Wednesday, July 30, 2014

China Glaze The Giver Collection

China Glaze® Debuts Limited Edition Collection for Summer Blockbuster
Introducing 12 New Nail Shades Inspired by “The Giver” 

“Colour Your Destiny” with the bright colors and rich textures of China Glaze®’s exclusive The Giver nail polish collection. Inspired by the most anticipated movie release of the summer, the collection combines bold and neutral crèmes, and a gorgeous glitter to create 12 limited edition shades.

Influenced by the powerful themes and message of the story, The Giver collection by China Glaze® brings key moments and characters to colour, particularly the main character Jonas (Brendon Thwaites) and his friend Fiona (Odeya Rush) as he struggles to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his seemingly ideal community.

The China Glaze® The Giver collection includes:
  • Boundary of Memory – Black with gold and amber glitter 
  • Community – Brown crème 
  • Five Rules – Clay crème 
  • Seeing Red – Red crème 
  • History of the World – Navy crème 
  • Intelligence, Integrity & Courage – Gray-blue crème 
  • New Birth – Baby blue crème 
  • Capacity to See Beyond – Bright aqua crème 
  • Givers Theme – Vivid violet crème 
  • Friends Forever, Right? – Baby pink crème 
  • Release – Greige crème 
  • The Outer Edge – White and silver glitter 

The release of the collection coincides with the debut of the China Glaze® The Giver consumer and beauty trade advertising campaign featuring the story’s Fiona. Full-page ads will run in the September issues of Cosmopolitan and Seventeen. Additionally, an electronic version will be prominently featured on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square July-September. The film will open in theatres August 15, 2014.

China Glaze® The Giver limited edition nail polish collection is available at beauty supply stores nationwide including Sally Beauty and Ulta stores. Individual shades retail for $7.50 MSRP.

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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Unknown Pleasures Collection for FW '14

From the innovators behind the cult-favorite liquid lipstick Lip Tar, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics unleashes a range of shades and textures that explores the boundaries between light and shadow. ‘Unknown Pleasures’ is OCC’s Fall/Winter Colour Collection that not only brings together six all-new Lip Tar shades to Sephora, but will be the first to introduce six limited-edition Nail Lacquer shades to participating stores!

The ‘Unknown Pleasures’ collection captures seasonal trend as created by OCC on the runways of New York Fashion Week, with shades that made their original debut at the Fall/Winter 2014 Collections. ‘Unknown Pleasures’ offers a range of colours that promise to tease and tempt the senses, with chic neutrals like ‘Lament’ and ‘Covet’, to ultra-modern vamp shades like the Matte and Metallic duo of deep purples, ‘Pagan’ and ‘Technopagan’. In addition to the six all-new Lip Tar Mattes and Metallics and coordinating Nail Lacquer shades, ‘Unknown Pleasures’ delivers online-exclusive offerings as well: two new Cosmetic Colour Pencil shades!

Actor and musician Deven Green returns to OCC, taking on her darkest roles yet as the two faces of ‘Unknown Pleasures’. The collection will be available online at,, and beginning 8/5, and available for purchase at participating Sephora stores and at OCC’s flagship boutique on 9/19.

  • DANGEROUS: Opaque, True Grey (Creme, Permanent)
  • COVET: Golden Buff Neutral (Creme)
  • POISON: Shimmer Ivy Green (Metallic)
  • DISTORTION: Deep Shimmering Navy (Metallic)
  • PAGAN: Blackened Purple (Creme)
  • TECHNOPAGAN: Blackened Purple with Blue Pearl (Metallic)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cirque Colors Kontiki Collection, & Back to Basics

Whether you're sipping on mojitos, jet-setting across the country or catching up on some well-deserved R&R, explore our latest release that will keep your nails looking hot in the heat. Inspired by endless summer days, we've created 3 limited edition lacquers each with a special color-shifting shimmer in a vivid translucent base. If you like Coronation, you will love The Kontiki Collection.

