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Ice Up Your Holiday Nails w/ NEW Shades from Pure Ice

Tis the season to get festive, and what better way to add some holiday twinkle to your holiday look than to ice up your nails. Pure Ice Nail Polish has launched new holiday shades that are ideal for creating the perfect sparkling, holiday mani........minus the cliched reindeer and snowflakes.

Let your nails flash with brilliance with the following stunning shades that will glister both day and night:

Gold Peppermints: Icy rose champagne polish with light pink hex glitter
Santa Merry Me: Iridescent reddish gold polish melody with red hex glitter
Feelin Ornamental: Gold micro-shimmer polish with metallic green hex
Bling On the Holidays: Pale Champagne Gold polish with 14k gold hex glitter
Pure Icicles: Silver Polish with White hex glitter
Winter Blues: Iridescent Ice blue and pale gold polish with blue hex glitter

Pure Ice’s salon-inspired, long wear formula will keep your mani in lasting shape during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Each bottle retails for a very affordable $1.97 and can be purchased at Walmart stores nationwide.

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It's Winter Time: Are You Ready for The Big Chill?

Brrrr, it's cold in here, there must be some Gelish MINI in the atmosphere. Bundle up and get ready for The Big Chill, a stunning winter collection from Gelish MINI which adds coolness to your fingertips. This icy collection features sultry glitters and deep shimmers that are sure to captivate with their mesmerizing wintry mystique.

The Big Chill winter collection features six awe-inspiring shades from pearly taupe to sparkly pink copper and include:

  • The Big Chill - an icy white gray pearl
  • Snowflakes & Skyscrapers - a shimmery taupe pearl
  • Call Me Jill Frost - a deep purple pearl
  • I'm Snow Angel - a deep red with a subtle gold pearl
  • Ice Skate, You Skate, We All Skate - a dusty emerald pearl
  • My Jewels Keep Me Warm - a coppery pink glitter (our favorite hue)

The Big Chill is available now on at $13.99 per bottle.

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BLACK FRIDAY Deal on Ciaté Tree Trinkets

Want to add some twinkle to your tree and your nails? Thanks to Ciaté Tree Trinkets, you can; and thanks to Sephora's Black Friday Deal, you can enjoy a duo of these festive goodies. That's right, get two of Ciaté’s finest glitter polishes for the price of one, $10.00

These limited-edition, pro-formula polishes come in a pair of giftable holiday ornaments which you can decorate your tree own with, or gift it to someone you care about. The duo includes a gorgeous gold glitter called Tinsel Town and a purple and pink twinkly treat known as Wrap Star. Hurry, they won't be here for much longer.

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Must-Have Nail Care: La Fresh Eco-Beauty Nail Polish Remover Pads

Have you ever had a bottle of nail polish remover spill in your bag or had to remove your nail polish while being on-the-go? Let's face it, although we need nail polish remover, carrying around those bottles is not convenient, and potentially dangerous to your handbags. Don't fret for there is a great solution: La Fresh Eco-Beauty Nail Polish Remover Pads.

La Fresh Eco-Beauty Nail Polish Remover Pads are a godsend when you need to change your polish. One nail polish remover pad is fast and effective, as it can single handedly remove the color from all 10 nails giving you the opportunity to instantly repolish your nails. Aloe, Glycerin and Vitamin E moisturize your nails while natural Rosemary and Horsetail Extract strengths them. This acetone-free formula also boasts a fresh Tuscan orange scent and because it is a pad, La Fresh is perfectly portable, a must-have for anyone on-the-go.

A box of 42 packets retails for $19.99, 20 packets retails for $10.99, and a box of 10 packets retails for $5.99.

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Get Spooky w/ Gelish MINI This Halloween

You know what's always spooky? The feeling that someone is watching you. So why not take that spooky feeling and make it into a cool Halloween mani. Below are step-by-step instructions on how to achieve the Spooky Eyes Manicure from Gelish MINI. This do-it-yourself, at-home gel manicure adds a touch of uniqueness to an already in-season nail color. It’s easy to do for even the shakiest of hands and will last into November.

To achieve the Spooky Eyes look, all you’ll need is Gelish MINI Basix Kit, the Gelish MINI in Black Shadow and Sheek White ($14.95 each), a Dotting/Painting Brush Pen, and of course, a Gelish MINI Pro: 45 LED Light ($74.95) for curing.

