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by NLS Staff | December 9, 2014
<p><strong>FAVORITE ACRYLIC (TRADITIONAL) SYSTEM</strong><br />1. CND: Retention+ Sculpting Liquid and Retention+ Powders<br />2. Young Nails: Acrylic System<br />3. OPI Products: Absolute Liquid &amp; Powder Technology<br />4. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: ProHesion Acrylic Master Kit<br />5. NSI: Attraction Acrylic System</p>

FAVORITE ACRYLIC (TRADITIONAL) SYSTEM
1. CND: Retention+ Sculpting Liquid and Retention+ Powders
2. Young Nails: Acrylic System
3. OPI Products: Absolute Liquid & Powder Technology
4. Hand & Nail Harmony: ProHesion Acrylic Master Kit
5. NSI: Attraction Acrylic System

<p><strong>FAVORITE ACRYLIC (COLOR) SYSTEM</strong></p>
<p>1. Young Nails: Colored Acrylic <br />2. CND: Perfect Color Powder Collection<br />3. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Reflections of Harmony Colored Powder Collections<br />4. NSI: Technailcolor Mixable Colored Acrylic<br />5. EZ Flow: Boogie Nights Glitter Acrylics</p>

FAVORITE ACRYLIC (COLOR) SYSTEM

1. Young Nails: Colored Acrylic
2. CND: Perfect Color Powder Collection
3. Hand & Nail Harmony: Reflections of Harmony Colored Powder Collections
4. NSI: Technailcolor Mixable Colored Acrylic
5. EZ Flow: Boogie Nights Glitter Acrylics

<p><strong>FAVORITE BASE COAT</strong><br />1. CND: Stickey Base Coat<br />2. OPI Products: Natural Nail Base Coat<br />3. Seche: Crystal Clear Base Coat<br />4. Orly International: Bonder<br />5. Morgan Taylor: Stick With It</p>

FAVORITE BASE COAT
1. CND: Stickey Base Coat
2. OPI Products: Natural Nail Base Coat
3. Seche: Crystal Clear Base Coat
4. Orly International: Bonder
5. Morgan Taylor: Stick With It

<p><strong>FAVORITE BRUSHES (FOR ENHANCEMENTS)</strong><br />1. OPI Products: Artist Series Brushes<br />2. CND: ProSeries Enhancement Brushes<br />3. Young Nails: Finesse Sculptor Brush<br />4. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: 2-Piece Pro 9 Brush<br />5. Tammy Taylor: Kolinsky Red Sable Brush</p>

FAVORITE BRUSHES (FOR ENHANCEMENTS)
1. OPI Products: Artist Series Brushes
2. CND: ProSeries Enhancement Brushes
3. Young Nails: Finesse Sculptor Brush
4. Hand & Nail Harmony: 2-Piece Pro 9 Brush
5. Tammy Taylor: Kolinsky Red Sable Brush

<p><strong>FAVORITE CUTICLE TREATMENT</strong><br />1. CND: SolarOil<br />2. OPI Products: Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go<br />3. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Gelish Nourish Cuticle Oil<br />4. Famous Names: Dadi Oil 95% Certified Organic Nail and Skin Treatment Oil<br />5. Young Nails: Rose Cuticle Oil</p>

FAVORITE CUTICLE TREATMENT
1. CND: SolarOil
2. OPI Products: Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go
3. Hand & Nail Harmony: Gelish Nourish Cuticle Oil
4. Famous Names: Dadi Oil 95% Certified Organic Nail and Skin Treatment Oil
5. Young Nails: Rose Cuticle Oil

<p><strong>FAVORITE DISINFECTION (IMPLEMENTS) PRODUCT</strong><br />1. BlueCo Brands: Barbicide<br />2. OPI Products: Spa Complete<br />3. Backscratchers Salon Systems: Cavacide Salon Disinfectant<br />4. Ultronics: Ultracare Disinfectant<br />5. Isabel Cristina: Let&rsquo;s Touch Disinfectant</p>

FAVORITE DISINFECTION (IMPLEMENTS) PRODUCT
1. BlueCo Brands: Barbicide
2. OPI Products: Spa Complete
3. Backscratchers Salon Systems: Cavacide Salon Disinfectant
4. Ultronics: Ultracare Disinfectant
5. Isabel Cristina: Let’s Touch Disinfectant

<p><strong>FAVORITE ELECTRIC FILE</strong><br />1. Kupa: Passport Portable Electric File<br />2. Young Nails: YN-99 Electric File<br />3. Medicool: Pro Power 20K Rechargeable Filing System<br />4. Erica&rsquo;s: MT-20<br />5. OPI Products: Professional Electric Nail Technician File</p>

FAVORITE ELECTRIC FILE
1. Kupa: Passport Portable Electric File
2. Young Nails: YN-99 Electric File
3. Medicool: Pro Power 20K Rechargeable Filing System
4. Erica’s: MT-20
5. OPI Products: Professional Electric Nail Technician File

<p><strong>FAVORITE FILES</strong><br />1. CND: Girlfriend Buffer<br />2. OPI Products: Professional Files<br />3. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: 100/180 Buffer<br />4. Young Nails: 150/150 Zebra Files <br />5. NSI: Endurance Files</p>

FAVORITE FILES
1. CND: Girlfriend Buffer
2. OPI Products: Professional Files
3. Hand & Nail Harmony: 100/180 Buffer
4. Young Nails: 150/150 Zebra Files
5. NSI: Endurance Files

