May 1, 2018 – Dance into the summer season with new Neons by OPI! Inspired by electronic dance music (EDM), OPI offers six new bright, statement-making shades for Summer 2019. The collection’s electric-charged palette includes bold neon hues of yellow, orange, purple, teal, blue and hero shade pink.
“In conceptualizing this collection, we looked toward EDM culture, which really celebrates being bold and energetic,” explains OPI Global Director of Color Collections Jill Bartoshevich. “The EDM concept of PLUR – Peace, Love, Unity & Respect – aligns perfectly with our own brand heritage, which focuses on how colour connects us and allows wearers to express their emotions. Neons by OPI exemplifies some of the messages you can send with colour – from joy and love to peace and acceptance.
Additionally, neons are HOT for summer!” adds Bartoshevich. “Whether you wear these shades on fingers or toes, at the beach or by the pool, neons are fun and playful.
Pump Up the Volume, A bolt of neon yellow ‘bright’ off the tour.
Orange You a Rock Star? This ‘a This ‘ a -peeling ’ orange is sure to rock your world.
V-I-Pink Passes: You’re a VIP – Flash your fuchsia nails to be escorted to the front row.
Positive Vibes Only: Good vibrations A neon purple that explodes with colours.
Dance Party ‘Teal Dawn: Dance all night long with this surreal teal.
Music is My Muse: A blue to embody free spirit and unite music with colour.
All shades in Neons by OPI except PUMP Up the Volume and Music is My Muse will be available in GelColor, Infinite Shine and Nail Lacquer formulas (the yellow and blue hues are available in GelColor and Nail Lacquer formulas only). GelColor provides a salon-perfect finish with up to three-week wear, while Infinite Shine offers a high-shine finish and traditional lacquer application. Nail Lacquer features a highly-pigmented, rich formula for even application without streaking.
If you own a spa, hair/nail salon located anywhere in Canada, you probably would have already heard of Nails R Us. If you have not, then get to know about them today!
One-Stop Shop For Beauty Salons In Vancouver
They are a leading online store supplying high-quality nail supplies that are best in British Columbia’s market, one of the trendiest and match international standards as well. The company has been in the business for a while now and thus, has a great experience along with a strong foothold in the industry.
Friendly Customer Assistance
This is why Nails R Us is capable of taking your business to the next level while assisting you. The company will provide this assistance during any and every phase, be it customer support or expert advice when setting up a salon. Their website is also a perfect one-stop shop for all nail related products and services, not only for the assistance mentioned above but also for many services offered across Canada.
2-Days Vancouver Shipping
Get nothing but the best out of Canadian businesses when you are looking for a nail supply in Vancouver. There are various reasons you should contact a wholesale enterprise. Moreover, since they are a wholesale beauty supplier with a warehouse based in Canada, they ensure your goods reach you within two business days of order to any major city of British Columbia.
The market for beauty products is always growing with brands and nail colours. Therefore, there are numerous products, brands, colours available to customers. Every business has to pick the best of these products to ensure the reputation of the brand is never tarnished. This is why they only pick the best brands like CND Shellac, Morgan Taylor, OPI, Essie Gel that keep up the high standards. These high-quality brands offer all kinds of nail colour shades covering nudes, bolds, neons, metallics, pastels, glitters and really any other type your spa/salon requires.
Education For Nail Technicians and Estheticians
You can educate yourself too! If your staff requires additional training or you yourself would personally like to enhance your knowledge of nail products, then you should look at their educational programs. You can find and attended Online training and webinar even if you live in Vancouver, BC. The company offers a course which will award you or your staff with a CND Shellac brand certified Pro status. Being certified in this unlocks many doors such as knowing the secrets behind using the CND Shellac catalogue of over 14 types of day nail colours. Knowledge such as this is invaluable as it will help you discover numerous colour and style options that will help you better satisfy your desires.
Programs You Can Attend From Vancouver
Details about the course on offer
If you are interested in this course, then the duration is 4 hours including a 2 hour long instruction period followed by another 2 hours of examination so that you can get your certificate. The class costs $25 per person before tax and is conducted.
The benefits it brings include a listing of the CND website as a Shellac Master along with a welcome kit, business building tools as well as merchandise issues every quarter for free.
What more could you ask for, when looking for a nail and beauty supply in Vancouver? Get yourself the best in nail supply and have a hassle-free experience. Good luck with your beauty career and business!
