Thursday, December 20, 2012

China Glaze Tranzitions Color Changing Collection

China Glaze Introduces Tranzitions Color Changing Collection

Los Angeles, CA – (December 2012): There’s nail art and then there’s China Glaze nail couture. Reverse French manicure, half moons, ombre, basket weave, dots or racing stripes: nail designs are intricate and multi-colored. China Glaze introduces a new way to get multi-color, unique nail art with fewer bottles of polish with the new color-changing Tranzitions collection!

China Glaze Tranzitions’ revolutionary new nail lacquer reacts when a clear top coat is applied, changing the color from one shade to another for a stunning effect. Wear any of the six beautiful, color-shifting shades alone, or allow your creativity to run wild and create intricate nail designs by applying a top coat in specific places. Try different looks using nail art brushes, free-hand designs or nail guides. Because each shade changes color, you get two lacquers in one, creating an entirely new look with just one swipe.

The China Glaze Tranzitions collection features six shades, though with the color transition, you get 12 unique shades including:
  • Split Perso-NAIL-ity – Dusty pink shifts to fuchsia
  • Duplicity – Mint green shifts to vibrant teal
  • Modify Me – Periwinkle blue shifts to indigo blue
  • Altered Reality – Teal blue shifts to turquoise
  • Metallic Metamorphosis – Silvery grey shifts to bluish-charcoal grey
  • Shape Shifter – Smokey violet shifts to dark purple

How It Works:
  1. Apply a base coat.
  2. Apply two coats of China Glaze® Tranzitions shade of choice. Allow to completely dry.
  3. Lastly, apply one coat of clear top coat such as China Glaze Fast Forward and watch the color change right before your eyes.

For more nail design ideas, click here to view the China Glaze Tranzitions video.

The China Glaze Tranzitions collection will be available in January 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde, and is never tested on animals.

China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Zoya Lovely for Spring 2013

Zoya Lovely: Beauty is a lovely state of mind

Lovely, just LOVELY!
Spring is awash in six soft and lovely new Zoya shades including three dewy metallics and three fresh blooms of cream. Poetic in nature, this collection is sure to capture the beauty of the season like no other...

  • Piaf (ZP652) - Fresh Forsythia Yellow Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Fashion Designer Zang Toi)
  • GeiGei (ZP651) - Blushing Cherry Blossom Pink Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13).
  • Julie (ZP650) - Soft Wisteria Purple Metallic - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Zang Toi/SS13).
  • Blu (ZP653) - Lucky Hyacinth Blue Cream - Full Coverage
  • Neely (ZP655) - Earliest Spring Green Cream - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13).
  • Jacqueline (ZP654) - Perfect Magnolia Nude Cream - Full Coverage (Originally designed for Peter Som/SS13)

Shipping January 01, 2013, $8 each.

Ultra long-wearing, nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - all formulas are completely free of harmful industrial chemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.
Follow the Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments Blog and stay tuned on Twitter (@Zoyanailpolish) and Facebook for release date updates.
Hashtags: #ZoyaPixieDust and #nailpolish.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Zoya PixieDust for January 2013

Zoya PixieDust - Infused with Magic and Wonder!

Featuring the latest “must-have” nail polish finish – Textured, Matte & Sparkling.

This newly developed formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other. The color experts at Zoya have created six, long-wearing stunners for the introduction of this look...
  • Dahlia (ZP656) - Black Beauty sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
  • Chyna (ZP657) - Red Dazzle sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
  • Godiva (ZP658) - Soft Nude sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
  • Vespa (ZP659) - Mint Kiss sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
  • Nyx (ZP660) - Perfect Periwinkle sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.
  • London (ZP661) - Fog Gray sparkle, exclusive Zoya PixieDust Matte Sparkle formula.

Shipping January 15, 2013, $9 per lacquer.

Ultra long-wearing, nail lacquers by Zoya are BIG5FREE - all formulas are completely free of harmful industrial chemicals such as toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.
Follow the Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments Blog and stay tuned on Twitter (@Zoyanailpolish) and Facebook for release date updates.
Hashtags: #ZoyaPixieDust and #nailpolish.

