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NAILS Readers' Choice Awards 2004

by NLS Staff | December 1, 2004
<p><strong>2004 Favorite Acrylics: Retention+ Liquid</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI Absolute; 3rd: Backscratchers Salon Systems Extreme Powder Glaze Acrylic Dip System; 4th: EZ Flow Nail Systems A-Polymer Powder; 5th: Creative Nail Design Radical SolarNail Liquid</p>

2004 Favorite Acrylics: Retention+ Liquid

2nd: OPI Absolute; 3rd: Backscratchers Salon Systems Extreme Powder Glaze Acrylic Dip System; 4th: EZ Flow Nail Systems A-Polymer Powder; 5th: Creative Nail Design Radical SolarNail Liquid

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Airbrushing System: Too Much Fun Complete Airbrush System</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Safari Airbrush System; 3rd: Del Laboratories Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs; 4th: Medea Airbrush System; 5th: Badger Airbrush System</p>

2004 Favorite Airbrushing System: Too Much Fun Complete Airbrush System

2nd: Safari Airbrush System; 3rd: Del Laboratories Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs; 4th: Medea Airbrush System; 5th: Badger Airbrush System

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Base Coat: Creative Nail Design Stickey Base Coat</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI Natural Nail Base Coat; 3rd: Nail Tek Foundation; 4th: Seche Base; 5th: Orly International Bonder</p>

2004 Favorite Base Coat: Creative Nail Design Stickey Base Coat

2nd: OPI Natural Nail Base Coat; 3rd: Nail Tek Foundation; 4th: Seche Base; 5th: Orly International Bonder

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Brush: OPI Competition 3000 Edge Kolinsky Brush #7</strong></p>
<p>2nd:Creative Nail Design MasterSeries Pro Styler Brush; 3rd: EZ Flow Nail Systems Grand Artist 508; 4th: Creative Nail Design MasterSeries Sculptor Brush; 5th: Creative Nail Design Crystal Touch the Sculptor</p>

2004 Favorite Brush: OPI Competition 3000 Edge Kolinsky Brush #7

2nd:Creative Nail Design MasterSeries Pro Styler Brush; 3rd: EZ Flow Nail Systems Grand Artist 508; 4th: Creative Nail Design MasterSeries Sculptor Brush; 5th: Creative Nail Design Crystal Touch the Sculptor

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Competition Product: EZ Flow Nail Systems</strong></p>
<p>2nd: NSI Attraction Competition Acrylic; 3rd: INM Out the Door Acrylic Sculpting System; 4th: Star Nail International Flas Silica Acrylic</p>

2004 Favorite Competition Product: EZ Flow Nail Systems

2nd: NSI Attraction Competition Acrylic; 3rd: INM Out the Door Acrylic Sculpting System; 4th: Star Nail International Flas Silica Acrylic

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Computer System: Elite Software</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Mikal Corp Salon/Spa Management System</p>

2004 Favorite Computer System: Elite Software

2nd: Mikal Corp Salon/Spa Management System

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Cuticle Treatment: Creative Nail Design SolarOil</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Creative Nail Design AHA Cuticle Eraser; 3rd: OPI Avoplex Exfoliating Cuticle Treatment; 4th: OPI Avoplex Nail and Cuticle Replenishing Oil; 5th: Cuccio Naturale Apple Cuticle Remover</p>

2004 Favorite Cuticle Treatment: Creative Nail Design SolarOil

2nd: Creative Nail Design AHA Cuticle Eraser; 3rd: OPI Avoplex Exfoliating Cuticle Treatment; 4th: OPI Avoplex Nail and Cuticle Replenishing Oil; 5th: Cuccio Naturale Apple Cuticle Remover

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Design/Colored Acrylic: EZ Flow Nail Systems Design Colored Acrylics</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Creative Nail Design Mosaic Powder Kit; 3rd: Creative Nail Design Metro Powders; 4th: Strata Nail Foundation Colored Acrylics; 5th: INM Powder Paints Tropical Collection</p>

