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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The 7 Day Vinylux Challenge – Day 1! Is Vinylux a Game-Changer?

CND has been taking the nail industry by storm in the last few years. First, they released Shellac – the biggest nail trend…well, probably ever! They changed the game for salons, providing the Power-Polish gel manicure that applies like a polish and lasts 2 weeks.

Now, it seems CND has done it again with the release of Vinylux….but this time, they took it one step further. Vinylux is perfect for application in the salon, but since it does not require a lamp to cure, and can be easily removed with nail polish remover, clients can perform manicures and touch-ups at home. This opens up a whole new avenue for retailing these products to your clients, creating more revenue for your salon!

I know what you are thinking – you already have a full line of polishes, gels, and gel polishes. Why do you need more?

Why we LOVE Vinylux

  1. Simple, 2-step process: color polish, top coat. That’s it! No base coat, no curing. SUPER EFFICIENT!
  2. 8.5 minute dry time. So fast!
  3. Flawless color lasts without chipping for 7 days!
  4. Easy removal – no soak-off, no drill. Even remove at home!
That all sounds great on paper, right? Well, here is the REAL test! I performed my first Vinylux manicure last night, and will post updates over the next seven days to see how well it lasts.
Vinylux Grape Gum – Day 1
Initial Thoughts: Love the polish formula – applied smoothly, not streaky or clumpy. I felt odd applying color direct to my nail, but I can certainly get used to one less step! I did apply 3 coats of color (instructions recommend 2 coats) – I didn’t feel that I had evenly applied the color after 2 coats. I think that is a reflection of my application skills rather than the polish, though. I usually apply 3 coats of color.
Each coat dried really quickly – by the time I applied polish to each of my 10 fingers and started at the beginning again for the next coat, the previous layer felt dry instead of tacky, so I didn’t end up with weird brush marks near my cuticle. Definite plus!
I performed my manicure about 45 minutes before I hit the sack – usually, this is a recipe for disaster. I am the Queen of destroying my manicures with Sheet and Bedding marks. However, my Vinylux was still perfect when I woke up this morning – not a Sheet Mark to be seen, hallelujah!
The only oddity is how the polish feels – it is almost rubbery, not hard, shiny, and glossy. It looks shiny and glossy, the finish just doesn’t feel like regular polish. But, if it lasts, that is A-OK with me! On a final note: I do feel like the striations in my nails are accentuated with this polish, but I am not sure if it is the color or the polish itself. After my 7-Day Challenge is over, I will try another color to compare!
Check back in a couple of days for some picture updates from my 7-Day Challenge….and pick up Vinylux for your salon today!

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CND Summer Collection is Here!

This Summer, it’s all about the brightest possible color. Experience the joy of the season with shades that uplift your mood indoors and out. This collection is giving me major “Summer Vibes” and I love it!

Get it all with the CND Shellac & Vinylux – Summer City Chic Collection Bundle, before it’s sold out.

This 12-piece pre-pack contains 1 each of the following Shellac and Vinylux:

  • CND Shellac Rooftop Hop
  • CND Shellac Sangria at Sunset
  • CND Shellac Museum Meet Cute
  • CND Shellac Beach Escape
  • CND Shellac Popsicle Picnic
  • CND Shellac Pop-Up Pool Party
  • CND Vinylux Rooftop Hop
  • CND Vinylux Sangria at Sunset
  • CND Vinylux Museum Meet Cute
  • CND Vinylux Beach Escape
  • CND Vinylux Popsicle Picnic
  • CND Vinylux Pop-Up Pool Party

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Perfect for Warmer Weather – Palm Tree Nail Designs

The weather is finally getting warmer here in New York, and what better time to jump ahead and play with fun nail designs that make you think of warmer weather? I came across these Palm Tree nail art designs and instantly thought of warm weather, summer, and vacations. All you need is polishes in sunset colors of red, pink, and yellow. Black polish for the palm tree design and a thin nail art brush.

And if you’re not into the sunset look, check out the palm tree design with more of a beach background. All you need for this one is to change the background color to two shades of blue and a bit of yellow:

These designs will definitely help your clients get ready for the summer months!

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New Arrivals! CND Holiday Collection

CND Holiday Collection 2020 is here in both Shellac and Vinylux. With beautiful, festive holiday colors, you’re going to want the whole collection, I guarantee it!

Give your clients a superior service with the Shellac Brand 14 Day Nail Color system. Featuring a base coat, color coat, and topcoat – and the exclusive CND LED Lamp – the Shellac Brand system works together like no other to deliver two weeks of high-performance wear with no nail damage.

CND Shellac Cocktail Couture Holiday 2020 Collection

Cocktail Couture Pop Display Includes:

  • (2) CND Shellac Devil Red
  • (2) CND Shellac Bordeaux Babe
  • (2) CND Shellac How Merlot
  • (2) CND Shellac Drama Queen
  • (2) CND Shellac Get That Gold
  • (2) CND Shellac She’s A Gem!
  • (2) CND Express 5 Top Coats
  • (2) CND Shellac Base Coats

Vinylux Weekly Polish system includes a self-adhering color coat that eliminates the need for a base coat. Use with Vinylux Weekly Top Coat for week-long wear that dries quickly. 7-day, chip-resistant wear, fast-drying, 2 step application. Brilliant shine that lasts. Increased durability with natural light.

Vinylux Cocktail Couture Pop Display Includes:
  • (2) CND Vinylux Red Devil
  • (2) CND Vinylux Bordeaux Baby
  • (2) CND Vinylux How Merlot
  • (2) CND Vinylux Drama Queen
  • (2) CND Vinylux Get That Gold
  • (2) CND Vinylux She’s A Gem!
  • (2) Long Wear Top Coat, 0.5 fl. oz.

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Vinylux 7-Day Challenge – Day 3 UPDATE!

Well, I am almost halfway there – Day 7 is approaching quickly! As of today, Day 3, my Vinylux is still holding strong. It is still very shiny, and I am just showing some minimal wear along my free edge. All in all, it still looks great!

**Take care when applying – be sure to cap the free edge really well, and i bet your clients won’t even see any wear along their free edge.**

Vinylux Grape Gum – Day 3

One thing I noticed with Vinylux – it is not becoming brittle like traditional polish. Normally, by Day 3 of a manicure, my polish has become brittle and begins showing evidence of tiny spidery cracks. I am not seeing any of that happen with my Vinylux, which is great news!

Have you applied Vinylux for any of your clients yet? What are your thoughts on application?

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Aurora – Shellac & Vinylux New Collection!

The Aurora Shellac & Vinylux Collection took the prize this week for most popular items leaving the warehouse. With cool and bright colors it’s no wonder they won. Glacial Mist and Nordic Lights have these cool sparkles in them.. why? I have no idea…I’m just a shipping guy! See our great 2015 Aurora Shellac Vinylux collection HERE!

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What’s new in the nail polish world?

Shellac has done it again! The Spring 2017 New Wave Collection was a big hit last week. If you’ve read my blogs in the past than you know I absolutely love the clever names of nail polishes! Jelly Bracelet is definitely one of my favorites although Banana Clips is a close second… why? I have no idea… I’m just a shipping guy! See our great Shellac Spring 2017 New Wave collection HERE!

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