I love beauty pop-ups! The concept is pretty genius because, if done correctly, pop-ups let you experience a brand in a fun, creative way! CND, the global leader in professional nail products and services did just that by teaming up with ULTA Beauty to bring CND® VINYLUX® Weekly Polish experience to life.
This CND® VINYLUX® Weekly Polish co-branded pop-up nail studio is making its way at select Fashion Week events in six key markets and they stopped in Vegas last week.
CND® VINYLUX® Weekly Polish is fast-drying and delivers 7-day, chip-resistant wear and brilliant shine that lasts and no base coat is needed! Available at ULTA stores and ulta.com.
And as part of this partnership, here’s an exclusive social media sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017 in February! Enter here and get all the deets. Good luck!
In the meantime, you can follow CND on Instagram & Twitter @cndworld and like CND on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CNDworldfan/.
Orly is officially launching their new Breathable Treatment + Color nail polish line. A perfect rehab for a gel addict like myself, this innovative formula allows oxygen and hydration to pass through, promoting nail growth, increasing nail thickness and helping heal damaged nails. Infused with Argan Oil, Vitamin B5 and C for growth, its all-in-one formula allows you to skip base and top coat, cutting mani time in half.
Although the line won’t be available in retail stores until September, I was lucky to be invited to the launch party at the Four Season Hotel here in Vegas!
Orly Breathable Treatment + Color will be available in 18 shades in September and retails for $8.99 each. For more information, visit Orly Beauty and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been a nail buff, no pun intended. I’ve sported all sorts of manicure trends, from the long claws to acrylic fill ins. And much like how fashion trends go in and out of style, so do manicure trends. Sometimes, I look back at old pictures and question myself why or question my mother and wonder why she let me out of the house with those nails!
In recent years, I’ve favored the short, square-edged all natural nails polished in black, blue or a metallic shade. I’m currently loving the appliqués. But in the late 90’s and early 2000’s I was a French manicure fanatic, with and without the help of acrylic. I haven’t donned the clean Parisian look since then until I received French Tip Dip from a local rep who sent me a kit to try.
I let my nails grow a bit before I tried this out this weekend. Upon first impression, I was a bit overwhelmed by the kit and all its components, it all looked a little complicated. But to my surprise, it was easier than it looked. The tool works amazingly well. I’m not ambidextrous so I must admit, my left hand was much easier to do than my right. But nevertheless, my French mani looks great and flawless! In fact, the girls at the office asked me where I had them done!
The instructions that come with the packaging are long and wordy in my opinion, so here are quick steps to a salon quality French manicure at home using French Tip Dip:
- Start with clean, freshly buffed nails
- Pour the white nail polish into one of the glass pots
- Take the dipping tool and choose one of the tips that best fits your nail beds
- Make sure to dip the tool with the back side facing you so you can measure the dipping, don’t dip too deep as that is width of the white tip on your nail
- Gently press the tool onto your tips, do all of the tips at once
- Apply nude color
- Apply fast drying top coat
I just wish I had this little handy dandy tool back in the day, it could’ve saved me hundreds of dollars. I guess it’s never too late. If you’re a French manicure devotee, you must try this! Check them out on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for more information.