<p><strong>FAVORITE GEL (COLOR) SYSTEM</strong> <br />1. OPI Products: Axxium Soak-off Gel Lacquers<br />2. Young Nails: Kaleidoscope Gel<br />3. Bio Sculpture USA: Bio Sculpture Gel<br />4. Light Elegance: LE Hard Gel Polish<br />5. NSI: Balance UV Color Gels</p>

FAVORITE GEL (COLOR) SYSTEM
1. OPI Products: Axxium Soak-off Gel Lacquers
2. Young Nails: Kaleidoscope Gel
3. Bio Sculpture USA: Bio Sculpture Gel
4. Light Elegance: LE Hard Gel Polish
5. NSI: Balance UV Color Gels

<p><strong>FAVORITE GEL (SOAK-OFF) SYSTEM</strong> <br />1. CND: Brisa Lite Removable Gel System<br />2. Young Nails: ManiQ Soak-Off Gel System<br />3. IBD: Soak-Off Gel System<br />4. Akz&eacute;ntz: Options UV/LED Soak-Off Gel System<br />5. LeChat: Nobility Soak Off Formula Gel System</p>

FAVORITE GEL (SOAK-OFF) SYSTEM
1. CND: Brisa Lite Removable Gel System
2. Young Nails: ManiQ Soak-Off Gel System
3. IBD: Soak-Off Gel System
4. Akzéntz: Options UV/LED Soak-Off Gel System
5. LeChat: Nobility Soak Off Formula Gel System

<p><strong>FAVORITE GEL (TRADITIONAL) SYSTEM</strong><br />1. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Gelish Hard Gel<br />2. CND: Brisa Gel System <br />3. Young Nails: Synergy Gel System <br />4. OPI Products: Axxium Gel System<br />5. IBD: Gel System</p>

FAVORITE GEL (TRADITIONAL) SYSTEM
1. Hand & Nail Harmony: Gelish Hard Gel
2. CND: Brisa Gel System
3. Young Nails: Synergy Gel System
4. OPI Products: Axxium Gel System
5. IBD: Gel System

<p><strong>FAVORITE IMPLEMENT OR TOOL</strong></p>
<p>1. OPI Products: Titanium Tooling System<br />2. Young Nails: Magic Wand<br />3. Tweezerman Professional: Cobalt Stainless Steel Cuticle Nipper <br />4. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: C-Curve Sticks<br />5. Mehaz Professional: #777 Cuticle Nipper</p>

FAVORITE IMPLEMENT OR TOOL

1. OPI Products: Titanium Tooling System
2. Young Nails: Magic Wand
3. Tweezerman Professional: Cobalt Stainless Steel Cuticle Nipper
4. Hand & Nail Harmony: C-Curve Sticks
5. Mehaz Professional: #777 Cuticle Nipper

<p><strong>FAVORITE LOTION FOR HANDS AND BODY</strong><br />1. CND: Scentsations<br />2. OPI Products: Avojuice Skin Quenchers Lotion <br />3. Cuccio Natural&eacute;: Vanilla Bean &amp; Sugar Cane Lyte Ultra Sheer Body Butter<br />4. Young Nails: Lomasi Lotions<br />5. Body Drench: Mind + Body Body Lotion Collection</p>

FAVORITE LOTION FOR HANDS AND BODY
1. CND: Scentsations
2. OPI Products: Avojuice Skin Quenchers Lotion
3. Cuccio Naturalé: Vanilla Bean & Sugar Cane Lyte Ultra Sheer Body Butter
4. Young Nails: Lomasi Lotions
5. Body Drench: Mind + Body Body Lotion Collection

<p><strong>FAVORITE MANICURE SYSTEM</strong><br />1. CND: Almond SpaManicure<br />2. OPI Products: Avoplex Moisture Replenishing System<br />3. Young Nails: Lomasi Natural Nail Care<br />4. Cuccio Natural&eacute;: Manicure Extended Massage Lotion<br />5. Tammy Taylor: Peach Spa Manicure Products</p>

FAVORITE MANICURE SYSTEM
1. CND: Almond SpaManicure
2. OPI Products: Avoplex Moisture Replenishing System
3. Young Nails: Lomasi Natural Nail Care
4. Cuccio Naturalé: Manicure Extended Massage Lotion
5. Tammy Taylor: Peach Spa Manicure Products

<p><strong>FAVORITE NAIL ART APPLIQUES</strong><br />1. Dashing Diva: Designfx, Nail Tattoos, Accents<br />2. Minx: Underwear<br />3. It&rsquo;s So Easy: Stripe &rsquo;Em<br />4. Empower Nail Art: Self-Adhesive Nail Films<br />5. Backscratchers Salon Systems: Divine Designs Nail Art</p>

FAVORITE NAIL ART APPLIQUES
1. Dashing Diva: Designfx, Nail Tattoos, Accents
2. Minx: Underwear
3. It’s So Easy: Stripe ’Em
4. Empower Nail Art: Self-Adhesive Nail Films
5. Backscratchers Salon Systems: Divine Designs Nail Art

<p><strong>FAVORITE NAIL ART SUPPLIES</strong> <br />1. CND: Additives<br />2. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Mini Gel Striper Brushes and Marbling Tools<br />3. Young Nails: Imagination Art Brush<br />4. It&rsquo;s So Easy: Picker Upper<br />5. NSI: Secrets Nail Art System</p>

FAVORITE NAIL ART SUPPLIES
1. CND: Additives
2. Hand & Nail Harmony: Mini Gel Striper Brushes and Marbling Tools
3. Young Nails: Imagination Art Brush
4. It’s So Easy: Picker Upper
5. NSI: Secrets Nail Art System

