Showing posts with label Gelish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gelish. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Thrill Your Clients with Gelish's Summer Selfie Collection!

Now there's another reason to smile big in those summer selfies; Gelish introduces the Selfie Summer 2017 Collection. Get ready to snap and share those summer moments. This collection is filled with neon corals, pinks, and purples; you'll need sunglasses to stare! Summer is all about fun in the sun and capturing every moment with your phone. We'll help you nail that manicure so you can nail the ultimate shot!

Gelish colors apply like a polish, with twist cap and applicator, but are cured in a lamp like gels. The gels come in an array of colors, and cure in a LED lamp in 30 seconds or cure in two minutes in traditional UV lamps. Gelish stays on nails for three weeks with no chipping or peeling, and soak completely off in only 10-15 minutes. When applied with Gelish FOUNDATION Base Gel, each Gelish Polish will do approximately 25-30 full sets of nails (using 2 coats of color). Gelish soak-off gel polishes are intended for use with Gelish foundation.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Duraforce Your Shellac!

CND Shellac Duraforce Top Coat is the most advanced top coat, specially designed to strengthen and protect nails against breakage and daily wear. A combination of powerful ingredients allows for 25% more protection for thinner, weaker nails. Your gel polish clients will thank you for using this top coat! Available in 0.25 oz and 0.5 oz sizes.

KEY BENEFITS:

  • 25% more protection to strengthen weak nails
  • 14+ days of high performance wear
  • Mirror shine
  • No nail damage
  • Removes in just 15 minutes with CND® OFFLY FAST® Moisturizing Remover
  • CND’s most advanced top coat to strengthen and protect weak nails against breakage

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Get Icy with the Gelish 2016 Winter Collection

So, it has turned quite chilly here in NY. We've gone from the glorious days of fall to the cold and dark days that feel like winter almost overnight. Once we turn the clocks back in a couple of weeks, we know it is ready to hunker down and stay cozy.

I don't know about you, but I always choose my polish based on seasons - spring is for light and airy pastels, summer - bolds and brights, fall - warm browns, reds, and purples, and winter is for the iciest colors I can find - whether it's blue, purple, red - if it gives me a chill when I see it, it goes on my hands!

Gelish has us covered for those icy colors with their new Winter 2016 Collection! Check out the beautiful colors below:





Hey, Twirl-Friend
This is a beautiful taupe-nude that will work for any occasion!










Flirt In a Skating Skirt
For your clients who like something different, this understated blue is perfect for the chilly days of winter!









Lace 'Em Up
For a funky, yet sophisticated look, this blue takes nail color to a whole new level!










Ice Queen Anyone?
Winter Polish Collections wouldn't be complete without a glittery red, and this one hits the mark beautifully!











Figure 8's & Heartbreaks
My personal favorite of the collection, this icy purple is just magnificent when the chill factor gets turned up a notch!








N-Ice Girls Rule
This icy pink is perfect for any of your clients who don't want to give into the dark days of winter!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Who Needs a NEW LED Lamp for Gel Polish? Look No Further!

Looking for the best LED nail lamp that won't break the bank? Pure Spa Direct just added a new lamp for under $200!

This great LED lamp will cure all 5 fingers at a time. Featuring a sensor to turn on when the hands are placed in the lamp and an LCD timer, this lamp will cure all of your gel polishes in lightning time!

Details:
  • Cure all five fingers at the same time
  • Auto-on Sensor
  • LCD Time display with timer:
  • 15s, 30s, 45s, 60s
  • High Power 60 watts, fast cure LED gels within 10 seconds
  • 32 silicone encapsulated LEDs
  • 50,000 hours of LED performance
  • Mirror-finish interior for even light distribution
  • Spacious, comfortable interior for all hand sizes & nail lengths
  • Retractable "feet" for convenient pedicure use
  • LCD Touch Screen Control
  • Aluminum alloy case, durable and good for heat dissipation
  • Universal AC Adapter 100 ~ 240 Voltage, 50/60 Hz
  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty
Check out some of our best-selling gel polish brands today!


Friday, May 6, 2016

Turn Up The Volume!



Turn up your boom box with Gelish as we introduce a bold and eye-catching array of bright colors for the Summer 2016 collection –
Street Beat!


