Showing posts with label OPI gelcolor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OPI gelcolor. 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.

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!


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

Friday, February 15, 2013

Your Gel Polish services can now be even more profitable!

Universal Top Coat - high-gloss shine,
durable formula, for a fraction of the cost!
Star Nail's Eco-Systems Universal Top Coat just made your Gel Polish services even more profitable!

The entire nail industry knows how big Gel Polish Services are right now. I am sure most, if not all, nail technicians have already identified that while these services are the most popular services around, they are also more expensive to perform. A bottle of Gel Polish color is roughly 4x more expensive than traditional nail polish, and the base and top coats are just as, if not more, expensive.

Not any longer! Star Nail's Eco-Systems recently released a UNIVERSAL Top Coat - touted for use with ALL Brands of soak-off UV gels and hybrid polishes, this UV or LED-light cured top coat runs about the same price as a traditional top coat! Available in 2 sizes: 0.5 oz and larger, professional 2.5 oz size.

According to www.starnail.com:


  • Extreme high gloss finish 
  • Quick and easy application. Apply just like a polish and cure! 
  • Works with any LED or UV light 
  • Soaks off in minutes! 
  • Durable, long-lasting formula 
  • Get 5x MORE PRODUCT from ergonomic patented tilt bottle (compared to other 1/2 oz. brush-on formulas)
What are you waiting for? Scoop up your bottle today, and see the difference in your bottom line it makes!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Dreaming in Pretty Pastel Colors with Shellac's 2013 Spring Sweet Dreams Collection

In stock and shipping TODAY! CND embraced the beautiful pastels we often associate with spring in their new Sweet Dreams Collection for Shellac

A beautiful set of pretty pastel nails will
have your clients dreaming of spring...


Sweet and pretty, these colors make me think of wistful days gone by....picnics and pretty cotton dresses, warm days and cool breezes, and fields bursting with flowers. Your clients are sure to love them! Get ready for spring....today!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Back to Basics 2013 - Week 2: Gelish Troubleshooting, Tips, Tricks, and More!

Last week, we discussed Gelish Application Instructions. For those of you who have been performing Gelish for a while now, I am sure Application is old news. You have your system, your routine, and it is working for you....most of the time. Sometimes, a client throws you a curveball, though. If you have experienced this, keep reading! Pure Spa Direct has collected some of the most common questions concerning Gelish, and answered them below!

Gelish Features a wide array of colors - there is something for everyone in this collection!

Gelish Troubleshooting
Issue: Some of my clients are experiencing polish shrinkage around the cuticle.
Answer:  Excess oil on the nail bed will cause shrinkage. Make sure you wipe the nails with Gelish Cleanser, and apply at least 1 coat of Gelish pH Bond prior to applying the Gelish Base Coat.
Question: After curing, my clients are experiencing bubbling in their polish.
Answer: Bubbling is often cause when Gelish is applied too thickly - apply the THINNEST COATS possible! Also, VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure you are NOT SHAKING your Gelish products. If you shake your Gelish, it will bubble!
PRO TIP: Nail techs, you MUST resist the urge of making the first coat look perfect and opaque. The first coat should be streaky with some transparency. The second coat will smooth out the appearance. If desired, you can add a third, very light coat to create richer color and coverage.
NOTE: If polish is applied too thickly, the client may feel a burning sensation during curing! Thin coats are the key!

Question: Gelish is not curing within the times advertised... Sometimes I need to leave my clients hand in the lamp for 10 minutes. Is the product defective?
Remove the blue film before using!
Answer: If you are using Gelish’s LED Curing Lamp - make SURE you removed the BLUE sticker / film on the reflective, slide out tray inside the Gelish LED lamp. This blue film peels of easily, in one piece, revealing a highly reflective surface area needed for proper curing. Discard blue film. 
Remember, Gelish’s formula was designed to quickly cure in their LED lamp, but it can be properly cured in UV lamps by closely following these guidelines:
  • If using a UV Lamp, make sure that is has at least 36 watts. If it is less than 36 watts, you will need to upgrade.
  • UV lights are filled with gases that degrade over time. This is the natural course for UV bulbs, but the degradation increases with elevated temperatures. Even something simple like dust on the bulbs reflects heat back into the bulbs and accelerates the degradation. Every time you turn on your UV lamp, the bulbs are slowly becoming less powerful. To ensure that your clients’ nails are being properly cured every single time, you should replace your bulbs every 2 months. If you wait any longer, curing times will drastically increase while the curing quality will drastically decrease.

