Archive: Nails

New From Barielle: High Steppin’!

I absolutely LOVE these new shades by Barielle! I’m totally in love with the shade Belly Dance. I’ve worn it twice since I got it!

For summer 2010, boogie down with new disco-inspired nail polishes in the High Steppin’ collection from Shades by Barielle. Six metallic hues and Barielle’s signature healthy “3-free” formulation make hands and feet dance with style.

Flashing back to the 70’s, get groovy with Electric Boogie—an inky metallic blue with teal glitter; shake it up with Belly Dance—a nude taupe with shimmer; party until dawn with Night Moves—a sparkling metallic silver; turn it around with Passion Pirouette—a grape metallic purple; sway to the style with Slow Motion—a light metallic lavender and let loose with Freestyle—a cool metallic mint with silver glitter.

Celebrity Manicurist Elle says, “When creating this collection, we wanted to pump up the volume on nail hues. Inspired by bright summer whites, we injected some high-voltage color into any look from bikini to boardwalk.”

Formulated to provide nails with safe, healthy and long-lasting glossy color coverage, Shades by Barielle is free of formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl-phthalate. Women can also safely use Barielle products throughout pregnancy.

Key Features: Contains no formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl-phthalate.

Size: .5 fl oz/14.8 ml

Suggested Retail Price: $8.00

Availability: Barielle.com

Instyle Magazine partners with Nails Inc.

InStyle, the fashion and beauty bible has joined forces with nails inc. one of the UK’s most successful and popular nail bar chains for the second year to create a bespoke range of nail polishes available free with the June Issue of InStyle.

The three nails inc. polishes created exclusively for InStyle, are three of this season’s trendiest shades: InStyle Beach, InStyle Mink and InStyle Candy. Key spring/summer looks for this season; each one is worth £10.50.

These fabulous hues will update your summer look instantly. Choose InStyle Candy – an on-trend pastel pink or bask in the sun wearing InStyle Beach a fashion-fierce seaside coral. InStyle Mink is “greige”, the colour of the season and perfect to go with the current nude fashion palette.

In addition, readers will be entitled to 20% off all nails inc. online purchases, plus 20% off manicures and pedicures. InStyle’s June issue and the magazine’s website, www.instyle.co.uk, will promote the special nails inc. offers.

Eilidh MacAskill, Editor of InStyle says of the partnership “a slick of new nail varnish has to be the quickest pick-me up. So it was fantastic to work up these three key shades with the Nails Inc experts. They encapsulate the summer’s trends. Instyle Mink is my new must-have”.

The June issue of InStyle is on sale from 28 April. Log on to www.instyle.co.uk for further details.

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I’m in Love With: Sally Hansen Complete Care

For whatever reason, over the last year – my nails went from being strong and healthy to weak and brittle. I upped my vitamins, and headed to Target to find a solution for my unhealthy nails! I went straight for the Sally Hansen Complete Care line.  I zeroed in on Complete Care Extra Moisturizing 4-IN-1 Treatment, which is a little miracle in a bottle! It fills the ridges, strengthens, improves growth and has a beautiful glossy shine!

I have used it both on it’s own, and as a base/top coat. I absolutely LOVE this product. It’s a bit on the spendy side (around $10) but it’s absolutely worth it. My nails stopped splitting and cracking, and they’ve been noticeably stronger!


An additional perk is when you use it as a base/top coat, your polish lasts so much longer! I can wear fingernail polish for a week now before it starts chipping, and that’s quite a feat! This product makes fingernail polish last longer!

Complete Care Extra Moisturizing has everything that Complete Care Original has to offer PLUS an enriched complex of Avocado Oil and plant extracts that help hydrate, condition and restore flexibility to dry brittle nails.

Advanced technology and high performance ingredients are combined to deliver the benefits of four nail treatments in one revolutionary formula!

1 – Smoothing Base Coat
Patented Okoume Extract protects the future of beauty for your nails.
Immediately, ridges and imperfections virtually disappear.
Nails grow out smoother with less ridges and flaws.

2 – Bio-Strengthener
Micro-Minerals and Bio-Vitamins help restore strength.
Weak, fragile nails are protected and reinforced to resist breaks, splits and cracks.

3 – Growth Activator
Triple Protein Complex and Active Botanicals nourish and revitalize nails so they grow out healthy.
Short, problem nails grow longer and stronger.

4- Mega Gloss Top Coat
State-of-the-Art Micro-Technology creates an incredibly durable, scratch resistant shield of chip proof protection with breathtaking, high-gloss shine!
PLUS a Moisturizing Complex!
Salon Tested – Dermatologist Tested.


Make Her Up introduces Zoya’s new lines, Flash & Sparkle!

Make Her Up loves Zoya finger nail polish!! I was recently sent these two new gorgeous lines to try, and I absolutely LOVE THEM! Flash and Sparkle are Zoya’s new Summer 2010 lines! These 12 new creams and metallics are a great addition to the Zoya line.

Because you’re a star… Flash and Sparkle

Zoya Nail Polish presents six new creams and metallics for summer 2010.

Zoya Flash Collection (above) $36.00 for the set, or $7.00 individually HERE
Robyn (ZP513) – perfect turquoise cream
Perrie (ZP514) – soft lavender cream
Dana (ZP515) – american rose cream
Jolene (ZP516) – summer pink cream
Maura (ZP517) – electric crimson cream
Jancyn (ZP518) – soft tangerine cream

Zoya Sparkle Collection (above) $36.00 for the set, or $7.00 individually HERE
Ivanka (ZP507) – mermaid green sparkling metallic
Charla (ZP508) – tropical blue sparkling metallic
Mimi (ZP509) – royal purple sparkling metallic
Alegra (ZP510) – fuchsia pink sparkling metallic
Nidhi (ZP511) – rich red sparkling metallic
Gilda (ZP512) – fashion pink sparkling metallic
Zoya’s ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers are free of harmful industrial chemicals like toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects. Recent Zoya Awards – voted the longest lasting polish by Women’s Health Magazine(beauty awards, US), named longest lasting nail polish by Lucky
Magazine (green guide, US), named best nail polish by 9 AM with David & Kim (morning show beauty awards, AU) and voted best nail varnish by Lifescape Beauty Awards (UK). Find Zoya Flash and Sparkle as well as over 300 other ultra highfashion Zoya shades at www.zoya.com. As always, each and every Zoya color is made for women so we name them after women. Zoya is the new color of fashion.

Flash and Sparkle by Zoya – available APRIL 1, 2010