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Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Kendall Jenner is face for Fashion’s Night Out Los Angeles 2012

A year after little sister Kylie Jenner hit the runway for Avril Lavigne’s Abbey Dawn line, Kendall Jenner makes her revel as the face for Fashion’s Night Out 2012 Los Angeles.

 Kendall has already graced a cover at sixteen – following in the footsteps of the Kardashian example.

Fashion’s Night Out originated in New York four years ago and is a nationwide event held September 6th this year.

For more information on the retailers and activities, check out

Haute couture gown by Georges Chakra. Shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti.

L to R: from MBFW Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner

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Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Olympic Athletes get CND Shellac’d London 2012

CND Shellac™, the Original Power Polish, gears up for the London 2012 Olympic Games at several Olympic Villages

July 23, 2012 – Starting July 21, athletes in the Olympic and Paralympic Villages will have the opportunity to receive complimentary 14 day+, superior shine CND Shellac manicures and pedicures by the UK’s top nail technicians, courtesy of UK professional beauty distributor, Sweet Squared. CND Shellac is the original and only Power Polish service that will last as long as the Games, helping athletes reach the podium in style!

To celebrate this Olympic initiative, CND is unveiling its medal-worthy nail looks, Olympic Gold & Olympic Spirit:

Olympic Gold  

Olympic Spirit

“We are thrilled athletes from around the world will be treated to a CND Shellac service during the Olympics and wish them the very best in their remarkable journey,” says CND co-founder and style director Jan Arnold. “We look forward to seeing all the Olympic inspired nails which will be uploaded onto the CND Facebook and Sweet Squared Facebook fan pages, and thank Sweet Squared for its continued support and enthusiasm for the CND brand.”

CND Shellac in the Village

Athletes are welcome to the Leisure Lounge at the official Olympic Rowing & Canoe Village as well as the Sailing Village for a medal-worthy manicure, pedicure and hand / foot massage starting Saturday, July 21 and every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the Games. These complimentary services will be offered at the Paralympics from August 29 to September 9. Athletes will have 36 gorgeous colors to choose from and the option to customize with Olympic themed designs.

Follow Live on Facebook and Twitter

Want to know what nail style your favorite athlete is sporting? Live tweeting with #OlympicShellac along with photos posted to the CND Facebook and Sweet Squared Facebook fan pages will give Olympic enthusiasts and nail buffs alike an insider look at the experience and perfectly manicured fingers and toes! Follow @CNDWorld and @SweetSquared.

The Original Power Polish

CND Shellac is a nail care system for natural nails that is winning over women all around the world. CND Shellac paints on like polish – base coat, color, top coat – and is cured in a CND UV Lamp so there is zero dry time. It combines the ease of polish with high-gloss shine, 14-day wear, easy 10 minute removal and no nail damage. CND Shellac is also hypo-allergenic & “3-Free” – no formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP.

About CND

Founded in 1979 and based in Vista, CA, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education, and customer support. CND is an industry-leading advocate for the role of nail care in personal beauty and fashion. For more information on CND or CND Shellac, please see

About Sweet Squared

Sweet Squared is the exclusive distributor in the UK for CND and embraces a philosophy that goes way beyond the simple distribution process. Passionate about the nail industry, Sweet Squared exist for the sole purpose of supporting and developing nail professionals through Honesty, Commitment and Passion. Not just providing education but creating careers and lifelong partnerships.

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Posted by on Jul 22, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Tutorial: Half Moon Manicure

My aunt first turned me on to the Half Moon manicure many, many years go.  She was a nail fanatic and wore them when they originally came into vogue.  There were three variations she told me about, and I still remember her giggle about how much fun they had with this look.  Until recent years, I had never seen anyone wear it.  Thrilled to see it return.  Of course, I have to add glitter to most everything, so here is a tutorial with bling.  This is with CND Shellac for  long lasting look, but you can do the same with regular lacquer.

The trick to getting this look right is paying attention to proper sticker placement and not polishing too crazily over the stickers so it’s neat when you remove it.

Oh, and my aunt? It’s crazy, but this is the only photo I have of her. And it’s actually a photo of a painting I have of her – she always seemed to look this glamorous.  She was my original nail guru, and I learned so much about nail care and became so excited by nails in large part because of her.  Even her brother had a thing for nice digits, and once cut a date short when he could no longer stomach his date’s unkempt nails.

She would love fall 2012, because red is coming back in full force, and she wore her signature red lips everyday, and had her nails done every week up to her death.  I miss her.

Was there a specific person in your life that turned you on to nails, inspired you to new trends?

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Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Where to buy CND Additives Nail Art Kit

Trying to find where to buy the new CND Additives nail art kit? ALL SalonCentrics can pre-order for you! Give them code #3718038 or PP001185 (it will depend on your area) and hold yours now.

Licensed professionals only.

What can you do with the kit? Oh, you can match client items like this ice blue ring:

Or their favorite purse

What else can you do with CND Additives?

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Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Events, Los Angeles: Stila Warehouse Sale – July 28

Blowout warehouse sale on Stila cosmetics – consumer and pros alike welcome!

When: Saturday, July 28 from 8am-3pm

Where: the doll factory – 1910 west temple street, los angeles ca 90026

Important reminders: No backpacks, strollers or large handbags allowed inside. purchases limited to $600 max percustomer. Cash and credit cards only.

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