All products are available at select Sally Beauty Supply salons and on

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Let's Get Wicked | Julep's Halloween Nail Art Contest

Calling all lovers of nail art. Julep is having a wonderful contest just in time for Halloween. Julep wants to see your spookiest, Halloween-inspired nail designs. In the spirit of the holiday, they've even put together an exclusive Halloween nail art tutorial to get your started.

Throughout the contest, Julep will be sharing their favorite nail art designs via social media, so don't forget to tag them with your most eerie or ghostly manicure.

We can't wait to see how creative you guys get this Halloween.

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GIVEAWAY: Win a pair of Happy Hands, The Original UV Nail Gloves

as promised, it is time for our Happy Hands, the original UV Nail Gloves. You may remember we highlighted this awesome protective product last month, NEW PRODUCT ALERT: Happy Hands, The Original UV Nail Gloves, and today we are happy to give your shellac and gel nails loving ladies the chance to own a pair on us. That's right, four of you will win a pair for yourself

Happy Hands, The Original UV Nail Gloves are 100% Cotton and boasts UV ray inhibitor coated fabric that blocks 98% of UV rays and features ruffled fingerless tips for easy removal. These gloves also adhere to ASTM International Standards, FTC Guidelines and US Testing Regulations, which means you don't have to give up your beloved gel manicures. It's great to use at home or at your salon. Nail techs, your clients will love you more for the helping to protect their skin and clients, nail tech will love the introduction to this new item. We love ours and we know you'll love this too. Want the chance to win? Enter via the rafflecopter entry form below:

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Nails Get Spooky This Halloween w/ Kiss Nails & Broadway Nails

While you're thinking of what costume you'll be wearing this Halloween, have you thought about what your nails will be wearing? Luckily, Kiss Products and Broadway Nails makes it easy to achieve a spooky manicure this Halloween. With their limited edition, supernatural-themed, salon-perfect manicures, the imPRESS Press-On Nails by Broadway Nails, Kiss Nail Dress and Kiss Nail Tattoos will have your nails flawlessly eerie this Halloween.


Customize your DIY nail art mani with spooky ghosts and goblins with the four designs: Sassy Gem (shown above), Temptress (shown above), Vixen, and Killer Cutie, from the Halloween Kiss Nail Dress Collection, by either applying the entire nail wraps directly to your nails or cutting them into different shapes and sizes to create tips or create frightful and fun airbrush-effect designs with the Halloween Kiss Nail Tattoos Collection in Lady Bug (shown above). Both items are available at Kmart, CVS, and Walgreens, and retails for only $2.99 each.


Want the perfect, paranormal salon manicure with no drying time or mess? Grab a pack of any of the six Halloween themed imPRESS Press-On Nails by Broadway Nails: Kiss Me Cupid (shown above), Treasure Island (shown above), Dazzle Me, Pucker Up, Hollywood Satin, and Sweet Pea. Just peel off and press on. Grab these mythical press-on nails at Kmart, CVS, and Walgreens for $5.00 each.

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INNI Nails for Breast Cancer Awareness

INNI Nails, an innovative new beauty brand that allows you to achieve unique, salon quality nail art in less than 5 minutes for less than $10.00, and allows nail art lovers everywhere to design their own nail wraps, has designed five exclusive charity nail wraps that promote breast cancer awareness through the signature pink ribbon motif.

When you donate $5.00 or more to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through, you will receive the INNI Breast Cancer Awareness nail wrap design of your choice. Show your support, while rocking some cool nail art that helps to raise awareness and help fund the prevention and cure of breast cancer. INNI Nail wraps are made from extremely durable and flexible vinyl that lasts up to 14 days, they don't peel or chip even in water or hot temperatures, comes in a set of 30 pieces with 13 different sizes for both hands, and also includes a compact nail file and instructions on how to apply.

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NYFW Runway Mani Report - Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer at Betsey Johnson SS15

Leave it to Betsey Johnson to defy the nude nail polish trend for spring and go for multidimensional shimmer and a bold statement nail for her spring 2015 show during New York Fashion Week.

