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Hired Hands: Work-Appropriate Nail Colors

November 21, 2012  | News

Marie Claire @Work advises readers to save the crazy nail art for off-hours and try the latest boss-approved neutrals for work.

Keywords: Deborah Lippmann   Essie   nail art   OPI products   polish  

toluene

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A colorless flammable liquid used as a solvent in nail polish.

Keywords: chemicals   ingredients   polish   toluene  

TAF resin

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A special co-polymer used to improve adhesion and toughen nail polish and treatments.

Keywords: chemicals   nail treatments   polish  

polish thinner

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A volatile solvent added to polish to restore the product to its original consistency or viscosity; also called polish solvent.

Keywords: chemicals   ingredients   polish  

polish

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Nail polish is a solvent-based coating containing pigments and/or dyes used to create decorative effects on fingernails or toenails. It debuted in 1900 as a glossy nail varnish (applied with a camel-hair brush) that wore off in a day, but today’s polish is the icing on the manicure — and pedicure — cake.

Keywords: chemicals   polish  

OTC (over the counter)

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Refers to products that can be purchased without a professional license or prescription; also refers to a store or supplier that sells products to non-professionals.

Keywords: polish   private labeling  

nitrocellulose

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Nitrocellulose is a polymer used in the production of many nail polishes and top coats.

Keywords: chemicals   nail chemistry   polish   top coats  

nail lacquer

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A synonym for fingernail polish.

Keywords: polish  

mica

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Mica is any of various colored or transparent mineral silicates crystallizing in monoclinic (three unequal crystal axes) forms that readily separate into very thin leaves; used in polish to add shimmer.

Keywords: ingredients   mica   polish  

formaldehyde

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A colorless, gaseous compound used in making phenolic (a molecule containing an aromatic ring that has at least one hydroxl group) resins and dyes; used in aqueous solutions as a preservative and disinfectant.

Keywords: chemicals   ingredients   polish  

fast dry

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A term for a chemical product that dries polish; can be brush-on, spray-on, or droplet format.

Keywords: polish  

dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) is a common nail polish ingredient used as a plasticizer (allowing it to be flexible on nails and not crack); also used in children’s toys, shower curtains, and food wraps; the U.S. has no laws prohibiting its use in nail polish.

Keywords: chemicals   dibutyl phthalate (DBP)   ingredients   polish  

Go Baroque

November 15, 2012  | News

Keywords: Color Club   polish   winter pedicures  

Must-have Polishes for the Winter Season

November 14, 2012  | News

Teen Vogue deemed Essie's Wild Thing, Topshop Make Up's Nail Wraps in Leopard, and Deborah Lippmann's Cleopatra in New York seasonal must-haves this November.

Keywords: Deborah Lippmann   Essie   manicures   polish   seasonal products  

New LCN Top Coats Turn Heads

November 13, 2012  | News

Real Simple magazine featured LCN's Change the Mood Collection, a boxed quartet of top coats that alter the finish of polish after it as dried.

Keywords: LCN   matte   polish   Sparkles   top coats  

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