Instructions for Zoya PixieDust application:
  • Clean and prep nail using Zoya Remove +
  • Magic Time! Apply 1 thin coat of Zoya PixieDust to each nail - allow to dry completely (will appear matte with sparkle).
  • Apply an 1-2 coats of polish (allowing each to dry) as desired. We suggest 2-3 thin coats of Zoya PixieDust for a full coverage manicure.
  • That’s it - Done! You now have the latest textured nail look in the famous long-wearing, Big5Free Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish formula!

NOTE: Zoya PixieDust Nail Polish dry times are a little slower than with traditional polish but once dry, the Zoya PixieDust formulation will provide extended wear. Best results are achieved by using the product alone. No basecoat or topcoat required. Layering of the Zoya PixieDust formulation with other polishes may produce less than desirable results. Remove Zoya PixieDust by saturating a cotton pad in Zoya Remove + and pressing to nail for a few seconds. Repeat on each nail for best results.

Glamour and NCLA Partner for Fashion Gives Back Project


Designers’ Resort 2013 Prints Featured on Limited Edition NCLA Nail Wraps To be Sold Exclusively at Barneys Co-op and

NEW YORK, NY – Glamour has unveiled its latest designer collaboration for Fashion Gives Back—a project that gives designers the chance to create special bags, shoes, or tees to support causes they care about every year. This year’s charitable product is the new must-have accessory—eye catching nails: Glamour paired four designers—all known for their distinctive patterns—with nail gurus NCLA to create runway-inspired nail wraps. Signature prints featured in the Resort 2013 collections of 10 Crosby Derek Lam, Bibhu Mohapatra, L’Wren Scott and Peter Som, are transformed into limited-edition nail decals exclusively for Glamour. The nail art and original looks that served as the inspiration from the designers’ collections are featured Glamour’s January issue, which hits newsstands nationwide on December 11.

All four versions of the limited-edition nail wrap kits will be sold exclusively at select Barneys Co-op stores and starting December 4. Easy to apply at home, each $16 kit contains enough wraps for three to four manicures. Five dollars of every kit sold goes to Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that helps young women pursue careers in technology and engineering.

About Glamour
Glamour magazine and reach more than 17 million readers each month. Glamour was the first women’s magazine on the iPad and has launched popular special editions, apps and books—including two New York Times best- sellers—and received a record number of National Magazine Awards, including Magazine of the Year, honoring print and digital excellence.

About NCLA
Los Angeles based NCLA launched in 2011 with a collection of bright bold easy-to-apply runway and street style inspired nail wraps. A line of vibrant long-lasting 5-free cruelty-free made in LA nail lacquers soon followed. NCLA has been releasing new collections of eye-popping solid, metallic, and glitter shades and fashion forward nail wraps each season since. Nail Wraps + Nail Lacquer retail for $16.00 USD and are available worldwide in over 200 fine retailers including: Harvey Nichols, Kitson, Nordstrom, and They wish they all could be California girls. Now they can be with NCLA.

About Girls Who Code
Launched in Spring 2012, Girls Who Code is working to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue careers in engineering and technology and become more engaged and empowered citizens. Together with leading educators, engineers, and entrepreneurs, Girls Who Code has developed a new model for computer science education, pairing intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with high-touch mentorship led by the industry's top female developers and entrepreneurs. In its inaugural program, Girls Who Code empowered young women from New York City and will launch programs in cities across the country in 2013.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Donate dresses, do good, get polish!

Miss President accepts Board invite, sponsors nationwide dress drive

Miss Professional Nail President Mike Vo has announced the company’s first annual “100 Dresses” campaign in conjunction with esteemed non-profit Working Wardrobes. After accepting the invitation to join its Board of Directors earlier this year, Vo explored opportunities to support the charity’s confidence-building mission: to empower men, women and young adults who have faced life crises to re-enter the workforce, through job skills and professional wardrobe services.

The “100 Dresses” nationwide campaign will benefit the at-risk high school seniors attending this year’s “Dreams Girls and Distinguished Gentlemen” Prom Event, presented by Working Wardrobes. Excess dresses will be donated to the Camp Pendleton YMCA to prepare and serve nearly 800 Marine wives so they can attend the Marine Ball.

