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ASP “Winter Wow” 2014 Collection- Swatches + Review

ASP “Winter Wow” 2014 Collection- Swatches + Review 0

I am very excited to present my readers with an exclusive look at the upcoming winter 2014 collection of ASP soak off gel polish, "Winter Wow,"  to be sold exclusively at Sally Beauty Supply stores nationwide.  Comprised of three glitters and one shimmer, these four new shades add the perfect amount of twinkle and pizzazz to brighten up anyone's winter blues. 

The Winter Wow collection includes:

Champagne Sparkle: a mix of rose gold and holographic glitters.  I personally am obsessed with this shade and find it so unique.  I have never seen a gel polish shade similar out on the market.  I highly recommend everyone pick up this bad boy!

Seal the deal Silver: a shimmering metallic silver.  I was surprised at how smoothly this gel painted.  Usually metallic colors tend to be very streaky, and reveal a lot of brush strokes.  Fortunately, this didn't. 

Cranberry Crimson: a cranberry red glitter suspended in a semi-sheer red base.   

Golden Goddess: a silver glitter packed in a yellow gold shimmering metallic base. I too find this color to be quite unique.  I would say this shade is the perfect combination of gold and silver; a "Gilver" if you will...

(all swatches shown here are two coats, cured each for 30 seconds in an LED light, and sealed with a gel top coat.  All photos are taken outdoors in natural lighting to depict ideal color swatch.)

Overall, I find this a great new addition of colors to the ASP gel polish offerings.  Majority of these colors could easily be used on clients year round, and don't only have to be reserved for the cooler holiday months towards the end of the year.  I really like the opaque coverage I got with two thin coats.  This saves a lot of time not having to personally mix small batches of glitter gel for individual clients and their requests.  

The Winter Wow collection from ASP will be available soon at your local Sally Beauty Supply stores.  

For more information on ASP, check them out online here: http://aspnail.com/  

To purchase online, visit Sally Beauty Supply's website: http://www.sallybeauty.com/

ASP “Flair for Fall” 2014 Collection- Swatches + Review

ASP “Flair for Fall” 2014 Collection- Swatches + Review 0

The latest collection of gel polishes from ASP (All Season Professional) has just arrived- "Flair For Fall".  Four new coffee inspired hues, two cremes and two shimmers, that are the perfect pick me up for the soon to be chilly weather.

The Flair for Fall collection includes:

Sweater Weather: a beautiful light mocha brown shimmer. Has a faint purple undertone to it depending on the light's reflection. A very unique gel color I have not come across before. 

Cuddle Up: a shimmering nude taupe.  This is a perfect neutral shade that can be worn year round.    

Hot Cocoa Morning: a rich dark chocolate brown, with deep purple undertones. 

Spice as Nice!: a medium brown with burgundy undertones. 

(All swatches shown here are two coats, cured each for 30 seconds in an LED light.  Also, all photos are taken outdoors in natural light to show most accurate color depiction).

 All in all I really adore this latest collection from ASP.  The formula was great and really easy to work with.  Each color was highly pigmented, and covered completely in two coats.  I think they are all highly wearable shades that are perfect for the coming fall season.  All the shades are a great way to transition from summer to fall, prior to the brutal harsh cold of winter.  

ASP gel polishes are sold exclusively at Sally Beauty Supply stores, and have an excellent low price point in my opinion; and Sally Beauty stores always seem to be offering some sort of special discount, so make sure to keep a look out.

For more information on ASP, check them out online: http://www.aspnail.com/

And to purchase, check out Sally Beauty Supply online: http://www.sallybeauty.com/

Sally Beauty Supply launches ASP At- Home Gel Manicure Kit!!

Sally Beauty Supply launches ASP At- Home Gel Manicure Kit!! 0

Sally Beauty Supply launches ASP At- Home Gel Manicure Kit!!

The perfect do it yourself, at home kit than includes everything one needs to perform a salon quality gel manicure at home ($33); that’s less than a single gel manicure in a salon.

The kit does not come with the LED curing lamp, however, I do highly recommend one invest in one for a few reasons.  There is zero exposure to damaging UV rays with an LED Lamp. LED Lamps also reduce curing time from 2 mins to 30 secs.  This particular lamp works great, and comfortably fits all 5 fingers, and costs around $59.

My personal favorite aspect of this kit was the informative 12 minute long step-by-step instuctional DVD.  It shows you exactly how to use all of the kits contents, and even how to remove the gels safely without harming your nails.

I have tried other at home gel polish kits in the past and always found them to perform sub par.  The gel wouldn’t cure, the color started to chip and peel after a few days, or it took half an hour of soaking off to remove.

To purchase this kit online, visit Sally Beeauty’s website: http://www.sallybeauty.com/gel-manicure-kit/SBS-156760,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH