Cuticle conditioning nailed

I’ve never been into the whole manicure at home ‘thing’. A DIY file and paint is about as far as I go, minus two or three manicures a year for special occasions. While I was treating myself to my most recent special occasion manicure before Christmas, I mentioned to my nail technician about how dry […]

1 Week Later – CND VINYLUX Nails

CND VINYLUX nail polish claims that it will last at least 1 week on your nails. This was my first time to try CND VINYLUX weekly polish and I was extremely interested to see if it lived up to the hype. Last Tuesday I was invited to the CND Art Vandal Collection to try out their […]

Constant Continued Education


I thought this was not only true but cute! On the note of continuing my education, I recently was in New Orleans with some of my CND sisters learning about new products that will be released VERY soon. We also had an entire day focusing on bettering our facilitation techniques for our classes. Of course we did have a little time in the evenings to enjoy the sights…

Tomorrow starts my first class since that training. I’m pretty excited to use my new found knowledge in hopes I will improve my faciliation skills. Wish me luck!


Fifth Third Bank Party Nails

Fifth Third Bank Party Nails

One of my clients works at Fifth Third, and they were having a company party the other day. So we wanted to use their colors as the basis for this fun French! These nails were created with CND Retention+ Liquid & Powder. The colors used for the tips were Venique’s Ballerina Blues & Galoshes Glow (which has a greener tint in person). Then I covered all of the nails with one coat of Venique’s Glitters Of Fun. Very fun & festive!

Smile: Our New Emoticons Have Arrived! News

Fan of smileys? :) We are. That’s why we just redesigned them to be cleaner, simpler, bigger, more expressive, and modern.

;) :D

These new smileys are actually vector graphics, so they’ll stay crisp if you zoom in on your page. They’ll also stay sharp on high-resolution mobile displays.

8-) :star:

To find out how to use an emoticon appearing in this post, just hover over it and you’ll see which characters produce it. We’re working on expanding our collection, so stay tuned for more smiley fun.

XD >:D :( :'( :| :/ :o :P >:( O_o ^^’ <3

If you’re not a fan of smileys, that’s okay! You can always turn them off and on in your dasbhoard under Settings  Writing. We hope you’ll have fun with these. Smile!

Bonus: We also created a few secret emoticons for you to discover. Good luck finding them! ;)


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Spring Forward PLEASE!

I noticed the other day that it’s been a bit since my last post. I sincerely apologize for my lack dedication lately!  I’ll try not to let it happen again.

Today I worked an event for CND at my local supply store. It was a Playstation, which means I get to…

  • demonstrate how to use any of the awesome products that CND created
  • troubleshoot with Nail Techs
  • network with Nail Techs, Cosmetologists & the sales peeps in the store

But the best part is that I get to play with color!  It’s virtually limitless on what you can do with CND Shellac & their Additives!!!  (I also messed around with Brisa Lite and Vinylux with the Additives, but I prefer to use Shellac.)

Shellac - Open Road 2014

Shellac – Open Road 2014

Of course the majority of my “playtime” consisted of using the new spring collection pictured above, because I’m DYING for this winter to be over!!!  Anyone else???  I even did my own nails last Friday according to that thought…

Shellac Sun Bleached w/ accent nail

The colors used:

  • 2 coats of Sun Bleached on all nails
  • Using a fan brush, I feathered Mint Convertible from the outside in on the left side & Desert Poppy from the outside in on the right side.
  • Next I used the fan brush to lightly feather Sage Scarf over the Mint Convertible & Sun Bleached over the Desert Poppy.
  • After that I burnished a lemon glitter additive over the right side of the nail & Green Mirage additive over the left side of the nail
  • Lastly, Shellac Top Coat

What do you think of the Open Road collection by CND?  Would you wear this design on your nails?  Be on the lookout for my upcoming posts containing the pics of my “playtime” from today’s Playstation!

Daily Prompt- Teaching