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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 ulta.com. 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 LoxaBeauty.com.

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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

ALL SEPHORA LOCATIONS*

Enter your zip code in the FIND IT tool on www.Sephora.com 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 www.sallybeauty.com 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 Amazon.com 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 www.sephora.com.

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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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