For Betsey Johnson's S/S 2015 runway show, Danielle Candido, lead manicurist for Morgan Taylor, created a multidimensional blue and silver-hued, crystal- embellished bridal manicure that only Betsey Johnson could envision. The nail look, as seen above on Camille Grammer, is a layer of Oh Snap It's Silver!, an iridescent silver hue, topped with a coat of sheer cream In The Nude to magnify the silver sparkle underneath. Another layer of Oh Snap It's Silver! was then applied before a layer of  Bronzed & Beautiful, a gold metallic shimmer, was lightly sponged on. On top of the four layers of color, Candido then applied loose foil and pearlescent embellishments to complete the fresh take on bridal nails. As an added surprise, vibrant baby blue Varsity Jacket Blues was applied to the underside of the nail tips, adding a faint tint seen from the top and a pop from the belly of the nail. Toes shimmered in Adorned In Diamonds to match the multidimensional nails.

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NYFW Runway Mani Report - Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer at Angel Sanchez & Zero + Maria Cornejo

Creamy sheers from Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer took center stage at the Angel Sanchez and Zero + Maria Cornejo Spring 2015 collection shows during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The pale hued nails were brought to life by Morgan Taylor’s lead manicurist, Gina Edwards, highlighting the continuous trend of nude nail colors for the upcoming spring season.

Angel Sanchez, Nails by Gina Edwards

Gina Edwards created a captivating geometric blue nail for Angel Sanchez’s S/S 2015 runway. A custom blended pale aquamarine composed of Morgan Taylor in Varsity Jacket Blues and Make It Last clear top coat was applied as the base and was topped with a cuticle-hugging, asymmetrical swoosh in Morgan Taylor Who-Dini, a gray blue crème, that transitioned to the outside edge of the nail. The look was given a high-shine finish with Morgan Taylor in Need For Speed. The transitional manicure complemented Sanchez’s perfectly juxtaposed collection of soft, feminine fabrics cut in hard lines and geometric shapes.

Zero + Maria Cornejo, Nails by Gina Edwards

It was all about classic nude at Zero + Maria Cornejo’s spring 2015 runway collection. Lead manicurist Gina Edwards kept it clean with two coats of Morgan Taylor in New School Nude, a universal nude hue with pink undertones. The shade was applied to both fingers and toes and coordinated perfectly with the solid palette of Cornejo’s European romance-inspired collection. The look was finished with Morgan Taylor Need For Speed, a fast-drying topcoat.

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NYFW Runway Mani Report - Avon at Dennis Basso SS15

For the Dennis Basso Spring 2015 show, the beauty look called for soft romance and Avon's celebrity Makeup Artist, Jamie Greenberg, was there to answer the call with a neutral color palette to compliment the collection. Manicurists started with Avon Nail Experts Ridge Filling Base Coat, then applied Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Barely There, then topped with Avon Nail Experts color Shield Top Coat.

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NYFW Runway Mani Report - Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer at Thakoon S/S 2015

For Thakoon's island-inspired spring 2015 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Morgan Taylor Nail Laqueur's lead manicurist, Gina Edwards brought extra tranquility to the collection with a prismatic manicure with high-gloss shine. Edwards created the glistening nail look by applying one coat of Morgan Taylor in Sugar Fix, a sheer pink shimmer, two coats of Make It Last and one coat of Need For Speed top coats to models’ hands for a high-gloss, dewy finish that perfectly complemented the overall fresh-out-of-the-pool beauty esthetic. For pedicures, she used In The Nude, a sheer beige hue with pink undertones, to complete the look.

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NEW PRODUCT ALERT: Happy Hands, The Original UV Nail Gloves

Love the lasting look of a gel manicure but worried about the side effects oft he lamp? In comes Happy Hands, the original UV Nail Gloves that protects your skin from harmful UV rays while getting pretty shellac or gel manis. Happy Hands has a protective 40+ UPF coating that blocks 98% of UV rays, and it surpasses US testing regulations, FTC guidelines and adhere to ASTM International Standards.

