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CND Creative Play™ blacks and blues

If you read my recent post review on the new CND Creative Play™ line of 80 shades and formulas, you know by now the diverse selection available. In the next week or two I’ll be sharing more colors from this innovative collection. Please read first post from the other day! For now, enjoy with me a gorgeous black with holo, and a couple gorgeous blues!

CND Creative Play™ Turquoise Tidings is a 3-coat on it's own, or 1 coat over another color glitter fill jelly. By itself, it's a mermaidy combo of holo and iridescent glitters, and it's gorgeous over a dark shade, like you see here over Navy Brat CND Creative Play.

CND Creative Play™ Turquoise Tidings is a 3-coat on its own, or 1 coat over another color glitter fill jelly. By itself, it’s a mermaidy combo of holo and iridescent glitters, and it’s gorgeous over a dark shade, like you see here over Navy Brat CND Creative Play.

Here is two coats of CND Creative Play™ Nocturne It Up. In a very blackened jelly base, it's loaded, yet smooth, with holographic glitters in various sizes.

Here is two coats of CND Creative Play™ Nocturne It Up. In a very blackened jelly base, it’s loaded, yet smooth, with holographic glitters in various sizes.

Navy Brat, a CND Creative Play™ creme in deep Navy blue. Here it is in two coats and great formula. Amazingly smooth!

Navy Brat, a CND Creative Play™ creme in deep Navy blue. Here it is in two coats and great formula. Amazingly smooth!

My 2nd installment of CND Creative Play™ polishes are black and blues! From left, Navy Brat, a 2-coat navy blue creme; Nocturne It Up, a black jelly holographic glitter 2-coat glossy polish. And Turquoise It Up, an ocean blue jelly filled with iridescent holographic glitter top coat, or you can accomplish full coverage in three coats on its own.

My 2nd installment of CND Creative Play™ polishes are black and blues! From left, Navy Brat, a 2-coat navy blue creme; Nocturne It Up, a black jelly holographic glitter 2-coat glossy polish. And Turquoise It Up, an ocean blue jelly filled with iridescent holographic glitter top coat, or you can accomplish full coverage in three coats on its own.

CONCLUSION: Love all of these. The creme is butter smooth and the jelly/glitter combos are pretty darn opaque and smooth in only 2-3 coats.

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To find CND Spa products near you, or order online go to http://www.cnd.com/find-retail-store#

Check out all 80 shades here! https://cnd.com/pro-products/creative-play/the-system

About CND
Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, CA, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail products and services – including 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. Only CND delivers high performance nail color on the cutting edge of fashion and technology.

**These products were provided to me for review by RPR Marketing at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.

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Hot and sexy: CND Vinylux Flirtations summer collection

Ready for summer to hit your tips and toes? CND Vinylux Weekly Polish and Shellacs have a brand new collection called Flirtations. I swatched all eight of the Weekly Polish set and I’ll share them with you today!

The new spring lineup from CND Vinylux Weekly Polish, here is Flirtations! Eight stunning shades, from L to R, back row: Skin Tease, Aqua-intance, Pink Pursuit, Desert Poppy, Lavender Lace and Date Night. Bottom row, R and L: Be Demure and Honey Darlin'.

The new spring lineup from CND Vinylux Weekly Polish, here is Flirtations! Eight stunning shades, from L to R, back row: Skin Tease, Aqua-intance, Pink Pursuit, Desert Poppy, Lavender Lace and Date Night. Bottom row, R and L: Be Demure and Honey Darlin’.

Bat your lashes, blow a kiss, bare some skin. Soft blushes of color tease the imagination. Coy. Confident. Playful. Be irresistible.

There’s an electricity of unspoken attraction in the air for Summer 2016. Evoke a subtle, sensual femininity with the new Flirtation Collection from CND. A palette of soft yet bright shades teases at the imagination and makes this collection equal parts coy, confident, and playful.

“This season, sweet, creamy pastels are inspired by modern lace and embroidery for a delicate and refined glamour,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “The summer nail is a slim oval glazed with tender shades of coral and lilac, blushed with the spark of deepening allure. Flirtation’s summer code allows you to be irresistible.”

