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Sally Hansen’s At-Home Gel Manicure Kit will change your life!

THINK: Salon results at home, no manicurist necessary.

I was sent this kit to try out for myself, and I have to admit – I was very skeptical. I’ve had shellac manicure’s done in the salons, and I couldn’t imagine doing that MYSELF at home, and having it turn out half as good as it does in the salons. Boy – was I MAJORLY wrong. This kit is so easy, so user-friendly, if you can paint your nails – you can give yourself a shellac manicure at home.

What do you spend when you go for a gel manicure? $25? That’s what I spend! Now, you can save HUNDREDS of dollars doing the exactly same manicure in your own home! It is so simple to use, you won’t believe it!

I’m wearing the gel polish I put on last week, and it still looks brand new – like the day I put it on. I will NEVER go back to the salon again. Not when I can do it myself – at home!

Best part is, the kit is super affordable! I can’t believe this only cost $70. Pick one up yourself, they’re available now!!

WHAT IT IS: The at-home alternative to a salon mainstay: the gel manicureProfessional, high-shine, no dry time and long-wear—these are the qualities that have made millions of women gel manicure converts. But as any gel manicure devotee can attest, these perks are also what make the manicures so expensive—and time-consuming. That’s why the innovators at Sally Hansen are taking the manicurist out of the equation and putting professional results at your fingertips with the new Salon InstaGel Strips™ and Salon GelPolish™, two unique systems that equip you with everything you need to replicate a state-of-the-art gel manicure. Delivering mirror shine, no dry time and indestructible, chip-free wear for up to 14 days, each easy-to-apply system makes you your own manicurist at afraction of the price. With Sally Hansen, you can effortlessly get the salon manicure you covet without leaving home—or breaking the bank.

FOR PROFESSIONAL RESULTS IN 2 EASY STEPS

Speed up your gel manicure and get the same lasting results with the Salon InstaGel Strips™, a breakthrough, easy-to-use innovation exclusive to Sally Hansen featuring UV-cured real nail polish appliqués. The two-step gel manicure is quick and simple: Just cleanse nails and apply the nail polish strips, then apply the gel top coat. Cure nails under the Mini LED light, swipe nails with the cleaning pad, and voila—maximum shine and wear. Available in 16 solid colors and 8 designs and infused with nourishing Vitamin E, the easy-apply strips come off fuss-free with Acetone polish remover. The Starter Kit features everything you need for a complete Salon InstaGel Strips™ manicure, including:

  • 16 V-cured real nail polish appliqués (8 size choices for the perfect fit)
  • Quick-Cure gel top coat
  • Mini LED Light
  • Application Accessories: Cuticle stick, buffer and alcohol cleaning pad

FOR PROFESSIONAL RESULTS, MINUS THE MANICURIST
If you’re a tried-and-true manicure maven who’s ready to stop frequenting the salon and start saving money, go for the Salon GelPolish™, a professional-grade system that delivers the total salon experience home, at a great value complete with 16 exclusive shades. Just like at the salon, the system “cures” nails using an LED light for a fast, long-lasting gel manicure with no dry time. In just three easy steps—applying base coat, gel nail color, and gel top coat—the system delivers salon results. The Starter Kit features everything you need for up to 10 manicures, from prep to application to removal:

  • Cleanser Pads
  • Base Coat
  • Color (choice of three shades)
  • Top Coat
  • Remover
  • LED Light
  • Application Accessories: Cuticle stick, buffer and alcohol cleaning pad

Ready to keep coloring? Replenish your gel manicure essentials with the Prep Kit, which includes everything you need – Base Coat, Top Coat and Cleanser Pads – at a great value.

WHAT THEY COST: Salon InstaGel Strips™ Starter Kit ($29.99), Salon GelPolish Starter Kit ($69.99), Refill Kit ($19.99). Also available for sale separately: Salon InstaGel Strips™ ($14.99); Base Coat, Top Coat & Nail Color ($12.99 each); Alcohol Wipes & Remover ($4.99 each).

WHERE TO FIND THEM: Beginning November 2012, these Sally Hansen launches are available at chain drug stores, food stores and mass retailers nationally.

Don’t want to commit to buying the full kit? Why not try out with the Starter Kit! It’s only $30!

Introducing Zoya’s new holiday collection, Ornate!

Zoya Ornate Holiday Winter Nail Polish Collection

Add dazzle to your nails this holiday winter season with the Zoya Ornate Nail Polish Collection, a combination of six liquid metals (foil finish), one silver holographic / bar glitter and three holographic crystal beauties. Each with a dynamic, long-wearing, toxin-free personality of her own. Perfect when paired together to create modern French manicures as seen during the runway shows of fashion week. Try Storm with a Ziv tip as shown on our model for an ultra stylish look!