ESI Trade Show Benefits Even From Vancouver
Since you are in the beauty industry and live in Vancouver, you are more likely have visited ESI 2019 (Esthetique Spa International 21st Edition March 31 & April 1, 2019) in Vancouver city. If you missed it for some reason and looking for special promotions, you might be interested in looking ESI Trade Show Promotion Week from 23 April 2019 to 30 April 2019.
OPI will partner with Sanrio this holiday season to celebrate their most iconic little girl, Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary in late 2019. This collection is sure to be on everyone’s Holiday must-have list. In addition to the new limited edition shades, we will be bringing back ‘Let’s Be Friends!’, for a total of 15 shades. All the more reason everyone is invited to this fabulous birthday party! The original Hello Kitty Collection for OPI launched 3 years ago. The popularity of the collection created so much buzz that markets requested it for a holiday collection.
OPI Hello Kitty 2016 Collection
The OPI Hello Kitty 2016 Collection is stuffed with crèmes, pinks and shimmery shades. The OPI Pro Wide Brush is flat, wide and medium in length. It’s of average stiffness and easily spreads out on the nail when pressed. The only downside to the Pro Wide brush is that it can be too wide for slim fingers or little toes. Now that we know a new collection coming up in late 2019, what do you expect? Comment below 🙂
Thinking of doing it yourself gel manicure at home and not sure what products to use and how to apply it? Great, because I’d like to show you the how-to and tips for doing gel polish at home.
Doing Gel Polish at Home? Really?
The idea of getting your gel nail polish done at home is very reasonable since applying gel nail polish is getting way easier now and it will save you money in the long run.
No more electric drill or strong-odour chemical because gel polish nowadays is just like regular nail polish in the regular bottle without the painstaking steps. There are tons of brands of gel nail polishes to choose from. Esther’s Nail Center offers just the popular ones such as CND Shellac, Gelish, Daisy DND Gel, etc.
Shellac or Gel Polish?
The first thing people usually ask is which brands of gel polish I should choose. In my opinion for doing gel nail polish at home, each brand has its own pro and contra. CND Shellac requires no buffing on nails (so it’s more gentle) but costs more. Gel polish, such as Gelish or Daisy DND, have a lot more colours to choose from and certainly more affordable. But there is more buffing process involved in the application and removal process so it’s rather harsh for the nail. CND Shellac tends to stay for 14 days or more on nails. Compare that to Gelish that stays up to 21 days.
One best way to find out is to try them out. You may go to a salon and see what and how the nail technician does your nails. Then see which one stays longer on your nails as everyone has different nail condition. Some people have a better application with one brand while not on the others.
Gel Nail Polish at Home Step-by-step
What You Need
Basically, what you need for doing gel nail polish at home are listed below. It’s recommended to use gel polish as a system to ensure the optimum result.
Gel base coat such as Gelish Foundation Base Gel
Gel top coat such as Gelish Top It Off
Nail cleansers such as CND Scrubfresh or Gelish Cleanser (blue liquid)
Gel nail polish such as Gelish Soak-off Polish or Daisy Gel Nail Polish
UV light 36-watt or LED Lamp
Nail bonder such as Gelish phBond
Gelish Structure Gel – optional, only if you have weak and peeling nails
Cuticle Oil – important to use it daily
Lint-free nail wipes or Cotton ball
Fine nail buffer block – Gelish recommend using 100/180 nail buffer but we like to use a fine nail buffer because it’s less coarse so less harsh to the nails.
To make things easier, you may purchase a Gelish Starter Kit that includes nearly all products above (except structure gel, cuticle oil and nail wipes). This kit is a great choice for everyone who wishes to do gel nail polish at home.
Prepare nails by cleaning the nails or removing old nail polish.
Push back the cuticle and clean the surrounding nail plate.
Shape the nails with 180/240 grit nail file.
Buff nail lightly with nail buffer block.
Remove the dust and wipe the nail with Nail Cleanser using a lint-free wipe.
(Optional) Apply a coat of nail bonder. Wait until it dries. Why nail bonder? Read the tips below.
Apply Gel Polish Base Coat in a very thin application and seal the edges of the nails. The key to successful application is to apply in a very thin layer. Make sure the gel doesn’t touch the cuticle. If it does you can wipe it off later with a wood cuticle stick.
Cure (by placing all fingers) in the UV Lamp for 1 minute or LED lamp for 30 seconds.
Apply Gel Polish Color in a very thin application from cuticle to free edge. Be sure to seal the edges.
Place hand in a UV light for 3 minutes for dark colours or 2 minutes for light colours. Or 30 seconds for the LED lamp.
