The Mighty Leo – ZODIAC Inspired Nails

July 27th, 2016

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The month of July is wrapping up as we welcome in beautiful August. AKA, the reign of the lion, from July 23rd – August 22nd!

Leo’s big heart, warm spirit, and love of laughter make them a joy to be around, and when Leo loves you it’s like the Sun has never shone brighter. Leo is a Fire sign that blazes through life, eager for action and driven by a desire to love and be loved. Leo is a proud and generous leader, and your ability to charm, romance and entertain others makes you quite popular.

Check out some beautiful Leo inspired nail art here!

 

Mix & Match our products for the PURRFECT Leo Nails this season!

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Polish Pro – Shimmering Sands & Firecracker

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Secrets Removable Gels – Bite your Tongue & Liar Liar Pants on Fire

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Technailcolor Colored Acrylic Powder – Fire and Ice & Juicy Orange

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Secrets Sparkle Glitter – Luster

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Secrets Acrylic Shade Powder – My Lips are Sealed & Hush Hush

 

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ZODIAC inspired – Cancer Nails for Summer!

July 21st, 2016

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June 21st – July 22nd is the season of Cancer – Highly imaginative, loyal, sympathetic, persuasive beings who possess strong emotional courage and tenacity.

We celebrate our fellow Cancers with a blog inspired post of great colors for Cancers this summer! Hot oranges, yellows and bright whites!

Polish Pro :

Polish Pro – Hot Orange & Blanca

Secrets Acrylic Shades:

Secrets Acrylic Shades – In the Hot Seat & Little White Lies

Secrets Removable Gels:

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Secrets Removable LED Gel – Hot Topic & Brush On White

Technailcolor Acrylics :

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Technailcolor Acrylic – Hippie & Crystals

 

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Why is MMA suitable for use in nail powder (polymer) and not suitable for use in nail liquid (monomer)?

July 15th, 2016

As a reputable nail products manufacturer, we are required to list ingredients on our packaging. Even then, reading the ingredients can be confusing and even a little scary. Especially when it comes to an ingredient like Methyl Methacrylate, or MMA.

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It is common knowledge that Methyl Methacrylate, otherwise know as MMA, has been prohibited for use in the nail industry since the mid 1970’s. More specifically the use of MMA is only prohibited for use in nail liquids. What you may not realize is that MMA is NOT prohibited for use in nail powders, meaning it is a perfectly safe and common ingredient in the polymers you are using, you just might not realize it.

So the question is: Why is MMA suitable for use in nail powder (polymer) and not suitable for use in nail liquid (monomer)?

MMA Monomers

Today in the nail Industry, Ethyl Methacrylate, or EMA is the backbone monomer in most acrylic nail liquids. The use of EMA as a substitute for MMA in monomer came about in the late 1970’s when the FDA banned the use of MMA. Nail liquid containing MMA has been known to cause allergic reactions, permanent loss of the nail plate and in some cases, permanent loss of sensation in the fingertips.

MMA Polymers

In the manufacturing process, all polymer powders start off as monomers.  Usually two types (or more – depending on the manufacturer) of monomers are commonly used to make polymers; one of which is MMA.

These monomers are mixed together with initiators, dispersing agents, catalysts, and water to make a polymer.  This combination is mixed and continually stirred while it is heated to very high temperatures. After several hours, the monomers become solid little beads and float on the surface of the water. The beads are strained from the water and rinsed several times.  They are then dried, and sifted to remove the biggest and smallest particles.

Once the ingredients are mixed and heated, and the monomers have become solid; the MMA is no longer active.  As a matter of fact, this new solid has a completely different name: PMMA (poly methyl methacrylate) and is considered perfectly safe to use on natural nails.

So when you see PMMA on the ingredient listing of your nail powders, you can now say you know it is perfectly safe to use. The MMA had to go through quite a journey to be perfectly safe for use on nails!

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Happy National Pink Day!

June 23rd, 2016

Here at NSI we celebrate color, and today is National Pink Day! Here’s some FUN FACTS and other interesting information about the color PINK

 

  • According to the Women’s Institute for Domestic Science, boys originally wore pink, since it was considered a more masculine and stronger color. Blue was considered dainty and pretty, so it was often associated with girls.
  • In English, the word “pink” could be derived from the Dutch flower pinken dating back to 1681.
  • Baker-Miller Pink, also known as “drunk tank pink,” has been painted in jail cells to calm violent prisoners.
  • Both red and pink represent love, but red denotes hot passion, while pink is romantic and charming.

Check out our Pink Pinterest Board!


Happy Pink Day!

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The Mermaid Collection is HERE! Get inspired!

June 20th, 2016

We are excited to announce our new Mermaid Collection which includes a range of new swatches for Polish Pro, Secrets Removable Gels, Secrets Shade Powders, Sparkles & Effects as well as one extra new Secrets Design Gel!

Check out our lineup and follow our Pinterest board for more style inspiration and swatch pairing!

 

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FREE NSI Training with Jana Warnke – Nail Tech Event of the Smokies!

June 16th, 2016

Event Details

Location:

Classroom #11

Gatlinburg Convention Center

234 Historic Nature Trail

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

 

Date & Time:

Sat. July 9th from 9AM – 4:45PM (1 hour lunch break at noon)

Workshop:

Advanced Nail Art Techniques & Creative Concepts with Jana Warnke

This class is designed to get your creative juices flowing! Come, be inspired, and learn how to incorporate multiple nail art techniques and products to create show stopping, jaw dropping, “oh my gosh, who did your nails?!?, kind of nails! Jana Warnke is one of the most creative nail artists in the industry and she will show you how to create stunning nail art from the structure up. Whether a beginner or advanced technician, you will take away new knowledge and skills. Her simple concepts, plus amazing talent, will motivate you to a new level of nail art!

Price: FREE

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  About our Educator

Jana Warnke

Jana Warnke is one of the most creative nail artist in the industry and she will show you how to create stunning nail art from the structure up. Whether a beginner or advanced technician, you will take away new knowledge and skills. Her simple concepts, plus amazing talent, will motivate you to a new level of nail art!

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NSI Academy 2016 and Premier Orlando Success!

June 10th, 2016

A huge Thank you to everybody who was able to come out and see us at our education event and Premier Orlando!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (June 1-3rd 2016) – Nail techs from around the world and their distributors gathered in Orlando Florida for NSI Academy 2016. This 3 day Demoing event taught attendees different ways to create popular nail structures, as well as simple to complex nail art techniques. Each day focused on New NSI Products and Color Collections, and what beautiful nail art you can create using the collection themes.

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Did you miss out on our event? Fill out this form and let us know you’re interested in our training and education for the future!

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Capture Rihanna’s new look with this stunning set of Polish Pro!

May 27th, 2016

We happened to stumble across some beautiful new images of Rihanna and her new sunglasses design with Dior, and were inspired to do a Polish Pro pairing to match the color schemes of this modernly elegant yet futuristic style.

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You can find a list of our entire library of Polish Pro on our website, www.nsinails.com. If you are international, please order from your local distributor by going here and clicking on your region: https://nsinails.com/distributors/north-america/

According to the source, Elle UK, these gorgeous specs are not available as of yet, but indefinitely. In the meantime, we’ll just sit here and be inspired by Rihanna’s great taste in sunglasses and nails.

What are your thoughts on Rihanna’s new project? Let us know on Twitter!

The collection images for the Dior X Rihanna sunglasses campaign were shot by photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino.

source: http://www.elleuk.com/fashion/news/rihanna-and-dior-have-collaborated-on-a-sunglasses-collaboration

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Last 2 days to enroll for NSI Academy Orlando!

May 13th, 2016

Didn’t get a chance to sign up just yet? Have no fear! Just use our link below to access our site and sign up for helpful and intensive workshops with NSI professionals!

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There’s been so much going on this week at NSI, and we’re so excited and happy to be able to provide professionals with one on one training at this fantastic event!

 

Please call us or email us if you have any questions. We’re happy to help you!
1.800.354.6741
610.825.1524

9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

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Friday the 13th SALE!

May 13th, 2016

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Just wanted to let everybody know that we are having a 13% off ONLINE ORDERS in our new site until 12am EST! Be sure to take advantage of this deal!

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