2004 Favorite Design/Colored Acrylic: EZ Flow Nail Systems Design Colored Acrylics

2nd: Creative Nail Design Mosaic Powder Kit; 3rd: Creative Nail Design Metro Powders; 4th: Strata Nail Foundation Colored Acrylics; 5th: INM Powder Paints Tropical Collection

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Electric File: Kupa Super UP-200</strong></p>
<p>2nd: MEdicool Nail Pro 2000 Professional Electric File; 3rd: Medicool Pro Touch 1000; 4th: Antoine de Paris Drill; 5th: Atwood Industries Z Carbides</p>

2004 Favorite Electric File: Kupa Super UP-200

2nd: MEdicool Nail Pro 2000 Professional Electric File; 3rd: Medicool Pro Touch 1000; 4th: Antoine de Paris Drill; 5th: Atwood Industries Z Carbides

<p><strong>2004 Favorite File: OPI Nail Smoother</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Creative Nail Design Girlfriend buffer; 3rd: Nail Tek Crystal File; 4th: Backscratchers Salon Systems SeptiFile Sanitizable File System; 5th: Creative Nail Design Blizzard Board</p>

2004 Favorite File: OPI Nail Smoother

2nd: Creative Nail Design Girlfriend buffer; 3rd: Nail Tek Crystal File; 4th: Backscratchers Salon Systems SeptiFile Sanitizable File System; 5th: Creative Nail Design Blizzard Board

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Forms: Creative Nail Design Performance Forms</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI Products Reusable Nail Forms; 3rd: EZ Flow Nail Systems Perfect C Curve Form; 4th: Creative Nail Design Brisa Clear Performance Forms; 5th: Tammy Taylor Forms</p>

2004 Favorite Forms: Creative Nail Design Performance Forms

2nd: OPI Products Reusable Nail Forms; 3rd: EZ Flow Nail Systems Perfect C Curve Form; 4th: Creative Nail Design Brisa Clear Performance Forms; 5th: Tammy Taylor Forms

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Gel/Light System: Creative Nail Design Brisa Gel System</strong></p>
<p>2nd: IBD Gel System; 3rd: OPI MicroBond System; 4th: Light Concept Nails Light Cured Resin System; 5th: Young Nails Finish</p>

2004 Favorite Gel/Light System: Creative Nail Design Brisa Gel System

2nd: IBD Gel System; 3rd: OPI MicroBond System; 4th: Light Concept Nails Light Cured Resin System; 5th: Young Nails Finish

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Implement: OPI Pusher Plus Multiuse Pusher</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Tweezerman V Cuticle Nipper; 3rd: Antoine de Paris Implements; 4th: Mehaz Triple Cut Tip Cutter; 5th: EZ Flow Nail Systems Pro Pusher</p>

2004 Favorite Implement: OPI Pusher Plus Multiuse Pusher

2nd: Tweezerman V Cuticle Nipper; 3rd: Antoine de Paris Implements; 4th: Mehaz Triple Cut Tip Cutter; 5th: EZ Flow Nail Systems Pro Pusher

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Lotion for Hands and Body: Creative Nail Design Scentsations Hand and Body Lotions</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Creative Nail Design Solar Butter; 3rd: OPI Avojuice; 4th: Creative Nail Design Solar Silk; 5th: OPI Avoplex Moisture Replenishing Lotion</p>

2004 Favorite Lotion for Hands and Body: Creative Nail Design Scentsations Hand and Body Lotions

2nd: Creative Nail Design Solar Butter; 3rd: OPI Avojuice; 4th: Creative Nail Design Solar Silk; 5th: OPI Avoplex Moisture Replenishing Lotion

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Nail Art/Decals/Accessories: Nubar Nail Art Pens&nbsp;</strong></p>
<p>2nd: ProLinc Nail Styles 3D Nail Appliques; 3rd: All Season Nails Nail Art Brush Set; 4th: ArtNails Master Kit; 5th: It's So Easy LLC Stripe-Rite Paints &amp; Glitters</p>