Let’s start with the watery shades. Because you know blues are cool! Here is Aqua-intance.

Aqua-intance is an aqua creme that is smooth and ultra glossy. This is 2 coats.

Aqua-intance is an aqua creme that is smooth and ultra glossy. This is 2 coats.

Date Night is a glossy sailor blue.

Date Night is a sailor blue glossy creme. Super classy! Very pigmented, no stainer! Two coats.

Date Night is a sailor blue glossy creme. Super classy! Very pigmented, no stainer! Two coats.

I love me some bubblegum pink! Be Demure is the perfect summer pink.

Be Demure is a perfect glossy creme bubblegum pink. So love this one! 2 coater.

Be Demure is a perfect glossy creme bubblegum pink. So love this one! 2 coater.

So in love with Desert Poppy. I can’t wait to get some tan to really show it off!

Desert Poppy is a gorgeous poppy red-leaning orange shimmer. I used two coats.

Desert Poppy is a gorgeous poppy red-leaning orange shimmer. I used two coats.

Lavender Lace is so delicate.

Lavender Lace is a shimmery, glossy pale lavender. More sheer than the rest in this set, but I still managed to make it work with 2 coats. You may require 2-3.

Lavender Lace is a shimmery, glossy pale lavender. More sheer than the rest in this set, but I still managed to make it work with 2 coats. You may require 2-3.

Skin Tease is a rosy nude but not too pink.

Skin Tease is a delicate skin tone, slightly rosy nude with a hint of shimmer. Two coats here.

Skin Tease is a delicate skin tone, slightly rosy nude with a hint of shimmer. Two coats here.

Pink Pursuit is a dusty rose and super shiny!

Pink Pursuit is a pink creme with a hint of salmon, very glossy and saturated. Two coats here.

Pink Pursuit is a pink creme with a hint of salmon, very glossy and saturated. Two coats here.

Honey Darlin’ is shiny like the sun.

Honey Darlin' is a super glossy, pigmented butter yellow creme. Perfect for those afraid of yellows. Two coats.

Honey Darlin’ is a super glossy, pigmented butter yellow creme. Perfect for those afraid of yellows. Two coats.


CONCLUSION: I love this collection. All the formulas were consistently smooth and glossy. My fave shades were Desert Poppy, Be Demure and Honey Darlin’. I highly recommend each one!

FEATURED BENEFITS: VINYLUX® Weekly Polish system includes a self-adhering Color Coat that eliminates the need for Base Coat; Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light; dries in just 8.5 minutes and provides week-long chip-free wear.
AVAILABILITY: Now and also available in Shellac. Visit the Salon Locator on cnd.com.

PRICE: In-salon VINYLUX® Weekly Polish services range from $20-$35, depending on location; VINYLUX® Weekly Polish and VINYLUX® Weekly Top Coat retail for $10.50 per bottle at select salons and stores.”

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About CND
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.

Week Long Wear (Really!)
• Fast-Drying, Two-Step Application
• Increased Durability with Natural Light
• Over 90 Fashion Shades

VINYLUX® Weekly Polish is a breakthrough polish that endures a week of fashion perfection…without a base coat! Exposure to natural light activates the patent-pending ProLight Technology™ to deliver week-long wear. While ordinary polishes break down over time, VINYLUX® Weekly Polish actually becomes more durable!

**These products were provided to me by RPR Marketing at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.

CND® SPA Collection: Inspired by nature, rooted in science

I had the extreme pleasure in reviewing the CND® Spa Collection this week, and it’s a fabulous feast for the skin, and the nose! Using four different elements of pampering, a Soak, a Scrub, a Masque and a Lotion…you’ll be transported into a whole new level of luxury. The two delightful choices are Gardenia Woods™ and Bright Citron™.

CND says, “Escape on a journey of relaxation and tranquility. CND unlocks the beauty of botanicals that effectively prep, purify, perfect and restore for a new level of spa benefits. Treat yourself to a sensorial experience infused with the nurturing essences of fruits and flowers. Delight in indulgent care and personalized results.”