<p><strong>FAVORITE NAIL ART EMBELLISHMENTS</strong><br />1. Young Nails: Young Nails Mylar<br />2. Dashing Diva: 3-D Jewels<br />3. CinaPro: CinaPro Embellishments<br />4. Crystal Culture: Swarovski Crystals<br />5. It&rsquo;s So Easy: Hey There, Stud Kit</p>

FAVORITE NAIL ART EMBELLISHMENTS
1. Young Nails: Young Nails Mylar
2. Dashing Diva: 3-D Jewels
3. CinaPro: CinaPro Embellishments
4. Crystal Culture: Swarovski Crystals
5. It’s So Easy: Hey There, Stud Kit

<p><strong>FAVORITE NAIL PREP PRODUCTS</strong><br />1. CND: ScrubFresh<br />2. OPI Products: Bond-Aid <br />3. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: pH Bond<br />4. Young Nails: Swipe<br />5. NSI: Cleanse</p>

FAVORITE NAIL PREP PRODUCTS
1. CND: ScrubFresh
2. OPI Products: Bond-Aid
3. Hand & Nail Harmony: pH Bond
4. Young Nails: Swipe
5. NSI: Cleanse

<p><strong>FAVORITE PEDICURE EQUIPMENT</strong><br />1. Belava: Heater/Massager Unit With Pedicure Tub and Disposable Liners <br />2. FootsieBath Beverly Hills: Disposable Liner System and Carrying Tray<br />3. Lexor: Luminous Pedicure Spa Chair<br />4. Continuum Footspas: Simplicity No-Plumbing or Installation Pedi Spa<br />5. Noel Asmar: Hammered Copper Pedicure Bowl</p>

FAVORITE PEDICURE EQUIPMENT
1. Belava: Heater/Massager Unit With Pedicure Tub and Disposable Liners
2. FootsieBath Beverly Hills: Disposable Liner System and Carrying Tray
3. Lexor: Luminous Pedicure Spa Chair
4. Continuum Footspas: Simplicity No-Plumbing or Installation Pedi Spa
5. Noel Asmar: Hammered Copper Pedicure Bowl

<p><strong>FAVORITE PEDICURE PRODUCT OR SYSTEM</strong><br />1. CND: Marine SpaPedicure<br />2. OPI Products: Pedicure by OPI <br />3. Cuccio Natural&eacute;: Professional Pedicure Collection<br />4. Essie Cosmetics: Spa Pedicure System<br />5. Backscratchers Salon Systems: Heavenly Soles Foot Care System</p>

FAVORITE PEDICURE PRODUCT OR SYSTEM
1. CND: Marine SpaPedicure
2. OPI Products: Pedicure by OPI
3. Cuccio Naturalé: Professional Pedicure Collection
4. Essie Cosmetics: Spa Pedicure System
5. Backscratchers Salon Systems: Heavenly Soles Foot Care System

<p><strong>FAVORITE PEDICURE TOOL</strong><br />1. OPI Products: Disinfectable Foot File with Disposable Grit Strips<br />2. CND: Callus Smoother<br />3. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Eco Pusher Implement<br />4. Cuccio Natural&eacute;: Stainless Steel Foot File with Disposable Grits<br />5. Young Nails: Cuticle Nippers</p>

FAVORITE PEDICURE TOOL
1. OPI Products: Disinfectable Foot File with Disposable Grit Strips
2. CND: Callus Smoother
3. Hand & Nail Harmony: Eco Pusher Implement
4. Cuccio Naturalé: Stainless Steel Foot File with Disposable Grits
5. Young Nails: Cuticle Nippers

<p><strong>FAVORITE POLISH DRYING PRODUCT</strong><br />1. OPI Products: Drip Dry Lacquer Drying Drops<br />2. CND: Solar Speed Spray<br />3. NSI: Airshield<br />4. China Glaze: Fast Freeze Quick Dry<br />5. Essie Cosmetics: Quick-e Drying Drops</p>

FAVORITE POLISH DRYING PRODUCT
1. OPI Products: Drip Dry Lacquer Drying Drops
2. CND: Solar Speed Spray
3. NSI: Airshield
4. China Glaze: Fast Freeze Quick Dry
5. Essie Cosmetics: Quick-e Drying Drops

<p><strong>FAVORITE POLISH (TRADITIONAL)</strong><br />1. OPI Products: Nail Lacquer<br />2. Morgan Taylor: Nail Lacquer<br />3. China Glaze: Polish<br />4. Essie Cosmetics: Lacquer<br />5. CND: Vinylux</p>

FAVORITE POLISH (TRADITIONAL)
1. OPI Products: Nail Lacquer
2. Morgan Taylor: Nail Lacquer
3. China Glaze: Polish
4. Essie Cosmetics: Lacquer
5. CND: Vinylux

<p><strong>FAVORITE POLISH (GEL-POLISH OR UV-CURED POLISH)</strong><br />1. CND: Shellac<br />2. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Gelish Soak-Off Gel-Polish<br />3. OPI Products: GelColor by OPI<br />4. Young Nails: ManiQ Color<br />5. Entity Beauty: One Color Couture Gel Enamel</p>

FAVORITE POLISH (GEL-POLISH OR UV-CURED POLISH)
1. CND: Shellac
2. Hand & Nail Harmony: Gelish Soak-Off Gel-Polish
3. OPI Products: GelColor by OPI
4. Young Nails: ManiQ Color
5. Entity Beauty: One Color Couture Gel Enamel

