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So, I found out that Madonna and I have something in common. We’re both moms that attended TIFF events this year we both apparently love Shellac…and hate hydrangeas.
I had the opportunity of meeting Jan Arnold, co-founder of CND Inc at the Toronto Hazelton Hotel. If you don’t know about Shellac, think of it as a manicure (or pedicure) that lasts 2-3 weeks with no chipping. Yes, mommy friends, it’s built to withstand the harshest of family activities! Seriously, my friend came back from a two-week camping trip and her nails were perfect.
Shellac is popular with moms and starlets alike for its durability and never ending gloss and Arnold’s team says it’s the most affordable fashion accessory one could have.
TRENDING: for fall, effects from foiling to a marbling finish she calls “organi-tech”. The long almond shape is gaining popularity. Also the “one accent finger” design is growing in world trends. Interesting tidbit, Quebecers tend to be not-so-shy about colours but they still love their French manicures. Torontonians goes for a shorter length and more conservative and Americans overall are favouring the almond shaped longer nails with all different colours and effects.
Not only are they busy with TIFF but New York’s Fashion Week is also in full swing. The company has 5000 nails to cover and they meet with each designer and collaborate on colours and trends to compliment their collections.
So, I’m making a statement at TIFF and loving my Black Pool and Purple Purple wave design – as so does hubby! **wink**
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Follow Sonya as the Toronto International Film Festival 2011 (TIFF) mayhem collides with back to school. This mom of two boys dubs herself as “the right place, right time gal” and will be hitting the circuit running from movie screenings to events for our readers. Sonya will get chatty with tweeps and peeps in the industry and report on celebrity sightings. Follow us on twitter and facebook to find out! @urbanmomsca #TIFFmoms