VINYLUX By CND / Longwear Nail Polish for Manicure and Pedicure


We have tried it! We have tested it! So now we MUST tell you about it. Brought to you by the developers of THEE Shellac. This long wear polish lasts up to four times longer than traditional nail polishes when used with VINYLUX Top Coat. The formula includes adhesion promoters that completely eliminates the need for base coat. That being said, base coats usually fill in grooves in the natural nail so if you have ridges in your nails this may not be the perfect fit for you.

VINYLUX Weekly Polish and Weekly Top Coat is a natural nail system uniquely designed to work together. Exposure to natural light secures the ProLight technology, creating and enduring, long-lasting polish. While ordinary polishes become brittle and deteriorate over time, VINYLUX dries naturally to a flawless finish in 8 minutes and strengthens its resistance to chips over time(in English, this means it’s pretty much bomb-proof). The key to getting the full benefits of VINYLUX is a proper manicure and clean nail plate. At Tips we have had clients sport their shades for almost two weeks! Adding Solar Oil to your daily beauty regimen will also help keep your nails flexible and help with dryness which is usually the chip culprit.

We have the full selection of shades (there are SO MANY to choose from) for manicures and pedicures at Tips Nail Bar. We also have quite a few shades for sale if you would like to pick one up for an at home DIY. They come in all of the CND Shellac shades so this is also a perfect way to add an extra week to your gel manicure.CND VInylux for manicure and pedicure




Thinking of having VINYLUX for your next manicure or pedicure at Tips Nail Bar? Just book for our Spa Manicure or Spa Pedicure, Vinylux is included in these services! Book online or check out our service menu here!


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LFW – Nail Highlights (Part 1)

And continuing across the pond for fashion month, here are some major nails from London Fashion Week FW2013!

House of Holland

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LFW - HOH Look 6 (tortoise martini)

Sophy Robson was the creative hand responsible for the tortoise-shell nails at the House of Holland Fall 2013 show, and it was surprisingly easy to achieve the look. Robson used Leighton Denny Expert Nails products, which involved dabbing on a pastel orange shade to the nail, followed by a canary yellow colour applied in a similar manner and then filling in any outstanding gaps with a red-based brown shade to completely the effect. The tortoise pattern was actually featured on the invitation to the show, as well as in prints, such as the martini glass print show above! Really cool to see such a timeless pattern on nails!


Michael van der Ham

LFW - Michael van der Ham by CND

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LFW - MvdH look 2

CND was the creator of the nail looks at Michael van der Ham’s fall 2013 presentation. The first nail look was actually CND Shellac in “Midnight Swim” and “Cityscape” with silver foil on top, while the alternate look was CND Shellac in “Fedora” with copper and gold leafing applied on top. The foil texture visually mimicked the texture of the textiles used for outerwear in the collection.


Jean-Pierre Braganza

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LFW - Jean-Pierre Braganza look 4

The nails at Jean-Pierre Braganza were done by Essie and they directly correlated with the collection itself, which would be found on only the most glam wiccans we could imagine! For some models, a blackened teal shade was applied to all fingers except the ring, which featured a hand-painted motif that was also featured on garments in the collection. For other models, the motif was actually painted in black on each nail over a muted beige shade. Nail art isn’t going anywhere!

Vivienne Westwood Red Label

LFW - Vivienne Westwood Red Label

LFW - Viv West 2

LFW - Viv West 1

Never one to shy away from colour or making a bit (!) of a statement, Vivienne Westwood Red Label was a shift from the designer’s punk roots, moving in a direction that was dubbed a “workingwoman’s wardrobe” (as long as that woman happens to work in an industry that is creatively inclined!). The nails were no exception for this Fall 2013 runway show. Manicurist Marian Newman created an airbrushed effect on the nail and knuckles of each finger of each model, varying between shades of pink, blue and light purple. While the nails were bright, the created designs had softness about them due to the airbrushing technique. The nails beautifully offset the graphic and strong makeup and pieces from the collection to create a wonderful balance.


Written by Poonam Kaur Billing


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CND Shellac with Additives at Tips Nail Bar

We welcome the new CND Additives with arms wide open!

Remaining calm was not an option when our set of Additives arrived. We haven’t stopped playing with them and the incredible looks our team have come up with are to-die-for.

Additives are a cosmetic grade of pure pigments that can be used to create nail art with zero drying time. Blending Additives with CND Shellac will give you a long wear manicure with crazy-cool nail art that remains shiny for up to two weeks and is pretty much bomb-proof! Here are a few looks that we created at a CND press launch a few weeks ago.



CND has been an industry leader since the early 80’s and the co-founder Jan Arnold is pretty much my idol! They take time in research and never piggy back on what other products brands are creating. When CND Shellac launched in 2010, it changed the manicure for EVER. No more drying time or chipped manicures. Shellac is a power polish that is hypo-allergenic and 3-free (no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP) and is cured/dried under a U.V light in minutes.

This fall 2012 CND will be launching six new “Winter Wonderful” shades of Shellac. So far out of the six, my favourite would have to be “Midnight Swim”. It’s a deep, rich navy that has specks of tiny red shimmering glitter so when the light hits it, it almost has a bit of a holographic effect. Nice? I can honestly say that I am pretty excited about the launch of these six new shades and we hardly can’t wait to get our hands on them at Tips Nail Bar!


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