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Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Last Call – CND Shellac & Fashion Fusion at Premiere Orlando

  • 90 Minute Runway Presentation!
  • Additional 15 Shellac Fashion Nail Step-byStep!
  • $250 in nail products for $99 ticket!

Get the hottest trends in nails direct from the company that made nails a statement at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week! Tickets are running out for the Fashion Fusion Runway Presentation. If you’re heading to the Premiere Orlando Beauty show  pick yours up here.  $99 gets you admission, a CND Shellac Lamp, goodies and season look book.  This event SOLD OUT in Chicago – don’t miss it this round.

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Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Privé’s New Frizz Eliminating Lineup

If April showers have brought May’s hair frizzies, Privé has a powerful, travel friendly lineup with you in mind. Rich in nourishing oils that won’t weigh hair down, these new releases are sure to make you shine:

Privé’s Concept Vert Volumizing Froth
Amazon acai and babassu oil float in a froth that is creamy, providing ease of application. Ideal for defining curl and reducing frizz. Bonus? It’s safe for colored hair and offers twice as many applications over traditional mousses. Cha-ching saver!

Privé’s Flash Brilliance
Chamomile, Lemongrass, and Balm Mint -oh my! Tame frizz and protect your locks from UV rays with this brilliant bouquet with just a few ultra fine sprays.

Privé’s Extended Texture Clay
A weightless clay-like cream that adds volume and gives the perfect beach wave? Sign us up. Guys can take advantage for great texture, too.

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Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

CND Shellac – Romantique Swatches

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Pearl recently asked a few questions in a CND Swatches post about the color Romantique. I thought I’d go ahead and post additional swatches here because it might be helpful to others.

Note: I’ve enhanced the French tip on the ring finger to further demonstrate coverage

Q: How many coats of Shellac have you applied for the swatches ? The salon I go to applies 2 coats and I dont get the same shade for Romantique or Negligee. Yours looks exact like the bottle color !
A: My swatches are two coats of color. It is possible they are not getting the pigment mixed enough. I would suggest they shake the bottle very well to ensure uniform color. Also, Romantique does take a bit of skill to get fluid. If the tech is having trouble, it’s better to do three thin coats to get it even.

Q: Does Romantique look similar to OPI Bubble Bath ?
A: OPI’s formulas have been undergoing a lot of changes since the Coty buyout, and the new Bubble Bath is a different shade, horribly streaky and takes multiple coats. In that regard, I would say no. CND Shellac Romantique is a beautiful milky pink. With one layer it can provide a nice base for a French. With two layers it is an opaque finish.

Romantique – one layer (no topcoat)
Provides a masking layer for French. More opaque than the pink Negligee and gives a pink-white cast.

Romantique – two coats (no topcoat)
Opaque coverage. If having trouble achieving this look, opt for three thin coats. Or, you can opt for three layers to give complete, zero sheer coverage.


Romantique is the option for someone wanting a creme based color where the nail won’t be seen. It is very feminine with a bit of bold, and one of the most popular Shellac colors in my salon. It’s no stranger to celebs either – Katy Perry is also a big fan of this color and has been Shellac’d multiple times.

I’ll find a set of fingers to update with a BB comparison.

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Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

Zoya “French Twist” Promo – Last Day

Today is the last day for the Zoya Caitlin and Dove promo with Zoya. These two colors were used to create the French Twist manicure created by Haven Spa for Joy Cioci at NYFW. Any purchase (excluding spoons) on will get you these two colors for free. Enter ZB52 and you have until Monday May 23 (11:59PM EST) to order.

Check out my video from Joy Cioci to get the look

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Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Natori’s Fantastical Tan Towels

Summer has us wanting to hit the shores, and these oversized beach towels from Natori will keep you stylishly shielded from the sand. From leopard prints to tie dye to Samuri, there’s a little bit of everything to bring out the sun warrior in you. $45-$50

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