Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Red Carpet Manicure Power of the Gem Gel Polish Collection

The Power of Gems at Your Fingertips
Red Carpet Manicure Introduces Gel Polish Color Infused With Real Gemstones

Paying homage to the the lustrous composition of gemstones, Red Carpet Manicure, the world’s first at-home LED gel manicure system, has developed the Power of the Gem collection, consisting of 12 unique gel polishes in their exclusive three-step LED gel polish formula. 

Known for their powerful connection to zodiac signs, gemstones have long been revered as a jewel that evokes certain feelings and attributes when worn during its correlating month. Each shade in the collection has been carefully crafted with the finest pearls, pigments and real genuine crushed gems to reveal brilliant color and shine. Whether you’re partial to your birthstone, or are looking to evoke wisdom or strength, the collection offers these radiant hues:
  • Garnet (devotion) Capricorn - deep merlot glitter 
  • Amethyst (positivity) Aquarius - dark purple glitter 
  • Aquamarine (courage) Pisces – supplies courage light blue glitter
  • Pearl (sincerity) Aries –luminous white pearl
  • Emerald (harmony) Taurus – dark green glitter
  • Diamond (truth) Gemini – holographic glitter
  • Ruby (energy) Cancer – deep red glitter
  • Peridot (tranquility) Leo – lime green glitter
  • Sapphire (wisdom) Virgo – dark blue glitter
  • Opal (confidence) Libra – translucent pearl glitter
  • Topaz (strength) Scorpio – yellow-gold glitter
  • Zircon (compassion) Sagittarius – dark turquoise glitter 

These gel polish shades follow the same application process as all other Red Carpet Manicure LED nail gel polish products—preparation, care and color, and finish. The system includes a choice of one of the following exclusive lights that cures the gel polish in seconds for weeks of wear: Pro: 45 LED light or a Portable LED light.

Available online at, ULTA Beauty, and in November 2014 for $11.99.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

OPI x Gwen Stefani for Holiday 2014

OPI x Gwen Stefani for Holiday 2014 via @chalkboardnails

Gwen Stefani Joins OPI to Release 18 New Limited Edition Holiday Nail Lacquers and 18K Gold Top Coat

OPI announces the launch of 18 new limited edition holiday nail lacquers inspired by No Doubt singer/songwriter and L.A.M.B. designer Gwen Stefani. This seasonal collection includes an assortment of red, maroon, burgundy, and forest green hues, along with shimmer-packed silver, gold and black shades.

“During the holiday season, women adopt a more glamorous beauty look,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador. “OPI’s 18 new shades are inspired by Gwen’s edgy, sophisticated style. There are several rich, warm reds – Gwen’s signature color – deep, jewel-toned amethyst, garnet and emerald, as well as silver and gold. I recommend wearing these festive nail lacquers to instantly accessorize party dresses and elegant winter-wear.

“Gwen Stefani Holiday for OPI also includes an array of unique glitters in shades of black and white, with iridescent and chrome accents,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “The holidays are all about indulgence, and these sparkly shades epitomize luxury!”

In addition, OPI will be releasing Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat. Featuring gold leaf flakes dusted with iridescent glitter, Don’t Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat adds gold foil texture to nails when worn over any OPI lacquer shade. This genuine 18-karat gold leaf and glitter top coat comes packaged in a special limited edition collectable box.

Gwen Stefani Holiday includes the following:
  • Just BeClaus - This magnificent maroon came into my life just in the “nick” of time.
  • Kiss Me – or Elf! - There’s no denying the allure of this amorous red violet.
  • I Carol About You - I just fa-la-la-la-love this deep royal purple!
  • Christmas Gone Plaid - I sure am plaid I found this tree-mendous forest green.
  • In a Holidaze - I’m dizzy-in-love with this maroon beauty.
  • Love is Hot and Coal - Turn the heat up with this deep grayish brown.
  • Fashion a Bow - So busy – all tied-up today loving this bright reddish-orange!
  • Cinnamon Sweet - Sugar and spice…this deep, warm red is everything nice.
  • What’s Your Point-settia? - So what if I think this is the one truly perfect holiday red?
  • Red Fingers & Mistletoes - This smooch-worthy red shimmer is holiday-perfect.
  • First Class Desires - This mélange of gold and eggplant shimmer is #1 on my wish list.
  • Sleigh Parking Only - Tell the valet to take good care of this exclusive dark burgundy.
  • Rollin’ in Cashmere - Wooln’t you just love wearing this warm, luxurious gold?
  • Unfrost My Heart - The shimmery cool glamour of this gleaming silver is beyond hot!
  • I’ll Tinsel You In - Black and white confetti and fine glitter adorn this ornamental glitter. 
  • Snow Globetrotter - Shake up your world with this glitter swirling with white and rainbow flakes.
  • Comet in the Sky - Iridescent beams and midnight black create cosmic art in this glitter.
  • So Elegant - Black and chrome confetti add sophisticated drama to this glitter.