To even the coverage, repeat step 9 & 10 as necessary.
Apply a thin coat of Gel Polish Top Coat from cuticle to free edge.
Place hand in UV Lamp for 2 minutes or 30 seconds for LED light.
Wipe off the tacky surface with nail cleaner and lint-free nail wipes.
Massage cuticle oil to the skin surrounding the nail.
Check out these video tutorials on Gelish application.
Tips for Applying Gel Polish at Home
Shake, shake, shake your polish before application to make sure it mixes well. A good shake to make your application easier. Invest in a good nail polish shaker.
The purpose of applying nail bonder is to ensure optimal performance by increasing the bonding between natural nails and gel polish. If you feel that your application doesn’t last as long as it should be, try using a nail bonder.
Get yourself a nice and handy cuticle oil, like CND Solar Oil or Gelish Nourish, because you often need to keep the nails moisturized as using gel polish can be dehydrating.
Any brand of 36-watt UV Lamp or LED light works. The professional LED light that can cure 5 fingers at the same time is preferable. With UV Lamp you have to change the bulbs regularly and takes more time to cure. With an LED lamp, you don’t need to change the bulbs, it last longer and cures in a shorter amount of time.
If you are concerned with UV Light exposure you can apply sunblock on hands or wear the UV Lamp fingerless gloves before application.
If you find out that your gel polish is thick, use gel polish thinner before application. This is a recommended product to save your gel polish life.
My fingernails are naturally pretty strong and grow long, so I like to keep them polished and looking nice. Gel nail polish is one of the greatest inventions ever… no more chipping and peeling after just a couple of days. Gel polish typically lasts about 2 weeks, and it stays super shiny like it was just applied. It protects your nails and makes them stronger, preventing them from breaking or ripping. And one of the best advantages is that it dries instantly after curing in an LED or UV lamp, so you can immediately get back to work without having to worry about messing up your polish.
I was getting gel manicures at my local salon every couple of weeks, but it was an expensive habit to maintain. After watching the professionals at the salon do my nails so many times, I thought I would try to do it myself from home. I did some research on the different brands of gel polish and decided that Gelish was the best option for me. It was easily accessible on Amazon.com and cheaper than most of the alternatives. Gelish also has a pretty big selection of colours to choose from. I purchased all of the equipment that I needed to get started for about $150, which is the equivalent of about 4 manicures at the salon. Now I do my own gel manicures from home, as well as for a few family members and friends.
People always ask me;
Are your nails real? – Yes
Do you do them yourself? – Yes
Is it hard to do? – No! It’s actually pretty easy.
Below is a step-by-step guide to applying Gelish nail polish.
Trim and file the nails to the desired length and shape.
Push the cuticles back with an orange stick or cuticle pusher.
Lightly buff the surface of each nail with a block buffer.
Cleanse the nails with Gelish Nail Cleanser and a lint-free wipe OR using sterile alcohol wipes. It’s important to ensure your nails are completely oil-free!
Apply Gelish PH bond to your nails.
Apply a coat of Gelish Foundation to each of your nails.
Cure the Foundation gel in your LED or UV lamp (read more about lamps here).
Optional: Apply Gelish Structure Gel and cure. (read more about Gelish Structure gel here)
Apply the first coat of the Gelish colour polish of your choice.
Cure the polish in your LED or UV lamp (read more about lamps here).
Apply a second coat of Gelish colour polish.
Cure the polish in your LED or UV lamp (read more about lamps here).
Apply a thin coat of Gelish Top It Off to your nails.
Cure the top coat in your LED or UV lamp (read more about lamps here).
Wipe your nails off with the Gelish Nail Cleanser or sterile alcohol wipes. (This removes the tackiness).
A few tips:
If you get polish on your cuticle or skin, remove it with a brush dipped in alcohol or nail cleanser BEFORE curing your nails under the light. If you allow the polish on your cuticles to harden it will likely cause the polish to peel or chip. Try to keep the polish on the surface of the nail only.
If you mess up it’s super easy to fix as long as you do it before curing. Just wipe the layer of polish off with your nail cleanser or alcohol (use a lint-free pad or paper towel), then just re-apply the layer.
Cure time: Typically gel polish cures with an LED lamp in just 30 seconds, or 2 minutes with a UV lamp. Read the label on your polish for curing times.
You can repeat steps 11 and 12 to add additional layers of colour if you prefer. To spice things up, try adding a glitter topper like Vegas Nights.