2004 Favorite Nail Art/Decals/Accessories: Nubar Nail Art Pens 

2nd: ProLinc Nail Styles 3D Nail Appliques; 3rd: All Season Nails Nail Art Brush Set; 4th: ArtNails Master Kit; 5th: It's So Easy LLC Stripe-Rite Paints & Glitters

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Nail Jewelry: Snails Italian Jewelry</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Dina's Nail Art; 3rd: It's So Easy LLC; 4th: Cina</p>

2004 Favorite Nail Jewelry: Snails Italian Jewelry

2nd: Dina's Nail Art; 3rd: It's So Easy LLC; 4th: Cina

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Odorless System: OPI Clarite by OPI</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Nail Tek Natural Alternative; 3rd: NSI SPA; 4th: Star Nail Odorless Acrylic System; 5th: INM NOP Odorless Acrylic System</p>

2004 Favorite Odorless System: OPI Clarite by OPI

2nd: Nail Tek Natural Alternative; 3rd: NSI SPA; 4th: Star Nail Odorless Acrylic System; 5th: INM NOP Odorless Acrylic System

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Paraffin &amp; Accessories: Gena Paraffin/Spa</strong></p>
<p>2nd: FPO Pinnacle Nurture Infused Therapeutic Paraffin; 3rd: Cuccio Naturale Grapeseed Hand Anti-Oxidant Oil; 4th: Helen of Troy Professional Paraffin Bath (model 61550); 5th: Cuccio Naturale Presto Instant Wax Strips</p>

2004 Favorite Paraffin & Accessories: Gena Paraffin/Spa

2nd: FPO Pinnacle Nurture Infused Therapeutic Paraffin; 3rd: Cuccio Naturale Grapeseed Hand Anti-Oxidant Oil; 4th: Helen of Troy Professional Paraffin Bath (model 61550); 5th: Cuccio Naturale Presto Instant Wax Strips

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Pedicure Equipment: Helen of Troy Ultimate Footbath (model 61360)</strong></p>
<p>2nd: European Touch Murano Spa; 3rd: European Touch Solace Forte Spa; 4th: SalonTech Impulse; 5th: Belvedere USA Corp Mirage Pedicure System</p>

2004 Favorite Pedicure Equipment: Helen of Troy Ultimate Footbath (model 61360)

2nd: European Touch Murano Spa; 3rd: European Touch Solace Forte Spa; 4th: SalonTech Impulse; 5th: Belvedere USA Corp Mirage Pedicure System

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Pedicure Product/System: Creative Nail Design SpaPedicure</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI Pedicure; 3rd: Gena Pedicure; 4th: ProLinc Be Natural Callus Eliminator; 5th: Backscratchers Salon Systems Heavenly Soles Foot Care System</p>

2004 Favorite Pedicure Product/System: Creative Nail Design SpaPedicure

2nd: OPI Pedicure; 3rd: Gena Pedicure; 4th: ProLinc Be Natural Callus Eliminator; 5th: Backscratchers Salon Systems Heavenly Soles Foot Care System

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Polish Dryer: Creative Nail Design SolarSpeed Spray</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI Drip Dry Lacquer Drying Drops; 3rd: OPI RapiDry Spray; 4th: Creative Nail Design Pro Finish; 5th: Nail Tek 10-Speed</p>

2004 Favorite Polish Dryer: Creative Nail Design SolarSpeed Spray

2nd: OPI Drip Dry Lacquer Drying Drops; 3rd: OPI RapiDry Spray; 4th: Creative Nail Design Pro Finish; 5th: Nail Tek 10-Speed

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Polish/Nail Color: OPI Nail Lacquer</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Essie Cosmetics Polish; 3rd: China Glaze Polish; 4th: Creative Nail Design Nail Enamel; 5th: Orly International Polish</p>

2004 Favorite Polish/Nail Color: OPI Nail Lacquer

2nd: Essie Cosmetics Polish; 3rd: China Glaze Polish; 4th: Creative Nail Design Nail Enamel; 5th: Orly International Polish

