Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you are a loyal customer or a first-time buyer, we love to get your orders. We have such a passion for our top-of-the-line nail products and know you will be thrilled with the results. 

Let our dedicated team take care of you every step of the way. 

From answering any queries you might have, to carefully processing and ensuring quick delivery of your order, we are industry professionals who are here to help. We look forward to sharing the Creative Nails experience with you.

Are these genuine CND products?

Yes they certainly are. Creative Nails has a direct relationship with Revlon/CND.  We are the only official distributor of these products in New Zealand.

Where is my order / how long should I expect delivery?

Nationwide orders will be delivered in 2-3 working days.

Once your order has been shipped you will be notified, and will be able to track your order until it arrives. In the event of an unexpected delay, our team will contact you. If you have any concerns, please contact us.

All orders are shipped in accordance with NZ regulations, including the correct Dangerous Goods (DG) paperwork when needed, to ensure we uphold all safety standards.  

If a product is not in stock can I place it on backorder?

Yes, all of our products can be placed on backorder. We want you to be the first to know when products are available, so please let us know if there is a product you are interested in that hasn’t arrived in New Zealand yet. 

If you would like to place a large order, please contact us directly. 

When are your next classes? 

Check out our upcoming classes here, or join our mailing list to stay up to date. As far as possible, we try to tailor the classes we have on offer according to demand, so please let us know if you have any requests. Classes are an excellent way to obtain in-depth training for yourself and your staff.

I need help with which products to choose.

Search our popular product queries below. or contact us for more specific information. If you are unsure about which products are right for you, it may be best for you to give us a call. Our knowledgeable team are always happy to help you get the very best out of our products.

Search our popular product queries

Can the Shellac base coat, colour coats and top coats be cured in either CND Lamp?

Yes, all Shellac Base coats, Colours and Top Coats can be cured in either the CND UV lamp or LED Lamp.

Choose the SHELLAC™ Top Coat based on your nail type, lifestyle, desired shine, and removal time.



Xpress5 Topcoat

Original Top


Matt, Glitter and Pearl

Removal Time

Ultra Fast removal – 5 minutes

Off in minutes – 8 minutes

Off in Minutes – 15 Minutes



Crystal Shine

Ultra Shine

Mirror Shine

Matt, Glitter and Pearl

Nail Type



Weak/Brittle Nails


Activity Lifestyle

Low to Moderate

Moderate to Medium

Medium to High



Can the Shellac Brand 14+ Day Nail Colour system be used with other nail lamps?

The CND LED Lamp and UV Lamp are the only lamps designed to provide complete cure and optimum performance for CND products. Other lamps do not have the same technology that these lamps use.

Tell me more about Shellac, Vinylux, Creative Play Polish and Creative Play Gel




Creative Play Gel Play


Creative Play Polish


CND™ SHELLAC™ Brand is a superior Gel Polish with a patented formula* that provides 14+ days of high-performance wear and removes 2x faster than other leading gel brands. 

Same colours as Vinylux.

CND™ CREATIVE PLAY™ Gel Polish offers value in a traditional formula at an affordable price. The ultra-intense modern colors in multiple fun finishes and wetter formula make it a perfect medium for artistic expression


The VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish System combines several technologies that are new to nail polish promising one full week of wear, dries in 8 1/2 minutes and

removes easily with OFFLY FAST™ Moisturizing Remover. Same colours as Shellac.

CREATIVE PLAY™ Nail Lacquer are unique and a completely new additions to the CND range. With over 80 vibrant uninhibited nail colors. Provoking you to be unique and self-expressive with shades that are bright,

multi-textured, and fun.


Days Wear

14+ Days

14+ Days

7+ Days


Lamp required

Yes CND LED or UV lamp

Yes CND LED or UV lamp

8 ½ minutes

No lamp required

Quick drying

No lamp required

Colour Range

Shellac and Vinylux are identical colour ranges.

Over 65+ Colours that match Creative Play 

Shellac and Vinylux are identical colour ranges.

Over 80+ colours all additions.