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We’d been quite interested in CND Shellac for quite
some time. The prospect of chip-free nails for days and days on end
(or, most accurately, WEEKS), intrigued us from the second we heard
about the service. Luckily, at a beauty event a
few weeks ago, we were given the opportunity to try out the service!
And try it out we did. We decided to go for a little craziness on our nails, trying out some of the brand-new colors Shellac will be coming out with in March. One coat of Rock Royalty (a gorgeous purple cream), one coat of Iced Coral, and one very special nail based on the Tuxedo Nails from the most recent Ruffian show during New York Fashion Week … and voila! Our nails were bangin’.
Well, it’s now been 11 days. The picture above was taken 2 days after painting … and, if you can believe it, our nails are still totally chip-free and as glossy as ever! We’re thrilled about the results and have gotten so many compliments on our nails, it’s a wonder our head hasn’t swelled.
If you’re interested in trying CND Shellac, visit cnd.com to find a salon near you.
This collection of 6 metallic polishes is inspired by the feeling of intimacy — from temptations and whispers to lingerie and kisses. Choose from Marley (lavender pink with a whisper of metallic). Dove (delicate, pale gray cream), Caitlin (misty, moody grey violet cream), Dannii (sparkling, enchanted orchid metallic), Jules (soft, glimmering gold kiss metallic) and Gemma (mysterious green/purple duotone metallic).
Each polish retails for $7 and will be available starting January 15 at zoya.com.
Sephora by OPI Glee
Gleeks unite! Fans of the TV show will be totally salivating over this collection of 7 polishes inspired by Rachel, Mr. Shue, Santana and all the rest. Colors include Slushied (opaque blue), Hell to the No (bold purple), Gleek Out (glittery lime green), Diva-in-Training (poppy pink), Who Let the Dorks Out (peacock green), Miss Bossy Pants (rich raspberry) and Mash-Up (pearlescent greenish grey).
Each polish retails for $9.50 and will be available in February at sephora.com.
Essie French Affair
Want to take a trip to the French Riviera? Well, if that’s a bit out of your budget, never fear … Essie’s romantic, French-themed collection will make you feel like you’re there in no time! Most of the 6 colors in the collection are more muted, but we’re totally feeling Coat Azure (above), an unbelievably gorgeous blue.
Each polish retails for $8 and will be available at essieshop.com in February.
We’ve been enamored of the neutral/greige/brown nail trend ever since it started, and Essie’s latest foray into the field has us salivating from the name itself! (Come on, isn’t the fact that it’s 20 degrees outside just making you want to cozy up in front of a fireplace with some cocoa?)
Well, if you’re like us, this creamy dark taupe will have you falling completely head over heels in love. It glides onto the nail without any effort whatsoever, and two coats leave behind just the perfect shade of cocoa you could ever hope to come across. If you’re looking for Essie’s answer to the chic nail polish of the season, this is most definitely it.
Essie Hot Coco nail polish retails for $8 at essieshop.com.
Note: Essie’s online shop is undergoing some construction and this polish won’t be available until February 1. But we just couldn’t want to tell you about it! Add it to your wish list so you’ll be sure to know when it’s available for purchase.