Showing posts with label shellac clearly pink. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shellac clearly pink. Show all posts

Thursday, September 27, 2012

EXCITE YOUR CLIENTS with CND Additives TODAY!

Are your clients bored of the same old Shellac and Brisa colors? Are you tired of applying the same colors over and over again? Are you lusting to tap into your artistic side to create fabulous new nail designs using a cutting-edge new application method? Well, Pure Spa Direct has the answer!




NEW CND Additives!

Now you can offer your clients completely customized nail services using CND Additives Pigments and Effects. This is a collection of 12 cosmetic-grade pure pigments and lustrous effects that can be blended into any CND sculpting powder or gel, and can even be layered over CND Shellac

"Additives give Nail Professionals endless choices to artistically dazzle their clients - both figuratively and literally," says CND Co-founder, Jan Arnold.

By adding CND Additives to your repertoire, nail professionals everywhere can add value and creativity to their services. You can offer your clients unique and completely customized nail services, increasing your value as their nail professional, while feeding your client's chic fashion sense!


CND Pigments - luxurious colors in its purest form:
  • Yellow
  • Bright Red
  • Black
  • Medium Green


CND Pigment Effects - luminous, dramatic color with a hint of shimmer, sparkle or opalescence:
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Haute Pink
  • Antique Bronze
  • Violet Pearl
  • Titanium Pearl

CND Effectstranslucent, lustrous sparkles:
  • Pink Gold Sparkle
  • Green Gold Sparkle
  • Spectrum Sparkle



THE ART OF THE MIX
BLEND ADDITIVES INTO ANY 
CND SCULPTING POWDER OR GEL, LAYER OVER CND SHELLAC™ 
  • Liquid and Powder – Add a small amount of sculpting powder and a dash of desired Additives to an empty jar. Cap the jar and shake to blend thoroughly. Never mix more than 30% Additives to any powder blend. 
  • Gel – Add a small amount of gel to a mixing tray or jar, and a dash of desired Additives. Gently stir together using a spatula or an orangewood stick until thoroughly mixed. Use a slow, steady motion to avoid creating bubbles. Never mix more than 30% Additives to any gel blend. 
  • CND Shellac – Dip a dry brush into desired Additives and then lightly apply to uncured layer of Shellac. Cure for two minutes. Apply Shellac Top Coat to seal and protect the design and cure for two minutes.

**JUST ADDED - CND Additives Kits***




Check out the video below to see CND Additives in action, and get on your way to exciting your clients!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

'Tis The Season....for NEW SHELLAC COLORS! CND Shellac Holiday Duo IN STOCK NOW

Jingle bells, jingle bells....oh, sorry, I know its a bit early. I promise, though, I have a GREAT reason for singing holiday songs in September...the NEW SHELLAC HOLIDAY DUO is now IN STOCK at Pure Spa Direct! This LIMITED EDITION duo features 2 dazzling seasonal CND Shellac colors: Ruby Ritz, a gorgeous red glitter, and Tinsel Toast, a sparkling gold glitter...both perfect for the holidays (which are just around the corner!)

Scoop up this LIMITED EDITION duo now at Pure Spa Direct before the limited quantities are going....going....gone! While you are there, be sure to check out our full selection of CND Shellac, as well as the 65,000+ other items we offer to meet all of your spa and salon needs!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Shellac Maxi Kits


The warm weather has the girls gettin' their nails ready because Shellac Maxi Kits have been selling like hot cakes! They're moving faster than Jeremy Lin's jersey sales! Let's hope he keeps it up..... why? I have no idea... I'm just a shipping guy and a Knick Fan! See our great CND Shellac Maxi Complete Starter Kit with Programmable CND Shellac UV Lamp HERE!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mix it Up a Bit and Have FUN With Fall Nail Colors!

Okay, let's be realistic....Mondays can be a drag.
But let's crush that "2:30 feeling" and pep things up, shall we?



When seasons change, so do we. For Spring, we like to brighten up with pastel nails and pretty pink blush, and bring out those bleach blonde streaks paired with a sexy French manicure for Summer. Those seasons are great times to shine, and so are Fall and Winter! So get out your pens, take down notes, and get ready to look hot when the temperatures cool down.

