CPNA 2015: New Gel Polish Collections & Product Releases (PART 1)
Once again I’m completely overloaded with information from CPNA, and hardly know where to start! I’m going to attempt to break the info down into logical groupings, but some of it may be a bit random. My primary focus at the show was to meet with brands that have gel polish lines and get the scoop on new collections and products, but I had some extra time to run around and meet with other companies as well.
I’m going to start by sharing information on new collections and products that are coming out in the gel polish world. Since there’s SO much info, I’m going to break this post down into two parts. Check back tomorrow for even more details!
I think the most exciting news is that Color Club is launching a new gel polish line that includes six holographic gel colors! The Color Club gels can be used as two-step or three-step gels as the base coat is optional, but is recommended for sensitive natural nails. There will be 48 colors in the initial launch, 6 of each of the following: brights, classics, glitters, neutrals, halos, sheers, metallics and pastels. Unfortunately I don’t know exactly when or where these will be on shelves. I was told that they are being shipped to distributors now, so you should see them very soon!
I did not receive samples of these, so I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of these gels just as much as you! :) Below is a photo of the packaging, but I was informed that these were just demos and that the bottles were empty. As you can see they will be sold in sets with a matching lacquer.
I didn’t actually see this gorgeous color wheel at the show, but this photo was snapped and shared by makyajsaati on Instagram.
Gelish‘s Fall collection is Urban Cowgirl. This collection has been shipped and is hitting stores now. The sixth color that’s a bit hard to see in this photo is a very light pink neutral shade called Tan My Hide. I also have info about other upcoming collections from Gelish, but unfortunately can’t share the details quite yet. Very soon!
Gel II has six new color changing gel polishes in their Reaction Riot collection. These colors are available for purchase now. I didn’t manage to get a close-up of the actual colors in this collection, but here is a shot of the display.
The most exciting offering that I saw at the Gel II booth is their new two-handed steam gel polish remover! I love the one-handed steamer that I have from The Painted Nail (available for purchase now at $100), but I would prefer to be able to steam-off both hands at the same time. This is really ideal for use in salons too so that you don’t have to purchase two steamers and have multiple units plugged in at once. The Gel II two-handed steamer won’t be released until later in the year (possibly November) and will retail for $150.
LeChat also has six new gorgeous color-changing Mood Gel Polishes! These colors are available in stores now. I have samples of the LeChat Rock It Collection and all of the new Mood shades and will be swatching them soon.
Kiara Sky has released a new Ombre collection consisting of 22 mood color-changing gel polishes. “Have an Enchanted-soft color in warm temperature and a vibrant Wicked shade in cooler temperature.” Below are photos of the displays. I have some samples of this collection and will be writing about them in more detail at a later date. These are available for purchase now.