Winter Manicure Tips & Trends for This Holiday


Robbie Schaeffer, celebrity manicurist and owner of ROB|B, shared with us his expert advice on how to get the perfect manicure this winter. From selecting the season’s trendiest Nail Lacquers to prepping the hands for winter, this is just in time for the holidays.

Glitter and shimmer are the hottest trends in nails this winter, as seen in OPI’s new Burlesque collection,” says Robbie Schaeffer, owner of ROB|B. “Perfect for women of all ages, the bold textures add instant holiday sparkle to any look and bring glamour to many different occasions.

Designed as standalone colors or as layering accents, shimmering Nail Lacquers will be adorning fingertips nationwide, leaving nails with a festive pop of color. However, Schaeffer warns that there is more to a manicure than selecting the right shade of Nail Lacquer.


With winter in full force, nails and hands are in dire need of intense hydration to look and feel their best,” explains Schaeffer. “It’s critical to maintain each manicure with a high intensity cream (like OPI’s Avoplex High-Intensity Hand & Nail Cream), to deliver essential moisture and soothing relief from the cold weather, harsh winds, and dry indoor heat. Cuticle oil like OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil to Go is perfect to throw in any purse and reduces dry, flaky skin and hangnails with Vitamin E, avocado, sunflower, sesame and kukui nut oils.

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Located in Studio City, CA, ROB|B is the first OPI Concept Salon in the United States. 100% green and Gold LEED Certified, ROB|B is a breakthrough salon model, grounded in the nail care standards consistently set by OPI.

ROB|B is owned by Robbie Schaeffer and his mother Miriam, one of the original founders and co-owners of OPI. The salon is located at:

12246 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604.

For more information, visit

HOLIDAY: CND’s SpaPedicure Mini-Tote

CND’s SpaPedicure Mini-Tote

Need a little r&r? I love this idea. A “at home” spa pedicure… CND gives you all you need in it’s little tote containing everything you need. So gather your friends, grab that wineglass, and relax. You deserve it…

• Foaming Sea Soak™, 2 fl. oz. (59 mL)
• Sea Salt Glow, 5 oz. (141 g)
• Marine Masque™, 5 oz. (141 g)
• Cucumber Heel Therapy, 4 oz. (113 g)
• Massage Oil, 2 fl. oz. (59 mL)
• Nail Enamel, 0.5 fl. oz. (15 mL)
Retail: $60.00.

5 Unconventional Uses for Vaseline

Beauty Banter has a great post on the many ways to use Vasaline…

My fav?

I put vasaline around my nails on the skin, (be careful not to get directly on the nail) before I apply nail polish. That way, any goofs or polish that gets on the skin is easily wiped off. Best way? Take anything metal, like a metal spatula, or a metal nail file, and clean off the polish off the skin before it dries. Works every time.

Another usage is to put on the skin around the eyebrows before tinting.. that way, tint won’t get on the skin and makes it a breeze to clean up.

Read Beauty Banter’s post for more great ways to use Vasaline…

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