The say that beauty is pain but it doesn't have to be. Ladies, it’s time for us to to be fully informed of the harmful effects of UV rays on our skin, even if we're just getting a manicure. UV rays (both artificial & natural) cause skin damage and premature aging over time. These UV rays are present in nail sun lamps which will do damage to your nail beds, the skin around your nails and your hands. But you don't have to give up your beloved gel manicures, the next time you are getting a gel, acrylic or shellac manicure, slip on a pair of Happy Hands UV nail gloves and keep your hands happy and healthy. A pair of Happy Hands retails for $6.99, and can be purchased on

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NYFW Runway Mani Report - Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer at Herve Leger S/S 2015

To compliment the intense and vivacious Herve Leger spring 2015 collection, Morgan Taylor's lead manicurist, Gina Edwards created a chic, crisp antique white nail. The understated nail color was the perfect accessory to Leger's vivid, silver-studded signature bandage dresses with graphic cutouts. Edwards used one coat of milky white Morgan Taylor in Heaven Sent and a layer of In The Nude, a sheer beige with pink undertones on fingers and toes. The result was a feminine, understated mani/pedi that complemented the dramatic Japanese Warrior-inspired collection.Will you go this understated this spring?

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Morgan Taylor S/S 2015 Runway Mani Report - Chris Gelinas, Sally LaPointe, Carmen Marc Valvo, & Monique Lhuillier

Let's hear it for spring 2015 nail trends. Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer continues to rule the runways one nail at a time. This season they're up to almost a dozen shows and Celebrity Manicurist, Gina Edwards and Danielle Candido is wowing everyone with their amazing work this season. Today we highlight their work for the Chris Gelinas, Sally LaPointe, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Monique Lhuillier Spring 2015 Collections Show.

CG Chris Gelinas, Nails by Gina Edwards

Manicures motivated by this rising star's graphic individuality created interest with contrasting texture and understated colors. Matte pastel pink using I'm Charmed and Mattes A Wrap top coat at the top third of the nail finished with a crisp horizontal line before contrasting to classic glossy beige in New School Nude. The abstract makeup similarly juxtaposed white brows with pink lashes to illustrate a break from conformity.

Sally LaPointe, Nails by Danielle Candido

The nails at Sally LaPointe were an understated, youthful, foggy pigment to complement the designer's 'less-is-more' inspiration.The matte, dusty lavender nail was created by custom mixing Morgan Taylor iridescent purple Something To Blog About with gray shimmer Scene Queen finished with Mattes A Wrap top coat.

Carmen Marc Valvo, Nails by Gina Edwards

Celebrating the designer's silver anniversary, Gina Edwards created a sophisticated dual-finish black and silver manicure using Little Black Dress muted by Mattes A Wrap top coat then she edged the cuticle line with Oh Snap, It's Silver, an iridescent silver. A slice of silvery grey also swept through a piece of the hair to a sexy side bun giving an overall look of modern sophistication.

Monique Lhuillier, Nails by Gina Edwards

The manicure at Monique Lhuillier was a triumph — elegant and feminine. A custom mix of Morgan Taylor's coral creme Color Me Bold and light mauve cream Coming up Roses was applied at the very base of the nail. The color burst morphed from saturated to high gloss clear at the tip. Gina Edwards was inspired by the gorgeous thick, clear Lucite heels featured in the show and Lhuillier's own inspiration of the pastels illuminating the sky just before sunrise.

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Unleash Your Inner Nail Artist w/ Revlon

We meant to highlight this collection much, much sooner but we were preoccupied with other things and it lapsed my already cluttered mind. Anyway, you nail art lovers will love these color combinations for all your artistic nail designs. Today we're highlighting the Revlon Nail Art collection, which offers an easy way to capture the never-ending nail art trend at home. The polishes feature dual-ended packaging with a regular nail polish brush on one end and either a nail art brush, top coat, or white nail polish on the other end, offering you three different styles that you can mix, match and paint.

The collection boasts 30 shades:

  • 10 Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy – Moon Dust, Eclipse, Supernova, Orbit, Galactic, Milky Way, Satellite, Universe, Meteor, and Cosmic.
  • 10 Revlon Nail Art Expressionist – Silhouette, Pinkasso, Night & Degas, Ulterior Motif, Pop Art, Pastel Punk, Monet Monet, Jackson Polish, Post Modern, and Vincent Van Gold.
  • 10 Revlon Nail Art in Neon  – Pink Glow, Atomic Pink, High Voltage, Hot Flash, Neon Light, Amped Up, Fluorescent, Laser Beam, Ultra Violet, and Killer Watt.
Dare to be high voltage with the Neon collection by brightening your neon mani with a white base coat for a pop of shocking color; go cosmic and discover out-of-this-world nails with 3D, iridescent top coats over deep base colors with the Moon Candy collection, and tap into your artistic side with a palette of 10 color combinations and a skinny nail art brush . Each of the Revlon Nail Art polishes retails for $8.99 each.

