Every October, major charities dedicated to raising money to find a cure for breast cancer commemorate breast cancer awareness month. And each year, many nail polish brands release special edition nail polish collections to help raise funds for these charities.
One such collection is the 2014 You Can Make a Difference Collection from Harmony Gelish. This limited edition set features famous Gelish soak-off gel polish, and 5% of all proceeds from sales of this collection will be given to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
There are three colors in the set: It’s a Lily, Go Girl, and Water Field. If you’re interested in getting some great new nail polish while also supporting a worthy cause, take a look at the Gelish 2014 You Can Make a Difference page at our main site.
China Glaze has announced a new nail polish collection for Fall 2014: the All Aboard Collection. The set is inspired by a favorite mode of transportation, the train. The set features rich colors in tones appropriate for the Autumn season, when vintage elegance like that found in railway travel is in style.
The All Aboard Collection features 12 China Glaze colors:
Choo-Choo Choose You
Don’t Get Derailed
Lug Your Designer Baggage
Mind the Gap
One Track Mind
Stop that Train!
What Are You A-Freight Of?
The collection should become available some time in Fall 2014. To see all of our China Glaze products in stock, visit the brand’s page on our website at Nailpolishandmore.com/brands/China-Glaze.html.
The latest in great OPI partnerships is the new Peanuts nail polish collection for Halloween 2014. The lacquer set is inspired by one of the most famous Halloween films, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”
Peanuts by OPI contains four colors, one each associated with Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy, and Linus:
Good Grief! – A yellow crème to match Charlie Brown’s shirt.
WHO ARE YOU CALLING BOSSY?!? – Black crème reminiscent of Lucy’s hair.
To Be or Not To Beagle – Black glitter mixed with hex glitter of different colors, inspired by Snoopy’s “happy-dance”.
Where’s My Blanket??? – Orange and black glitter representing Halloween and the Great Pumpkin which Linus so eagerly awaits.
Here are some links to reviews and swatches of the collection to give you a feel for how the lacquers will look on your nails:
All Lacquered Up
The OPI Peanuts Halloween 2014 set will be available in September. To see details on all of OPI’s famous nail polish collections, visit the OPI collection page on our main site.
As first announced last year, the Oxygen television network is developing a television show called “Nail’d It” in which 18 real-life nail artists will compete for a grand prize of $100,000 and the chance to have their nail designs featured in Nail It! magazine. The competitions will include creations that range from flat paint manicures to elaborate 3-D nail art. The press release lists all of the contestants and their home towns.
The network has assembled an impressive list of judges that include celebrity manicurists and major figures in the nail industry, including Jan Arnold, the style director and co-founder of CND. The series is set to debut on Tuesday, October 7.
China Glaze has created a new nail polish collection to coincide with the release of “The Giver,” one of the most anticipated movies coming out this summer. The colors of the set are inspired by the themes, characters, and key moments in the story.
The collection contains 11 crèmes, some vivid and others neutral, along with one glitter. The following is a full list of shades: Continue Reading
If you’ve been in the mood for a fresh new nail design on your fingertips, but aren’t sure of what style to choose, this recent book called 500 Nail Designs: Inspired and Inventive Looks for Every Mood and Occasion might be the inspiration you need. As the title says, the book contains hundreds of nail polish looks, from cracked styles, to gradients, to nail art, and more.
See pictures of nail designs in different color schemes, including themed styles for holidays and seasons. There are also different textures to choose from. The book generally has received good reviews, though it does not contain step-by-step tutorials on actually creating the designs.
We also post some of our favorite nail polish designs on our Facebook page! Follow us at Facebook.com/NailPolishandMore if you’d like to see some of the cutest and most eye-catching styles.
Many women (and men) know the feeling too well: a bottle of nail polish that hasn’t been used in awhile, and now it’s impossible to open. Two inventors named Mathew Bradford and Cindy Tran hope to make this feeling a thing of the past by offering the Cap Ninja, a tool that helps you get a strong grip on those small, slippery nail polish caps. By improving your grip, opening a “stuck” top to a nail polish bottle becomes a breeze.
Check out the Cap Ninja in action in this video from Fox 2 St. Louis: