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News and information on nail care products, merchandising and trends in retail pharmacies.

Sally Hansen, Sour Patch Kids create Halloween-themed shades

The limited-edition Sally Hansen Insta-Dri X Sour Patch Kids collection features shades inspired by the candy brand’s most popular flavors.

PopSockets Nails coordinate with PopGrip shades

PopSockets Nails, also known as Mani Phoni, is available in 15 shades and designs that coordinate with its PopGrip.

Sally Hansen has launched an augmented reality nail polish try-on lens through a partnership with Snapchat.

The Revlon x Wonder Woman 1984 collection, inspired by the film, features an array of products emblazoned with the heroine’s iconic logo.

The Revlon x Sofia Carson collection features 14 products in specially selected color ranges that include red, a classic nude, shades of cherry, sand and deep violet.

ST. LOUIS — Cutex, a producer of nail-care products, is thinking outside of the jar with the launch of its new Cutex Twister with SPA Formula one-stop polish remover jar.

LOS ANGELES — Nail treatment brand Nail Tek, which is a division of American International Industries, is amping up its offerings and its style this spring with a new “We’ve Got Your Number System,” which makes getting and maintaining strong, healthy nails easier than e

TORONTO — Red Carpet Manicure, an at-home LED gel manicure and pedicure system, has announced that it is expanding to Canada with plans to launch the system at London Drug, Rexall and The Shopping Channel in June.

The rollout of the Red Carpet Manicure line in Canada will include the brand’s starter kit and 54 shades of gel polish. The system is applied in three steps: a base coat, gel polish application and topcoat, paired with the portable LED light or pro-light.

Tracking all of the latest trends within beauty can be about as simple as herding cats, but there undoubtedly are some niches within beauty that are making waves at food, drug and mass.

It is no secret that nail color is hot — red hot. Yet, nestled within the nail color segment is another rising star for the mass market. Enter at-home gel polish. Gel manicures are one of the more popular salon services in the professional market, and now beauty mavens can create the look at home — for a fraction of the price.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — A new campaign by Rite Aid is targeting nail polish customers.

The Camp Hill, Pa.-based retail pharmacy chain announced Thursday that it had launched the seven-week "Nail Extravaganza" campaign to engage beauty shoppers around the trend of using multiple nail polish shades.

ST. LOUIS — Cutex has introduced Advanced Revival, which, according to the manufacturer, marks the first innovation in nail polish remover formula in more than 15 years.

Advanced Revival combines an acetone-based formula with natural botanical nourishing oils for stronger, healthier nails, the company said.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Health and beauty aid company CCA Industries announced on Wednesday that it narrowed its fourth-quarter loss and saw a boost in revenues as it celebrated the launch during the quarter of its new Nutra Nail Gel Perfect UV Free gel nail color brand.

Revenues for the quarter ended Nov. 30 totaled $11.8 million, compared with $10.2 million in the year-ago period. Net loss during the quarter was $3,433, compared with a loss of $697,500 for the fourth quarter 2010.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Red Carpet Manicure has announced that its at-home gel manicure system, Red Carpet Manicure, will be showcased at the Grammy Gift Lounge in Los Angeles on Feb. 9 to 11, where performers and presenters of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards will have an opportunity to indulge in the hottest nail art.

A team of celebrity manicurists will be on-site with Red Carpet Manicure’s “Amore 24,” an exclusive 24-karat gold nail polish, to treat Grammy presenters and performers.

NEW YORK — Hitting select Walmart locations is the new Piggy Paint nail polish for little girls.

The water-based, nontoxic, odorless, hypoallergenic and nonflammable nail polish is designed to deliver the thrills of a "big girl" manicure without harsh chemical ingredients or dizzying fumes.

There are five Piggy Paint SKUs that are being launched at the end of January in more than 1,400 Walmart stores across the United States. The kits retail for $3.98 and up.

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