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Hot Like Fire | OPI Launches Brazil Collection For Spring/Summer 2014

We are midway through summer and there is no better time than now to highlight the Brazil by OPI. This vibrant and earthy collection brings the colors of tropical rainforests and warm sandy beaches to nails and toes that are perfect for the season. This collection features a palette ranging from bright hues of red, pink, coral, orange and yellow to earthy tones of taupe, sienna, mocha and jungle green. In addition to 12 nail lacquers, the Brazil launch includes a set of four limited edition Beach Sandies Liquid Sand mini neon nail lacquers in bold purple, pink, turquoise and yellow shades with a textured, matte finish. The Brazil by OPI collection includes the following shades in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas:
  • Next Stop…The Bikini Zone - an amethyst-toned pewter suits me just fine.
  • Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around - nobody can stop me from wearing this creamy nude!
  • Taupe-less Beach - there’s nothing optional about wearing this enticing taupe.
  • I São Paulo Over There - he was sipping coffee with this mocha-toned beauty.
  • OPI Scores a Goal! - make your point in this winning shade of rich chocolate.
  • AmazON…AmazOFF - I’m making the switch to this deep jungle green.
  • I Just Can’t Cope-acabana - nothing lifts your spirits like this sunshine yellow.
  • Where Did Suzi’s Man-go? - he went to fetch her this delicious mango smoothie.
  • Toucan Do It If You Try - you have talent to achieve anything in this confident orange.
  • Kiss Me I’m Brazilian - plant this warm luscious pink on me!
  • Live.Love.Carnaval - This vibrant and festive coral is the life of the party.
  • Red Hot Rio - A ruby red as hot as the most exciting city in Brazil.
Brazil Beach Sandies Liquid Sand mini pack includes the following shades (not pictured):

  • Samba-dy Loves Purple - well, who wouldn’t find this vivid textured violet irresistible?
  • I’m Brazil Nuts Over You - and I’m crazy for this textured matte pink.
  • What’s a Little Rain Forest? - I’ve got this textured matte blue and an umbrella for two.
  • You’re So Flippy Floppy - when I found this bright textured yellow, I just flipped!
Brazil nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Liquid Sand nail lacquers should always be worn without top coat. Brazil by OPI are available in both nail lacquer and GelColor formulas. Nail lacquers will retail for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) each at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and Beach Sandies Liquid Sand mini pack will retail for $12.95 ($14.95 CAN). GelColor is an in-salon, professional service only.

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All-American Nails w/ KISS USA and Broadway Nails

Get yourself in full swing of the 4th of July celebration and festivities with a red, white and blue manicure. Achieve "All American" nail art with KISS USA and Broadway Nails with these simples steps and must-have kits.

LOOK 1: Red, White & Blue Galaxy Nails

Use the KISS Galaxy Effects Kit (which includes 3 polish shades in red, white and blue and 1 glitter top coat! Plus the included dotting tool and sponge) to create the out of this world mani below. $7.99 / Walgreens

LOOK 2: American Flag Nails

  • Use Broadway Nails' imPRESS Press-On Manicure ($5.99 - $7.99 / Walgreens) in “Bright as a Feather” as your base nail
  • Diagonally paint the bottom left hand corner of the imPRESS nail with red polish
  • Take KISS Nail Artist Paint ($6.99 / Walgreens) in white to draw in the stripes directly over the red polish
  • To finish off the look, use the silver stars from the KISS Salon Secrets ($9.99 / Walgreens) and place them on the upper right hand corner of the imPRESS nail by using top coat so it adheres onto the nail

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New Summer Nail Colors from Morgan Taylor

We love this summer of color that's been going on with nails. Whether they be bold, bright neons or cool, tropical colors. We're excited for all the amazing nail color choices we have. This week we're loving the newest summer collections from Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer, which will satisfy those of you who love vibrant colors and those who want more subdued hues. Morgan Taylor shakes up primary colors with a pops of neon and takes tropical shades to new heights this summer with two new limited-edition collections.

