Archive: Nails

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


HOT NEW PRODUCTS!

Here are some of the hottest new products to hit the market!  I need to make a trip to Sephora, these bad boys are calling my name!

Natural Lip Stain with LipSurgence™ Technology by Tarte is a natural lip stain that is clinically proven to increase lips’ moisture content by 6000%.

After 10 years the wait is finally over. These much-anticipated natural lip stains are an extension to the best-selling and award-winning cheek stains. Just like the iconic cheek stains, each emotive, peppermint-infused shade smoothly glides on lips for a natural flush that will stay all day. So say goodbye to reapplying your lip color throughout the day and say hello to a gorgeous pop of color and hydration that lasts.

The old meets the new with the infusion of our high-performance natural LipSurgence™ technology which is clinically proven to increase moisture content by an astonishing 6000%. This proprietary blend effectively increases skin’s water content for a ‘plumped up’ appearance leaving lips defined, smoothed, and hydrated. The result is naturally fuller, healthier lips without any irritation or stinging. Like the cheek stains, each shade of these natural lip stains will leave a natural hint of tint that will last throughout the day. These shades are great to wear alone or pair with your favorite tarte lipgloss. This product is free from gluten, animal testing, formaldehyde donors, oil, talc, MEA/ DEA/ TEA.

$24.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Perfetto Eyeliner by tokidoki is a waterproof liquid liner with a unique, innovative chisel tip for optimal precision.

Channel your inner artist with this quick-drying liner pen, available in eight bold shades. Use it to expertly line the eyes or to create a temporary tattoo on the skin.

The formula comes off easily with makeup remover.

$16.00 – BUY IT HERE!

NEW FROM PHILOSOPHY! Field of Flowers™ Set

A body lotion and spray fragrance gift set for mother’s day.

Nurture a special woman in your life with Field of Flowers ultra-rich Body Lotion and Spray Fragrance gift set, created exclusively for Mother’s Day. Field of Flowers is the fresh, floral scent of peony, created to make a woman feel positively lovely throughout the day. The luxurious body lotion moisturizes, softens, and conditions dry skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth and extremely touchable. Layer this fresh, floral fragrance for a delicate, classic experience.

This set contains:
- 8 oz Body Lotion
- 2 oz Spray Fragrance

$35.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Modern Flower Mini Collection by Sephora is a GORGEOUS springtime quartet of petite nail polishes.

This ensemble is inspired by simple, dramatic blossoms like the elegant Calla Lily, exotic orchid, and vibrant iris. These iconic flowers, in their most colorful forms, have been artistically re-imagined into this bouquet of spring shades that will have your fingertips flourishing with sophisticated color.

This set contains:
- 4 x 0.125 oz Mini Nail Colours in Handpicked for Me, It’s Bouquet with Me, Iris I was Thinner, Leaf Him at the Altar

Sephora by OPI combines the quality and color expertise of OPI, the world leader in professional nail color, with Sephora’s reputation for the latest in beauty and sophistication. Put the final touch on fingertips and toes with these top-quality formulas that continue the OPI legacy of excellence. The long-lasting, chip-resistant polish ensures flawless results with each application, and its green ingredient list excludes DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde.

$18.00 (for 4, that’s not bad!) BUY IT HERE!

Cream Eye Liner Palette by Smashbox is a mirrored, slim-line palette that holds 10 cream eye liner shades in metallic hues and a mini liner brush.

This convenient mirrored palette holds 10 cream eye liner shades in metallic hues and a mini liner brush. A cult favorite, this liner provides totally customizable eye definition that doesn’t flake, run, or tug. The mistake-proof formula glides on effortlessly for the ultimate control and comfort and is capable of creating elegantly defined lines or a smoky, sultry look.

$32.00 – BUY IT HERE! I know $32 seems like a lot for this, but I actually have a cream eye liner palette from them in a different shade, and it has lasted me SO LONG. It’s definitely worth the $32!