CND® SPA GARDENIA WOODS™
Spa treatments hydrate and soften skin with a botanical blend of soothing chamomile and purifying sandalwood.

GARDENIA WOODS™ SOAK Delicately cleanses with soothing sea salt leaving skin feeling nourished and renewed. AVAILABLE SIZES 14.4 oz and 118.8 oz GARDENIA WOODS™ SCRUB Creamy scrub provides indulgent exfoliation to soften and smooth skin. AVAILABLE SIZES 8.4 fl oz and 60.8 fl oz GARDENIA WOODS™ MASQUE Treatment mask that moisturizes skin for a fresh, luminous glow. AVAILABLE SIZES 8.4 fl oz and 65.2 fl oz GARDENIA WOODS™ LOTION Light lotion provides hydration and leaves skin petal soft and lightly scented. AVAILABLE SIZES 8.4 fl oz and 128 fl oz

GARDENIA WOODS™ SOAK
Delicately cleanses with soothing sea salt leaving skin feeling nourished and renewed.
AVAILABLE SIZES 14.4 oz and 118.8 oz
GARDENIA WOODS™ SCRUB
Creamy scrub provides indulgent exfoliation to soften and smooth skin.
AVAILABLE SIZES 8.4 fl oz and 60.8 fl oz
GARDENIA WOODS™ MASQUE
Treatment mask that moisturizes skin for a fresh, luminous glow.
AVAILABLE SIZES 8.4 fl oz and 65.2 fl oz
GARDENIA WOODS™ LOTION
Light lotion provides hydration and leaves skin petal soft and lightly scented.
AVAILABLE SIZES 8.4 fl oz and 128 fl oz

GARDENIA WOODS™ SOAK Delicately cleanses with soothing sea salt leaving skin feeling nourished and renewed. AVAILABLE SIZES 14.4 oz and 118.8 oz

GARDENIA WOODS™ SOAK
Delicately cleanses with soothing sea salt leaving skin feeling nourished and renewed.
AVAILABLE SIZES 14.4 oz and 118.8 oz

The new CND® Spa Collection features two unique ingredient stories: GARDENIA WOODS™ and BRIGHT CITRON™. GARDENIA WOODS™ and BRIGHT CITRON™ each contain a soak, scrub, masque and lotion, allowing for a choice of fragrance moods and specialized 4-step treatments for deeper care. CUCUMBER HEEL THERAPY™ offers a range of targeted treatments for intensive care of dry, rough calluses.

CND® SPA BRIGHT CITRON™
A revitalizing ritual to awaken skin’s glow. Spa treatments restore radiance with a brightening botanical blend of hydrating honey and purifying kaffir lime.

BRIGHT CITRON™ SOAK Refreshing sea salt removes impurities while retaining moisture leaving skin radiantly smooth and softly fragranced. AVAILABLE SIZES 14.4 oz and 118.8 oz BRIGHT CITRON™ SCRUB Creamy conditioning scrub polishes away imperfections while preserving moisture. AVAILABLE SIZES 8.4 fl oz and 60.8 fl oz BRIGHT CITRON™ MASQUE Moisturizing mask refreshes skin and seals in moisture and brightens to leave skin glowing. AVAILABLE SIZES 8.4 fl oz and 65.2 fl oz BRIGHT CITRON™ LOTION Light moisture veil provides replenishment and keeps skin hydrated and left lightly scented. AVAILABLE SIZES 8.4 fl oz and 128 fl oz

BRIGHT CITRON™ SOAK
Refreshing sea salt removes impurities while retaining moisture leaving skin radiantly smooth and softly fragranced.
AVAILABLE SIZES 14.4 oz and 118.8 oz
BRIGHT CITRON™ SCRUB
Creamy conditioning scrub polishes away imperfections while preserving moisture.
AVAILABLE SIZES 8.4 fl oz and 60.8 fl oz
BRIGHT CITRON™ MASQUE
Moisturizing mask refreshes skin and seals in moisture and brightens to leave skin glowing.
AVAILABLE SIZES 8.4 fl oz and 65.2 fl oz
BRIGHT CITRON™ LOTION
Light moisture veil provides replenishment and keeps skin hydrated and left lightly scented.
AVAILABLE SIZES 8.4 fl oz and 128 fl oz