The new Neon Collection features six highlighter-inspired hues that are bright enough to light up summer nights.

  • Don’t Touch Me, I’m Radioactive – bright blue
  • Don’t Worry, Be Brilliant – bright coral
  • Pink Flame-ingo – bright pink
  • It’s Electric – bright purple
  • Watt Yel-looking At? – bright yellow
  • Go For The Glow – bright green

The Island Treasures Summer 2014 Collection was inspired by the natural palette of the tropics.

  • Going Native – Tranquil turquoise crème
  • Making Waves – Vibrant bright blue crème
  • Take Me To Your Tribe – Adventurous blight blue crème
  • Beach Babe – Dreamy soft peach with shimmer
  • Sarong But So Right – Chic and shimmering magenta
  • Tropical Punch – Fruity pink crème

Both collections are available in salons now with the Island Treasures Collection also available on

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NYC Event Listing: Get Your Hands on the Shades of Summer Nails

Hey nail polisha nd nail trends lovers, head to Sephora to experience the latest in must-have summer nail products! Experiment with the Lo-Fi and Hi-Fi trends, then get your mani photographed using the Sephora Nail Snap+Go to upload your photo with the hashtag, #sephoranailspotting.

Friday, June 6th to Sunday, June 8th


Enter your zip code in the FIND IT tool on for your nearest location.

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Chocolate at Your Fingertips: Chocolate Nail Polish Removers from Ciaté

Ladies, how would you love to have the scent of delicious chocolate at your fingertips? Thanks to Ciaté, the decadent scent of Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Mint Chocolate, and Orange Chocolate will remain on your nails as you gently remove and nourish your nails as you take off your nail polish with their Chocolate Nail Polish Removers.

The four new luxe Ciaté Chocolate Nail polish removers boasts a gentle formula that is packed with Vitamins B5 and Vitamin E to nourish nails, while it's ammonia-free formula makes it extra kind to nails. Once your nails are dry, you're left with the wonderful scents of Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Mint Chocolate, Orange Chocolate. These are available via Ciate's new US website and QVC. We will be stocking Sephora.

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Florescent Summer Nails with Gelish Colors of Paradise Collection

I love getting pampered, especially when it's by a nail brand that I love. I was invited to experience a fun manicure from Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish with nail expert, Danielle Candido, to celebrate their Fall 2014 collection (will highlight in another post). Since the weather is getting warmer, I decided to go with one of their gorgeous colors from the Spring/Summer 2014, Colors of Paradise Collection (pictured below):

This collection of brights is Gelish's most vibrant collection, with six bold, florescent nail colors that are sure to have your nails stand out this season. The collection features the following colors:

  • Rockin' The Reef - bright Coral creme
  • Pacific Sunset - bright Pink creme
  • Lime All The Time - bright Lime Green creme
  • Rub Me The Sarong Way - bright Turquoise creme
  • Tahiti Hottie - bright Purple creme
  • Mali-Blu Me Away - bright Cobalt Blue creme

I decided to really stand out and go for Lime All The Time, because I find that I usually go straight to pinks and I wanted something very different. I also had the pleasure of learning some new tricks while Danielle Candido was adding an eye-catching accent nail design. I got this lovely Gelish manicure on May 7th

And true to the it's word, my mani, which has received so many compliments, is still going strong as of today (May 24th, 2014) as you can see below. I just have a little nail growth but my gel polish hasn't chipped, cracked, or been destroyed in anyway.

I'm sure I can rock this mani for at least another week.The Colors of Paradise is available now; individual Gelish MINI colors can be purchased at sally beauty and for $14.95 per bottle.

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Celebrating Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure w/ Vanity Projects

I had the pleasure of attending a great event celebrating all things nails at one of my favorite nail art salons. Though I have had my nails done by some of their amazing manicurists (at various event and loving them through their Instagram account), this was my first time at the Vanity Projects NYC Nail Salon and it was there to celebrate the wonderful book, Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure by Suzanne E. Shapiro.

The first-ever "all things nails" book discusses history of the manicure, the evolution of the painted nail and all nail trends that we've tried and loved. The book shares interesting tidbits like how Hollywood, fine art, and music genres like Hip Hop has influenced nail art, and the new new, hot trends like outré nail art which is booming now. Did you know the manicure has been around for less than a century? At the very crowded event, we enjoyed a book signing, OPI and Suzanne E. Shapiro nail lacquer giveaways, and some amazing accent nail art. Attendees chose from a wide variety of art art designs offered by Vanity Projects (including a freaking dinosaur).