In return for gently used prom dresses and attire donated to Working Wardrobes, Miss Professional has pledged a gift of six bottles of Sation Nail Lacquer to the first 100 donors; every donor thereafter will receive three bottles. Working Wardrobes founder and CEO Jerri Rosen shares, “We are so honored to have Mike Vo join our Board of Directors. Mike is a powerful voice for corporate social responsibility, as is evident in this amazing national drive Mike is orchestrating. We are looking forward to an avalanche of dresses from everywhere in the country!”

The “100 Dresses” campaign will run December 15, 2012 - February 22, 2013. The following guidelines apply:
  • Shipments can be sent to: Working Wardrobes 3030 Pullman St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Drop offs (use above location): Monday-Saturday, 10am-2pm beginning December 15, 2012 (excluding Holiday weekends).
  • Reference: Please mention Miss Pro Nail with your shipment/drop off to ensure that every donor receives their free polish.

For more information on the “100 Dresses” campaign, please contact Marlo at

For more information on Miss Professional Nail, please go to

Nicole by OPI Modern Family Collection

Nicole by OPI and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Announce Collaboration with Hit ABC Comedy Modern Family

Nicole by OPI, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, launches 14 new nail lacquers inspired by ABC’s award-winning comedy, Modern Family. The nail line features shades created to capture the show’s colorful personalities, from a classic taupe named after family patriarch Jay, to a sparkly pink hue fitting for toddler Lily.

“Modern Family is not only one of the funniest shows on television, it features a great ensemble cast of rich characters that inspired a range of shades, from pastel hues like sea foam green and periwinkle to brighter colors of cobalt and red-violet,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “From studious Alex to bombshell Gloria, to classic (and neurotic) Claire, to flirty Haley, there are shades to represent each of these uniquely fabulous women – and everyone else in the blended family.

“The Nicole consumer embraces the same spirit of diversity and individuality that’s apparent on the show,” explains Weiss-Fischmann. “The colors inspired by Modern Family offer a perfect way to express that spirit!”

Modern Family is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television and licensed through Fox Consumer Products. Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products added, “Modern Family is a series that has a massive following. In partnering with Nicole by OPI, we’re not only able to reach our show’s large fan base, but deliver a product that captures the trend-forward elements and unique characteristics of the series.”

The Modern Family Collection includes:
  • Am I Making Myself Claire? - Make no mistake...I’m liking this lilac.
  • I Do De-Claire! - Let me just say how frosty cool this soft rose is!
  • She’s Lily Something - Pink, sparkly Daddies’ Little Girl-y!
  • A Like-Haley Story... - Typical teenagers (and their moms!) will love this not-so-typical fuchsia.
  • My Jay or the Highway! - This trendy taupe is inflexibly cool. Period.
  • Stand by Your Manny - Be loyal to this periwinkle blue.
  • Alex by the Books - Look smart in this seafoam green.
  • Haley Good Lookin’... - She’s cookin’ up plans for this pink super-glitter.
  • Basking in Gloria - This red-violet is the color of passion.
  • Luke of the Draw - Chances are you’ll love this gunmetal glitter.
  • A Phil’s Paradise - No fooling...this pewter is the real deal.
  • Candid Cameron - Call this teal just like you see it...gorgeous!
  • Back in My Gloria Days... - This voluptuous violet has still got it goin’ on!
  • What’s the Mitch-uation? - This cobalt blue demands an update.

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality.

Modern Family lacquers will be available beginning January 2013 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Walmart, Target, CVS, Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, ULTA, H-E-B, Meijer and Duane Reade locations. In Canada, this line will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.

For more information, visit Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sally Hansen At-Home Gel Manicure Systems

The at-home alternative to a salon mainstay: the gel manicure. Professional, high-shine, no dry time and long-wear—these are the qualities that have made millions of women gel manicure converts. But as any gel manicure devotee can attest, these perks are also what make the manicures so expensive—and time consuming. That’s why the innovators at Sally Hansen are taking the manicurist out of the equation and putting professional results at your fingertips with the new Salon InstaGel Strips and Salon GelPolish, two unique systems that equip you with everything you need to replicate a state-of-the-art gel manicure.

