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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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