Nail Trends: 2012 Trend Report

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Cool Nail Packaging: New CID Cosmetics introduced the new i - polish featuring a built-in light, making it perfect for application anytime, anywhere. i – polish is free from ingredients found in traditional nail polishes, such as Formaldehyde, Toluene and Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP).

A gel system for home use—with all the bells and whistles: Orly launched Smart Gels, an at-home gel Starter Kit (currently available Ulta and Sally Beauty stores). Each Kit includes a nail tip primer, base and top coat, cuticle oil, cleanser, remover and tools; it will sell for $59.50. A Smart LED Lamp (about the size of cell phone) is sold separately and will retail for $195. Gel nail colors, 12 shades in total, will also ship to stores, and will sell for $9.95 each.

[CPNA Image and Layla Nail Polish Image courtesy of Y Public Relations; Nail Polish Colors Image: Thinkstock/Hemera]