<p><strong>FAVORITE STRENGTHENER OR TREATMENT</strong><br />1. OPI Products: Nail Envy<br />2. Famous Names: IBX Natural Nail Strengthening Treatment<br />3. Nail Tek: Intensive Therapy II<br />4. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: VitaGel<br />5. Morgan Taylor: Go Ahead and Grow</p>

FAVORITE STRENGTHENER OR TREATMENT
1. OPI Products: Nail Envy
2. Famous Names: IBX Natural Nail Strengthening Treatment
3. Nail Tek: Intensive Therapy II
4. Hand & Nail Harmony: VitaGel
5. Morgan Taylor: Go Ahead and Grow

<p><strong>FAVORITE TIP</strong><br />1. CND: Velocity Tips<br />2. OPI Products: Structure 2.0<br />3. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Perfecto Professional Nail Tips<br />4. Young Nails: Style Tips<br />5. Dashing Diva: No-Blend Tips, Vitrual Nails, No-Blend Glitter Tips</p>

FAVORITE TIP
1. CND: Velocity Tips
2. OPI Products: Structure 2.0
3. Hand & Nail Harmony: Perfecto Professional Nail Tips
4. Young Nails: Style Tips
5. Dashing Diva: No-Blend Tips, Vitrual Nails, No-Blend Glitter Tips

<p><strong>FAVORITE TOP COAT</strong> <br />1. Seche: Seche Vite<br />2. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Gelish Top It Off <br />3. OPI Products: Rapid Dry Top Coat <br />4. CND: Super Shiney Top Coat<br />5. INM: Out The Door</p>

FAVORITE TOP COAT
1. Seche: Seche Vite
2. Hand & Nail Harmony: Gelish Top It Off
3. OPI Products: Rapid Dry Top Coat
4. CND: Super Shiney Top Coat
5. INM: Out The Door

<p><strong>FAVORITE VENTILATION SYSTEM</strong><br />1. Medicool: Mani-Vac by Medicool<br />2. Aerovex Systems: &ldquo;The One That Works&rdquo; Salon Air Purifier<br />3. Valentino Beauty Pure: Beauty Pure <br />4. Air Impurities Removal Systems: Salon Pure Air<br />5. The Nail Superstore: ProMaster Dust Collector</p>

FAVORITE VENTILATION SYSTEM
1. Medicool: Mani-Vac by Medicool
2. Aerovex Systems: “The One That Works” Salon Air Purifier
3. Valentino Beauty Pure: Beauty Pure
4. Air Impurities Removal Systems: Salon Pure Air
5. The Nail Superstore: ProMaster Dust Collector

<p>20. CinaPro: Nail Sugar</p>

20. CinaPro: Nail Sugar

<p>19. Orly International: BB Cr&egrave;me</p>

19. Orly International: BB Crème

<p>18. Soft Landings: 4Squares</p>

18. Soft Landings: 4Squares

<p>17. IBD: Just Gel Solar Color Effects </p>

17. IBD: Just Gel Solar Color Effects

<p>16. Essie Cosmetics: Swept Off My Feet Leg and Foot Massage Oil</p>

16. Essie Cosmetics: Swept Off My Feet Leg and Foot Massage Oil

<p>15. Nubar: Candy Crush Collection</p>

15. Nubar: Candy Crush Collection

<p>14. Jessica Cosmetics: Nail Solutions Set</p>

14. Jessica Cosmetics: Nail Solutions Set

<p>13. Light Elegance: LE Gel Paints</p>

13. Light Elegance: LE Gel Paints

<p>12. China Glaze: City Flourish</p>

12. China Glaze: City Flourish

<p>11. Dashing Diva: No-Blend Glitter Tip</p>

11. Dashing Diva: No-Blend Glitter Tip

<p>10. Tammy Taylor: Gelegance 9-1-1 Gel Rescue Kit</p>

10. Tammy Taylor: Gelegance 9-1-1 Gel Rescue Kit

<p>9. Artistic Nail Design: Correction Gel</p>

9. Artistic Nail Design: Correction Gel

<p>8. Cuccio Natural&eacute;: Coconut Pedicure Starter Kit</p>

8. Cuccio Naturalé: Coconut Pedicure Starter Kit

<p>7. LeChat: Gel&ouml;s Gel Thinner</p>

7. LeChat: Gelös Gel Thinner

<p>6. Morgan Taylor: Neon Lights 2014 Collection</p>

6. Morgan Taylor: Neon Lights 2014 Collection

<p>5. NSI: Secrets Nail Art System</p>

5. NSI: Secrets Nail Art System

<p>4. Young Nails: Cover Blush Acrylic Powder</p>

4. Young Nails: Cover Blush Acrylic Powder

<p>3. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: ProHesion Crystal Clear Nail Sculpting Powder</p>

3. Hand & Nail Harmony: ProHesion Crystal Clear Nail Sculpting Powder

<p>2. OPI Products: Sheer Tints</p>

2. OPI Products: Sheer Tints

<p>1. Famous Names: IBX</p>

1. Famous Names: IBX

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<p><strong>FAVORITE ACRYLIC (TRADITIONAL) SYSTEM</strong><br />1. CND: Retention+ Sculpting Liquid and Retention+ Powders<br />2. Young Nails: Acrylic System<br />3. OPI Products: Absolute Liquid &amp; Powder Technology<br />4. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: ProHesion Acrylic Master Kit<br />5. NSI: Attraction Acrylic System</p>
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FAVORITE ACRYLIC (TRADITIONAL) SYSTEM
1. CND: Retention+ Sculpting Liquid and Retention+ Powders
2. Young Nails: Acrylic System
3. OPI Products: Absolute Liquid & Powder Technology
4. Hand & Nail Harmony: ProHesion Acrylic Master Kit
5. NSI: Attraction Acrylic System