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Salon Furniture: Galaxy Enterprises Salon Furniture</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Buff &amp; Go Inc Buff &amp; Go; 3rd: Takara Belmont Bella Manicure Table; 4th: Veeco Manufacturing Venus Manicuring Table; 5th: China Glaze 480 Permanent Rack</p>

2004 Favorite Salon Furniture: Galaxy Enterprises Salon Furniture

2nd: Buff & Go Inc Buff & Go; 3rd: Takara Belmont Bella Manicure Table; 4th: Veeco Manufacturing Venus Manicuring Table; 5th: China Glaze 480 Permanent Rack

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Strengthener or Treatment: Nail Tek Strengtheners</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI Nail Envy; 3rd: Creative Nail Design Toughen Up; 4th: Cuccio Naturale Forte Nail Strengthener; 5th: Nail Tek Hydration Therapy&nbsp;</p>

2004 Favorite Strengthener or Treatment: Nail Tek Strengtheners

2nd: OPI Nail Envy; 3rd: Creative Nail Design Toughen Up; 4th: Cuccio Naturale Forte Nail Strengthener; 5th: Nail Tek Hydration Therapy 

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Tips: Creative Nail Design Velocity Tips</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Creative Nail Design Formation Tips; 3rd: EZ Flow Nail Systems Perfection Tip; 4th: Creative Nail Design Eclipse Tips; 5th: OPI Expansion-Sheer Flexible Fit Tip</p>

2004 Favorite Tips: Creative Nail Design Velocity Tips

2nd: Creative Nail Design Formation Tips; 3rd: EZ Flow Nail Systems Perfection Tip; 4th: Creative Nail Design Eclipse Tips; 5th: OPI Expansion-Sheer Flexible Fit Tip

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Top Coat: Seche Vite</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI RapiDry Top Coat; 3rd: Creative Nail Design Super Shiney; 4th: INM Northern Lights; 5th: Almell Products Ltd Poshe Super Fast Drying Topcoat</p>

2004 Favorite Top Coat: Seche Vite

2nd: OPI RapiDry Top Coat; 3rd: Creative Nail Design Super Shiney; 4th: INM Northern Lights; 5th: Almell Products Ltd Poshe Super Fast Drying Topcoat

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Ventilation System/Equipment: AIR Impurities Removable Systems Extract-All Model S031 Air Purification System</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Edsyn Inc. Fuminator</p>

2004 Favorite Ventilation System/Equipment: AIR Impurities Removable Systems Extract-All Model S031 Air Purification System

2nd: Edsyn Inc. Fuminator

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Wrap System: Backscratchers Glass Glaze Fiberglass &amp; Silk Wrap System</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI MicroWrap; 3rd: Backscratchers Salon Systems Accelawrap Fast Brush-on System; 4th: EZ Flow Nail Systems Fiberglass; 5th: Star Nail International Ultimate Fiberware</p>

2004 Favorite Wrap System: Backscratchers Glass Glaze Fiberglass & Silk Wrap System

2nd: OPI MicroWrap; 3rd: Backscratchers Salon Systems Accelawrap Fast Brush-on System; 4th: EZ Flow Nail Systems Fiberglass; 5th: Star Nail International Ultimate Fiberware

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<p><strong>2004 Favorite Acrylics: Retention+ Liquid</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI Absolute; 3rd: Backscratchers Salon Systems Extreme Powder Glaze Acrylic Dip System; 4th: EZ Flow Nail Systems A-Polymer Powder; 5th: Creative Nail Design Radical SolarNail Liquid</p>
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2004 Favorite Acrylics: Retention+ Liquid

2nd: OPI Absolute; 3rd: Backscratchers Salon Systems Extreme Powder Glaze Acrylic Dip System; 4th: EZ Flow Nail Systems A-Polymer Powder; 5th: Creative Nail Design Radical SolarNail Liquid

