Tuesday, November 17, 2009

BeansTalk's Holiday Gift Guide

Dazzling Holiday Nails
Colour & Effects
Custom Color Creations

A new range of professional quality nail polishes with endless possibilities, a customizable nail colour concept – Colour & Effects.

During the holiday season, you're likely to see people you don't visit with on a regular basis. Why not look your most coordinated best? Your hands may take a daily beating from your regular household work chores, but combine that with dry, cold weather, and you SO need manicures and pedicures.

These new colors are designed to be layered and customized, CND’s new Colour & Effects creates endless possibilities.

A palette of 50 new crème colours includes sheer, semi-sheer and opaque neutrals, pinks, darks and brights from the whitest white (Brilliant White) to the blackest black (Blackjack). The line also features metallic accessories – a selection of 3 must-have chromes.

Colours are complemented by 15 Effects. Effects come in sheer hues of three categories – Pearl, Shimmer, and Sparkle – which can be layered over or under the crème polish, for a subtle pearlescent sheen or a siren red shimmer, and more.

Jan Arnold, CND co-founder and style director explains, “Nail Colour conformity is a thing of the past. Our new Colour line provides a mesmerizing combination of options for women to stylize their most natural fashion accessory, their nails.”

Flawless Finish

A Colour application is not complete without proper base and top coats. Base coats anchor Colour to the natural nail for longer lasting wear; Top coats add shine and protect. These treatments defend nails from the elements and ensure long, beautiful wear.

CND’s base coats include Stickey™, Ridge Out™, and Toughen Up™, and top coats include Super Shiney™, Air Dry, and Speedey™. The introduction of Super Matte Top Coat to CND’s award-winning treatments now allows a variation of texture; from the glossiest pedicure to the most modern matte finish manicure.

CND’s new two-coat, fast-drying formula is super rich and creamy and 3-free – containing no toluene, formaldehyde, or DBP. (This is a super plus for us at BeansTalk -- and should be for you, too!)

The custom designed bottle is ergonomic, created to fit between the thumb and forefinger. The brush, with triangular-shaped hairs, ensures user-friendly results. It features clear, triangular bristles tailored to hold just enough polish for a smooth, even application. The rubberized cap creates a no-slip grip that is easy to twist.

CND’s new nail Colour & Effects is available in salons and spas. Suggested retail price for Colour is $9.00 a bottle; for Effects $11.00 a bottle, for base and top coats $8.00 a bottle. For more information or to find local availability, visit cnd.com.

The 411 on Colour and Effects:

• Palette of 50 crème Colours including sheer, semi-sheer and opaque neutrals, pinks, darks and brights plus three pure chromes in gold, silver and copper

• 15 Effects in sheer hues of three textures - Pearl, Shimmer and Sparkle – to “accessorize” crème polish or wear alone

• 3-Free – no toluene, formaldehyde, or DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate)

• Two-coat, fast-drying formula

• Ergonomically designed bottle with rubberized cap for no slip-grip and easy opening

• State-of-the-art brush with clear, triangular-shaped nylon bristles for flawless application

HOW TO USE: Turn bottle upside down and roll between palms to blend. For best results, after applying a CND base coat, apply two thin Colour coats and/or one coat of Effect to clean manicured nails. Finish with your favorite CND top coat.

AVAILABILITY: In chic salons and spas worldwide and at bebeautiful.com, goindulge.com and timetospa.com. Call 800.833.NAIL or visit cnd.com for more information.

SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: Colour - .33 fl oz bottle $9.00 Effect - .33 fl oz bottle $11.00