Question: My clients’ nails are not lasting for 21 days. Only a few days in, they are experiencing chipping, peeling, and breaking. What gives?
Answer: There are several recommendations to prevent your clients’ nails from chipping, peeling, or breaking:
  1. Remember the old adage: “Treat your nails as jewels, NOT tools.” This is especially important for clients transitioning from acrylic nails to gel-polish nails. Natural nails with gel-polish on them will not withstand the same beating an acrylic name would.
  2. Follow all of the steps above regarding curing. The first step to ensure that the polish stays on your clients’ nails is to make sure that they are being cured properly.
  3. DO NOT perform a wet manicure before applying the Gelish. If the nail is waterlogged before the base coat is applied, the nail will shrink once it dries out, and the Gelish will peel within days. Do a dry nail prep instead! If you must do a wet manicure, apply and cure the base coat first. Doing so will seal off the nail from absorbing any more moisture, and protect the integrity of the Gelish application.
  4. Make sure to cap the free edge of the nail for EVERY coat. Capping the free edge first will prevent a bulb from forming at the edge of the nail.
  5. Maintain a tiny free margin around the cuticle and sidewall areas.
  6. Encourage your clients to apply Gelish Nourish cuticle oil daily, to keep their nails flexible and strong.
  7. It is always a good practice to wear gloves when working with your hands, especially if you are working with any chemicals.
  8. Clients who naturally have nails that tend to peel and break might need to have Gelish Structure applied to give the nail an extra layer of strength.

Question: Do I need to shake Gelish a lot like Shellac? If I don’t shake it, won’t it become thick?
Answer: No! Never, ever shake your Gelish product. The polish is good to go the moment you open the bottle. In fact, shaking can be detrimental and cause the product to become filled with bubbles.
PRO TIP: Think of Gelish as Jell-O. Would you never shake Jell-O? Never... shaking would ruin it. Same with Gelish! Just open and enjoy! 

Question: Will Gelish cause white spots on the nail like other brands?
Answer: No! One of the best features about Gelish is that it will protect the natural nail. Other brands are formulated with lacquer, which by its nature, removes the moisture and nutrients from the nail. Gelish IS NOT formulated with lacquer, but is, instead, a pigmented gel. Gel merely sits on top of the nail and essentially protects the nail. It is still strongly recommended that your clients use Nourish cuticle oil daily. 

Question: How do I market / advertise Gelish in my Salon / Spa?
Answer: If you are a Pure Spa Direct Gelish Customer, you will receive a complimentary, exclusive edition poster for your establishment that is guaranteed to create interest and bookings! 

Professional Application Tips & Tricks:
  • Use the Gelish Cleanser. It has been specifically formulated to work with the Gelish polishes for optimum shine that lasts.
  • When removing the shine from the nail, bring the buffer up and down the nail, lengthwise, in a vertical motion. If you buff the nail from side to side, it is easy to miss the tips and edges. Removing the shine from the nail plate ensures better adhering of the base coat.
  • DO NOT soak nails or have the nails exposed to water for any amount of time before the application and curing of the base coat.
  • Do not over-cure the base coat. Leave it in the lamp for only the allotted time – 10 Seconds in the LED Lamp or 1 Minute in a 36 Watt UV Lamp. Over-curing can make the removal process significantly more difficult.
  • Make sure that you do the dry cleaning of the nail after applying the Foundation Gel or the Structure Gel. It will ensure that the color coat better adheres to the product underneath it.
  • Apply the product in very, very thin layers. If desired, you can do 3 color coats, but make sure each coat is extremely thin.
  • ALWAYS cap the free edge with every layer applied, even with the base coat. This can mean the difference between a 5 day manicure and a 14 day manicure.


Long-Term Satisfaction Tips & Tricks:
  • Clients should be using Nourish Cuticle Oil daily. This will help moisturize their natural nails and retain their flexible nature. It will also help maintain the flexible feeling of Gelish.
  • When applying Nourish Cuticle Oil, apply it to the top of the nail, plus underneath the free edge. After applying, massage the oil into the nail and cuticle. Advise your clients to do the same.
  • If your clients’ natural nails are overly dry, try a warm Nourish Cuticle Oil soak. Use an oil warmer or place small bowl of Nourish Cuticle Oil in a larger bowl of warm water. Put just enough Nourish oil to cover the tips of the fingers. Soak for 5 min after application of Gelish.
  • Immediately after Gelish removal, wash the client’s hand with plenty of water using mild soap. Strong soap or detergents are also sources of dehydration.