A Review of OPI’s Coca-Cola Nail Lacquers

Red Nail Polish Like OPI Coca-Cola Red Lacquer

Over at thegloss.com, there is a review of the new OPI Coca-Cola lacquers that we described back in March. The author was skeptical at first–she wasn’t intrigued by the idea of more nail polish colors based on corporate branding. But once she saw what the shades actually looked like, she changed her tune. She was especially enamored by Coca-Cola Red, a classic red lacquer based on the world famous Coke can…a bright red that’s perfect for summer.

To see all of the OPI nail polish collections that we have to offer, visit the OPI collections page at the Nail Polish and More website.

A Review of the Revolutionary CND Vinylux

Azure Wish, a shade of CND Vinylux

Vinylux from CND made its debut over the summer at the Nail Polish and More website, and this successor to Shellac has been gaining recognition ever since. Vinylux removes the need for a basecoat, requires no UV curing, and can be removed at home. This means that you can get a manicure that looks as great as gel polish without any of the inconvenience.

The Chicago Tribune has a review of the product, and you can take a look at NPM’s announcement here. To see all of the Vinylux styles available from Nail Polish and More, check out the CND Vinylux page at the NPM main site.

Singing the Praises of Jessica’s A Night at the Opera

Jessica Standing Ovation, part of A Night at the Opera nail polish collection

Standing Ovation, one of the shades in Jessica’s A Night at the Opera collection

If you’re looking for nail polish for going out on the town, the brand new A Night at the Opera collection from Jessica Cosmetics might be right for you. It includes two crème colors and four shimmer styles, all of which can help make any night full of fun and intrigue.

First, the Blue Aria color comes with a dark blue design that is opaque and can be applied with two coats. It goes on smooth without lumps. Like all of the shades in A Night at the Opera, Blue Aria can be seen in a recent review by the PolishAholic.

Opening Night is a pinkish fuchsia color with a bit of a duochrome finish to it. It works with two coats to create a stunning impact.

Overture features a bright red-orange tone that tends to create some shine around the middle parts of the nails. This color works best when a pair of coats have been added to the nails. Orange accents can appear when the nails are in the shade. Continue Reading

Introducing China Glaze Halloween Nail Polish for 2013: the Monsters Ball Collection

China Glaze Halloween Nail Polish for 2013

If you’re looking for fun Halloween-themed nail polish this Fall, the new Monsters Ball collection from China Glaze might be right for you. One Nail to Rule Them All and Polishaholic have done reviews and swatches for the set; here is a summary of comments on the six shades in the collection: 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.

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