"We were inspired by the artistic expression of street art and hip hop for this collection, says CEO and Founder of Gelish and Morgan Taylor, Danny Haile. "Each bright shade resonates with inspiration and expressiveness. From energetic, upbeat pinks to a must-have pastel lilac, every shade is trendy from the runway to the streets."


These colors are completely eye catching. Perfect for the up-coming prom/formal season! Get your clients excited about all of the new colors of this amazing collection.


Happy Selling!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Add a Little Spice to Your Polish Rack with Color Club!

Are you tired of the same old nail polish colors? Everyone loves the classics by the big companies, but are you looking for something a little different for your salon?

Look no further than Color Club! Color Club is proudly owned and operated by women, and has been since 1979. Each polish is made in Color Club's New York headquarters, using only the best raw materials to achieve the look every nail salon is looking for! Offering over 250 colors, Color Club is a great way to spice up your polish rack!

Color Club specializes in offering hot and trendy colors, featuring exciting finishes - they truly embodies the "Future of Color"!

Offering full-sized bottles, as well as special collections and displays, you can pick and choose the best colors for your clients, or invest in the full line to experience all that Color Club has to offer!

View the FULL COLOR CLUB Line HERE.

Check out our huge selection of nail polish racks, as well, so you have somewhere to store all of those beautiful bottles!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Wanna Be a Cowgirl? No? How about an Urban Cowgirl! The new Gelish Urban Cowgirl 2015 Fall Collection is Here!

Urban Cowgirl 2015 Fall Collection - Set of 6. For the rodeo woman with a city style, the Gelish Urban Cowgirl 2015 fall collection will have nails ready to make a statement at any shindig. With six stunning shades from a rustic nude, refined deep dark plum to a foxy frosted red, finding a stunning shade to turn heads this season won’t be a problem.

“This season we wanted to introduce a modern, yet classic color palette,” says CEO and Founder of Gelish, Danny Haile. “And, the first thing that came to mind was a Western theme. Each shade is a harmonious blend of rugged and sophistication, from a frosty dark pink to a genteel subtle nude creme finish.”

Here is the roundup for the NEW shades in the collection:
Pony up and stay ahead of the style curve this season by adding the Urban Cowgirl collection filled with shades to suit any independent, rugged woman with a feminine touch.

Gelish colors apply like a polish, with twist cap and applicator, but are cured in a lamp like gels. The gels come in an array of colors, and cure in a LED lamp in 30 seconds or cure in two minutes in traditional UV lamps. Gelish stays on nails for three weeks with no chipping or peeling, and soak completely off in only 10-15 minutes. When applied with Gelish FOUNDATION Base Gel, each Gelish Polish will do approximately 25-30 full sets of nails (using 2 coats of color). Gelish soak-off gel polishes are intended for use with Gelish foundation.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Hot Nail Treatment in 5 Delicious Scents!

Nail salons are filled with so many scents - not all of them pleasant. Some of our favorites, though, are the deliciously-scented cuticle oils from StarNail! Available in 5 amazing scents, this cuticle oil is perfect for use during manicures, pedicures, and after all enhancement services. Pick your favorite scent, or customize your services with coordinating scents!

Available In 5 Delicious Scents:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hello Gorgeous? No, Hello Pretty! The Newest Collection from Gelish is Here!

Are you ready for Summer 2015? Gelish sure is, with their new Hello Pretty! Collection! According to Hand & Nail Harmony, this collection was inspired by Japanese street style. The Hello Pretty! features bright pops of pink, adorably cute purples and a little bit of fun for everyone! Check them out today - they are sure to make you smile!


Gelish Hello Pretty! Collection
Manga-Round with Me
Pop-arazzi Rose
Anime-zing Color
Tokyo a Go Go
Do You Harajuku?
Look at You, Pik-achu!


 







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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

COOL PRODUCT - Finger Mates Caps & Foams Soak Off System - Works with Any Soak Off Gel or Gel Polish by Cuccio

Cuccio recently introduced a revolutionary system for soak off gels and gel polishes called FingerMates. 

The FingerMates caps are easy to use and take advantage of your client's body heat to speed up removal. The removal pads conform to the shape of the nail & are securely help by the caps, ensuring the acetone is in direct contact with the entire nail & exposure to the skin is minimal.

The FingerMates Intro Pack contains 10 FingerMates caps & 20 removal pads. Refill foam removal pads are available in 100 packs.


Check them out at PureSpaDirect.com:
http://www.purespadirect.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=Cuccio+Finger+Mates

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tis the Season to Sparkle!

