Monthly Archives: December 2011

OPI launches new Gel Polish line…GelColor by OPI


That’s right ladies, now you can have your favorite OPI manicure for up to two weeks. The brand recently launched their in-salon gel manicure service and the 30 color line features some of our favorite OPI shades such as Linkin Park After Dark and Big Apple Red. And although the brand currently has their Axxium Soak-Off Gel Lacquer on the market, their GelColor is dried using LED lights and soak-off time is only 10 minutes vs. 30 minutes.  But what we love even more is its long-lasting wear, is the wide array of colors that this gel collection features. From classic nudes to reds, OPI GelColor is made up of original shades that we all know and love and we are betting that it will help make the switch from plain old manicure to gel manicure a lot easier for many of their customers – including me!

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Shellac Gel Manicures by CND


I’ve been doing gels nails since day 1…. and thanks to the recent addition of soft gels, Gel Manicures have filled up my appointment book by 80%…..If you’re looking for an acrylic alternative or just plain ready to have polish last 2+ weeks then it’s time to give a ” Gel Manicure ” a try !  Gel Manicures have been around for many years but thanks to CND ( Creative Nail Design ) ….and their May 2010 release of Shellac , they have made quite a name for themselves and continue to be the most requested ! There are so many brands coming out with gel polishes it’s hard to keep up with the choices, oh but I do….Axxium by OPI, Shellac, Gelish by Hand & Nail Harmony, Luxio by Akzentz, Artistic Colour Gloss, GP, Gelicure by Nubar, Polish Pro by NSI, P2 by Light Elegance to name a few…..

This is a revolutionary new product for nails! Shellac is a breakthrough nail technology, created by CND, that combines the easy application of nail polish with the permanentness and shine of gel nails. Shellac does absolutely no damage to your nails, but last for 14 days! To make it even better, there is absolutely no drying time involved! Shellac polish is cured under a UV light, which makes it hard, shiny, and completely dry when your treatment is finished.

French Shellac

I would completely recommend this service to anyone- if you hate waiting around for your nails to dry, want a manicure to last 14 days without any chips at all, and want a stunningly smooth and shiny mirror-finished nail, then Shellac is for you!

Shellac Tutti Frutti with Leopard

Shellac on Toes !!

Romantique with Crystaline Glitter

Tropix with Flair !!

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Christmas Nail Art


The Holidays are a fun time to express your Christmas Cheer.  During the month of December I go through twice as much red glitter as I do during the whole year through. This year the red & gold combo seems to top the requests of nail bling !  Winter Wonderland colors are a close second with shimmery whites and hints of pale silver blues….. Snowflakes with rhinestones and tiny holly leaves with red rhinestones berries are a favorite for even the most conservative guest.

Here are a few of my favorite things,

Happy Holidays 2011 from Nails Done Right by Linda Reyes…

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