I am so excited Pantone announced the color of the year for 2015- Marsala 18-1438. To make things even better, for those of you who are like me and don't enjoy waiting, CND is showcasing some already existing colors in their Vinylux line that are tres Marsala.
Pantone calls Marsala "a naturally robust and earthy wine red, [it] enriches our minds, bodies, and souls. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.
The Versatility of Marsala
- Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
- Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great
go-tocolor for beauty, providing a captivating pop of color for nails.
- Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors"
According to CND, "What better way to experiment with such a rich and full-bodied color than on your nails? CND’s VINYLUX® Weekly Polish collection includes a variety of Marsala-esque shades that are perfect for incorporating 2015’s Color of the Year into your daily look!"
And well all know how much I absolutely Love CND's Vinylux. ("a two-part system consisting of a Color Coat that adheres directly to the nail, eliminating the need for a base coat, and Top Coat with ProLight Technology, that increases in durability with exposure to natural light. The system dries in 8 ½ minutes for a full week of chip-free wear!")
Some of the Marsala inspired shades include:
Crimson Sash: a deep shimmering cranberry red. Reminds me of the limited edition CHANEL shade Malice #637.
Bloodline: a dark red creme with blue undertones. A great everyday sophisticated shade.
Decadence: a true red creme, with blue undertones. It is much lighter than "Bloodline" mentioned prior.
Scarlet Letter: a classic bright red creme. This was the lightest of all the shades mentioned. This is an everyday year round red as well. You can't go wrong with.
Masquerade: a deep shimmering berry.
(all swatches shown here are two coats).
I personally really like Marsala. I think it is a pleasant neutral shade that suits both men and women well. It will be interesting to see how it plays out in the spring and summer months. Perhaps with a glitter sheen, or a matte finish, playing around with the texture and appearance of the color might breathe new light into it as the weather warms up.
Nonetheless, with the five shades discussed above you have an excellent start to being right on trend. They all painted on incredibly smoothly, and had excellent coverage in two coats. My personal favorites include: Crimson Sash, Bloodline, and Decadence.
For professionals wishing to recreate the Marsala inspired nail art shown, click here http://www.cnd.com/nail-salon-services/nail-fashion for step-by-step instructions.
For more information on CND and their Vinylux line, check out their website: http://www.cnd.com/
For more information on Pantone, you can also check them out online here: http://www.pantone.com/
Name: Marriett Marika Peterson
Salon: Marie Nails, Koreatown, CA
What inspires your designs?
Designs I haven't seen or done yet; also cartoons.
What's the most "out there." non-traditional material you've incorporated into a manicure?
Butterfly wings, and dried flowers.
Describe a favorite manicure you've performed?
My Melody with 3-D art.
What's a favorite trick you've learned?
Fixing up my work with a clean-up brush.
What's the most unique request you've received from a client?
a Penis. Also Japanese Kanji writing, which is a form of Japanese style characters.
I Love CND Vinylux Weekly Polish. Not only is it an awesome 2 step system, color and top coat, which saves you time and money, but it last a full week!!!
I used these 3 fantastic shades to create these nail art looks inspired buy our nation.
Rouge Red- the perfect true red.
Cream Puff- pure white cream.
Blue Rapture- a solid primary color blue.
For more information on CND and or Vinylux, check them out here: http://www.cnd.com/
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I recently had the privilege of playing with the Series 2 of Artist Gel Pots from AnGel by Ikonna. .
Series 2 comes in a convenient case, perfect for traveling, and features 12 awesome new shades. Say goodbye to using traditional acrylic paint when doing nail art! These potted gels do not set or dry out, like acrylic paint, until you cure them in the light. The gels have an amazing viscosity, which makes them ideal and perfect to work with, allowing ease of control. The kit retail for $119, and will last many a manicure. I can not recommend it enough! Every manicurist that performs any type of Nail Art NEEDS this kit in there arsenal!!
The colors included in Series 2 are:
Lemonade Parade: a bright creamy yellow
Blank Pages: a pure bright white
She’s Got Envy: a great and creamy grass green
Pinch Me Pink: a flamingo pink
Frostbite: a cement gray
Fresh Face: a peach apricot
In the Buff: a caramel camel
Ice Cold Stares: robin’s egg blue
Lavishly Lavender: a deep grape purple
Peri”wink”le: a cornflower blurple (blue/purple hybrid)
Sparkle My Interest: a glistening dark gunmetal metallic
Silver Stars Shine: a metallic silver
For more information, or to purchase AnGel products, check them out here: http://ikonna.com/
Introducing this awesome new technology that will Wow your clients and nail art lovers alike! I had the pleasure of meeting the creator of Empower Nail Art at the ISSE convention recently. Not only did he explain to me all about his awesome creation, but he commissioned celebrity Nail Artist Kandi Banks, aka KandiYamz, to perform demonstrations.
The product is an adhesive film, NOT a foil or a transfer. It is significantly thinner and more flexible than traditional nail decals/polish strips presently on the market. Also, unlike Minx, this does not require any heat or special light fixture to set it, the product is ready to go as is!
The nail films are specifically designed to be used either on their own over the natural nail, or to accompany Any conventional acrylic, polish, or gel that you wish.
The Intro Kit, featured above, has everything you need to get started, and retails for under $50:
– 1 Nail Template: can be used to create full finger wraps in 11 different sizes, and in 4 cuticle shapes.
– 1 Crystal File: to file off and remove excessive product at the free edge.
– 1 X-Acto Knife: for precise cutting.
– 1 pair of Squeezers: a small scissor-like apparatus to aid in post application trimming or detailing.
– 4 Half Size Nail Film sheets: so you can play around and get familiar with the product.
Full sized sheets, also pictured above, can be purchased separately and come in a variety of prints and styles. I particularly am drawn to the holographic ones. The sheets measure 3”x 7” & feature 150 different design shapes printed on the back of each film, so you can cut them out easily and perfectly in no time at all. The films retail for under $10 each.
For more information or to purchase, check out Empower Nail Art here: http://www.empowernailart.com/