Showing posts with label long lasting polish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label long lasting polish. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CND VINYLUX Polish Review & Troubleshooting

Cake Pop #135
I have been vacillating on whether or not to post my review on this polish.  I had very high hopes for Vinylux.  The color selection is beautiful, and the application was a breeze, but 11 hours after I shot these photos of my manicure I noticed a hole in one of my nails. It appeared that I brushed against something and it took a chunk clean out of my polish, there was just a hole in the middle of my nail polish. We were shopping at Home Depot that day for plants, so maybe it got banged up there? Either way, after potting one plant and doing some very light gardening, the polish on my thumbs had receded - badly.

My Vinylux manicure was so banged up after only 24 hours that I removed it!  All the girls here at Pure Spa have been using several different colors, and they all have had different experiences to report. The bottom line is the same with any manicure; if you are rough on your hands - expect a roughed up manicure, even with Vinylux in my opinion. This is only to put expectations into perspective as some clients thought this was going to be a gel like wear polish... when in fact it is just a polish. Now, I want to point out some useful tips that I think will be helpful for maximizing Vinylux  polish applications & success.

Don't lay it on too thick!
Troubleshooting VINYLUX:

1) No Basecoat, no exceptions.  I know of some die hard Rejuvacote users that want to continue using this treatment under Vinylux. NO BASE COAT - no exceptions A base coat will negate the performance of Vinylux and the adhesives that are in the polish color.

2) Follow CND's P.E.P protocol*.  What is P.E.P?:

P-erform Mini Manicure = Removing the Cuticle off the nail plate
E-liminate Surface Contaminants = ScrubFresh
P-Purify Nail Plate = ScrubFresh

* Anyone I spoke to that had problems with Vinylux longevity did NOT follow the PEP step!
Always cap the edges!


3) Cap the free edge. This helps in ANY manicure. But especially since Vinylux is being marketed to consumers, they will need to know that this step helps chips and polish receding.

4) Not too thick. Apply two, controlled coats - don't cake it on. My longest lasting manicures are meticulously applied by my manicurist using controlled, thin strokes of polish. I tend to go a little thick on my applications, which most likely led to chipping - like in this case.

5) Stay dry and let it dry. I once read it is best not to get your nails wet for at least 5 hours after a manicure. So get your Purell handy and leave your nails alone to cure. Drying time for Vinylux is approx. 10 minutes.

Follow these steps and you will get a great 7 days out of your Vinylux polish.




Saturday, April 28, 2012

Nail Polish: How Do You Top That?

When it comes to Nail Polish Top Coats, I have bought this and tried that.  My constant search to find a Top Coat that can withstand the rigors of my daily life, which include lots of typing, cleaning, and the ashamed constant nail biting and cuticle picking (a gross habit I know I need to kick---working on it hehe) hasn't been easy. To meet my criteria of a good Top Coat, it must Dry Fast (I am impatient and hate waiting for my nails to dry, as do your cients), must give a nice Shine, and MUST LAST (no quick chipping)!


As the largest Spa and Salon supplier, Pure Spa Direct has so many options for Top Coats, making it hard to choose. I feel as if I have tried them all by now, and with having tried so many, I have come up with a list of (in my opinion) the Top 5- Top Coats we carry!  Please see my list below: 
America's #1 Choice (and Mine)!


5 Polishes that "Top" the List 

  1. INTERNATIONAL NAIL MANUFACTURERS: Out The Door Top Coat  
  2. Poshe Super Fast Drying Top Coat 
  3. Seche - Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
  4. Essie Good to Go! Top Coat
  5. Miracote Fast Drying Top Coat by Duri Cosmetics 
What is your favorite Top Coat and Why?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gelish...The Gel Manicure that's getting everyone Jealous!

What has been missing from the manicure world??

Gelish…..The product that every nail tech needs to know about!

By now, I am sure that every nail technician has heard of the gel manicure and most of you have probably even heard of Nail Harmony’s Gelish, but how much do you really know about the Gelish products? Gelish isn’t like every other gel manicure on the market. What sets Gelish apart from other gel manicures is how it is formulated.

Gelish is a pigmented gel whereas other gel manicures are lacquer/hybrids. In simpler terms, this means you will never have to shake a nail polish bottle again! Ever have a client complain that there favorite color looks a little different this time then the last time they got it? Gelish will make that question completely disappear! The reason that makes all this possible is because a pigmented gel means the color of the polish is always going to be the same, causing consistency bottle to bottle, application to application. Being that Gelish is a pigmented gel also means that you will be providing your customers with a product that lasts longer, won’t deplete or damage their nails, and will give them the strong nails they always wanted.

How Will Gelish benefit you, The Nail Tech:

  • With Gelish’s proven performance, your business will expand like never before.
  • No girl left behind! With 48 colors and 48 more coming in soon there is a color for everyone, every age.
  • Gelish will attract a whole new clientele that you haven’t been able to reach with other products, including girls that have never gotten manicures before.
  • With 20-30 seconds cure time, you can do more manicures a day then you ever thought possible which will increase your profits.
  • No more smudged nails which means no more wasting time fixing a smudged nail.
  • From French manicures to multi-colored glittered manicures, Gelish will allow you to provide clients with a variety of options.
  • When placing a Gelish order with Pure Spa Direct we will help do the advertising for you! Each order will contain a Shelf Talker at no additional charge.

Why your clients will fall in love Gelish:

  • Clients will finally be able to have a long lasting manicure, up to 21 days of perfectly polished nails!
  • Clients will have piece of mind before vacationing, finally their manicure will make it past the plane ride.
  • Clients will be given the opportunity to have fun with the variety and options Gelish will offer them. Something for every occasion – all year long!
  • Clients will feel confident in knowing that they can have a long lasting manicure that protects the nails instead of depleting or damaging the nails.
Your clients will appreciate not having to get a manicure every week, and a happy client makes a happy business & referrals!