BRIGHT CITRON™ SOAK Refreshing sea salt removes impurities while retaining moisture leaving skin radiantly smooth and softly fragranced. AVAILABLE SIZES 14.4 oz and 118.8 oz

BRIGHT CITRON™ SOAK
Refreshing sea salt removes impurities while retaining moisture leaving skin radiantly smooth and softly fragranced.
AVAILABLE SIZES 14.4 oz and 118.8 oz

Directions for the Soak: Add a teaspoon to footbath and agitate water to dissolve.

Directions for the Scrub: Gently Massage onto hands and feet and in circular motions. Rinse with clean water or remove with a moist, soft sponge. Dry with a towel.

Directions for the Masque: Apply a thin, even coat onto hands and feet. Wrap applied areas in a towel and let sit for 5 minutes. To remove, rinse with warm water.

Directions for the Lotion: Massage onto hands and feet until completely absorbed.

The Soak granules for both the GARDENIA WOODS™ and BRIGHT CITRON™ are about the size of sea salt and dissolve easily. A silky smooth experience.

The Soak granules for both the GARDENIA WOODS™ and BRIGHT CITRON™ are about the size of sea salt and dissolve easily. A silky smooth experience.

“With the new CND® Spa Collection, we encourage you to pamper yourself with a revitalizing salon service,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Spa manicures and pedicures are an opportunity for ritual, comfort and superior results. Developed with both the consumer and Professional in mind, this line allows for a customized and memorable experience.”

Conclusion: Get it! You can either order these products directly or see if the spas near you offer services with the CND® Spa Collection! Your skin will thank you!

The NEW CND® Spa Collection is available worldwide March 2016.

To find CND Spa products near you, or order online go to http://www.cnd.com/find-retail-store#

About CND
Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, CA, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail products and services – including 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. Only CND delivers high performance nail color on the cutting edge of fashion and technology.

NOTE: I haven’t received the Cucumber Heel Therapy yet. When I do, I’ll share that review in a different post!

**These products were provided to me by RPR Marketing at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.

CND Vinylux Rouge Red Stocking Stuffer Kit

Here’s a great little stocking stuffer for your polish lovin’ loved ones! Loxa Beauty sent me this kit to try out. What a cool little gift idea! The CND Vinylux Rouge Red Stocking Stuffer Kit is available now at LoxaBeauty.com.

The Rouge Red Stocking Stuffer Kit provides everything you need to keep your manicure looking perfect for 7 whole days. The Rouge Red Stocking Stuffer Kit by CND Vinylux includes: 143 Rouge Red - 0.5 oz Top Coat - 0.5 oz Scrub Fresh - 2 oz

The Rouge Red Stocking Stuffer Kit provides everything you need to keep your manicure looking perfect for 7 whole days.
The Rouge Red Stocking Stuffer Kit by CND Vinylux includes:
143 Rouge Red – 0.5 oz
Top Coat – 0.5 oz
Scrub Fresh – 2 oz

A perfect mani needs a perfect prep. ScrubFresh is a great beginning.

ScrubFresh cleans and dehydrates the nail plate, to improve adhesion, reduce lifting and extend the life of your polish.

ScrubFresh cleans and dehydrates the nail plate, to improve adhesion, reduce lifting and extend the life of your polish.

Rouge Red is a 2-coat true classic red creme. This is Christmas red folks!

Rouge Red is a 2-coat true classic red creme. This is Christmas red folks!

On sale $19.98 ($27 value)

CND ScrubFresh is your first step to creating the perfect manicure. ScrubFresh cleanses your nail bed of natural oils and other debris to give your nail polish the staying power it needs for a long-lasting mani.
HOW TO USE:
• Before applying nail polish, saturate a plastic-backed pad with ScrubFresh and scrub the entire nail plate using firm pressure, concentrating on the cuticle area and sidewalls
• For best results, prep one hand and apply product before proceeding to the next hand
• Always use before applying base coat

Conclusion: Bright red creme polish, CHECK. Weekly Top Coat for week-long extended wear, CHECK. ScrubFresh for a great foundation to any mani, CHECK!

