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Posted by on Jun 6, 2010 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

CND Shellac: Summary

Milwaukee/Mequon/Shorewood area: Make your appointment now for this 14-day manicure online or call (414) 964-9311
How do you get great nails?  Shellac is the answer.   Here is a little FAQ I wrote for that I hope will answer many of your questions on the product.  Check it out here, as well as swatch posts here and a video here!  And scroll down to see supporting photos of product under weeks of wear and tear.

A Shellac manicure is the easiest way to give natural nails the beautiful, finished look of gel or liquid & powder without going artificial.

For the last 5 weeks I’ve put it to the test on clients and on the most notorious nail polish abusers known: the stylists at Harpo’s Salon in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.   After exposure to water, hair dye, gardening (yes) and cuticle biting, Shellac stayed strong, shiny, and kept the nail beds healthy.

The difference is clear: An example of nail condition after gel and nail condition after Shellac


Erica’s hands – before Shellac, hair dye stains and all


Erica’s hands after: The Shellac manicure leaves hands looking beautifully finished with a high shine for a top coat.

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Before Shellac, Harpo’s owner Peggy Dixon was only able to keep a polish manicure nice for four hours.  Here are her hands after 3 weeks of Shellac!


Condition after three weeks of Shellac: Harpo’s owner Peggy Dixon has perfect nail beds after removal.


Pop on over to to read the FAQ here

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Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

MTV’s “Hired” Bags Beauty for theBalm

In a final twist, contestants are asked to pitch a product to impress.

MTV’s “Hired” airs tonight, June 3rd at 6:30pm Eastern (check local listings for correct times)

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Do you remember sweating blood and tears over your first interview? MTV wants to bring it all back, and for some, to document for eternity on film. The new series “Hired” follows college grad hopefuls through the interview process to see where things go right, and where they go terribly, shockingly, wrong. Focusing on lifestyle, fashion and beauty companies, watch tonight as makeup company theBalm sorts through a bevvy of hopeful office assistants to bring on board.

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