Delivering mirror shine, no dry time and indestructible, chip-free wear for up to 14 days, each easy-to-apply system makes you your own manicurist at a fraction of the price. With Sally Hansen, you can effortlessly get the salon manicure you covet without leaving home—or breaking the bank.

design examples

Speed up your gel manicure and get the same lasting results with the Salon InstaGel Strips, a breakthrough, easy-to-use innovation exclusive to Sally Hansen featuring UV-cured real nail polish appliqués.The two-step gel manicure is quick and simple: Just cleanse nails and apply the nail polish strips, then apply the gel top coat. Cure nails under the Mini LED light, swipe nails with the cleaning pad, and voila—maximum shine and wear. Available in 16 solid colors and 8 designs and infused with nourishing Vitamin E, the easy-apply strips come off fuss-free with acetone polish remover.

The Starter Kit features everything you need for a complete Salon InstaGel Strips™ manicure, including:
  • 16V-cured real nail polish appliqués (8 size choices for the perfect fit)
  • Quick-Cure gel top coat
  • Mini LED Light
  • Application Accessories: Cuticle stick, buffer and alcohol cleaning pad

shade examples

If you’re a tried-and-true manicure maven who’s ready to stop frequenting the salon and start saving money, go for the Salon GelPolish, a professional-grade system that delivers the total salon experience at home, at a great value complete with 16 exclusive shades. Just like at the salon, the system “cures” nails using an LED light for a fast, long-lasting gel manicure with no dry time. In just three easy steps - applying base coat, gel nail color, and gel top coat - the system delivers salon results.

The Starter Kit features everything you need for up to 10 manicures, from prep to application to removal:
  • Cleanser Pads
  • Base Coat
  • Color (choice of three shades)
  • Top Coat
  • Remover
  • LED Light
  • Application Accessories: Cuticle stick, buffer and alcohol cleaning pad

Salon InstaGel Strips Starter Kit ($29.99), Salon GelPolish Starter Kit ($69.99), Refill Kit ($19.99).
Also available for sale separately: Salon InstaGel Strips ($14.99); Base Coat, Top Coat & Nail Color ($12.99 each); Alcohol Wipes & Remover ($4.99 each).

Beginning November 2012, these Sally Hansen launches are available at chain drug stores, food stores and mass retailers nationally.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Holiday Offerings

Try on something new with Deborah Lippmann's holiday offerings. Indulge in glitz, glamour, and glitter with lacquers and lipsticks in both traditional and unexpected holiday hues.

Lip & Nail Duets in Midnight Confessions and Puttin’ On The Ritz: Holiday party primping has never been so easy. Take the guesswork out of finding the perfect lip and nail pairings with these sets containing complementary hues. Spend more time on your outfit, because these duets are a no brainer and look great on everyone! Puttin’ On the Ritz is the ultimate-glam duet with a rose gold lacquer and berry bronze lipstick. Midnight Confessions is a must-have for everyday wear with a pearly mulberry lacquer and berry tinted lipstick. Price: $38 per set

Puttin' On the Ritz Duet, Midnight Confessions Duet

Nail Lacquer in Cleopatra In New York and Through The Fire: Make your holidays merry and bright. Through the Fire, the ultimate red with a subtle shimmer that glistens on the nail and Cleopatra in New York, a black lacquer with a pop of unique hexagon-shaped gold glitter that has fashionista written all over it. Price: $18 each
Through the Fire, Cleopatra In New York

Holiday Nail Lacquer Trio in Christmas In The City: Indulge in three holiday hues from Deborah Lippmann and choose from festive glitter, pearly shimmer, and rockette red with Christmas in the City. This ultimate holiday trio includes new gorgeous nail shades that will evoke holiday spirit for all. It is the perfect gift for yourself and every woman on your list! Price: $42 for the set, Available exclusively at Nordstrom and
Christmas In the City trio
(L-R) Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Let It Snow, Run Run Rudolph

Holiday Nail Lacquer Trio in The Millionaire’s Holiday: The Millionaire’s Holiday is the perfect trio for a festive and chic holiday season. You will turn heads with any of Deborah’s three rich, ultra-glossy, jeweled tone polishes. Treat yourself this season and celebrate a millionaire’s holiday with this luxe trio. Price: $42 for the set, Available exclusively at Barneys New York and

