Brisa Lite is a new range from CND that works well with both Shellac and Vinylux, which are the systems I use in she shop. It's an enhancement, but lite! When you think of an enhancement, you think of acrylics, and maybe hard gels. The inconvenient truth here is that enhancements are really desirable because they make your nails look perfect, but the downside is that they can be damaging and it's hard to break the cycle even when you realize you'd rather just have your own natural nails. I have really been loving Brisa Lite with Shellac, Vinylux and traditional polish clients alike. The reason is that it gives them the needed strength and reinforcement that they need to grow out their natural nails and keep them in great shape.
Brisa Lite is like Shellac and hard gel or acrylic had a baby. It applies like an enhancement, but instead of having to "drill" or file it off, it soaks off just like Shellac.
There are two kinds:
Smoothing, which will add a layer of smooth protection and added reinforcement to your nail before applying Shellac, Vinylux or traditional polish. And.
Sculpting which can be used to add length. You can actually backfill Brisa Lite Sculpting just like acrylic, or you can soak them off after a couple weeks once you get some length to your underlying natural nail. It's also really good for special occasions where you want length but don't want to commit to acrylics.
Currently, I am only offering Brisa Lite Smoothing. It is clear and can be used alone or under your favorite Shellac or Vinylux shade or the nail color of your choice, and it actually enhances wear of all of the above!
Brisa Lite Smoothing Gel is for you if:
- You want Shellac-like smoothness and strength but want to change your nail color more than once in two weeks
- You have damaged nails that you want to grow out post-acrylic
- Your nails are weak, peeling or prone to breakage
- You'd like your nail color to last longer
If you've gotten Brisa Lite Smoothing Gel with Vinylux or traditional polish on top, you can use acetone-free nail polish remover to remove the color at home without disturbing the Brisa Lite underneath. You will start to get some lifting if you change your polish more than twice, or if you're pretty liberal with the remover.
Manicure with Brisa Lite Smoothing Gel - $35
Vinylux Manicure with Brisa Lite Smoothing Gel - $40
Shellac Manicure with Brisa Lite Smoothing Gel - $45