Before I post my review and swatches of the 2015 Garden Muse collection of “Weekly” polishes by CND Vinylux, I wanted to share with you the fabulous polish and shellac remover included in my product review box! Now I go through a lot of removers (s). I swatch nearly daily and at times have swatched up to about a dozen polish changes in a day (and on some occasions more!) That mounts up to a lot of remover friends! And that much remover has got to take a toll on a nail polish reviewer’s precious fingertips. I have a bevy of removers, cuticle oils and balms…and cotton! But when I opened the box to see this unexpected and very much appreciated surprise of the CND remover, I was both nervous and happy at the same time. Here is a photo of the product before I further explain.
Okay, I can’t hold back any longer. I flippin’ love this stuff! Oh my gosh. First it’s very emolliating. You can feel it because as you apply the tiniest amount to your cotton ball you can tell how slick it is, but not actually oily. Then up wafts a truly pleasant scent of cucumber and what smells to me like vanilla, but just slightly. But that’s just me because there is no vanilla essence in there. I have gone through many standard removers from the drug store and no matter what they claim to be scented with, all I smell is acetone. I may even have brain damage! lol, Just kidding. I haven’t yet tried it with a glitter bomb but I am fully confident it is up for the task.
Normally I apply remover to small pieces of cotton ball (which I shred enough to cover five nails), then place on each nail on one hand. By the time I get back to the thumbnail (considering this is normal polish, not a loaded glitter bomb), I should fairly easily remover all the polish. Not always possible with drug store acetone/acetone complex. With the CND brand which I have noted may be used on their long wear shellacs and weekly polishes, etc., the remover was nearly ready to remove my polish by the time I got to the next nail! I kid you not, this stuff is the bomb! Here are the factoids provided by the manufacturer. I’m expecially excited about the prospect of improving my natural nail color. Destaining is a pain!
“CND Shellac Nourishing Remover is a professional nail polish remover specially formulated to remove gel polish, Shellac and gel powders with ease.
Specially formulated with Vitamin E and Macadamia Nut Oil, Shellac Nourishing Remover reduces dehydration of the nails and the surrounding skin whilst eliminating nail imperfections such as whiteness and discolouration.
WHAT IT DOES
Removes CnD Shellac, removable gels, nail polish, liquid & powder, wraps, adhesives and tips from natural nails. • Reduces dehydration of nails and surrounding skin
and eliminates the appearance of whiteness. • Removes Shellac 20% faster than pure acetone.
FEATURED INGREDIENTS & BENEFITS
Macadamia Nut Oil:
Acetone soluble oil bonds with acetone to reduce evaporation speed.
Slows down acetone evaporation during removal allowing it to penetrate though Shellac and Enhancement layers, softening product so it is easier to remove; softens and moisturizes.
Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate):
Antioxidant known to neutralize free radicals associated with premature aging of the skin; softens and moisturizes.
English Cucumber Fragrance:
Pleasant fragrance elevates the service experience by masking chemical odors.”
So there you have it. Thank you Albany for including this great product to test. You must have had a feeling I needed it and to get the word out there. Remember, you don’t have to be a pro to buy it so do your homework and shop for this fab stuff! How about you? Have you tried it? Thoughts?
CND Shellac Nourishing Remover comes in 8 and 32 oz. bottles, and are available at professional beauty supplies, CND.com and online stores. Price range is approximately on par with Zoya Remove+.
Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, California, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty – including CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. CND is an industry-leading advocate for the role of nail care in personal beauty and fashion.
**These products were provided to me by RPR at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.