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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.

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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   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  

The Polish Costs How Much?

November 7, 2012  | Article

Touted as the most expensive polish in the world, Azature Nail Polish is the latest offering from jewelry designer Azature.

Keywords: diamond dust   polish  

How to Find the Perfect Nude

November 7, 2012  | News

With nude polishes, it's not about matching the polish to the skin tone, but rather focusing on choosing a shade with the right undertone.

Keywords: CND   Essie   how-to guides   OPI Products   polish  

A Velvety-Finished Manicure

November 6, 2012  | News

There's a new plush finish for nails this season from Ciate rivaling the standard glossy look, reports Shape magazine.

Keywords: ciate   finishing work   manicure products   manicures   nail trends  

Eco Polish Expands

November 2, 2012  | News

Redbook Mag, in its November 2012 issue, featured two new eco-friendly polish brands: Scotch Naturals and Sula.

Keywords: client health   eco-conscious products   eco-friendly   polish   trends  

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