Did everyone have a wonderful Valentine’s Day or Singles Awareness Day? Looking for another excuse to celebrate with the mani at the spa? Make time to do you!

We were invited back by the Revlon team for a sensual sneak peak for the March release of the CND Flirtation Collection for Summer 2016 at Onyx Aesthetics in Gastown Vancouver.

A palette of soft yet bright shades teases at the imagination and makes this collection equal parts coy, confident, and playful. “This season, sweet, creamy pastels are inspired by modern lace and embroidery for a delicate and refined glamour,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Nails will be slim oval glazed with tender shades of coral and lilac, blushed with the spark of deepening allure. Flirtation’s code allows you to be irresistible.”

Blow a kiss with these romantic new shades in SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color.

Worried about the gap we get from growing out our nails after a Shellac Mani? If you aren’t able to make it in time back to the salon in between sittings, you can always choose the Long French style. As an alternative to  having the light french tip to be at the edge of your nail,  have it on the side of your cuticle so it will gradually grow out in a different way. Let’s see how long Cassandra, Joanna or I can keep our nails to see how the negative space grows!

Colours: Lavender Lace, Sparks Fly, Be Demure, Aqua-intance, Pink Pursuit, Honey Darlin’

I remember sharing how nervous I get around the colour yellow and adding it to make-up. As this collection is softer and more pastel-like, we were reassured that this hue of yellow was right in between the brighter and lighter shades released in past CND collections. Honey Darlin’ is a hue where it suits a larger range of skin tones.

Features/Benefits of CND Shellac:

  • Paints on like polish – base coat, colour, top coat; after each step, nails are cured briefly under a CND™ UV Lamp or CND™ LED Lamp, which also accommodates feet for perfect, long-lasting pedicures.
  • Healthy manicure choice for natural nails with no surface filling needs for application or removal.
  • Thin and flexible formula provides natural nail protection with a resilient crystal shine that resists dullness and chipping.
  • Hypo-allergenic and “7-Free” – no formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP,
    formaldehyde resin, MEK, camphor, xylene.
  • Available in over 100+ fashion-inspired shades which can be layered for endless colour customization.
  • Easy five-minute removal with CND™ Foil Remover Wraps, which feature integrated cotton pads that limits finger and skin exposure to acetone for a safer removal.
  • 30-minute salon service (If you’re going for intricate artwork, make sure you slot an hour or so)

Thanks so much to the CND and Onyx Aesthetics team for another wonderful mani-preview experience!

About Onyx Aesthetics Studio

Onyx Aesthetics Studio is a personal care studio offering natural nail care treatments, enhanced nail services, facial waxing, and eyelash extensions. In partnership with Creative Nail Design (CND) we are the only CND-exclusive salon in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, Canada.

About CND
Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, CA, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail products and services – including SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. Only CND delivers high performance nail color on the cutting edge of fashion and technology.