Gwen Stefani Holiday nail lacquer shades each feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Gwen Stefani Holiday will be available October 2014, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands,, Chatters, Dillard’s, Regis, ULTA and for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer. Don't Speak Pure 18K Gold Top Coat will retail for $30.00 ($37.50 CAN).

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CND Gilded Dreams for Holiday 2014


Holiday 2014 is adorned with sparkle and splendor. Gilt finishes add shimmering allure to party couture with the new Gilded Dreams collection from CND.

“This holiday season, nails are luminous with glittery paillettes on sleek almond shapes, magically iced in rose gold, icy blue and silvery pastels,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Marie Antoinette meets Cinderella with our Limited Edition Gilded Dreams collection, which can be used to create scene-stealing nail designs for a glamorous grand entrance.”

Embrace luxurious color with new CND SHELLAC brand 14+ day nail color shades perfect for an opulent holiday soirée.
  • COLORS: Grand Gala, Chiffon Twirl, Dazzling Dance
  • FEATURED BENEFITS: The patented CND SHELLAC brand 14+ day nail colorsystem delivers flawless wear, superior color and mirror shine with zero dry-time and no nail damage; healthy manicure choice for natural nails with no surface filing; can be layered for endless color customization; easy 8-minute removal with CND SHELLAC brand Nourishing Remover and CND SHELLAC brand Remover Wraps; “3-Free” – no formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP
  • AVAILABILITY: Available worldwide Holiday 2014; visit the Salon Locator on to find a CND SHELLAC Brand Certified Pro
  • PRICE: In-salon CND SHELLAC brand 14+ day nail color services range from $35-$50, depending on location

Change your Gilded Dreams manicure every week with these glamorous shades in VINYLUX Weekly Polish.
  • COLORS: Grand Gala, Chiffon Twirl, Dazzling Dance
  • FEATURED BENEFITS: VINYLUX Weekly Polish system includes a self-adhering Color Coat that eliminates the need for Base Coat; Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light due to ProLight Technology™; dries in just 8.5 minutes and provides week-long chip-free wear
  • AVAILABILITY: Available worldwide Holiday 2014; visit the Salon Locator on
  • PRICE: In-salon VINYLUX Weekly Polish services range from $20-$35, depending on location; VINYLUX Weekly Polish and VINYLUX Weekly Top Coat retail for $9.90 per bottle at select salons

Incorporate CND Additives to create even more sparkle and splendor! The set includes additives in Gold Adorned, Lavishly Rose, Pave Diamonds, & Sapphire Hope, and can be blended into VINYLUX Weekly Polish, any sculpting powder or Gel, or layered over CND SHELLAC brand 14+ day nail color.

New limited edition Scentsations hand & body lotions in Gilded Blossom and Crushed Amber are delicately scented with hints of white floral blossom and warm amber, and absorb immediately to soothe dry skin and restore essential moisture. Scentsations lotions are enriched with Vitamins A & E for healthy skin, and contain Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract known to moisturize, soothe and condition. Also available in a trio, with beloved scent Vanilla Shimmer.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Zoya Ultra PixieDust for Fall 2014

Zoya Ultra PixieDust for Fall 2014

Meet the next generation of our best-selling textured, matte and sparkling Zoya PixieDust formula ­ Zoya Ultra PixieDust! Three shades featuring both fine micro glitter and mega hex particles for tone on tone 3D effects. This easy glam nail is available in 3 shades in a gradient of red, wine and plum hues. No base or top coat required.

  • ARIANNA: Blue-toned red wine, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles
  • NOIR: Deep vampy plum, textured PixieDust with red Mega Hex Particles.
  • OSWIN: True red, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles

Zoya PixieDust Application:
For BEST RESULTS apply 2-3 thin coats of polish for full coverage to clean (oil free) nail surface. Allow product to dry completely for full effect. Do not use a base coat or top coat. Top coat can be applied for additional glossy effects.

See the How to Apply Zoya PixieDustTM Video for more great beauty tips and tricks to use when applying Zoya PixieDust.

COLLECTION PRE-ORDER STARTS September 9th, SHIPPING BEGINS September 15th or sooner.

$10 (US) Available on and at finer salons and spas.