  • Dear Dahlia - A hot pink "jelly" with multi-dimensional shimmer ($13)
  • Thicker Than Water - A turquoise "jelly" with multi-dimensional shimmer ($13)
  • Midsummer Night - A cobalt blue "jelly" with multi-dimensional shimmer ($13)

An arsenal of mani basics is a must-have for every beauty maven. We are excited to introduce our Back to Basics collection which include our essential Holdfast™ Base Coat and Liquid Laminate™ Top Coat. Additionally, two new creme colors will be available which make the perfect backdrop to our festive glitter lacquers.
  • Holdfast™ Base Coat - A garlic-infused based coat that anchors and strengthens ($10)
  • Liquid Laminate™ Top Coat - A quick-dry top coat that seals, protects and adds a glossy shine  ($10)
  • Memento Mori - A black creme ($13) 
  • Carpe Diem - A white creme ($13)

Also available as a set in an easy-to-carry case for $36.

The Kontiki and Back to Basics Collections will be available online at on August 5, 2014. Please refer to the Stockists page for participating retailers.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Zoya Naturel Deux

Inspired by the desire to expand the popular neutral palette of the Zoya NATUREL collection, six (6) NEW, full-coverage creams in deeper hues were born.

Perfect as every day go-to colors, the Zoya NATUREL DEUX (2) collection bridges the transitional gap between late summer/early fall 2014 with three, rich brown family shades and three plum based beauties. All in the long-wearing, BIG5FREE formula Zoya is known for!

  • Spencer: Camel Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
  • Chanelle: Toasted Almond, Full Coverage Formula.
  • Emilia: Dark Chocolate, Full Coverage Formula.
  • Marnie: Deep Warm Plum, Full Coverage Formula.
  • Aubrey: Medium Mauve Cream, Full Coverage Formula.
  • Madeline: Muted Rose, Full Coverage Formula.


$9 (US), Available on and at finer salons and spas.

Friday, July 11, 2014

China Glaze Pop Top Collection

Top off your nails with the China Glaze® Pop Top Collection

Shine on with the new China Glaze® Pop Top collection. This eight-piece, limited edition set includes two classic base shades mixed with six glitter toppers to add sparkle, sprinkle and shine to your nails. Layer the eye-catching glitters together for a bold look, or pick just one for a dazzling finish – either way you are sure to add POP to your manicure.

The China Glaze® Pop Top collection includes:
  • Heart of Africa: Shimmering deep red
  • White on White: Crisp white crème
  • Pizzazz: Twinkling multi-dimensional glitter blend
  • Fairy Dust: Delicate silver sparkle overcoat
  • Luxe & Lush: A high octane flaky overcoat
  • Your Present Required: Multi-sized and multi-colored glitter
  • I Pink I Can: Multi-sized pink glitter
  • Techno: Glitter confetti polish

China Glaze® Pop Top will be available in August 2014 as open stock colors and 12-piece counter display, plus two four-piece box collections, “Glisten Up” and “Feeling Sparkly”. Individual polishes will retail for $7.50 MSRP and the four-piece box collections retail for $19.95 each. China Glaze® Pop Top will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide; the four-piece kits will be available exclusively at Ulta.

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.

Salon Perfect Neon POP Collection

Make Nails Stand Out with Salon Perfect® Neon POP Collection

Neon nails are the it manicure look for summer with eye-dazzling digits ruling from the catwalk to the boardwalk. Let your fingertips feel the energy of a high-voltage shade with Neon POP, a new collection of vibrant, neon lacquers from Salon Perfect®. Whether you’re just dabbling in a highlighter bright hue or living the full-on Technicolor dream, these 12 bright and bold neon shades will POP out from the rest.

