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Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Rihanna in CND Shellac – over enhancements!

Rihanna in US Magazine, pictured with CND VIP manicurist Flavia Pitton

While she’s been a fan of CND Shellac from the get go, US Magazine recently featured Rihanna in Milan getting a Shellac Black Pool manicure on top of CND Retention+ liquid and powder set.

Yes, Shellac is for natural nails. But it is also for use over CND enhancements!  How many of you are doing this double duty mani?  I have a few gels that I Shellac over.  No tip wear is a big benefit, along with the standard long lasting, high shine and no-dry time we’ve all come to know and love!

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Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

She’s Got the Look: Zooey Deschanel, Golden Globes and that CND Tuxedo Manicure

Zooey Deschanel’s excitement over her adorable tuxedo nails has spilled all over the internet.

Where did the design come from?  CND’s Ruffian fall 2011 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, New York.

And this is why runway is done!

Ruffian’s collection, called “Tuxedo Park” was matched perfectly with CND’s version of a feminine tuxedo manicure.

Experiment with your own colors or get this runway look at home:

CND Colours & Effects

Use the following combination to achieve the blue/lavender base:

  • (1) coat Ice Blue Shimmer
  • (2) coats Lavender Pearl
  • (1) coat Air Dry Top Coat

For ArtWork


  • Hand paint black bow tie at tip
  • Hand paint black moon base at base
  • Handpaint 3 buttons down the vertical center of the nail

In total, the CND team polished 6080 layers, 760 moons and bow ties and 2280 buttons for the Ruffian show.  It was well worth it to see it again!

Congrats to the CND team that put it all together:

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Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Paris Fashion Week – Air Chanel

Lagerfeld formed a new mile high club with Paris Couture Week and Air Chanel

And this is why I love the shows overseas just a wee bit more – they tend to go ballistic with creativity.

Karl Lagerfeld has been on a roll lately, what with the banquet runway and now this, Air Chanel.

This is a luxury liner, no question.  Numbered seats, Chanel logo carpeting, sky views and 62 couture outfits.

I love this little number.  It has ombre, a denim-ish look, and sparkles? Sold.

Jeanne Beker shared the amazing invitation

Love the drink cart!

Pockets were everywhere, but what I love?

Extending the sequins down the leggings.

Accessorize with your thighs.  FAB.

Sleek black number

Move over Virgin

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Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Beauty, Nails | 5 comments

CND – 2012 Discontinued Product

Out with the old, In with the new

CND is phasing out nearly 70 items – now is the time to get them before they are gone.  But don’t be sad!  New and exciting ones are around the corner.  Catch these before they are gone from your supplier:

Colour Lacquers

  • 500 Wash Down White
  • 503 Ivory Coast
  • 504 Buff
  • 506 Pink Lilly
  • 510 Cheeky
  • 511 Frosting Cream
  • 514 Flamingo Feather
  • 520 Guava
  • 532 Chocolate Milk
  • 533 Blueberry Whip

Top Coat

  • SuperMatte Top Coat Nail Treatment, all sizes

Scentsations Lotions & Wash

  • Apple & Cinnamon
  • Melon & Jasmine
  • Black Currant & Fig
  • Cucumber & Aloe
  • Pear & Dandelion (my fav!)
  • Peach & Ginseng

Intro Packs

  • Excite
  • Escape


  • Iridescent glitter sculpting powder
  • Silver Shimmer sculpting powder
  • Black Opaque sculpting powder
  • Red Opaque sculpting powder


  • Performance Tips – Natural
  • Performance Tips – White
  • Performance Tips – Clear
  • Formation Tips – Clear
  • Eclipse Tips – Natural
  • Eclipse Tips – Clear

Brisa Color Gel

  • Red Opaque
  • Orange Opaque
  • Yellow Opaque
  • Blue Opaque
  • Green Opaque
  • Purple Opaque
  • Black Opaque
  • Silver Shimmer
  • Silver Frost
  • Gold Shimmer
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Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

While You Were Waiting

We’ve got a few temp issues to resolve in terms of server space and what not, so the space is a little quiet.  To keep up on all the info, you can visit the Facebook page for ss 2012 New York Fashion Week video, beauty info, CND Shellac, Zoya and more!

What’s Up?  Rachel Zoe’s ss 2012 hair by Didier Malige for Frederic Fekkai.  Please like the Solessence page and follow there for now.

Thank you and check back soon.

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