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Patriotic with CND Vinylux Polish

Patriotic with CND Vinylux Polish 0

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/

Dashing Diva- Design FX & Color FX

Dashing Diva- Design FX & Color FX 0

I Love love Love the ease and creative fun one can have with these awesome pre-sized nail appliques from the folks of Dashing Diva.

Design FX comes in over 35 different fun art styles.  Color FX come in over 35 different solid colored hues.

Each package comes with 58 total appliques, 34 full nail appliques in 17 sizes, & 24 French appliques in 12 sizes.  The appliques can also be used on your toes!  And if that’s not enough, these appliques are applied without the use of any heat! With a gel overlay they can last up to 2 weeks.

For more information on Dashing Diva, or to purchase, check them out here: http://dashingdivapro.com/

Gel Color by OPI- Brazil Collection Spring/Summer 2014

Gel Color by OPI- Brazil Collection Spring/Summer 2014 0

I recently had the privilege of reviewing some of the hottest gel colors from OPI’s latest collection for Spring Summer 2014- Brazil.  The color palette is highly diverse in this collection, meaning every customer will be satisfied with one of the gorgeous shades offered.

I am also very happy to state that a lot of the colors in this collection happened to be what I love to call “1 Coat Wonders”. Usually this is a term I render solely to conventional nail polish, but in this instance, many of the hues in this collection I had complete coverage and opacity with a single coat.  This cuts manicure time in half, allows you to take on more customers, and saves tons of product; its a win win situation.

The shades I reviewed include:

Don’t Boss Nova me Around: a creamy opaque nude.

OPI Scores A Goal!: a deep rich burgundy eggplant. A 1 Coat Wonder!

I Sao Paulo Over There: a warm mocha brown with purple undertones. A 1 Coat Wonder!

Red Hot Rio: a bright rich ruby red.

Next Stop… The Bikini Zone: a shimmering metallic purple silver

Kiss Me I’m Brazilian: a hot summery pink.

Taupe-less Beach: a greige (gray/beige) with lavender undertones. A 1 Coat Wonder!

AmazON…AmazOFF: a deep dark jungle green.  My personal favorite in this colleciton.  A 1 Coat Wonder!

(All shades swatched here were 2 coats, cured each for 30 seconds in an LED lamp.)

I found the formula on all of the shades to be quite excellent, with much consistency. I could not recommend this collection enough.  Many of the shades, particularly the earth neutral tones, could work well year round on majority of your clients. Each gel color retails for $14.95.

For more information on OPI or to purchase, check them out here: http://www.opi.com/

Gelish gel polish Swatches

Gelish gel polish Swatches 0

I recently tried some of the gre

at Gelish gel polish colors by Hand & Nail Harmony.

Carnival Hangover: a warm fuchsia.

Shake it till you Samba: a bright neon pink watermelon shade.

Gossip Girl: a dark fuchsia.

Strut your Stuff: a deep dark rich chocolate brown.

Hot Rod Red: a true pure perfect red shade.

Sweet Dream: a milky white sheer shade.  Would be great for french manicures, or for clients who want a white washed look.

Simple Sheer: an incredibly sheer, virtually clear shade.  There is a subtle light pink tinge to this essentially sheer clear shade.  Makes the nail appear a healthy and with a slight rosy pink glow.  Is ideal for clients who prefer a natural nail look.

Each swatch shown here is 2 coats, cured each for 30 seconds in an LED light.

For more information on Gelish, please check them out at :http://gelish.com/