Shellac Attack – The Single Mom’s Stress-Free Answer! Day 1 – Review by Tara

Like most women, I like to look cute and put together. But as a single Mom of 2, I do not have hours (sometimes I don’t even have minutes!) to put into getting ready. I love to have my nails prettily manicured, but who has the time to go to the nail salon every week? And do them myself? By the time I have 5 free minutes to paint my nails, it is bedtime – and then I wake up with the inevitable sheet marks! When I heard about the new CND Shellac system – a UV-cured hybrid nail color that claims to last 14-days – I was so excited. As in dreaming about it every night the week before it was released excited. I mean, even I can spare 30 minutes every two weeks for the perfect manicure!

Finally, Shellac day was here. I had my hands manicured – filed my nails, clipped my cuticles, and made them look extra pretty. After all, if I am going to have a beautiful manicure last 2 weeks, I want to start with the prettiest palette possible! The process is amazingly easy (and in case you didn’t notice, EASY is high on my list of necessities!) – apply base coat (just like polish), cure for 10 seconds under the UV lamp. Apply 1 coat of color, cure for 2 minutes. Apply second color coat, cure for 2 minutes. Apply top coat, cure for 2 minutes. Wipe thoroughly with 99% alcohol (this is the
MOST IMPORTANT step) to remove the top layer film and DONE! My nails were beautifully painted in the exotic Tropix color, shiny, and DRY!

For my first Shellac test, I immediately put my hand in my pocket to retrieve my watch and lip gloss. I will admit it – I was nervous. I am Queen of having creases and lines in my nail polish, because I always forget to have everything out of my purse or pockets before polishing. Not to mention having to change a diaper or fix a broken toy… With Shellac, IT DIDN’T MATTER! I stuck my hand in my pocket, got my watch, pulled my hand back out – and my polish was still PERFECT!

The most amazing part about my manicure is how glossy it is. My nails honestly look wet. I have tried tons of top coats to obtain that high-gloss shine that lasts, to no avail. Shellac is different – it looks like I just left the salon. Finally, stress-free nails! YAY!

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The Colors You NEED in Your Polish Collection

CND Shellac Party Ready Collection has been released and is ready for purchase!

The Party Ready is a collection that applauds a renewed outlook on life and all that is to be celebrated and rejoiced. This range of effortless yet glam holiday shades embraces a relaxed approach without compromising on style. The versatile hues unite the casual with the elegant to create effortless looks to take you from low-key gatherings to a fancy night out.


CND Shellac Party Ready Collection 12 Piece Pop Display

Pop Display Includes:

  • (2) CND Shellac Glitter Sneakers (.25 oz.)
  • (2) CND Shellac Signature Lipstick (.25 oz.)
  • (2) CND Shellac Silk Slip Dress (.25 oz.)
  • (2) CND Shellac White Button Down (.25 oz.)
  • (2) CND Shellac Statement Earrings (.25 oz.)
  • (2) CND Shellac High Waisted Jeans (.25 oz.)
CND Vinylux Weekly Polish System is a breakthrough that endures a week of fashion perfection… without a base coat. Exposure to natural light secures the patent-pending technology, creating an enduring, long-lasting polish.

Pop Display Includes:
  • (2) CND Vinylux Glitter Sneakers (.5 oz.)
  • (2) CND Vinylux Signature Lipstick (.5 oz.)
  • (2) CND Vinylux Silk Slip Dress (.5 oz.)
  • (2) CND Vinylux White Button Down (.5 oz.)
  • (2) CND Vinylux Statement Earrings (.5 oz.)
  • (2) CND Vinylux High Waisted Jeans (.5 oz.)

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Shellac Attack!- The Nail Biter Experience- Day 1 – Review by Kerri

The joke around the office is that the new CND Shellac is the best
invention since the Internet, and for us ladies it just might be!

Since the beginning of manicure history, a 14-day manicure has always
been unheard of – especially if you9re like me who has been plagued by
nail and cuticle biting their entire life! From the moment I heard
about this, I could not wait for our CND Shellac Kits to arrive. And
today, for the first time, I was “shellacked.” I’ve always been
partial to a glamorous light pink so I selected the CND Shellac
Romantique as my color of choice. I had my nails pre-manicured and my
cuticles clipped. With each coat that was applied, I became more and
more excited to see the finished product. I could not believe how fast
the UV lamp cured the nails. I am so used to waiting for my nails dry,
that I had to be reminded that it was okay to fix my hair with my
freshly painted nails, the minute after we finished! Most importantly,
my nails have stayed far away from my mouth. Even an habitual nail
biter wouldn’t want to chomp on these perfectly polished and shiny
nails. 1st day=Success!

