The nail artist to stars like Beyonce and Amal Clooney has unveiled a line of vegan nail polish.
Gina Alcedo has launched The Brentwood Collection as part of her NVLA (Nailvana LA) brand.
The Los Angeles native began using the products on her A-list clients before deciding to release them to the public, revealing the oxblood colour Clooney wore to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s New York baby shower last month (19) is among the offerings.
“Building upon years of product experience and knowledge, NVLA has been in development for just under two years,” she tells Us Weekly. “I started testing on myself, my husband, friends and family, and once the formula met my standards, then I began offering to clients to try.”
Another shade, a bold red, has been a favourite of media mogul and activist Ariana Huffington, so much so that it was named after her.
“For certain colours, like Ms Huffington Pink, I enlisted Arianna’s feedback throughout the process,” Alcedo shares.
Other shades include Bristol Circle Blue, Burlingame Grey, Sunset Blvd and Nude and Perfect.
To distinguish the items from others on the market, Alcedo wanted to offer cruelty-free polish, made with vegan formulas and myrrh to prevent breakage.
With two decades in the beauty business, Alcedo made sure to include products that help repair damaged nails and cuticles.
“I recommend my Nailvana Cuticle Cream, which helps nails recover from gels and acrylics,” she shares.
As for which colours novices to the collection should try first, she predicts the stars will opt for shades associated with spring.
“I’ve been seeing a lot of green and yellow, which my clients, who tend to be pretty conservative, may wear once a year,” she shares. “Round nails are also trending right now.”
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