The day is almost here: March 1, 2011 – the day Shellac releases 12 new colors!
CND (Creative Nail Design) has excited the nail industry with its 14-day wear Shellac system. Although there are other gel- polish hybrids such as Nail Harmony’s Gelish, Shellac is getting the most attention, most likely due to clever marketing. Some complaints began that the CND nail lamps were not readily available, the polish bottles were too small, and there weren’t enough colors. So CND addressed these issues by offering rebates for their lamps with the purchase of the Shellac system, larger top and base coat sizes (15 ml/0.5 oz. compared with 7.3 ml/0.25 oz. polish bottles), and of course, additional colors.
The original Shellac swatches:
The new Shellac swatches:
The new set introduces dark color options, which are trendy for the spring. Many nail technicians will mix their own colors for more variety, so color choices will expand, although mixtures with regular polish can affect the curation process and limit durability, which is therefore not recommended. Hopefully in the future CND will release brights like yellow, orange and green, and continue to revolutionize the market with glitters, metallics and matte options.
To purchase the Shellac system, get more information, or to find salons in your area, go to: http://www.cnd.com