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Who Needs a NEW LED Lamp for Gel Polish? Look No Further!

Looking for the best LED nail lamp that won’t break the bank? Pure Spa Direct just added a new lamp for under $200!

This great LED lamp will cure all 5 fingers at a time. Featuring a sensor to turn on when the hands are placed in the lamp and an LCD timer, this lamp will cure all of your gel polishes in lightning time!

Details:

  • Cure all five fingers at the same time
  • Auto-on Sensor
  • LCD Time display with timer:
  • 15s, 30s, 45s, 60s
  • High Power 60 watts, fast cure LED gels within 10 seconds
  • 32 silicone encapsulated LEDs
  • 50,000 hours of LED performance
  • Mirror-finish interior for even light distribution
  • Spacious, comfortable interior for all hand sizes & nail lengths
  • Retractable “feet” for convenient pedicure use
  • LCD Touch Screen Control
  • Aluminum alloy case, durable and good for heat dissipation
  • Universal AC Adapter 100 ~ 240 Voltage, 50/60 Hz
  • 1-year manufacturer9s warranty
Check out some of our best-selling gel polish brands today!

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Gelish Manicure Benifits. A Client’s Prespective on Gelish

Article Written By Gelish client Cecilia from Arlington, TX.

Hands can tell you so much about a person. As a professional business woman, keeping my hands and nails presentable with regular manicures is essential. But for years, I, like so many other women, found myself with polish chipping in just a matter of days, or sometimes hours post-manicure. The only alternative I was offered to avoid this was acrylic nails, but after years of wearing them I ruined my natural nails and vowed never to go back.

So then I heard about a product called Gelish, which offers long wear gel polishes in a generous array of colors that can endure up to 21 days of wear. A polish that can last more than a few days without compromising the “well being” of my natural nail sounded amazing! Price doesn’t matter at this point, I just HAD TO HAVE IT! Not only is this ideal for my everyday life, while sorting through 48 gorgeous colors, I was thinking about how great a Gelish manicure would be before a beach vacation (my mani / pedis don’t hold up well at the beach), or how perfect this would be for my next trip overseas (I hate traveling with polish). My mind was racing with excitement about how a polish with this kind of longevity will make my nail issues a thing of the past.

The Gelish process was seamless and quick! Basically, the process is painting and sealing, leaving me with high gloss, smooth, and completely dry nails. The tech used an LED curing light that took only seconds to “cure” the Gelish and my nails looked perfect! Despite my busy lifestyle of gardening, working out, lots of housework and lots of typing – there are NO signs of chipping, peeling or lifting. I love the peace of mind Gelish gives me: I can relax and live my life, without worrying about my nails looking ugly or unpresentable for the next few weeks! Gelish addresses my 2 major concerns, polish longevity and beauty while keeping my natural nail protected and healthy. Gelish is an excellent quality product, and I highly recommend to my friends all over the country to find a salon that offers Gelish manicures. Finally, a way to conveniently have healthy, beautiful nails!

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Shellac Attack: We Really Can Have It All!! Review by Adrienne

Emotions at Pure Spa Direct have been running high ever since the announcement that CND would be introducing their new Shellac manicure system. All us ladies have been waiting with great anticipation to see the colors, feel the consistency of the polish, and see if it can really stand up to the everyday wear that our nails go through.

I, for one, was skeptical. I am one those women that ruins my new manicure, oh, about, 3.5 seconds after I put my hands under the dryer. How could anything, short of acrylics, work for me? Also, even if my polish stayed on for 2 weeks, how could my nail beds possibly maintain that fresh manicure look? Well, we have 2 weeks to discover the answers to these questions. Here is Day 1…

The very first thing I did before anything was applied to my nails was rub all of them with a plastic-backed, lint-free pad that was soaked with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol. This made my nails clean and ready to be Shellac-Attacked. My color of choice was Red Baroness, a sparkling raspberry color that can change to a more cranberry tone, depending upon the light. It is absolutely gorgeous, the kind of color that I want to show off. Also, due to its varying shade, it is also a very versatile color.

