New Mariah Carey OPI Nail Polish Collection Announced for Winter/Holiday 2013

Winter Holiday 2013 Nails

It seems early to start thinking about the winter holidays, but OPI has announced the upcoming launch of a new Mariah Carey collection for the 2013 holiday season. The set will include new nail lacquers in an array of hues that include red (of course), burgundy, and brown, plus glitters in gold and other shades, as well as other Liquid Sand varieties. From scrangie.com, here are descriptions of all 18 shades: Continue Reading

Which Is the Best Nail Polish Collection for Fall 2013?

OPI and China Glaze Collections for Fall 2013

Have you ever wanted to figure which EXACT shade of nail polish would be best for you? Or which seasonal nail polish collection would be most appropriate? Polishes from different brands are often similar colors, so it helps to be able to see them next to each other to look at their differences. The PolishAholic has done a nifty comparison of four different Fall 2013 collections, one each from OPI, China Glaze, Essie, and Zoya.

If you check out her review, you can see similar colors next to each other on her fingers. She did a great job taking photos of all of the colors that are comparable so you can see which would be best for you. Check out the post here and then take a look at the nail polish collections we have in stock.

How to Stop Cracked Nails and 10 Other Common Fingernail Problems

Nail Treatment for Cracking and Splitting

Everybody loves a new manicure, but if you crack your nail or have issues with your cuticles, the look of your new polish or nail art can go from impressive to icky in no time flat. Here is a slideshow with 11 common manicure problems and suggested solutions for each one. Keep in mind that this certainly is not medical advice, and a doctor or other professional should be consulted to examine serious symptoms.

The problems addressed and their recommended solutions are:

  1. dry fingernails and cuticles: cuticle oil like CND Solar Oil
  2. rough cuticles: cuticle eliminator
  3. hangnails: moisturizer (and fingernail clippers)
  4. ridges on the nails: ridge-filling base coat
  5. yellowing nails: nail brightener
  6. peeling nails: Nail Tek Intensive Therapy II with protein
  7. nails that crack or split easily: Nailtiques Nail Protein
  8. nails that won’t grow: nail “fertilizer” with herbs and minerals
  9. post-manicure smudging: fast-drying top coat
  10. thickened polish: OPI Nail Lacquer Thinner
  11. dark spots on your skin: dark spot correcting or brightening hand cream

A lot of these problems are so frustrating! And yet they are very common. Take a look at our Nail Treatments center for more solutions to everyday nail problems.

New Nail Art Television Show to Debut on the Oxygen Network

Nail polish design

As another sign of the immense popularity of nail art, Variety reports that the Oxygen network has plans to develop a competition show based on designing nails. The show, called “Nailed It!”, will involve the nation’s best nail artists, who will battle off to see who can come up with best designs. The artists will be given themes and other challenges, and the winner will get a cash prize.

Carrie Underwood Nail Lacquer: Country Music Star is the Latest to Get Her Own Nail Polish Collection

Vials of Nail Polish
Carrie Underwood has been working closely with Nicole by OPI to develop her own nail lacquer collection. The goal was to create 14 shades that capture different aspects of her personality and her “soulful spirit”. Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director, spent time with Carrie and for the first time ever, developed a new shade specifically for a celebrity partner. The shade, called Carrie’d Away, is a gold textured lacquer.

The collection, which has colors ranging from pastels to dark shades and even glitters, will be available in January 2014. Here is a full list of the 14 shades:

Carrie’d Away
American as Apple Pie
Backstage Pass
Carnival Cotton Candy
Color Me Country
Fisher Queen
Goodbye Shoes
Lips are Dripping Honey
Love My Pups
Party Bus
Sing You Like a Bee
Some Hearts
Southern Charm
Sweet Daisy

Gelaze, On the Horizon, and Autumn Nights: 3 More China Glaze Products for 2013

China Glaze Nail Polish Bottles
Who doesn’t love gel nail color? After all, it lasts longer, delivers a smooth, brilliant finish – but it’s not for the time starved. Until now. Once again technology has come to the rescue of all the ladies. Now from the creators of your favorite specialty nail color company, China Glaze, comes Gelaze, a new gel polish technology that combines the gel and base coat all in one, so you can apply in a single step. The other good news – Gelaze has cut the UV curing time, so now you can have a long lasting mani – FAST! Continue Reading