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Airbrushing System: Too Much Fun Complete Airbrush System</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Safari Airbrush System; 3rd: Del Laboratories Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs; 4th: Medea Airbrush System; 5th: Badger Airbrush System</p>
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2004 Favorite Airbrushing System: Too Much Fun Complete Airbrush System

2nd: Safari Airbrush System; 3rd: Del Laboratories Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs; 4th: Medea Airbrush System; 5th: Badger Airbrush System

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Base Coat: Creative Nail Design Stickey Base Coat</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI Natural Nail Base Coat; 3rd: Nail Tek Foundation; 4th: Seche Base; 5th: Orly International Bonder</p>
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2004 Favorite Base Coat: Creative Nail Design Stickey Base Coat

2nd: OPI Natural Nail Base Coat; 3rd: Nail Tek Foundation; 4th: Seche Base; 5th: Orly International Bonder

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Brush: OPI Competition 3000 Edge Kolinsky Brush #7</strong></p>
<p>2nd:Creative Nail Design MasterSeries Pro Styler Brush; 3rd: EZ Flow Nail Systems Grand Artist 508; 4th: Creative Nail Design MasterSeries Sculptor Brush; 5th: Creative Nail Design Crystal Touch the Sculptor</p>
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2004 Favorite Brush: OPI Competition 3000 Edge Kolinsky Brush #7

2nd:Creative Nail Design MasterSeries Pro Styler Brush; 3rd: EZ Flow Nail Systems Grand Artist 508; 4th: Creative Nail Design MasterSeries Sculptor Brush; 5th: Creative Nail Design Crystal Touch the Sculptor

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Competition Product: EZ Flow Nail Systems</strong></p>
<p>2nd: NSI Attraction Competition Acrylic; 3rd: INM Out the Door Acrylic Sculpting System; 4th: Star Nail International Flas Silica Acrylic</p>
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2004 Favorite Competition Product: EZ Flow Nail Systems

2nd: NSI Attraction Competition Acrylic; 3rd: INM Out the Door Acrylic Sculpting System; 4th: Star Nail International Flas Silica Acrylic

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Computer System: Elite Software</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Mikal Corp Salon/Spa Management System</p>
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2004 Favorite Computer System: Elite Software

2nd: Mikal Corp Salon/Spa Management System

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Cuticle Treatment: Creative Nail Design SolarOil</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Creative Nail Design AHA Cuticle Eraser; 3rd: OPI Avoplex Exfoliating Cuticle Treatment; 4th: OPI Avoplex Nail and Cuticle Replenishing Oil; 5th: Cuccio Naturale Apple Cuticle Remover</p>
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2004 Favorite Cuticle Treatment: Creative Nail Design SolarOil

2nd: Creative Nail Design AHA Cuticle Eraser; 3rd: OPI Avoplex Exfoliating Cuticle Treatment; 4th: OPI Avoplex Nail and Cuticle Replenishing Oil; 5th: Cuccio Naturale Apple Cuticle Remover

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Design/Colored Acrylic: EZ Flow Nail Systems Design Colored Acrylics</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Creative Nail Design Mosaic Powder Kit; 3rd: Creative Nail Design Metro Powders; 4th: Strata Nail Foundation Colored Acrylics; 5th: INM Powder Paints Tropical Collection</p>
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2004 Favorite Design/Colored Acrylic: EZ Flow Nail Systems Design Colored Acrylics

2nd: Creative Nail Design Mosaic Powder Kit; 3rd: Creative Nail Design Metro Powders; 4th: Strata Nail Foundation Colored Acrylics; 5th: INM Powder Paints Tropical Collection

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Electric File: Kupa Super UP-200</strong></p>
<p>2nd: MEdicool Nail Pro 2000 Professional Electric File; 3rd: Medicool Pro Touch 1000; 4th: Antoine de Paris Drill; 5th: Atwood Industries Z Carbides</p>
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2004 Favorite Electric File: Kupa Super UP-200

