April 30, 2010
Featured products on Marie Claire's masthead for April include Orly Nail Lacquer in Cotton Candy.
Marie Claire magazine's beauty director Ying Chu picked Butter London's Jelly Sheer Polish in Shown in Chuffed and Twee as this month's best polish buys.
The runway is being swayed by earthy influences, from florals and leaves to birds and butterflies, and there's some bright new polish to match that.
Essence magazine's Glam Squad member Marcia says, "I'm going for the pretty with flirty curls and sophisticated shades of purple and pink" for the spring.
Elle's April issue features photo shoots with makeup guru and includes nail colors from OPI.
April 5, 2010
While it's fun to experiment with color, be careful with bright nails, says Glamour magazine. "These neon shades don't go with frilly dresses," editors say.
Glamour gives readers an easy how-to guide for adding crystals to nails.
Glamour beauty columnist tells readers to consider getting "fakes" if long nails keep breaking.
March 8, 2010
Among the 10 Most Wanted picks for March is Priti Nail Polish in Kingfisher Daisy--a shade reminiscent of a blue jay's distinct color.
Self's March issue highlights OPI's new Alice in Wonderland-themed nail colors, out in time for Tim Burton's movie.
According to Allure magazine, "new lacquers in colors such as mint and robin's-egg blue look tempting on short nails." Clients and nail techs have an array of new pastel colors to choose from.
Shape guest editors Kristin Cavallari of "The Hills" and Jennifer Garner, a star of "Valentine's Day," pick their favorite beauty products.
March 5, 2010
Jan Arnold, CND's trend expert, tells Redbook Magazine the new nail shape to have is a rounded oval on short- to medium-length nails, which results in a more feminine look.
Redbook Magazine says mint "gives all your fashion and beauty basics a refreshing twist."
Nail tech Myrdith Leon-McCormack, whose work has been seen on the runway for famous designers, created her own line of polishes, M2M DamoreJon Natural Nail Care.
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Music Festival Nail Art28 photos
In 2007, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) changed its name to the Personal Care Products Council.
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