These GORGEOUS new colors from Zoya just SCREAM holidays! Each color is more beautiful than the next! ‘Electra’ is this stunning silver glittery polish, that looks unlike any other silver glitter you’ve ever seen. So fun!

Buy the collection here!

Introducing Estee Lauder’s Red Hautes Nail Lacquer Collection!

This season, coat nails in a racy range of deep to bright reds that provides a perfect match for every skintone and every occasion – introducing NEW Pure Color Nail Lacquer Red Hautes Collection. This latest shade statement by Estée Lauder and Creative Makeup Director, Tom Pecheux, pays homage to red – the most timeless, most identifiable shade of nail lacquer – with an alluring twist. These rich and saturated tones are inspired by the glamour, sophistication and romance of red, while capturing the shade’s undeniable naughty and playful sex-appeal.

The luscious, red tones in NEW Pure Color Nail Lacquer Red Hautes Collection drench nails in highly pigmented color that make the perfect statement no matter what the occasion. “There are five types of red to answer every desire.” said Pecheux “There are day reds and there are night reds.” Either as a soft and subtle accent or a bold splash of color, these hot, sultry shades are the most covetable way to wear red, transforming nails into the ultimate high-fashion accessory.

NEW Pure Color Nail Lacquer Red Hautes Collection

• Pure Red
• Beautiful Liar
• Le Smoking
• Love Bite
• Fallen Angel

I have two of these polishes, in ‘Love Bite’ and ‘Beautiful Liar’. I have allllllllllllways loved Estee Lauder’s nail polishes, because of how beautiful the look on – and how easily they’re applied. I’ve always said the brush is key –  in both nail polishes AND mascara, and the brush on these polishes are amazing. They look beautiful and festive, and I’m wearing it right now!! Loooove!

Availability: The new Pure Color Nail Lacquer Red Hautes Collection is available at select Estée Lauder Counters nationwide and www.esteelauder.com NOW!

May I suggest what a PERFECT stocking stuffer these would make? I don’t know a single girl who wouldn’t love to see this in her stocking Christmas morning!


Retail Minx Available for First Time in ULTA Beauty Stores Nationwide!

Minx, Inc.® co-founders Dawn Lynch-Goodwin and Janice Jordan have answered the prayers of fashion enthusiasts everywhere by announcing the launch of a retail line, Minx #1, for at-home application. A favorite of celebrities and fashion designers, Minx has previously only been available in salons where it is applied professionally, but starting June 4, 2012 a new line of eight distinctive Minx #1 designs will be sold in ULTA Beauty stores nationwide.

“We could not be more excited about offering the Minx #1 retail line,” enthused Dawn Lynch-Goodwin. “We have always believed that nail fashion is an essential fashion accessory, and our collaboration with ULTA Beauty gives us yet another avenue through which we can share our passion for elegant and provocative nails.”

CHECK OUT the limited edition patterns of DIY nail coatings through the www.MinxTastingRoom.com

Janice Jordan stated, “We wanted to make Minx available for people who would like to get a manicure or pedicure on-the-go, with no drying time, and give them a taste of the luxury Minx service that they can get in salons.”

The Minx co-founders were particularly pleased to partner with ULTA Beauty for the retail launch. “ULTA Beauty stores offer great products as well as an exciting shopping experience complete with a salon and events,” explained Janice. “Our brand has a very similar philosophy as we have seen firsthand how wearing Minx nail fashion is an experience in itself!”

The much-anticipated retail line includes nail coatings for both fingers and toes, giving consumers the ability to perform glamorous manicures or pedicures at home. A complete set of fingers and toes is priced at $18.00, and the self-applied Minx #1 is distinctively different from the Professional Minx formula sold to salons. Minx #1 will launch a new collection quarterly, with designs exclusive to ULTA Beauty.

The eight designs in the retail line demonstrate the creative versatility of Minx #1 through dazzling metallic hues and runway-inspired prints, and include the following:

* Silver Moons: Metallic chrome accented by a silver matte moon comprise this classic;

* Gold Moons: This color is made up on metallic gold accented by a gold matte moon;

* Wild Pink Cheetah: The hot pink and black cheetah spots on a gold base bring out the animal in you;

* Triangle Tango: A geometric pattern featuring gold and silver triangles accented by black dots;

* Diamond Diabolique: An elegant and rich metallic pattern borrowing heavily from the tribal trend of this season;

* Summer Splash: A glorious explosion of color to welcome the summer;

* Technical Tribal: A detailed matrix design and an unexpected jolt of color decorate a golden base;

* MinxLusion Chex: This checker design features the exclusive MinxLusion prismatic silver matched with black squares.

Minx burst onto the fashion scene four years ago with celebrities including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian flaunting their custom Minx designs on their fingertips. Since then, design houses such as Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, and Missoni have collaborated with Minx to create nail fashion that has appeared on catwalks in New York, London, Paris and Milan.

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