<p><strong>FAVORITE ACRYLIC (COLOR) SYSTEM</strong></p>
<p>1. Young Nails: Colored Acrylic <br />2. CND: Perfect Color Powder Collection<br />3. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Reflections of Harmony Colored Powder Collections<br />4. NSI: Technailcolor Mixable Colored Acrylic<br />5. EZ Flow: Boogie Nights Glitter Acrylics</p>
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FAVORITE ACRYLIC (COLOR) SYSTEM

1. Young Nails: Colored Acrylic
2. CND: Perfect Color Powder Collection
3. Hand & Nail Harmony: Reflections of Harmony Colored Powder Collections
4. NSI: Technailcolor Mixable Colored Acrylic
5. EZ Flow: Boogie Nights Glitter Acrylics

<p><strong>FAVORITE BASE COAT</strong><br />1. CND: Stickey Base Coat<br />2. OPI Products: Natural Nail Base Coat<br />3. Seche: Crystal Clear Base Coat<br />4. Orly International: Bonder<br />5. Morgan Taylor: Stick With It</p>
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FAVORITE BASE COAT
1. CND: Stickey Base Coat
2. OPI Products: Natural Nail Base Coat
3. Seche: Crystal Clear Base Coat
4. Orly International: Bonder
5. Morgan Taylor: Stick With It

<p><strong>FAVORITE BRUSHES (FOR ENHANCEMENTS)</strong><br />1. OPI Products: Artist Series Brushes<br />2. CND: ProSeries Enhancement Brushes<br />3. Young Nails: Finesse Sculptor Brush<br />4. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: 2-Piece Pro 9 Brush<br />5. Tammy Taylor: Kolinsky Red Sable Brush</p>
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FAVORITE BRUSHES (FOR ENHANCEMENTS)
1. OPI Products: Artist Series Brushes
2. CND: ProSeries Enhancement Brushes
3. Young Nails: Finesse Sculptor Brush
4. Hand & Nail Harmony: 2-Piece Pro 9 Brush
5. Tammy Taylor: Kolinsky Red Sable Brush

<p><strong>FAVORITE CUTICLE TREATMENT</strong><br />1. CND: SolarOil<br />2. OPI Products: Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go<br />3. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Gelish Nourish Cuticle Oil<br />4. Famous Names: Dadi Oil 95% Certified Organic Nail and Skin Treatment Oil<br />5. Young Nails: Rose Cuticle Oil</p>
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FAVORITE CUTICLE TREATMENT
1. CND: SolarOil
2. OPI Products: Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go
3. Hand & Nail Harmony: Gelish Nourish Cuticle Oil
4. Famous Names: Dadi Oil 95% Certified Organic Nail and Skin Treatment Oil
5. Young Nails: Rose Cuticle Oil

<p><strong>FAVORITE DISINFECTION (IMPLEMENTS) PRODUCT</strong><br />1. BlueCo Brands: Barbicide<br />2. OPI Products: Spa Complete<br />3. Backscratchers Salon Systems: Cavacide Salon Disinfectant<br />4. Ultronics: Ultracare Disinfectant<br />5. Isabel Cristina: Let&rsquo;s Touch Disinfectant</p>
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FAVORITE DISINFECTION (IMPLEMENTS) PRODUCT
1. BlueCo Brands: Barbicide
2. OPI Products: Spa Complete
3. Backscratchers Salon Systems: Cavacide Salon Disinfectant
4. Ultronics: Ultracare Disinfectant
5. Isabel Cristina: Let’s Touch Disinfectant

<p><strong>FAVORITE ELECTRIC FILE</strong><br />1. Kupa: Passport Portable Electric File<br />2. Young Nails: YN-99 Electric File<br />3. Medicool: Pro Power 20K Rechargeable Filing System<br />4. Erica&rsquo;s: MT-20<br />5. OPI Products: Professional Electric Nail Technician File</p>
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FAVORITE ELECTRIC FILE
1. Kupa: Passport Portable Electric File
2. Young Nails: YN-99 Electric File
3. Medicool: Pro Power 20K Rechargeable Filing System
4. Erica’s: MT-20
5. OPI Products: Professional Electric Nail Technician File

<p><strong>FAVORITE FILES</strong><br />1. CND: Girlfriend Buffer<br />2. OPI Products: Professional Files<br />3. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: 100/180 Buffer<br />4. Young Nails: 150/150 Zebra Files <br />5. NSI: Endurance Files</p>
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FAVORITE FILES
1. CND: Girlfriend Buffer
2. OPI Products: Professional Files
3. Hand & Nail Harmony: 100/180 Buffer
4. Young Nails: 150/150 Zebra Files
5. NSI: Endurance Files

<p><strong>FAVORITE GEL (COLOR) SYSTEM</strong> <br />1. OPI Products: Axxium Soak-off Gel Lacquers<br />2. Young Nails: Kaleidoscope Gel<br />3. Bio Sculpture USA: Bio Sculpture Gel<br />4. Light Elegance: LE Hard Gel Polish<br />5. NSI: Balance UV Color Gels</p>
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FAVORITE GEL (COLOR) SYSTEM
1. OPI Products: Axxium Soak-off Gel Lacquers
2. Young Nails: Kaleidoscope Gel
3. Bio Sculpture USA: Bio Sculpture Gel
4. Light Elegance: LE Hard Gel Polish
5. NSI: Balance UV Color Gels