2nd: MEdicool Nail Pro 2000 Professional Electric File; 3rd: Medicool Pro Touch 1000; 4th: Antoine de Paris Drill; 5th: Atwood Industries Z Carbides

<p><strong>2004 Favorite File: OPI Nail Smoother</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Creative Nail Design Girlfriend buffer; 3rd: Nail Tek Crystal File; 4th: Backscratchers Salon Systems SeptiFile Sanitizable File System; 5th: Creative Nail Design Blizzard Board</p>
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2004 Favorite File: OPI Nail Smoother

2nd: Creative Nail Design Girlfriend buffer; 3rd: Nail Tek Crystal File; 4th: Backscratchers Salon Systems SeptiFile Sanitizable File System; 5th: Creative Nail Design Blizzard Board

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Forms: Creative Nail Design Performance Forms</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI Products Reusable Nail Forms; 3rd: EZ Flow Nail Systems Perfect C Curve Form; 4th: Creative Nail Design Brisa Clear Performance Forms; 5th: Tammy Taylor Forms</p>
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2004 Favorite Forms: Creative Nail Design Performance Forms

2nd: OPI Products Reusable Nail Forms; 3rd: EZ Flow Nail Systems Perfect C Curve Form; 4th: Creative Nail Design Brisa Clear Performance Forms; 5th: Tammy Taylor Forms

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Gel/Light System: Creative Nail Design Brisa Gel System</strong></p>
<p>2nd: IBD Gel System; 3rd: OPI MicroBond System; 4th: Light Concept Nails Light Cured Resin System; 5th: Young Nails Finish</p>
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2004 Favorite Gel/Light System: Creative Nail Design Brisa Gel System

2nd: IBD Gel System; 3rd: OPI MicroBond System; 4th: Light Concept Nails Light Cured Resin System; 5th: Young Nails Finish

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Implement: OPI Pusher Plus Multiuse Pusher</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Tweezerman V Cuticle Nipper; 3rd: Antoine de Paris Implements; 4th: Mehaz Triple Cut Tip Cutter; 5th: EZ Flow Nail Systems Pro Pusher</p>
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2004 Favorite Implement: OPI Pusher Plus Multiuse Pusher

2nd: Tweezerman V Cuticle Nipper; 3rd: Antoine de Paris Implements; 4th: Mehaz Triple Cut Tip Cutter; 5th: EZ Flow Nail Systems Pro Pusher

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Lotion for Hands and Body: Creative Nail Design Scentsations Hand and Body Lotions</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Creative Nail Design Solar Butter; 3rd: OPI Avojuice; 4th: Creative Nail Design Solar Silk; 5th: OPI Avoplex Moisture Replenishing Lotion</p>
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2004 Favorite Lotion for Hands and Body: Creative Nail Design Scentsations Hand and Body Lotions

2nd: Creative Nail Design Solar Butter; 3rd: OPI Avojuice; 4th: Creative Nail Design Solar Silk; 5th: OPI Avoplex Moisture Replenishing Lotion

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Nail Art/Decals/Accessories: Nubar Nail Art Pens&nbsp;</strong></p>
<p>2nd: ProLinc Nail Styles 3D Nail Appliques; 3rd: All Season Nails Nail Art Brush Set; 4th: ArtNails Master Kit; 5th: It's So Easy LLC Stripe-Rite Paints &amp; Glitters</p>
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2004 Favorite Nail Art/Decals/Accessories: Nubar Nail Art Pens 

2nd: ProLinc Nail Styles 3D Nail Appliques; 3rd: All Season Nails Nail Art Brush Set; 4th: ArtNails Master Kit; 5th: It's So Easy LLC Stripe-Rite Paints & Glitters

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Nail Jewelry: Snails Italian Jewelry</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Dina's Nail Art; 3rd: It's So Easy LLC; 4th: Cina</p>
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2004 Favorite Nail Jewelry: Snails Italian Jewelry

