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At Long Last: An Intro to Longer-Lasting Polish

by NLS Staff | December 17, 2014
<p>Change clients&rsquo; manicures every week with <a href="https://www.cnd.com/">CND </a>Vinylux. A self-adhering Color Coat eliminates the need for base coat. Weekly Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light due to ProLight Technology. Vinylux dries in just 8.5 minutes, providing week-long wear. Remove with acetone or CND Nourishing Remover.</p>

Change clients’ manicures every week with CND Vinylux. A self-adhering Color Coat eliminates the need for base coat. Weekly Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light due to ProLight Technology. Vinylux dries in just 8.5 minutes, providing week-long wear. Remove with acetone or CND Nourishing Remover.

<p><a href="http://opi.com/">OPI</a>&rsquo;s Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System offers rich color, intense shine, and lasting wear sans LED light-curing or soak-off removal. Available in 30 shades (plus Primer base and Gloss top coat), Infinite Shine is a three-step system that leaves nails colorful and shiny for up to 10 days. Primer prevents staining and increases durability, followed by two coats of color. Finish with Infinite Shine Gloss, which features a state-of-the-art gel polymer formula that cures in natural light. Remove product with Expert Touch Nail Lacquer Remover, no soaking required. Infinite Shine products feature OPI&rsquo;s ProWide Brush for ultimate application.</p>

OPI’s Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System offers rich color, intense shine, and lasting wear sans LED light-curing or soak-off removal. Available in 30 shades (plus Primer base and Gloss top coat), Infinite Shine is a three-step system that leaves nails colorful and shiny for up to 10 days. Primer prevents staining and increases durability, followed by two coats of color. Finish with Infinite Shine Gloss, which features a state-of-the-art gel polymer formula that cures in natural light. Remove product with Expert Touch Nail Lacquer Remover, no soaking required. Infinite Shine products feature OPI’s ProWide Brush for ultimate application.

<p>Poli-cure from <a href="http://bynubar.com/">Nuba</a>r is a brand new top coat. Poli-cure air dries with UV-curing qualities, so there is no need for a light. Add this top coat on to any polish color for a shine that will last 7-10 days and takes only three minutes to dry. Use regular nail polish remover to&nbsp; take top coat off.</p>

Poli-cure from Nubar is a brand new top coat. Poli-cure air dries with UV-curing qualities, so there is no need for a light. Add this top coat on to any polish color for a shine that will last 7-10 days and takes only three minutes to dry. Use regular nail polish remover to  take top coat off.

<p>All Week Long from<a href="http://lcnusa.com/"> LCN</a> works in two phases without base coat. First, clean and degrease nails with LCN Nail Polish Primer, then apply All Week Long Nail Polish color in two thin layers allowing two minutes to dry per coat. Once polish is dry, apply All Week Long UV Top Coat, which cures in natural daylight and protects the nail polish against chipping. Every day All Week Long Top Coat is subjected to daylight, it gains strength, providing radiant, color-intense nails. This system works best when used together and comes in 36 on-trend colors. Non-acetone remover is all that&rsquo;s needed to take color off of nails.</p>

All Week Long from LCN works in two phases without base coat. First, clean and degrease nails with LCN Nail Polish Primer, then apply All Week Long Nail Polish color in two thin layers allowing two minutes to dry per coat. Once polish is dry, apply All Week Long UV Top Coat, which cures in natural daylight and protects the nail polish against chipping. Every day All Week Long Top Coat is subjected to daylight, it gains strength, providing radiant, color-intense nails. This system works best when used together and comes in 36 on-trend colors. Non-acetone remover is all that’s needed to take color off of nails.

<p><a href="http://www.jessicacosmetics.com/">Jessica</a>&nbsp;Flash Fusion 2.5.2 is meant to increase the speed and convenience of pedicures. This two-step system applies and dries in five minutes and can be removed in two minutes. Use Primer to start, then while Primer is still wet, the Colour Activator is applied. These two products instantly fuse together, with no need for base or top coat. Flash Fusion self-cures without a lamp, resulting in a gel-like finish. Wipe Flash Fusion 2.5.2 right off, without buffing or filing.</p>

Jessica Flash Fusion 2.5.2 is meant to increase the speed and convenience of pedicures. This two-step system applies and dries in five minutes and can be removed in two minutes. Use Primer to start, then while Primer is still wet, the Colour Activator is applied. These two products instantly fuse together, with no need for base or top coat. Flash Fusion self-cures without a lamp, resulting in a gel-like finish. Wipe Flash Fusion 2.5.2 right off, without buffing or filing.

