HANDS ON: Pacific World Corp. has acquired Fing’rs, one of its biggest competitors in the artificial nail and nail care category. Pacific World, maker of Nailene and Revlon brands, and Fing’rs, maker of the Fing’rs brand of products, are both based in California and look to realize operating efficiencies in product manufacturing, innovation and global distribution. Reports of a pending deal were reported in these pages on Feb. 11.

RAINCHECK: Pathways to Real Beauty has hit a roadblock. Organizers of the new consumer beauty expo — which last year fell smack dab in the middle of fashion week — have postponed this year’s show, originally scheduled for Sept. 9 through Sept. 11 in New York. Suzanne Grayson, founder and managing partner of Pathways, put the 2005 show on hold after its venue, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, was unable to move the dates away from Sept. 11 and fashion week. “Both of which proved to create distractions and competition for your time,” she wrote in an e-mail to last year’s show attendees. She continued, “We will shoot for 2006 in New York City or perhaps another venue. We will keep you posted of any developments as they unfold.” Last year’s inaugural event attracted 161 exhibitors — touting 2,000 different brands — and attracted more than 21,450 visitors.

GLAMOUR POWER: One of Bill Boraczek’s first roles among his new duties as senior vice president of marketing for Sally Hansen was to welcome the winners of the Best of You contest to New York for a luncheon at Condé Nast headquarters this past Monday. Best of You is a partnership between Glamour magazine and Sally Hansen, which recognizes women across the nation who have done something to make a positive difference in the world. Boraczek, a five-year veteran of Sally Hansen, was promoted to his new role last week following Del's official completion of its merger with DLI Acquisition Corp. The honored women were: Jennifer Acosta of San Jose, Calif., who was born with a heart defect but has always set her sights on helping others. Despite two open-heart surgeries, she is a volunteer for groups ranging from the Harvest Food Bank to the American Cancer Society's Walk-a-thon. Carol Barr of Damascus, Va., has used her professional nursing skills to start an all-volunteer rescue squad in her hometown. She has written requests and spearheaded efforts to raise more than $500,000 in grants, donations and fund-raisers. Annette Brien of Boston, Mass. is a sexual assault nurse examiner. She provides treatment to female victims of assault, offering compassion while gathering evidence needed for prosecution. Dana Hallgren of Colorado Springs, Colo., is an active duty member of the U.S. Air Force who provides online drug rehabilitation assistance while also volunteering at the base's Airman's Club.

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