2nd: Dina's Nail Art; 3rd: It's So Easy LLC; 4th: Cina

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Odorless System: OPI Clarite by OPI</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Nail Tek Natural Alternative; 3rd: NSI SPA; 4th: Star Nail Odorless Acrylic System; 5th: INM NOP Odorless Acrylic System</p>
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2004 Favorite Odorless System: OPI Clarite by OPI

2nd: Nail Tek Natural Alternative; 3rd: NSI SPA; 4th: Star Nail Odorless Acrylic System; 5th: INM NOP Odorless Acrylic System

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Paraffin &amp; Accessories: Gena Paraffin/Spa</strong></p>
<p>2nd: FPO Pinnacle Nurture Infused Therapeutic Paraffin; 3rd: Cuccio Naturale Grapeseed Hand Anti-Oxidant Oil; 4th: Helen of Troy Professional Paraffin Bath (model 61550); 5th: Cuccio Naturale Presto Instant Wax Strips</p>
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2004 Favorite Paraffin & Accessories: Gena Paraffin/Spa

2nd: FPO Pinnacle Nurture Infused Therapeutic Paraffin; 3rd: Cuccio Naturale Grapeseed Hand Anti-Oxidant Oil; 4th: Helen of Troy Professional Paraffin Bath (model 61550); 5th: Cuccio Naturale Presto Instant Wax Strips

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Pedicure Equipment: Helen of Troy Ultimate Footbath (model 61360)</strong></p>
<p>2nd: European Touch Murano Spa; 3rd: European Touch Solace Forte Spa; 4th: SalonTech Impulse; 5th: Belvedere USA Corp Mirage Pedicure System</p>
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2004 Favorite Pedicure Equipment: Helen of Troy Ultimate Footbath (model 61360)

2nd: European Touch Murano Spa; 3rd: European Touch Solace Forte Spa; 4th: SalonTech Impulse; 5th: Belvedere USA Corp Mirage Pedicure System

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Pedicure Product/System: Creative Nail Design SpaPedicure</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI Pedicure; 3rd: Gena Pedicure; 4th: ProLinc Be Natural Callus Eliminator; 5th: Backscratchers Salon Systems Heavenly Soles Foot Care System</p>
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2004 Favorite Pedicure Product/System: Creative Nail Design SpaPedicure

2nd: OPI Pedicure; 3rd: Gena Pedicure; 4th: ProLinc Be Natural Callus Eliminator; 5th: Backscratchers Salon Systems Heavenly Soles Foot Care System

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Polish Dryer: Creative Nail Design SolarSpeed Spray</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI Drip Dry Lacquer Drying Drops; 3rd: OPI RapiDry Spray; 4th: Creative Nail Design Pro Finish; 5th: Nail Tek 10-Speed</p>
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2004 Favorite Polish Dryer: Creative Nail Design SolarSpeed Spray

2nd: OPI Drip Dry Lacquer Drying Drops; 3rd: OPI RapiDry Spray; 4th: Creative Nail Design Pro Finish; 5th: Nail Tek 10-Speed

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Polish/Nail Color: OPI Nail Lacquer</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Essie Cosmetics Polish; 3rd: China Glaze Polish; 4th: Creative Nail Design Nail Enamel; 5th: Orly International Polish</p>
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2004 Favorite Polish/Nail Color: OPI Nail Lacquer

2nd: Essie Cosmetics Polish; 3rd: China Glaze Polish; 4th: Creative Nail Design Nail Enamel; 5th: Orly International Polish

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Salon Furniture: Galaxy Enterprises Salon Furniture</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Buff &amp; Go Inc Buff &amp; Go; 3rd: Takara Belmont Bella Manicure Table; 4th: Veeco Manufacturing Venus Manicuring Table; 5th: China Glaze 480 Permanent Rack</p>
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2004 Favorite Salon Furniture: Galaxy Enterprises Salon Furniture

2nd: Buff & Go Inc Buff & Go; 3rd: Takara Belmont Bella Manicure Table; 4th: Veeco Manufacturing Venus Manicuring Table; 5th: China Glaze 480 Permanent Rack