Friday, September 5, 2014

GlitterDaze Summer Grooves Collection

Summer Grooves collection scheduled to launch September 5th, 2014

GlitterDaze is excited to announce the launch of their groovy end of summer collection, featuring 10 new multichrome finish nail lacquers on Friday September 5th, 2014. Inspired by the hippie culture of the 60s and 70s, these far out special effect shades shift colors on the nail based on the angle of the light hitting them-a must have for every “lacquerista”!

The 10 upcoming multichrome finish lacquers will be the first extreme shift polishes in the GlitterDaze lineup, which consists of a large variety of finishes including: crèmes, glitter crellies, glitter topcoats, holographics, and shimmers.

L-R: Awesomeness Overdose, Contact High, Dazed, Far Out, Funky Fresh

Awesomeness Overdose: Shifts through shades of deep blues, violets, fuchsias, and bronzes
Contact High: Shifts through shades of teals, violets, pinks, and bronzes with hints of green
Dazed: Shifts through shades of rose gold, bronzes, greens, and teals
Far Out: Shifts through shades of deep reds, bronzes, and golds with hints of greens
Funky Fresh: Shifts through shades of greens, bronzes, teals, and blues with hints of fuchsias

L-R: Good Vibes, Psychedelic, Rainbow Family, Spaced Out, Trippy

Good Vibes: Shifts through shades of violets, fuchsias, golds, and oranges
Psychedelic: Shifts through shades of pinks, violets, greens, fuchsias, and bronzes
Rainbow Family: Shifts through shades of teals, blues, violets, and bronzes with hints of fuchsia
Spaced Out: Shifts through shades of deep blues, teals, violets, and golds
Trippy: Shifts through shades of greens, blues, violets, and fuchsias with hints of golds

GlitterDaze Nail Lacquers are available at US shipping only at this time.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

China Glaze All Aboard Collection

Move full steam ahead with China Glaze® All Aboard collection

Cross-country train travel – it channels romantic images of club cars, elegant style, and travel at a less frantic pace. This fall, pack your bags and get ready for a colour adventure with the China Glaze® All Aboard collection. Inspired by vintage railway travel, the adventurous palette includes 12 new crèmes, shimmers and glitters, each filled with mystery and intrigue.

The China Glaze® All Aboard collection includes:
  • Don’t Get Derailed: Elephant gray crème 
  • Choo-Choo Choose You: Purple/gray smoky shimmer 
  • All Aboard: Purple crème
  • Nice Caboose!: Raspberry glitter 
  • Conduct Yourself: Oxblood crème
  • Lug Your Designer Baggage: Brown crème with gold flecks
  • What Are You A-Freight Of?: Brown crème
  • Mind the Gap: Olive shimmer
  • Well Trained: Dark turquoise crème
  • One Track Mind: Navy blue crème 
  • Loco-Motive: Gunmetal and red glitter
  • Stop that Train!: Rust red shimmer

China Glaze® All Aboard will be available in September 2014 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide. In addition to open stock, 12-piece and 36-piece displays, the collection will be available in two six-piece sets, “Loco-Motive” and “All Aboard”.

Individual polishes will retail for $7.50 MSRP and the six-piece box collections will retail for $45 each.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit or follow China Glaze on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.

OPI Pink of Hearts 2014

OPI Supports Breast Cancer Awareness with Eighth Annual Pink of Hearts Promotion

OPI announces the launch of its eighth annual limited edition Pink of Hearts promotion, a duo pack featuring a new pink confetti glitter hue The Power of Pink alongside the classic light pink crème shade Mod About You. Pink of Hearts 2014 will also include a pink glitter nail file with pink-ribbon charm.

This duo pack is designed to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer. In 2014, OPI will donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen® in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). OPI will also donate $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.

“OPI is proud to support Susan G. Komen and Rethink Breast Cancer with the eighth annual Pink of Hearts promotion,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP. “OPI’s breast cancer awareness campaign embodies our mission to empower women through color. The Power of Pink is a unique new shade that really celebrates the individual. This pink glitter gives nails a fun, playful look that represents the joyful feeling that comes when embracing life.”

Pink of Hearts 2014 includes two shades sold in one pack – the soft pink Mod About You and the glittery The Power of Pink. This sparkly lacquer features a sheer pink base packed with both micro and macro confetti in light and dark pink hues. The Power of Pink can be worn either alone or layered on top of Mod About You as an accent. Each bottle features a special pink ribbon cap wrap in support of breast cancer awareness. Pink of Hearts 2014 also offers a pink glitter nail file with pink-ribbon charm to keep nails perfectly shaped.

Mod About You and The Power of Pink feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Pink of Hearts 2014 will be available September and October 2014 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands,, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and for $16.95 ($21.50 CAN) suggested retail.

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!