To get your hands on this awesome book, head over to and get it for $21.86.

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What We're Loving: Mally Beauty's 24/7 Gel Nail Polish Color

We are so happy to see a new beauty brand throw their hat in the gel polish ring. Mally Beauty's 24/7 Gel Nail Polish Color provides vibrant color and the glossiest of shine a nail color can provide with no chipping, dulling or peeling. If you're a fan of the brand like we are, get your nails draped in their wonderful colors for a flawless, luminous, and amazing manicure that lasts for up to two weeks....and sometimes longer.

For spring, we are loving Melonista, Forever Your Girl, and Back in a Fuchsia but the gel polishes are available in a total of 36 colors, so if you prefer to go dark for spring, you won't be left out. each polish retails for $15.00 each and are available now.

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Sephora Presents the Divergent 7-Piece Nail Art Kit

Inspired by the worldwide bestseller and major motion picture, Divergent, Sephora presents an exclusive, limited-edition, Divergent 7-Piece Nail Art Kit. Show what makes you different by creating boundless nail looks with this exclusive nail set. Layer the unique High-Gloss Transforming Nail Lacquers over any shade to create an opalescent, shimmering finish, then top it off with an exclusive, easy-to-use Nail Water-Transfer Tattoos. Just cut the paper to any desired shape or size, add water, hold onto nail, and peel back for a application.

This Set Contains:
  • High-Gloss Transforming Nail Lacquer
  • Long-Wear Nail Lacquers in Midnight Calm (dark navy), Violet Abnegation (violet gray), Opal Compassion (opalescent purple), True Pearl (golden opal), Neutral Lace (beige)
  • 6 x Nail Water-Transfer Tattoos

The Divergent 7-piece Nail Art Kit retails for $27.50 and is available exclusively at Sephora and

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Must-Have Nails | Santigolden Age Collection Nail Polish Art Strips

We're really excited about the nail art designs that are in the new Santigolden Age Collection, a cool collaboration between Smashbox and singer, Santigold. The entire collection features original collage designs created by Santi. The out-of-this-world, limited-edition collection features two exclusive, mistake-proof nail strips designed by Santigold and @TroubleAndrew (shown below).

The two nail art strips includes the Eye of The Beholder and Serpent Charmer and retail for $49.00/Set

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Get Lucky this St. Patrick’s Day with Red Carpet Manicure

Shamrocks and four leaf clovers… St. Patrick’s Day is finally here and Red Carpet Manicure has just what you need to get in the spirit of celebration! Whether you’re looking for a pot of gold or channeling your inner leprechaun, Red Carpet Manicure has two great mani styles to get you feeling “lucky.” Check out step-by-step tutorials on these two St. Patrick Day nail art looks from Red Carpet Manicure Nail Technician, Candace Szpeich for using both gel and nail lacquer polishes.

Leprechaun Belt (GEL)

  1. First, apply Prep and Structure. Then cure under the LED light.
  2. Apply 2 to 3 coats of "Emmy-rald Winner" curing after each coat.
  3. Using a striper brush, apply a thick line of "Black Stretch Limo" across the lower half of the nail and cure.
  4. Add a belt (square) over the middle of the black line using "I Am So Honored" and cure.
  5. Last, apply "Brilliance" and cure.

Pot O'Gold (LACQUER)

  1. First, apply one coat of "Clingy Base Coat".
  2. Next, apply 2 coats of "My Lucky Charm."
  3. Paint a black pot on the bottom right of nail using the nail lacquer version of "Black Stretch Limo."
  4. Then, using a striper brush, paint a rainbow using your favorite RCM nail lacquer shades such as orange "Flirt Alert", royal blue "RSVP", purple "9 Inch Heels", red "Red Carpet Exclusive", lavender "Romantic Comedy", or a metallic rose gold "Mink Coat".
  5. Add gold glitter pieces from RCM’s "Gems and Jewels - Golden Dust" collection to the top of the pot/base of rainbow.
  6. Last, apply one coat of "Shine On Top Coat".

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