Tuesday, December 14, 2010

CND Shellac - You Rule

I finally got to try CND Shellac UV gel polish on Saturday.  It was a cinch to apply and it's wearing like a dream (day 3 and not a chip in sight).  I used the shade "Rose Bud."  How suiting is it that I overlaid a Konad pattern of black rosess?  I like baby pink...but c'mon I need some sort of edge.

What I am the MOST STOKED about is the fact that this genious polish will make my nail art last!  It's like unlocking some mythical secret - most of my labor intensive manicures with sweet designs go to shit in less than a week. This stuff is supposed to last up to 14 days - that rocks my socks and makes me one happy nail artist. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Across The Universe...and on My Nails

I've never seen a polish quite like this one from Lippmann Collection.  It's called "Across the Universe."  The name suits it well because I had to damn near travel across the world to get a bottle.  I'm exegerrating as usual...but I did have to go to a Nordstrom's outside of S.F. because it was sold out here. 

A couple people asked me if this was a "gel" - HA!  Fooled them.  It dries like a regular polish. No UV lamp required.  Although I would not mind if it came in gel formula because it did start to chip on day 3.