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Strengthener or Treatment: Nail Tek Strengtheners</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI Nail Envy; 3rd: Creative Nail Design Toughen Up; 4th: Cuccio Naturale Forte Nail Strengthener; 5th: Nail Tek Hydration Therapy&nbsp;</p>
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2004 Favorite Strengthener or Treatment: Nail Tek Strengtheners

2nd: OPI Nail Envy; 3rd: Creative Nail Design Toughen Up; 4th: Cuccio Naturale Forte Nail Strengthener; 5th: Nail Tek Hydration Therapy 

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Tips: Creative Nail Design Velocity Tips</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Creative Nail Design Formation Tips; 3rd: EZ Flow Nail Systems Perfection Tip; 4th: Creative Nail Design Eclipse Tips; 5th: OPI Expansion-Sheer Flexible Fit Tip</p>
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2004 Favorite Tips: Creative Nail Design Velocity Tips

2nd: Creative Nail Design Formation Tips; 3rd: EZ Flow Nail Systems Perfection Tip; 4th: Creative Nail Design Eclipse Tips; 5th: OPI Expansion-Sheer Flexible Fit Tip

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Top Coat: Seche Vite</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI RapiDry Top Coat; 3rd: Creative Nail Design Super Shiney; 4th: INM Northern Lights; 5th: Almell Products Ltd Poshe Super Fast Drying Topcoat</p>
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2004 Favorite Top Coat: Seche Vite

2nd: OPI RapiDry Top Coat; 3rd: Creative Nail Design Super Shiney; 4th: INM Northern Lights; 5th: Almell Products Ltd Poshe Super Fast Drying Topcoat

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Ventilation System/Equipment: AIR Impurities Removable Systems Extract-All Model S031 Air Purification System</strong></p>
<p>2nd: Edsyn Inc. Fuminator</p>
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2004 Favorite Ventilation System/Equipment: AIR Impurities Removable Systems Extract-All Model S031 Air Purification System

2nd: Edsyn Inc. Fuminator

<p><strong>2004 Favorite Wrap System: Backscratchers Glass Glaze Fiberglass &amp; Silk Wrap System</strong></p>
<p>2nd: OPI MicroWrap; 3rd: Backscratchers Salon Systems Accelawrap Fast Brush-on System; 4th: EZ Flow Nail Systems Fiberglass; 5th: Star Nail International Ultimate Fiberware</p>
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2004 Favorite Wrap System: Backscratchers Glass Glaze Fiberglass & Silk Wrap System

2nd: OPI MicroWrap; 3rd: Backscratchers Salon Systems Accelawrap Fast Brush-on System; 4th: EZ Flow Nail Systems Fiberglass; 5th: Star Nail International Ultimate Fiberware

NAILS is thrilled to announce the winners of our first annual Readers' Choice Awards! These products were nominated by the manufacturers themselves and voted on by you, our readers.

These awards may stir feelings among both readers and product-makers. We all have a favorite, and those favorites may change from year to year. We at NAILS felt that so many beauty magazines and outside organizations have their "favorite" awards in all the cosmetics categories that we wanted to do something in the professional nail care realm, voted for by the people actually using these products. This year we got close to 2,000 responses. Ours are not "editor's picks" or a "best of" roundup; they're simply a fun look at what products you favor today.

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). We published the list of nominations and a ballot in the August 2004 issue. If your favorite products weren't listed, you could write them in. Only hardcopy, mailed ballots were counted. Readers were not required to vote for every category.

In many cases, the votes for products were very close, so we are listing your top five favorites in each category. We'll be conducting these awards every year and we hope it becomes an annual favorite. This is the first time we've done a contest like this in more than a decade!

Fall Nail Color Preview

Nail Design

Fall Nail Color Preview

by Staff

See the upcoming polish, gel-polish, gel, and powder colors! From warm browns and nudes to rich reds, oranges, and blues, this year’s color collections bring comfort and a touch of holiday glam as cool weather takes over.

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