Saturday, March 23, 2013

Coming Attraction: Guerlain Le Vernis Maxi Shine Nail Lacquers

Get your fingernails and toes ready for summer! You'll want to wear Guerlain's new Le Vernis Maxi Shine Nail Lacquers ($23) to shine. With just a little help, you can be the modern version of the '60's pin-up girl.

Guerlain’s 10 newest nail lacquers are indispensable allies for accomplished femininity. These ultra-vibrant shades incorporate adhesive resins to offer a perfectly even sheen that lasts for days. The new collection also contains a base and top coat, designed with a silicone derivative to strengthen, reinforce, and protect the nail. Using each shade’s extra-flat and widened brush, Le Vernis creates a shiny, daring, and immaculate nail with ease.

The three-step nail ritual starts with La Base Protectrice, continues with color, and ends with Le Top Coat Gel for a high-shine, gel effect. The protective base coat acts like a protective film that facilitates the application of the lacquer with no risk of nail yellowing. I wouldn't go without it. The formula has been enriched with a silicon derivative that helps stimulate and support the strength and growth of the nail.

Step 2, a long-lasting nail color, made with adhesive resins and elastic polymers keeps the color true and lasts longer. Thanks to a wide and flexible flat brush design, the color goes on easily and evenly. The formula does not contain formaldehyde.

Step 3 is an innovative Gel Top Coat. A gel-like, transparent texture provides a result so perfect that it looks like you went to a top-notch salon. The formula helps to maximize shine and make the nails look thicker. Nitrocellulose, a plasticizer that is both water- and scratch-resistant, and Cellulose Acetate Butyrate release a generous brilliant film that stays on the nail. Your nails will be perfectly smooth and shaped. The color will stay radiant and shiny for days.

Here's a scan of the new shades. I think I like nine of the 10, so clearly I'll have to make some decisions when these arrive at the counter. Below, I have one scan and one low-resolution image of the swatches. My PR contacts didn't have better photos - yet. Don't forget to click on the photos to enlarge them for the names. If you can't read the names, leave a comment, and I will add them below.

Guerlain’s Maxi Shine collection will be available beginning in April 2013 at select locations of Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman - and at the Guerlain Boutiques. Maxi Shine will be available at select locations of Sephora in May 2013. See anything that catches your eye?

If there's anything you would like to pre-order so that you can be the first among your friends to be wearing these lovely shades - or the Gloss d'Enfer Maxi Shine I featured yesterday - call the Guerlain Boutique in Las Vegas. They get just about everything new first. I shop with Rhonda, but everyone there is fabulous. The phone number is (702) 732-7008. Free shipping and no tax. You can buy more!

Photos courtesy of Guerlain


wwendalynne said...

I have an enormous nail polish collection and it needs more company~ The 'gel' like finish sounds wonderful!~

melisand61 said...

I like nine of them too. And I would have a hard time choosing if I decided to buy just one or two.

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Wwendalynne,

That feature attracted my interest too.

Charleston Girl said...


How will we ever choose?