CND Shellac – Forbidden Collection

So as autumn approaches it’s about time for a new Shellac collection to be released. I was not impressed with the last collection, Summer Splash, as all the colours were so similar to previously released collections. For example Lobster Roll was similar to Tropix and Grape gum was somewhere in between Rock Royalty and Purple … Continue reading

Nail Newbie

Today I had a client who claimed she’s only ever had her nails done once before! She said the last set of acrylic nails she had were shockingly bad and has never had them done since. So off I went starting her acrylic nails ready for her holidays. I always ask all my clients what … Continue reading

Ombre Pretty Pastel Nails

I’ve always loved the gradient/ombre look on nails, especially on hands with long nail beds or nails. For my design I decided to use pastel colours, pink and purple as I’ve found colours that contrast are harder to blend. For this design I used: Shellac – Base Coat Shellac – Cakepop Shellac – Lilac Longing … Continue reading

VINYLUX – The one week manicure

When CND released their non-chip/smudge instantly dry manicure in the form of Shellac the product immediately rocketed in the beauty industry and now CND are doing it all over again in 2013. VINYLUX claims to be a 1 week manicure with no chips that remains super shiny just like Shellac but however requires no base … Continue reading

The importance of using a Nail Oil

I don’t know about anybody else but every time I visit the salon for my nails doing I always seem to get a kind lecture on looking after my nails. The therapist tells me to use rubber gloves when washing up or gardening (which I never do) and to use a nail oil regularly but I’ve always wondered why … Continue reading

Shellac VS Gelish

Many of you readers will of heard of both products, Shellac and Gelish, but after all the big question is which is best? Below I am going to explain and attempt to weigh out the pro’s and con’s of both systems and try to make it easier for you to come to a conclusion yourself over … Continue reading