Feeling Bubbly
from Gelish's 2014
Haute Holiday Collection
Celebrate this season with the Haute Holidays Collection, brought to you by Gelish. Sparkles are always a big hit for this time of year and especially for New Years. Your clients will leave happy and ready to take on the season. Glitter it up!

 Holiday 2014 Collection 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Baby, I'm just gonna soak, soak, soak, soak, soak... I soak it off, I soak it off.

Baby, I'm just gonna soak, soak, soak, soak, soak
I soak it off, I soak it off.

OK, it is official, that Taylor Swift song "Shake It Off" has fully taken over my brain. Anyway, with the massive explosion of soak off gel polishes in the last few years, the need for easy soak off solutions has been in demand. Pure Spa Direct has a great selection and we keep adding more... here are some of the most popular choices:
Find the ones you like best and then you can help your clients quickly and easily soak, soak, soak, soak, soak... soak it off!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Create Intrigue and Allure with the NEW CND Modern Folklore Collection - Shipping Now!

The Modern Folklore Collection is an alluring collection of 6 new seasonal colors... Let individuality rule with these new rich, romantic shades. Embellished effects reign supreme.

These deep, mysterious colors are so hot for fall - looking at them make me want to put on a cozy, warm sweater, don my boots, and go for a walk in the crisp fall air! The full Modern Folklore Collection is available in both the Shellac and Vinylux systems. Stock up today, and offer your clients the most powerfully alluring colors of the season!

Modern Folklore Shellac Collection
Modern Folklore Vinylux Collection

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Softer Side of CND Shellac - 2013 Intimates Collection

Fall and winter is not only all about the dark colored polishes. CND Shellac has finally introduced the softer side with the CND Shellac 2013 Intimates Collection! Capture the essence of natural beauty with soft, delicate shades for a feminine and graceful look. Subtle, chic, and graceful tones allow nails natural beauty to shine through.

These four new polishes can be worn solo or layered with another favorite shade to reveal a personal style statement.



The CND Shellac 2013 Intimates Collection includes 4 elegant, new colors:

Embrace femininity and redeļ¬ne sensuality
Slip into something luxuriously alluring
Soft, elegant tones let delicate beauty shine through

Subtle.Romantic.Graceful

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!


Monday, July 15, 2013

This Polish Flies Solo!

A Gel Polish that lasts 2 weeks AND that doesn't need top or base coat? You betcha! Solo Gel Polish is a new addition to the Pure Spa family and people have surely noticed - it is flying out of the warehouse like we were giving it away! Get on the trend and get 'em now!... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy! See our great Solo Gel Polish selection HERE!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Gel Polish that DOES NOT Need a Base Coat or a Top Coat? YES! Solo All-in-One from Amber Products!!!

We all know by now how amazing Gel Polishes are... apply like a polish (sort of), wear for up to 2 weeks, soak off. Shellac, Gelish, and dozens of others... they are great.  But what if the process was even easier? What if you did not need to apply a base coat and cure it before your color coat and what if you did not have to apply a top coat after and cure it... what if it were just one step?

That would be madness... a game changer... it might even start raining frogs!

Well, break out your frog umbrella, because Amber Products just introduced Solo... the All-In-One Gel Polish! The revolutionary Solo Gel Polish combines a base coat, color and top coat all in one bottle! Applied like a polish, Solo is Five Free and a healthy alternative to Gels that damage the nail. Solo cures in seconds with an LED (or UV nail light), drastically shortening the gel application process. Solo Gel Polish also soaks off quickly!

With dozens of colors, you can change the way professional gel and gel polish manicures are performed with Solo! Since Solo does not need a base or top coat, your treatment cost is lower than other gel polishes AND your service time is dramatically reduced... ideal for bust nail salons - more clients per hour!

Features:
  • No Base Coat or Top Coat needed
  • Offers extreme brush control
  • High gloss finish
  • Applies like traditional polish
  • Easy soak off
  • Curable with both LED or UV Lights
  • Wearable for 2 Weeks
  • Five Free
  • Dozens of fantastic colors
  • Size: 0.5 oz.
Order Solo at Pure Spa Direct today... Pure Spa has EVERYTHING
(well, except Frog Umbrellas):

Friday, January 4, 2013

Back to Basics 2013 - Week 1: Gelish Application Instructions and Tips

I know the nail market is currently saturated with Gel-Polish Hybrids, but since this is the biggest category to hit the nail industry in recent memory, I wanted to revisit application and troubleshooting tips.