<p>The makers of&nbsp;<a href="http://chinaglaze.com/">China Glaze</a> introduce EverGlaze, an advanced two-step color system. Extended Wear lacquer and Active Top Coat fuse together with natural light and without a base coat. EverGlaze delivers 10 days of intense shine and chip-free finish, according to the company. Launching in early 2015, EverGlaze will be available in 48 shades. Use acetone or non-acetone remover to take EverGlaze off of nails. </p>

The makers of China Glaze introduce EverGlaze, an advanced two-step color system. Extended Wear lacquer and Active Top Coat fuse together with natural light and without a base coat. EverGlaze delivers 10 days of intense shine and chip-free finish, according to the company. Launching in early 2015, EverGlaze will be available in 48 shades. Use acetone or non-acetone remover to take EverGlaze off of nails.

<p><a href="http://www.youngnails.com/">Young Nails</a>&rsquo; Caption contains LacQ3 to harden and strengthen nails so they dry three times faster than regular polish and without the use of LED or UV lights. Caption should last up to nine days and requires easy application with self-leveling gel-like consistency. A rounded brush allows for creating an even line at the cuticle. No acetone or soaking are needed for removal. Caption is available in 60 colors with 18 top coat effects.</p>

Young Nails’ Caption contains LacQ3 to harden and strengthen nails so they dry three times faster than regular polish and without the use of LED or UV lights. Caption should last up to nine days and requires easy application with self-leveling gel-like consistency. A rounded brush allows for creating an even line at the cuticle. No acetone or soaking are needed for removal. Caption is available in 60 colors with 18 top coat effects.

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<p>Change clients&rsquo; manicures every week with <a href="https://www.cnd.com/">CND </a>Vinylux. A self-adhering Color Coat eliminates the need for base coat. Weekly Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light due to ProLight Technology. Vinylux dries in just 8.5 minutes, providing week-long wear. Remove with acetone or CND Nourishing Remover.</p>
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Change clients’ manicures every week with CND Vinylux. A self-adhering Color Coat eliminates the need for base coat. Weekly Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light due to ProLight Technology. Vinylux dries in just 8.5 minutes, providing week-long wear. Remove with acetone or CND Nourishing Remover.

<p><a href="http://opi.com/">OPI</a>&rsquo;s Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System offers rich color, intense shine, and lasting wear sans LED light-curing or soak-off removal. Available in 30 shades (plus Primer base and Gloss top coat), Infinite Shine is a three-step system that leaves nails colorful and shiny for up to 10 days. Primer prevents staining and increases durability, followed by two coats of color. Finish with Infinite Shine Gloss, which features a state-of-the-art gel polymer formula that cures in natural light. Remove product with Expert Touch Nail Lacquer Remover, no soaking required. Infinite Shine products feature OPI&rsquo;s ProWide Brush for ultimate application.</p>
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OPI’s Infinite Shine Gel Effects Lacquer System offers rich color, intense shine, and lasting wear sans LED light-curing or soak-off removal. Available in 30 shades (plus Primer base and Gloss top coat), Infinite Shine is a three-step system that leaves nails colorful and shiny for up to 10 days. Primer prevents staining and increases durability, followed by two coats of color. Finish with Infinite Shine Gloss, which features a state-of-the-art gel polymer formula that cures in natural light. Remove product with Expert Touch Nail Lacquer Remover, no soaking required. Infinite Shine products feature OPI’s ProWide Brush for ultimate application.

<p>Poli-cure from <a href="http://bynubar.com/">Nuba</a>r is a brand new top coat. Poli-cure air dries with UV-curing qualities, so there is no need for a light. Add this top coat on to any polish color for a shine that will last 7-10 days and takes only three minutes to dry. Use regular nail polish remover to&nbsp; take top coat off.</p>
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Poli-cure from Nubar is a brand new top coat. Poli-cure air dries with UV-curing qualities, so there is no need for a light. Add this top coat on to any polish color for a shine that will last 7-10 days and takes only three minutes to dry. Use regular nail polish remover to  take top coat off.

