Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Two weeks of chip-free nail polish?? Yes please!!

I borrowed the following article on CND's new Shellac nail polish line from FashionMagazine.com. The CND website doesn't show the Shellac line available in any salons here in Edmonton, Alberta yet. I'm hoping it's coming soon though, cause I can't wait to try it!!

To find out if it's available in your city click here (Canada and US only).

If you’re as picky as I am when it comes to chipped manicures—and feel resistant to spending $25 on the regular for a fleeting few days of nail perfection—look no further. The new Shellac line from CND (which stands for Creative Nail Design; its founder, Jan Arnold, is a prolific creator of nail looks for runway shows) promises two weeks of no-chip polish, a big claim that was five years in the making in the research labs.
It’s a “hybrid” of regular polish and gel: Like a gel, it offers that rock-hard longevity, “cures” dry under a UV lamp, and you have to go back to the salon to get it removed (a 10-minute process involving acetone-soaked fingerwraps). But it looks and is applied exactly like normal nail polish; there’s no buffing, soaking or drilling, and the finish is thin and flexible and glossy. It’s also free of the three chemical baddies: formaldehyde, toluene and DBP. Huge plus: There’s no dry time. No panic when you dig for your phone on your way out and accidentally gash a big smear on your peter pointer.
Shellac is being rolled out in about 1,500 salons Canada-wide (go to cnd.com for a list, coming soon) in an initial 12 popular shades, with 12 more to come later in the year. As I type, I’m admiring my fingertips with their spotless three-day-old coat of Fedora, a pitch-dark burgundy.
The service will cost about 50% more than a regular mani, and removal will be about $10. Not bad for two weeks of perfection.

Article by Rani Sheen.
Photos from CND.com and FashionMagazine.com.

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