Monday, June 27, 2011

International Beauty Show Las Vegas

I knew it was going to be insane....but I was not quite prepared for how over the top this show actually was. Last week, the Las Vegas Convention Center was transformed into a three ring beauty circus - with full on blaring club music and pseudo strippers on stilts.

Every nail vendor under the sun was present including the big dogs like OPI, CND and Young Nails. I can say for certain the biggest trend hands down is UV gel polish.  Every brand has got their own version. Before the show, my only experience with gel polish was with CND Shellac and Harmony Gelish.  It's hard to tell the difference between formulas because they all essentially look, feel and cost the same.  After some exploration and a couple of seminars and demos I wound up buying a gel line from Nubar and Young Nails.  I think both companies are doing some amazing things with nails and bringing some much-needed freshness and creativity to the industry.

The wildest, craftiest, craziest nails beyond my imagination were on hands everywhere I looked ....and I fit right in with my rainbow jungle cat mani I did with CND Shellac "cream puff" gel and various Konad polishes and plates.

Competition nails from the "mythical" theme category

My rainbow jungle cat nails

Stilt walkers
More nail insanity....

1 comment:

  1. I love the rainbow nails.