<p>All Week Long from<a href="http://lcnusa.com/"> LCN</a> works in two phases without base coat. First, clean and degrease nails with LCN Nail Polish Primer, then apply All Week Long Nail Polish color in two thin layers allowing two minutes to dry per coat. Once polish is dry, apply All Week Long UV Top Coat, which cures in natural daylight and protects the nail polish against chipping. Every day All Week Long Top Coat is subjected to daylight, it gains strength, providing radiant, color-intense nails. This system works best when used together and comes in 36 on-trend colors. Non-acetone remover is all that&rsquo;s needed to take color off of nails.</p>
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All Week Long from LCN works in two phases without base coat. First, clean and degrease nails with LCN Nail Polish Primer, then apply All Week Long Nail Polish color in two thin layers allowing two minutes to dry per coat. Once polish is dry, apply All Week Long UV Top Coat, which cures in natural daylight and protects the nail polish against chipping. Every day All Week Long Top Coat is subjected to daylight, it gains strength, providing radiant, color-intense nails. This system works best when used together and comes in 36 on-trend colors. Non-acetone remover is all that’s needed to take color off of nails.

<p><a href="http://www.jessicacosmetics.com/">Jessica</a>&nbsp;Flash Fusion 2.5.2 is meant to increase the speed and convenience of pedicures. This two-step system applies and dries in five minutes and can be removed in two minutes. Use Primer to start, then while Primer is still wet, the Colour Activator is applied. These two products instantly fuse together, with no need for base or top coat. Flash Fusion self-cures without a lamp, resulting in a gel-like finish. Wipe Flash Fusion 2.5.2 right off, without buffing or filing.</p>
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Jessica Flash Fusion 2.5.2 is meant to increase the speed and convenience of pedicures. This two-step system applies and dries in five minutes and can be removed in two minutes. Use Primer to start, then while Primer is still wet, the Colour Activator is applied. These two products instantly fuse together, with no need for base or top coat. Flash Fusion self-cures without a lamp, resulting in a gel-like finish. Wipe Flash Fusion 2.5.2 right off, without buffing or filing.

<p>The makers of&nbsp;<a href="http://chinaglaze.com/">China Glaze</a> introduce EverGlaze, an advanced two-step color system. Extended Wear lacquer and Active Top Coat fuse together with natural light and without a base coat. EverGlaze delivers 10 days of intense shine and chip-free finish, according to the company. Launching in early 2015, EverGlaze will be available in 48 shades. Use acetone or non-acetone remover to take EverGlaze off of nails. </p>
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The makers of China Glaze introduce EverGlaze, an advanced two-step color system. Extended Wear lacquer and Active Top Coat fuse together with natural light and without a base coat. EverGlaze delivers 10 days of intense shine and chip-free finish, according to the company. Launching in early 2015, EverGlaze will be available in 48 shades. Use acetone or non-acetone remover to take EverGlaze off of nails.

<p><a href="http://www.youngnails.com/">Young Nails</a>&rsquo; Caption contains LacQ3 to harden and strengthen nails so they dry three times faster than regular polish and without the use of LED or UV lights. Caption should last up to nine days and requires easy application with self-leveling gel-like consistency. A rounded brush allows for creating an even line at the cuticle. No acetone or soaking are needed for removal. Caption is available in 60 colors with 18 top coat effects.</p>
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Young Nails’ Caption contains LacQ3 to harden and strengthen nails so they dry three times faster than regular polish and without the use of LED or UV lights. Caption should last up to nine days and requires easy application with self-leveling gel-like consistency. A rounded brush allows for creating an even line at the cuticle. No acetone or soaking are needed for removal. Caption is available in 60 colors with 18 top coat effects.

The latest trend from manufacturers is a gel-polish/lacquer hybrid that promises to last 7-10 days and doesn’t require curing in an LED lamp. The removal process is also similar to traditional lacquer, using non-acetone to simply wipe off the color. For clients who crave a long-lasting nail look but are hesitant about gel-polish due to curing and removal, these longer lasting polishes could be the perfect compromise. We took a closer look at this new product category and the brands that are currently offering these options.

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