<p><strong>FAVORITE GEL (SOAK-OFF) SYSTEM</strong> <br />1. CND: Brisa Lite Removable Gel System<br />2. Young Nails: ManiQ Soak-Off Gel System<br />3. IBD: Soak-Off Gel System<br />4. Akz&eacute;ntz: Options UV/LED Soak-Off Gel System<br />5. LeChat: Nobility Soak Off Formula Gel System</p>
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FAVORITE GEL (SOAK-OFF) SYSTEM
1. CND: Brisa Lite Removable Gel System
2. Young Nails: ManiQ Soak-Off Gel System
3. IBD: Soak-Off Gel System
4. Akzéntz: Options UV/LED Soak-Off Gel System
5. LeChat: Nobility Soak Off Formula Gel System

<p><strong>FAVORITE GEL (TRADITIONAL) SYSTEM</strong><br />1. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Gelish Hard Gel<br />2. CND: Brisa Gel System <br />3. Young Nails: Synergy Gel System <br />4. OPI Products: Axxium Gel System<br />5. IBD: Gel System</p>
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FAVORITE GEL (TRADITIONAL) SYSTEM
1. Hand & Nail Harmony: Gelish Hard Gel
2. CND: Brisa Gel System
3. Young Nails: Synergy Gel System
4. OPI Products: Axxium Gel System
5. IBD: Gel System

<p><strong>FAVORITE IMPLEMENT OR TOOL</strong></p>
<p>1. OPI Products: Titanium Tooling System<br />2. Young Nails: Magic Wand<br />3. Tweezerman Professional: Cobalt Stainless Steel Cuticle Nipper <br />4. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: C-Curve Sticks<br />5. Mehaz Professional: #777 Cuticle Nipper</p>
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FAVORITE IMPLEMENT OR TOOL

1. OPI Products: Titanium Tooling System
2. Young Nails: Magic Wand
3. Tweezerman Professional: Cobalt Stainless Steel Cuticle Nipper
4. Hand & Nail Harmony: C-Curve Sticks
5. Mehaz Professional: #777 Cuticle Nipper

<p><strong>FAVORITE LOTION FOR HANDS AND BODY</strong><br />1. CND: Scentsations<br />2. OPI Products: Avojuice Skin Quenchers Lotion <br />3. Cuccio Natural&eacute;: Vanilla Bean &amp; Sugar Cane Lyte Ultra Sheer Body Butter<br />4. Young Nails: Lomasi Lotions<br />5. Body Drench: Mind + Body Body Lotion Collection</p>
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FAVORITE LOTION FOR HANDS AND BODY
1. CND: Scentsations
2. OPI Products: Avojuice Skin Quenchers Lotion
3. Cuccio Naturalé: Vanilla Bean & Sugar Cane Lyte Ultra Sheer Body Butter
4. Young Nails: Lomasi Lotions
5. Body Drench: Mind + Body Body Lotion Collection

<p><strong>FAVORITE MANICURE SYSTEM</strong><br />1. CND: Almond SpaManicure<br />2. OPI Products: Avoplex Moisture Replenishing System<br />3. Young Nails: Lomasi Natural Nail Care<br />4. Cuccio Natural&eacute;: Manicure Extended Massage Lotion<br />5. Tammy Taylor: Peach Spa Manicure Products</p>
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FAVORITE MANICURE SYSTEM
1. CND: Almond SpaManicure
2. OPI Products: Avoplex Moisture Replenishing System
3. Young Nails: Lomasi Natural Nail Care
4. Cuccio Naturalé: Manicure Extended Massage Lotion
5. Tammy Taylor: Peach Spa Manicure Products

<p><strong>FAVORITE NAIL ART APPLIQUES</strong><br />1. Dashing Diva: Designfx, Nail Tattoos, Accents<br />2. Minx: Underwear<br />3. It&rsquo;s So Easy: Stripe &rsquo;Em<br />4. Empower Nail Art: Self-Adhesive Nail Films<br />5. Backscratchers Salon Systems: Divine Designs Nail Art</p>
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FAVORITE NAIL ART APPLIQUES
1. Dashing Diva: Designfx, Nail Tattoos, Accents
2. Minx: Underwear
3. It’s So Easy: Stripe ’Em
4. Empower Nail Art: Self-Adhesive Nail Films
5. Backscratchers Salon Systems: Divine Designs Nail Art

<p><strong>FAVORITE NAIL ART SUPPLIES</strong> <br />1. CND: Additives<br />2. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Mini Gel Striper Brushes and Marbling Tools<br />3. Young Nails: Imagination Art Brush<br />4. It&rsquo;s So Easy: Picker Upper<br />5. NSI: Secrets Nail Art System</p>
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FAVORITE NAIL ART SUPPLIES
1. CND: Additives
2. Hand & Nail Harmony: Mini Gel Striper Brushes and Marbling Tools
3. Young Nails: Imagination Art Brush
4. It’s So Easy: Picker Upper
5. NSI: Secrets Nail Art System

<p><strong>FAVORITE NAIL ART EMBELLISHMENTS</strong><br />1. Young Nails: Young Nails Mylar<br />2. Dashing Diva: 3-D Jewels<br />3. CinaPro: CinaPro Embellishments<br />4. Crystal Culture: Swarovski Crystals<br />5. It&rsquo;s So Easy: Hey There, Stud Kit</p>
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FAVORITE NAIL ART EMBELLISHMENTS
1. Young Nails: Young Nails Mylar
2. Dashing Diva: 3-D Jewels
3. CinaPro: CinaPro Embellishments
4. Crystal Culture: Swarovski Crystals
5. It’s So Easy: Hey There, Stud Kit