The process, in a nutshell, was: Base Coat, bake 10 secs, 1st color coat, bake 2 mins, 2ND color coat, bake 2 mins, top coat, bake 2 mins. Repeat on other hand. In essence, the whole process takes exactly 12 minutes and 20 seconds longer than a traditional manicure, BUT, no drying time and no worrying about inevitable smudges and dents! I don’t know about any of you, but I have sat under the nail dryer for 20-30 minutes, and STILL wrecked my manicure before I even left the salon.
The end product is absolutely stunning. I have been getting tons of compliments on the color and shine of the polish, from friends and strangers alike. And rather than having to do activities with extra care and focus, I have been able to throw caution to the wind, successfully combining my tomboyish nature and love of shimmering nails.
As a note, the CND Solar Oil is ESSENTIAL!! I have very dry hands and cuticles and using the 99% Isopropyl Alcohol definitely does not help my situation. After one application of the oil, however, my nail-beds looked and felt super moisturized. I will be applying it every day, multiple times a day, to ensure that my cuticles stay as fresh and gorgeous as my Shellac Manicure does.
As far as CND Shellac, this girl is hooked 😉

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The Softer Side of CND Shellac – 2013 Intimates Collection

Fall and winter is not only all about the dark colored polishes. CND Shellac has finally introduced the softer side with the CND Shellac 2013 Intimates Collection! Capture the essence of natural beauty with soft, delicate shades for a feminine and graceful look. Subtle, chic, and graceful tones allow nails natural beauty to shine through.

These four new polishes can be worn solo or layered with another favorite shade to reveal a personal style statement.



The CND Shellac 2013 Intimates Collection includes 4 elegant, new colors:

Embrace femininity and redefine sensuality
Slip into something luxuriously alluring
Soft, elegant tones let delicate beauty shine through

Subtle.Romantic.Graceful

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6G is the Unit!

This just in…Pure Spa Direct is now carrying the Gelish LED 6G Curing Lamp by Nail Harmony! For all users still using UV light to cure your gel polishes, now is the time to change! If you haven’t tried using a LED light, you don’t know what you are missing! The Gelish LED 6G Lamp is a smaller and more economical version of the Gelish LED 9G Curing Lamp, but still packs the power! Curing times for both lamps is the same, and much shorter than their UV conterparts. Also, with 50,000 hours of LED Bulb Life, the Gelish LED 6G Curing Lamp can last as long as 5-7 years! A major benefit to this lamp is that you will never have to worry about buying replacment bulbs for the life of the lamp, which is be a huge cost-saver over time!

I’m lovin’ the Gelish LED 6G Curing Lamp by Nail Harmony for a few reasons:

  1. Much faster curing times than UV Lights.
  2. Comes with a stand for ease and comfort!
  3. Sensor feature! Light turns on when hand is inserted under the lamp, and shuts off when curing time is up!

Purchase the Gelish LED 6G Curing Lamp Today!

Time saved=more clients serviced=more profits= Happy Spas and Salons!

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Get Your Order In! CND Shellac Fall 2013 Colors Now Available for Pre-Order!

Fall is ALMOST here! I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love the fall and all the new nail polish colors that come along with it!! I tend to keep my nails dark all year round, so when new colors come out, it is super exciting! The new CND Shellac Fall Forbidden Collection are a group of deep, rich, and romantic colors. Explore the darker side of romance for fall!

The new CND Shellac Fall Collection features 6 perfect for fall colors:

  • Blue Rapture
  • Burnt Romance
  • Dark Dahlia
  • Night Glimmer
  • Steel Gaze
  • Tinted Love

Pre-Order them now to ensure you don’t miss out on this exciting collection! They will be available to ship mid- late August.

Don’t forget to stock up on all your other CND Shellac items, as well as everything you need for your nail services here at Pure Spa Direct! =)

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NEW From CND Shellac: CND Shellac Nourishing Remover

The newest addition to the CND Shellac line is the CND Shellac Nourishing Remover, available now at Pure Spa Direct in 8 oz and 32 oz bottles.

According to CND: “Building off CND Shellac9s convenient and gentle ten minute removal process, CND Shellac Nourishing Remover, out in September 2012, will reduce removal time to eight minutes. CND Shellac Nourishing Remover is infused with macadamia and Vitamin E oils to condition nails and softly remove color.”

Gentler than acetone on the nails and skin, with added Macademia Oil and Vitamin E, CND Nourishing Remover sounds, well, nourishing! And shortening removal time from 10 minutes to 8 minutes is a great plus, too! I know 2 minutes does not sound like a lot of time, but if you do 10 removal services a day, you will save 20 minutes! How quickly the time adds up!

Will you stick with your current removal process, or check out the nourishing properties of CND Nourishing Remover?

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