My favorite season is Fall: apple picking, carving pumpkins, breathtaking foliage...it's a beautiful time of year! Think of those foliage colors: reds, yellows, oranges, purples, and browns. You bring those colors out with your clothes, so why not bring them out with your nails, too? I have some very pretty nail color suggestions for Fall.


If you're looking for something:

Red or Pink:

Brown or Beige:

Orange or Yellow:

Fun and Funky:


Fall is a beautiful time of year, and it's a great time to show off your fun nails (and your fabulous fall fashion knowledge!).

Monday, May 24, 2010

CND Shellac Troubleshooting - Review by Rebeca

Troubleshooting: Ensuring that a Shellac manicure delivers on it's 14 day promise.

The condition & health of your clients natural nails matters. If a client's natural nails tend to chip, peel and bend, they will still chip, peel and bend -- even with Shellac on! Shellac does not become hard or rigid, so what the nail tends to do (like peel), Shellac will not prevent that from happening. Obviously this can lead to chipping before the 14 days are up. Personally, I would make sure that I disclose to clients with problem nails that they may not get an entire 14 days out of the manicure. My philosophy has been to under promise and over deliver! So even if clients with problem nails get 10+ days from their Shellac manicure, that is still significantly longer than a standard manicure and it will be significantly more glossy and beautiful. Another way to ensure that your clients get the most out of their manicure is to make sure that you follow
the CND Shellac protocol and usage directions. Most of the time, just adjusting your technique, and using LESS product can help troubleshoot problems.

Troubleshooting Issues:

Peeling:
- Polish application was too thick -- Thin and even coats work best.
- Never Skip: Eliminating surface oils by scrubbing the nail with ScrubFresh before applying Shellac UV base coat.

Crazing/ Crackling:
- Polish application was too thick.
- Must be using 36 W Lamp for curing.

Peeling / Lifting: Keep in mind that THIN layers are key to a successful Shellac application. A think layer of polish or Top Coat can make the product peel off the nail.

Keep in Mind: Shellac is NOT a strength building product, it's a replacement for polish on manicure clients that want a longer lasting results. Nail enhancements may be a better choice for clients that need a nail make-over of some kind. Clients with brittle and dry nails that chip or peel easily, and those with thin nails that bend easily are NOT ideal clients for the Shellac service.

Rebeca's Shellac Update:
About my nails & my Shellac experience. Let me start of by saying, I am not the ideal Shellac candidate. My nails peel, chip, bend and break 1-2 times a week. So, due to my nails' delicate condition, I did not get an entire 14 days out of my Shellac manicure... but I did have a glorious 10 day love affair with my Shellac French Manicure until I chipped a nail. Yet, despite my natural nail short comings -- I AM CRAZY IN LOVE WITH THIS PRODUCT!

What My Shellac Manicure SURVIVED IN 10.5 Days
!

- I caught my nail TWICE in the zipper of my handbag -- not a scratch, tear, break or chip! Astonishing.

- I accidentally spilled Tea Tree essential oil all over my manicure (massage training class). Usually EO's eat through my polish -- my Shellac did not budge!

- I rearranged the furniture on my Patio, re-potted 6 plants (without gloves) and scrubbed windows. No problemo!

- Went to COSTCO. Enough said right? After I got home with 3 shopping carts of stuff, I opened countless cardboard mega-boxes with atomic cardboard pull tabs that ALWAYS kill my polish... not this time. Even survived opening plastic, clam shell packaging... that alone is amazing!

- I PEELED the labels off of a new set of 4 glasses with my nails... not a CHIP!

- Survived my OCD hand washings. I have an excessive hand washing ritual & a Purell addiction. Probably why my nails peel!

But as predicted, my peely nails finally did their thing, and I had my first Shellac casualty in the late evening of day 10 (as you can see from photo). Nothing major happened. I was reading my Kindle, looked up and my stomach sank... the corner of my nail had peeled and chipped away. As you can see, the Shellac only peeled back with the break, and did not peel off entirely. Notice that my French Shellac mani still looks GREAT after 10+ days! I had a little bit of grow out, but other than that - my nails look amazing.

Summary: Assess your clients natural nail before the service. A client with strong, (non-peeling) natural nails are your best candidates for a 14 day Shellac result. For clients with nails in less that "perfect" condition, Shellac will still provide a longer lasting manicure than conventional nail polish - but it may be shy of 14 days.

UPDATE! Click Here for more CND Shellac troubleshooting tips on the Pure Spa Direct main web site.