<p><strong>FAVORITE NAIL PREP PRODUCTS</strong><br />1. CND: ScrubFresh<br />2. OPI Products: Bond-Aid <br />3. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: pH Bond<br />4. Young Nails: Swipe<br />5. NSI: Cleanse</p>
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FAVORITE NAIL PREP PRODUCTS
1. CND: ScrubFresh
2. OPI Products: Bond-Aid
3. Hand & Nail Harmony: pH Bond
4. Young Nails: Swipe
5. NSI: Cleanse

<p><strong>FAVORITE PEDICURE EQUIPMENT</strong><br />1. Belava: Heater/Massager Unit With Pedicure Tub and Disposable Liners <br />2. FootsieBath Beverly Hills: Disposable Liner System and Carrying Tray<br />3. Lexor: Luminous Pedicure Spa Chair<br />4. Continuum Footspas: Simplicity No-Plumbing or Installation Pedi Spa<br />5. Noel Asmar: Hammered Copper Pedicure Bowl</p>
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FAVORITE PEDICURE EQUIPMENT
1. Belava: Heater/Massager Unit With Pedicure Tub and Disposable Liners
2. FootsieBath Beverly Hills: Disposable Liner System and Carrying Tray
3. Lexor: Luminous Pedicure Spa Chair
4. Continuum Footspas: Simplicity No-Plumbing or Installation Pedi Spa
5. Noel Asmar: Hammered Copper Pedicure Bowl

<p><strong>FAVORITE PEDICURE PRODUCT OR SYSTEM</strong><br />1. CND: Marine SpaPedicure<br />2. OPI Products: Pedicure by OPI <br />3. Cuccio Natural&eacute;: Professional Pedicure Collection<br />4. Essie Cosmetics: Spa Pedicure System<br />5. Backscratchers Salon Systems: Heavenly Soles Foot Care System</p>
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FAVORITE PEDICURE PRODUCT OR SYSTEM
1. CND: Marine SpaPedicure
2. OPI Products: Pedicure by OPI
3. Cuccio Naturalé: Professional Pedicure Collection
4. Essie Cosmetics: Spa Pedicure System
5. Backscratchers Salon Systems: Heavenly Soles Foot Care System

<p><strong>FAVORITE PEDICURE TOOL</strong><br />1. OPI Products: Disinfectable Foot File with Disposable Grit Strips<br />2. CND: Callus Smoother<br />3. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Eco Pusher Implement<br />4. Cuccio Natural&eacute;: Stainless Steel Foot File with Disposable Grits<br />5. Young Nails: Cuticle Nippers</p>
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FAVORITE PEDICURE TOOL
1. OPI Products: Disinfectable Foot File with Disposable Grit Strips
2. CND: Callus Smoother
3. Hand & Nail Harmony: Eco Pusher Implement
4. Cuccio Naturalé: Stainless Steel Foot File with Disposable Grits
5. Young Nails: Cuticle Nippers

<p><strong>FAVORITE POLISH DRYING PRODUCT</strong><br />1. OPI Products: Drip Dry Lacquer Drying Drops<br />2. CND: Solar Speed Spray<br />3. NSI: Airshield<br />4. China Glaze: Fast Freeze Quick Dry<br />5. Essie Cosmetics: Quick-e Drying Drops</p>
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FAVORITE POLISH DRYING PRODUCT
1. OPI Products: Drip Dry Lacquer Drying Drops
2. CND: Solar Speed Spray
3. NSI: Airshield
4. China Glaze: Fast Freeze Quick Dry
5. Essie Cosmetics: Quick-e Drying Drops

<p><strong>FAVORITE POLISH (TRADITIONAL)</strong><br />1. OPI Products: Nail Lacquer<br />2. Morgan Taylor: Nail Lacquer<br />3. China Glaze: Polish<br />4. Essie Cosmetics: Lacquer<br />5. CND: Vinylux</p>
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FAVORITE POLISH (TRADITIONAL)
1. OPI Products: Nail Lacquer
2. Morgan Taylor: Nail Lacquer
3. China Glaze: Polish
4. Essie Cosmetics: Lacquer
5. CND: Vinylux

<p><strong>FAVORITE POLISH (GEL-POLISH OR UV-CURED POLISH)</strong><br />1. CND: Shellac<br />2. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Gelish Soak-Off Gel-Polish<br />3. OPI Products: GelColor by OPI<br />4. Young Nails: ManiQ Color<br />5. Entity Beauty: One Color Couture Gel Enamel</p>
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FAVORITE POLISH (GEL-POLISH OR UV-CURED POLISH)
1. CND: Shellac
2. Hand & Nail Harmony: Gelish Soak-Off Gel-Polish
3. OPI Products: GelColor by OPI
4. Young Nails: ManiQ Color
5. Entity Beauty: One Color Couture Gel Enamel

<p><strong>FAVORITE STRENGTHENER OR TREATMENT</strong><br />1. OPI Products: Nail Envy<br />2. Famous Names: IBX Natural Nail Strengthening Treatment<br />3. Nail Tek: Intensive Therapy II<br />4. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: VitaGel<br />5. Morgan Taylor: Go Ahead and Grow</p>
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FAVORITE STRENGTHENER OR TREATMENT
1. OPI Products: Nail Envy
2. Famous Names: IBX Natural Nail Strengthening Treatment
3. Nail Tek: Intensive Therapy II
4. Hand & Nail Harmony: VitaGel
5. Morgan Taylor: Go Ahead and Grow

