I had the pleasure of attending a CND event yesterday in the presidential suite of Chicago’s Waldorf Astoria. Creative Nail Design is the
brand for nails. They do the nails at practically every show during fashion week and set the trends. Celebs like Rihanna
, who’s talons stand out on the red carpet, have CND to thank.
I was looking forward to trying out Shellac, CND’s professional manicure that promises no chips for two weeks. If you’re wary of no chip, I understand. The original gel mani has a fatal flaw. To remove the gel polish, the nail technician has to file it off. For people who get this done regularly, this process eventually weakens the nail. No need to worry about Shellac. It doesn’t compromise nails a bit.
Here’s the final product! In honor of my upcoming vacation to Paris, I chose negligee (a dusty pale pink) as the base coat and had the nail technician create an ombre effect on top using black glitter. The finishing touches were expertly applied by up-and-coming nail artist extraordinaire AstroWifey
, who’s already a superstar in my book. I saved three nails for Ashley Crow aka AstroWifey and requested the Eiffel Tower, a bee and a Standard Poodle. (You may think my choices are random but each has a personal meaning to me). In seconds, she free-formed each design and turned my nails into a work of art.
That's me with AstroWifey
That's me with Jan Arnold, Co-Founder of Creative Nail Design
Would you try Shellac? Do you have fun designs on your nails? Comment below and send me pics. I want to see!