Nails are completely dry after that, no waiting time needed or accidents of messing up the manicure! Rubbing alcohol is used to clean off residue and make it more shiny, lastly a massage to finish it off. The manicure takes about 1 hour and costs $45 + tax. The CND Shellac manicure lasts for...

Rihanna: Taken up belly dancing to keep fit Rihanna is a big fan of CND Shellac manicures. The 'We Found Love' hitmaker has reportedly favoured the long-enduring nail treatment – a four step process that cures under a UV lamp and gives a chip-resistant finish for up to two weeks – since...

Case in point would be the nail art by Minx Nails as created by leading UK high fashion nail stylist, Marian Newman in collaboration with MInx co-founder Janice Jordan. I asked Newman to share the inspiration and creative process behind the unique nail design. Below is her response. "As...

This morning I had a lovely email from Marian Newman, all-round nail genius, telling me to get my favourite manicurist, David Barton, to do a 'wax effect' nail, as she knew I had an appointment with him later in the day. So when I turned up to see the gorgeous new Essie Bridal Shades, I asked...

Well, last week I said goodbye to chipped, dull polish and time consuming manicures and said hello to the latest craze on the beauty market --the Shellac manicure. After being introduced to CND's Shellac manicure at the StyledOn.com office, I was smitten with the fuss-free, 14 day manicure,...

I will tell you the only reasons why you should not get a Shellac (or any long wearing manicure, for that matter, including Axxium): I decided to document my first Shellac manicure's progress, so I was sure to take a photo on the day that I went for a another manicure to show you the...

take a "breather" from Shellac for 2 months, and that did the trick. My nails (and stress level) had both recovered by then, and I'm happily back to Shellac again. Also, I find that changing my polish once every 2 to 3 weeks is much less damaging to my cuticles than changing the regular...

The dream team for LV, Shanghai So pleased to have news from Marian Newman, nail expert/genius/wonderwoman who is just back from the Louis Vuitton show in Shanghai and a VIP party to launch their new mega-store. They reproduced the Paris show (famously with a LV logo steam train that took...

I love Marian Newman's detailed nail work..she's absolutely at the forefront of everything nail right now and has worked with just about anyone who's anyone. I also adore her personal style - "I either wear Rouge Noir or nothing" - for its Marilyn-esq attitude. She's created a line for Minx -...

My fave lavender was turning a bit sticky sitting in the bottle but months ago, worldclass manicurist & nail artist, Marian Newman,tweeted an essential tip that helped me resurrect this old polish. She advised pouring good quality top coat into the old polish in order to thin it out and NOT...

 

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