Red Carpet Manicure brings professional salon experience to the masses
NEW YORK — Red Carpet Manicure is bringing the professional salon experience to the mass market with its new at-home LED gel polish manicure and pedicure system.
Launching nationwide at Ulta in early September, Red Carpet Manicure officially unveiled the innovative gel nail polish system to beauty editors at a press event Wednesday in New York.
A full system costs $57.94 or just $2.90 each for 20 at-home applications compared with an average of $40 for each professional application in a salon.
The brand launch includes:
Step 1: Prep
Prep Max adhesion sanitizer ($3.99)
Step 2: Care and color
Structure base coat gel ($9.99);
LED gelpolish (available in 36 shades for $9.99 each); and
Brilliance seal and shine top coat ($9.99),
Step 3: Finish
Revitalize nourishing cuticle oil ($3.99); and
Purify pre and post application cleanser ($3.99).
Step 4: Removal
Erase gel nail polish remover ($3.99)
The system also includes an exclusive portable LED light ($19.99) or a Pro:45 LED light ($49.99) that cures the gel polish in seconds for weeks of wear.
Beauty mavens also can get started with a starter kit featuring the professional light ($79.99) or a starter kit with the portable light ($59.99). There’s also an accessories kit (cuticle pusher, buffer tabs, emery board and orangewood stick) for $3.99.
Walt Disney Studios announces Blu-ray, DVD releases
NEW YORK — Walt Disney Studios is slated to release three films on Blu-ray and the latest seasons of "Grey’s Anatomy" and "Private Practice" on DVD.
"The Tempest," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and the "Count of Monte Cristo" each will be released as a single-disc Blu-ray. "The Tempest" will carry a suggested retail price of $39.99, while "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and the "Count of Monte Cristo" will carry a suggested retail price of $26.50.
Meanwhile, the seventh season of "Grey’s Anatomy" and fourth season of "Private Practice" will be released as a 5-disc DVD set and 3-disc DVD set, respectively. The "Grey’s Anatomy" set, which carries a suggested retail price of $45.99, includes all 22 episodes in the medical drama’s seventh season, which features an exclusive extended version of the one-of-a-kind "Music Event" episode, plus "The Making of the Music Event" created especially for the DVD. The fourth season of "Private Practice," which carries a suggested retail price of $29.99, includes the critically acclaimed episode, "Whatever Happened to Charlotte King?," as well as never-before-seen bonus features.
The Blu-ray films and DVD sets will make their debut Sept. 13.
New Lumene Sensitive Touch 5 Min SOS cream to hit CVS shelves in October
NEW YORK — Lumene, a beauty brand from Finland that came to the U.S. beauty market in 2003 through an exclusive deal with CVS/pharmacy, has announced that its new Sensitive Touch 5 Min SOS cream will be available at CVS/pharmacy in October.
Developed in cooperation with the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation, the cream is designed to heal rough, irritated skin and provide immediate relief. The cream helps to restore the skin’s wellbeing in five minutes with skin-calming technology that moisturizes and conditions the skin to relieve irritation and discomfort, the company stated. With continued use, the skin’s tolerance toward external irritants is expected to improve over time. The cream also reduces the redness and irritation associated with sunburn and is ideal for climates with rapidly changing weather conditions.
It is infused with organic linen seed extract to soothe and strengthen the skin, protecting it against external irritants. It has an anti-inflammatory effect and its natural polysaccharides form a microfilm on the skin’s surface to help prevent the penetration of allergens, so skin is less irritated. It is alcohol-free, colorant-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free and silicone-free.
Lumene Sensitive Touch 5 Min SOS cream has a suggested retail price of $19.99.