Natural nail manicures can last up to 7 days if they are properly tailored to the client. But realistically, if you have weak nails like myself, they rarely last a day without chipping. That is just my reality. So most times, I like to opt for a gel mani. However, I hate the time it takes to remove a gel mani. So now enters Essie, with this new gel setter top coat. It is supposed to take your natural nail mani to a new level, giving you gel longevity and shine, but the quick removal time of a natural nail mani. Personally, I want to get my hands on this one and see if it lives up to they hype. Read the Nails Mag article below.
Essie Gel Setter is a gel-like top coat that will reinvigorate the classic mani without added curing or removal time. Now in the hands of nail professionals, Gel Setter creates a new gel-like service opportunity and works seamlessly with Essie’s 250+ shades. Its innovative formula features acrylates copolymer — a technology that provides a thick,…
via Essie Gel Setter Keeps Nails Shining — NAILS Magazine
Designer Monique Lhuillier has teamed with Essie for a new gel polish line. The colors are very neutral and spring, and perfect for bridal season. Essie’s gel polish line is perfectly smooth, and always shiny. They even have a vitamin strengthening base coat for those of us, like myself, whose nails can get weak from even the lightest filing. I used to love that treatment by itself. Check out the post by Nails Mag below.
This Essie Gel Couture collection marries the designer’s famed and luxurious attention to detail with Essie’s renowned color authority. “I created shades fit for every bride, a perfect complement to unique bridal couture and natural beauty,” says the designer. Colors include Blush-Worthy, Dress is More, Berry in Love, To Have & To Gold, Sage You…
via Essie Gel Couture by Monique Lhuillier — NAILS Magazine
CND Gilded Dreams Holiday 2014- Shellac Vinylux Swatches.
THE CND ADDITIVES THO!!!!!!!! I want to get my hands on those!!
Do you want to try them?
Here is a gel polish short set I did for Aeriael! She is a stylist in Waldorf, MD, specializing in braided styles.
Some items used to achieve this look:
· Color: LeChat Moon Dance
· 5ss Genuine Crystals in Clear
· 16ss Genuine Crystals in Clear AB
· Silver Dots
· Silver Holo Glitter
Aeraele picked a gel polish for its lasting durability. Because she is constantly doing hair, her nails are exposed to a lot of conditions that may cause regular nail polish to chip. I picked a cute design that wasn’t too much for her conservative nature but still a bit of bling for her. She absolutely loves it.
Here are a few examples of her work:\
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Quickie Post today. I’m just returning from vacation and Im sick today 😦
I wanted to share my nails from my trip. They aren’t that neat as I was rushing to get everything done at the last minute before I left. But here it is. It’s the Light Elegance Diamond Glitter polish on my thumb, middle, and pinky fingers. Then I have Zoya’s Willow on my index and ring fingers. I did a ‘junk’ accent nail on my middle finger using some different shaped rhinestones, and multi colored flat backed pearls (cabochons).
Picked Willow because I was going to warm climate, so I wanted something that would embody warmth, but still be soft in case when I got back, I
didn’t feel like wouldn’t have the time to change the polish color. And she did her job perfectly. The coral color reminds me of a warm spring day, but still maintains her spring coolness. It has a tinge of frost in it and I think that is why I love it for late spring/early summer. Even though Im still wearing it in the dead of winter.
What do you think?
Hi everyone! I got a few pot of Light Elegance Gels a couple of days ago. Im pretty happy I did because I was invited to a grand opening of Pampered Look Nail Salon in Temple Hills MD. Do I have a booth to work out of on weekends?!?! I dont know. More to come […]