The Millionaire's Holiday trio
(L-R) Sexy Mama, Easy Money, From Rags to Riches

Holiday Nail Lacquer Trio in Rock This Town: Celebrate this holiday season with the Rock this Town holiday nail lacquer trio. There’s a hue to suit every occasion, choose among a deep lavender swirl, dirty brass or foxy copper to add glamorous glitz to your holiday look. Price: $42 for the set
Rock This Town trio
(L-R) Moon Dance, Chain Reaction, Phoenix Rising

Holiday Nail Lacquer Trio in Santa Baby: The new Santa Baby holiday nail lacquer trio by Deborah Lippmann includes three rich, ultra-glossy, chrome hues in Deborah’s renowned long-wearing formula. Metallic nails are the trend of the runway; make your fashion statement this season with these gorgeous holiday-inspired shades. Price: $42 for the set, Available exclusively at Neiman Marcus and
Santa Baby trio
(L-R) The First Noel, This Christmas, Sleigh Bells

She’s Always a Woman Mini Nail Lacquer Trio: Whether you’re stocking up on items for yourself or searching for stocking stuffers, Deborah Lippmann’s new holiday mini nail lacquer trio, She’s Always a Woman, will be your go-to set. Feel provocative with a beautiful berry holographic shade, strikingly bold with a fashion-forward royal blue, or elegantly classic with the universal taupe for everything in between. Price: $25 for the set

She's Always a Woman mini trio
(L-R) My Prerogative, Putty In Your Hands, Raspberry Beret

Holiday Nail Lacquer Trio in Sugar Plum Fantasy: The new Sugar Plum Fantasy holiday nail lacquer trio by Deborah Lippmann includes three rich, ultra-glossy, chrome hues in Deborah’s renowned long-wearing formula. Metallic nails are the trend of the runway; make your fashion statement this season with these gorgeous holiday-inspired shades. Price: $42 for the set, Available exclusively at Bloomingdales and
Sugar Plum Fantasy trio
(L-R) Sugar and Spice, Sugar Rum Fairy, Sugar Shack

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Nicole by OPI Selena Gomez Collection

Nicole by OPI Announces Partnership with Singing Sensation Selena Gomez for 2013 

Nicole by OPI announces the launch of 14 new nail lacquers inspired by actress and singer Selena Gomez. The line features shades designed to capture Selena’s sweet yet spunky personality, from soft pink and peach hues to bright glitter and confetti lacquers.

“Selena is an ideal partner for Nicole by OPI. Millions of fans love her for the same reasons we do; she’s smart, talented, funny – and has an incredible sense of style,” explains Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “She has that classic ‘girl-next-door’ appeal, but she’s also edgy and fun – just like the Nicole consumer.

“Selena is not only a chart-topping singer and actress, she’s also a clothing designer and an active philanthropist,” adds Weiss-Fischmann. “Like women around the globe, Selena has many interests and passions; this collection, with its diverse range of hues, offers a perfect match for every occasion!”

The Selena Gomez Collection includes:
  • Stars at Night - Star light, star bright...confetti-silver nails tonight!
  • Mi Fantasia - This purple-aqua glitter is the stuff dreams are made of.
  • Kissed at Midnight - This romantic gold glitter is perfect any time.
  • Confetti Fun - Nothing says “party!” like a shower of color.
  • Heavenly Angel - This iridescent confetti gives me wings.
  • Sweet Dreams - This violet-teal is a dream-come-true.
  • Inner Sparkle - Let this light pink glitter shine through!
  • Selena - This fresh, young peach will make your heart sing.
  • Hit the Lights - This not-so-mellow yellow has got stage presence.
  • Love Song - Fall head-over-heels for this true purple.
  • Naturally - Who wouldn’t want this pure pink dream?
  • Spring Break - The perfect hot pink for the perfect hot vacation!
  • Pretty in Plum - This picture-perfect purple is a genuine beauty.
  • Scarlett - This shimmery red-violet is leading lady lovely.

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. Selena Gomez lacquers will be available January 2013 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Target, Walmart, CVS, K-mart, Rite Aid, ULTA, Sears, Meijer, Fred Meyer, Kroger and H-E-B locations. In Canada, this line will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.

For more information, visit Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!