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CND Flirtation and Spa Collection Premiers at Onyx Aesthetics

Testing Out The New CND Beauty Collections

Last fall I discovered Onyx Aesthetics Studio at 425 Abbott Street in Gastown and was thrilled (yes nails thrill me!) to return for the unvailing of a new collection of my favourite nail polish brand, CND.

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CND has the Shellac Brand, which tend to last about 2 weeks and the home Vinylux weekly polish. If you are in the salon there’s no reason not to get the Shellac, especially since you can take it off a home if you are patient with their nail polish removal system. This does takes patience, and I have failed at this several times and chewed off my nails and therefor damaged them. Don’t be a fool like me and your nails won’t get damaged. Pictured above is one of the fall colours, with some silver gift wrapping in celebration of the upcoming holiday season.

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The Top 5 reasons why you should pick SHELLAC® Brand 
1 14+ days of high-performance wear
2 Stunning crystal shine
3 Zero dry time
4 Amazing 5-minute removal
5 No nail damage (if you do it properly!!!!)

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The ladies at Onyx are amaze and it’s a pleasure to sit still for the brief time it takesto paint and decorate my nails. I actually relax and am reluctant to leave even when I’m done.  They use all CND products and are now stocked up with the new Flirtation Collection as well as the Spa 4-step Collection of soaks, scrubs, masques and lotions.

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I loved the Bright Citron fragrence best, but the Gardenia, and Cucumber smell divine as well. I’m using the scrub in the shower and my skin is feeling ultra-smooth (please don’t picture that).

I was good this time and went back to the salon and had my polish removed and changed with special Wine Festival theme nail art. Some say the Italian Wines were the star of the show at this year’s festival, others were pretty impressed with these nails.

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Revlon Nutri Color Creme

Revlon Nutri Color Creme Brightens Up Dullying Color

I like my hair black and it’s been that way for a while, but in the summer I lived a little on the wild side added some red streaks and loved it. Below is my Selfology Hair colour and style, read more about that here as it was a great afternoon at the salon. So now it’s my new thing to throw in some colour and it’s easy to keep up with Revlon Nutri Color Creme.


My latest trip was to Salon Haze, which is in my hood on Broadway (Shop West Broadway) and fabulous. Loretta is a colour expert and she fixed my hair issues with a root touch up for my annoying grey hair, and some Revlon Professional’s Nutri Color Crème: a 3 minute at home or in-salon treatment that boosts hair colour, adds shine and softness to my hair and revived my red. I’ve got some at home too and had used it in November and it really brightens up my colour. Just be sure to wear gloves!

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There’s a range of 15 colors that can match existing hair colour and four new fondant colours. I originally wanted the fondant (maybe blue?) but we didn’t want to bleach out my hair again to add, so we went with refreshing the red.

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Loretta sent me home with the UniqOne All in One Hair Treatment masque spray that keeps my hair extra shiny and smooth, and has UVA and UVB filters should I ever see the sun again. I am in need of a sunny getaway soon!

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Here’s my hair a couple weeks later where you can still see the red after another Nutri Colour Cream treatment.

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Next time I’ll do the fondant or maybe just go bright red again.

*Revlon arranged for my hair colours, but the hair is my own without added photo-shopped filters! The results speak for themselves.