After extensive research into global trends and the growing demand for innovative nail services, Sparkle Cosmetics secured two internationally acclaimed brands in this space: Hand & Nail Harmony from Los Angeles, and Incoco from New York. They are also the company under which Essie falls.

Why we love these two products:

Gelish – A longer lasting chip-free manicure

Gelish is a revolutionary new manicure that claims to last three weeks without any chipping or peeling. The gels come in an array of colours, apply like polish, but are cured in a LED lamp in 30 seconds (or in two minutes in traditional UV lamps), just like gels. The gel cures in seconds and a full set applies in just 12 minutes. The gel polish soaks completely off in only 15 minutes.

The beauty of it – a longer lasting, chip-free manicure.

Incoco – Nail polish strips

Incoco nail polish strips provide a perfect manicure in minutes, with no more drying time, smudges or streaks. The strips are made of real nail polish, and each strip includes base, colour and a top coat. It is available in many colours and designs. You stick the flexible nail polish onto your nails, which can be contoured to fit any nail size and shape. No heat is required and it lasts for up to 14 days. It contains no DBP, toluene or formaldehyde. You can easily remove it with nail polish remover.

The beauty of it is that it's a brilliant, salon-quality manicure in minutes.

Price for Incoco: R100

Gelish and Incoco are both available at all Dis-Chem Nail Bars and Sorbet Beauty Salons. For more information, phone 011 447 0659/3 or email