For nail techs who are currently using Gelish, a quick review of this post will help refresh you to continue providing your clients with the best possible service. For nail techs who have not yet jumped at this huge trend, hopefully some of this information will ease any concerns you have and provide answers to some of your questions!


Gelish Application Instructions:
  1. Sanitize the nails and your clients hands.
  2. Push back the cuticle.
  3. Remove cuticle from nail plate.
  4. Shape the natural nail using your 240 grit file of choice.
  5. Gently remove the shine using the 100 grit side of a 100/180 Buffer.
  6. Remove the dust and clean the nail.
  7. Wipe the nail with Gelish Cleanser (Blue Liquid) using a lint free wipe.
  8. Apply Gelish PH Bond to the nail plate. APPLY SPARINGLY - i.e. very thin coat!
  9. Apply Gelish Base Coat (GELISH FOUNDATION GEL) - first seal the edges of the nail.
    Then apply a THIN APPLICATION to the nail plate using a gentle, massaging, circular motion with the brush.
    If you apply too thick a coat, your results will suffer.
  10. Place hand in the Gelish LED Light for 10 seconds or a 36 Watt UV Light for 1 minute.
    As with ALL UV products, cure thumbs separately for best results.

    NOTE: For Clients with NAILS PRONE TO THINNING AND PEELING, add the following two Enhancement Steps:
    1. Apply GELISH STRUCTURE GEL in a THIN LIGHT APPLICATION from cuticle to free edge to build structure to the nail. Seal the edges of the nail & the free edge.
    2. Place hand in LED Light for 30 seconds or 36 Watt UV Light for 2 minutes.
      As with ALL UV products, cure thumbs separately for best results.

  11. Remove some of the tacky surface residue with clean dry brush or clean dry lint free Wipe.
    DO NOT USE CLEANSER... this is a DRY cleaning.
  12. Apply Gelish Color Coat of Choice. First, seal the free edge of the nail. Then, apply to the nail plate in a THIN LIGHT APPLICATION from cuticle to free edge.
    If you apply too thick a coat, your results will suffer. APPLICATION SHOULD BE ALMOST SEE-THROUGH ON 1st COAT!
  13. Place hand in the LED Light for 30 seconds (20 seconds for light colors) or a 36 Watt UV Light for 2 minutes.
    If using the Gelish 18G LED lamp, cure all 5 fingers at once. With ALL other UV/LED lamps, cure thumbs separately for best results.
  14. Repeat Step 11, 12 &13 for second color coat. If deeper color is desired, can repeat again for a third color coat.
  15. Apply Gelish Top Coat (GELISH TOP IT OFF GEL SEALER). First seal the free edge. Then, apply from cuticle to free edge using a THIN LIGHT APPLICATION.
    If you apply too thick a coat, your results will suffer.
  16. Place hand in LED Light for 20 seconds or 36 Watt UV Light for 2 minutes.
    If using the Gelish 18G LED lamp, cure all 5 fingers at once. With ALL other UV/LED lamps, cure thumbs separately for best results.
  17. Wipe off the tacky surface residue with Gelish Cleanser (Blue Liquid).
  18. Apply Nourish cuticle oil to the skin surrounding the nail.

IMPORTANT TECH TIPS:
  • Gelish recommended cure times are based on using a Gelish Harmony LED Curing Light or 36 watt UV Light for curing. For best performance follow recommended cure times.
  • For best results, be sure to cap the free edge of each nail. Edges that have not been capped tend to wear and chip faster.
  • Be sure to remove any excess Gelish from the client's skin PRIOR to curing each layer!
  • Performing a wet manicure is NOT RECOMMENDED prior to applying Gelish. The worst thing for the natural nail is water. If the nail is waterlogged before the base coat is applied, it is perfectly natural for the nail to peel within days, once the nail dries and shrinks back to its natural size. Do a dry nail prep rather than a hand soaking, etc. If you must do a wet manicure, apply and cure the base coat first. Doing so will seal off the nail from absorbing any further moisture, and protect the Gelish manicure from chipping and peeling.
Check back next week for Gelish Troubleshooting Tips, Tricks, and More! Do you use Gelish? Do you have any tricks you have learned? We would love to hear about them!