Available this July exclusively at Walmart, the Salon Perfect® Neon POP collection features:
  • Flamingo Flair – Neon flamingo pink
  • Electric Grape – Glitter-charged electric purple
  • Perky Pink – Bubbly bright pink
  • Tickled Pink – Neon bubblegum pink
  • Traffic Cone – Neon orange
  • Yowza Yellow – Highlighter yellow
  • Summer Escape – Blazing sunny orange
  • Oceanic – Bright blue with a jolt of glitter
  • Haute Pink – Scorching hot pink
  • Gone Sailing – Energizing sea green shimmer
  • Loopy Lime – Luminous lime green
  • Fired Up Fuchsia – Flashy fuchsia shimmer
  • Sugar Cube – bright white crème (Insider Tip: Use as a base color to make neon shades really POP.)
  • Crystal Clear – Clear top coat for a glossy finish

The Salon Perfect® Neon POP collection will launch in July as part of a limited edition promotional display at select Walmart stores nationwide. Individual shades will retail for $3.98.

From lashes and brow products to nail color and beauty tools, Salon Perfect has the products needed to look effortlessly beautiful at an affordable price. View the complete Salon Perfect collection at Follow Salon Perfect on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest or YouTube.

500 Nail Designs: Inspired and Inventive Looks for Every Mood and Occasion

500 Nail Designs is a collection of gorgeous, inspired nail looks. You’ll find hundreds of dramatic nail art designs from multi-colored graphic patterns, to plays of textures and finish.

Want super glossy nails for the beach? How about accent glitters for a night out? Get rockin’ with the rough crackle look. Or just go natural with a sexy, simple matte finish. There are also dozens of thematic designs such as red and green Christmas ornament designed nails, fancy floral patterns for spring, or tie-dye for summer.

500 Nail Designs is the ultimate nail art sourcebook for fashionistas—simply swap out different polish colors or textures, or add and subtract elements to get a whole new look! 


Chelsea Franklin is the creator of the popular blog She is a professional photographer, designer, and nail blogger who loves all things nail polish.


Friday, July 4, 2014

#NailedIt: Vietnamese & The Nail Industry Documentary (IndieGogo Campaign)

NailedIt: A Crowdfunded Documentary About the History of Vietnamese in the Nail Industry

#NailedIt details the history of Vietnamese Americans in the nail industry. The documentary is currently in the middle of an Indiegogo campaign and is seeking donations to complete filming. In addition to the Indiegogo campaign, you can connect with NailedIt at and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Documentary Synopsis
A chance encounter between 20 Vietnamese refugee women and actress Tippi Hedren in 1976, triggers the onset of the ubiquitous Vietnamese nail shop. This documentary tells the story of incredible growth and impact a small community of people have on today’s 8 billion dollar nail trade.

This independent film relies on community members who care about this subject matter. The documentary crew needs help to finish shooting this film and start the editing process.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

CND Modern Folklore Collection


As seen on the runway, Fall 2014 is lush with embellished handmade craftsmanship designed to indulge the senses. Resurrected details inspire rich new traditions with the CND® Modern Folklore collection.

“This season, nails are ornate miniature masterpieces richly polished in shades of gold, crimson and indigo,” says CND® Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Our Modern Folklore collection can be used to create intricate patterns inspired by Faberge and fine tapestry, while old world artesian techniques of embossing, engraving and embellishing transform nails into treasures to be coveted.”

Change your Modern Folklore manicure every week with these romantic shades in VINYLUX® Weekly Polish.
  • COLORS: Locket Love, Fine Vermilion, Rose Brocade, Crimson Sash, Indigo Frock and Plum Paisley (Shades also available in CND Shellac)
  • 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 Fall 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 complementary CND® Additives to create embellished effects.
  • SET INCLUDES: Ornate Halo, Rose Notion, Crushed Suede, Jade Rekindled and Plush Velour
  • HOW TO USE: Professional-only CND® Additives can be blended into VINYLUX® Weekly Polish, any sculpting powder or Gel, or layered over CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color
  • AVAILABILITY: Available worldwide Fall 2014; visit the Salon Locator on
  • PRICE: Available with professional CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color, VINYLUX® Weekly Polish and enhancement services for an additional fee