Archive: Nails

Hottest Nail Color of the Summer!

These colors are the absolute must-have colors of the summer!  As I scour magazines and websites, I’m seeing these colors everywhere! And Sephora has put them all together in an amazing set for you! If you’re looking for the hottest colors this summer, look no further! You need the Havana Nights collection from Sephora!

Havana Nights Mini Collection is a hot, bold nail-color collection, inspired by Havana.

The Sephora by OPI Havana Nights shades are inspired by the sophisticated glamour of the Havana depicted in classic movies, as well as by this summer’s penchant for vivid color. Read My Palm recalls palm fronds swaying in the beach breezes. At night, Havana shows its true colors and salsa rhythms—brilliant gold Rumba Romance sizzles with this intoxicating energy and simmering Caliente Coral is all about the passion. The evening ends with Teal We Meet Again, a dramatic blue-green that evokes a forbidden rendezvous under the stars—romance at its hottest.

This set contains:
- 4 x petite nail colors in Read My Palm, Rumba Romance, Caliente Coral, and Teal We Meet Again

What else you need to know:
Put the final touch on fingertips and toes with this top-quality formula that continues 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 – BUY IT HERE!

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.