<p><strong>FAVORITE TIP</strong><br />1. CND: Velocity Tips<br />2. OPI Products: Structure 2.0<br />3. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Perfecto Professional Nail Tips<br />4. Young Nails: Style Tips<br />5. Dashing Diva: No-Blend Tips, Vitrual Nails, No-Blend Glitter Tips</p>
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FAVORITE TIP
1. CND: Velocity Tips
2. OPI Products: Structure 2.0
3. Hand & Nail Harmony: Perfecto Professional Nail Tips
4. Young Nails: Style Tips
5. Dashing Diva: No-Blend Tips, Vitrual Nails, No-Blend Glitter Tips

<p><strong>FAVORITE TOP COAT</strong> <br />1. Seche: Seche Vite<br />2. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: Gelish Top It Off <br />3. OPI Products: Rapid Dry Top Coat <br />4. CND: Super Shiney Top Coat<br />5. INM: Out The Door</p>
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FAVORITE TOP COAT
1. Seche: Seche Vite
2. Hand & Nail Harmony: Gelish Top It Off
3. OPI Products: Rapid Dry Top Coat
4. CND: Super Shiney Top Coat
5. INM: Out The Door

<p><strong>FAVORITE VENTILATION SYSTEM</strong><br />1. Medicool: Mani-Vac by Medicool<br />2. Aerovex Systems: &ldquo;The One That Works&rdquo; Salon Air Purifier<br />3. Valentino Beauty Pure: Beauty Pure <br />4. Air Impurities Removal Systems: Salon Pure Air<br />5. The Nail Superstore: ProMaster Dust Collector</p>
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FAVORITE VENTILATION SYSTEM
1. Medicool: Mani-Vac by Medicool
2. Aerovex Systems: “The One That Works” Salon Air Purifier
3. Valentino Beauty Pure: Beauty Pure
4. Air Impurities Removal Systems: Salon Pure Air
5. The Nail Superstore: ProMaster Dust Collector

<p>20. CinaPro: Nail Sugar</p>
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20. CinaPro: Nail Sugar

<p>19. Orly International: BB Cr&egrave;me</p>
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19. Orly International: BB Crème

<p>18. Soft Landings: 4Squares</p>
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18. Soft Landings: 4Squares

<p>17. IBD: Just Gel Solar Color Effects </p>
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17. IBD: Just Gel Solar Color Effects

<p>16. Essie Cosmetics: Swept Off My Feet Leg and Foot Massage Oil</p>
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16. Essie Cosmetics: Swept Off My Feet Leg and Foot Massage Oil

<p>15. Nubar: Candy Crush Collection</p>
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15. Nubar: Candy Crush Collection

<p>14. Jessica Cosmetics: Nail Solutions Set</p>
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14. Jessica Cosmetics: Nail Solutions Set

<p>13. Light Elegance: LE Gel Paints</p>
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13. Light Elegance: LE Gel Paints

<p>12. China Glaze: City Flourish</p>
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12. China Glaze: City Flourish

<p>11. Dashing Diva: No-Blend Glitter Tip</p>
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11. Dashing Diva: No-Blend Glitter Tip

<p>10. Tammy Taylor: Gelegance 9-1-1 Gel Rescue Kit</p>
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10. Tammy Taylor: Gelegance 9-1-1 Gel Rescue Kit

<p>9. Artistic Nail Design: Correction Gel</p>
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9. Artistic Nail Design: Correction Gel

<p>8. Cuccio Natural&eacute;: Coconut Pedicure Starter Kit</p>
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8. Cuccio Naturalé: Coconut Pedicure Starter Kit

<p>7. LeChat: Gel&ouml;s Gel Thinner</p>
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7. LeChat: Gelös Gel Thinner

<p>6. Morgan Taylor: Neon Lights 2014 Collection</p>
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6. Morgan Taylor: Neon Lights 2014 Collection

<p>5. NSI: Secrets Nail Art System</p>
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5. NSI: Secrets Nail Art System

<p>4. Young Nails: Cover Blush Acrylic Powder</p>
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4. Young Nails: Cover Blush Acrylic Powder

<p>3. Hand &amp; Nail Harmony: ProHesion Crystal Clear Nail Sculpting Powder</p>
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3. Hand & Nail Harmony: ProHesion Crystal Clear Nail Sculpting Powder

<p>2. OPI Products: Sheer Tints</p>
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2. OPI Products: Sheer Tints

<p>1. Famous Names: IBX</p>
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Year after year, we ask professional nail manufacturers to nominate themselves for NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards so you, our esteemed readers and nail professionals, can vote for your favorites. Our awards are the only nail product awards chosen by YOU, the professional nail technician who works with the products on a daily basis.

These are not “editor’s picks” or a “best of” roundup; they’re simply a snapshot in time telling us the products you and your peers love most at this very moment. We’ve counted up the votes and are happy to announce the winners of the 2014 NAILS Readers’ Choice Awards. We are listing the top five favorites in each category, as well as the top 20 favorite new products for 2014.

Now for the small print: We sent out nomination forms to every major product manufacturer in the nail industry. They nominated themselves (NAILS did not select the products for voting). In August and September, we sent readers online to vote for their favorite ­products. If your favorite products weren’t listed, you could write them in. Readers were not required to vote for every category. If you have any comments or would like to see additional categories in the future, please let us know. You can e-mail Erika.Kotite@bobit.com.

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