to air. If you do not work quickly enough, you may experience the polish "pulling back" from the edges of the nail. If you find this is happening, another option is to work closely with the lamp, applying Solo to 2 or 3 fingers at a time. While those fingers are curing, you can apply to the same 2 or 3 fingers on the other hands. Going back and forth will help you avoid pull back.
Solo Features
  • All-in-One Gel System
  • Patent Pending Technology
  • No Base Coat, No Top Coat
  • Cures in Seconds with LED
  • Cures in Minutes with UV
  • Wearable forTwo Weeks
  • Extreme Brush Control
  • High Gloss Finish
  • Easy Soak Off
  • Incredibly Durable
  • Applies like Traditional Polish
  • Five-Free!