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About CND
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.

Week Long Wear (Really!)
• Fast-Drying, Two-Step Application
• Increased Durability with Natural Light
• Over 90 Fashion Shades

VINYLUX® Weekly Polish is a breakthrough polish that endures a week of fashion perfection…without a base coat! Exposure to natural light activates the patent-pending ProLight Technology™ to deliver week-long wear. While ordinary polishes break down over time, VINYLUX® Weekly Polish actually becomes more durable!

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CND Vinylux Autumn Wedding trio

I received the CND Vinylux Weekly Polish Autumn Wedding trio recently from RPR Marketing. The trio is a fanciful mix of dark and light. Negligee is a perfect semi-sheer pink for the bride. Or maybe in keeping with tradition of “something blue”, Creekside as a pale blue creme that is very bride or bridesmaid appropriate. Faux Fur is a deep chocolate cream, and a perfect choice for an autumn themed wedding.

Fall Wedding in your near future? Here's a fancy trio that might work for you! Left: Creekside, top: Faux Fur, right: Negligee.

Fall Wedding in your near future? Here’s a fancy trio that might work for you! Left: Creekside, top: Faux Fur, right: Negligee.

“Something Old, Something New, Something Brown & Something Blue.”

Negligee is a semi-sheer pink nude with a very delicate touch of blue shimmer, 2-4 depending on how sheer you want it.

My fave of the bunch, Negligee is a sheer pale pink with a touch of blue shimmer. the formula is glossy and in two coats you get an innocent, creamy and delicate effect. I think you might get full opacity in 3 coats, but I loved the semi-sheer look of 2.

My fave of the bunch, Negligee is a sheer pale pink with a touch of blue shimmer. the formula is glossy and in two coats you get an innocent, creamy and delicate effect. I think you might get full opacity in 3 coats, but I loved the semi-sheer look of 2.

Creekside is a light, sky blue creme. 2 coats.

Creekside is a creamy baby blue, 2 coats and a glossy finish. Perfect for "something blue"!

Creekside is a creamy baby blue, 2 coats and a glossy finish. Perfect for “something blue”!

Faux Fur is a deep chocolate creme. 2 coats.

Faux Fur is a dark chocolate-brown creme, very opaque and fairly glossy.

Faux Fur is a dark chocolate brown creme, very opaque and fairly glossy.

CONCLUSION: Negligee was my favorite, and I don’t often say that about sheers or semi-sheers. But this shade and formula also excels at correcting yellow tints to the nail. 2 coats and you could not see the slightly yellow tinge I have on my natural nails from repeated polish use. Faux Fur had a couple of problems although once I applied both coats and shook the heck out of the bottle, the little brown pigment specs finally mixed through. I think it was a bottle that hadn’t been properly mixed. But it’s fine now. Creekside, and I’ve featured it before, was as perfect as a pale blue cream can get!

FEATURED BENEFITS: VINYLUX® Weekly Polish system includes a self-adhering Color Coat that eliminates the need for Base Coat; Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light; dries in just 8.5 minutes and provides week-long chip-free wear.
AVAILABILITY: Available worldwide Holiday 2015; The Aurora collection is Also available in Shellac, and both will be a part of their core line. visit the Salon Locator on cnd.com.
PRICE: In-salon VINYLUX® Weekly Polish services range from $20-$35, depending on location; VINYLUX® Weekly Polish and VINYLUX® Weekly Top Coat retail for $10.50 per bottle at select salons.”

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About CND
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.

Week Long Wear (Really!)
• Fast-Drying, Two-Step Application
• Increased Durability with Natural Light
• Over 90 Fashion Shades

VINYLUX® Weekly Polish is a breakthrough polish that endures a week of fashion perfection…without a base coat! Exposure to natural light activates the patent-pending ProLight Technology™ to deliver week-long wear. While ordinary polishes break down over time, VINYLUX® Weekly Polish actually becomes more durable!

**Loxa Beauty

**These products were provided to me by RPR Marketing at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.

Two fun fall looks using CND Vinylux Weekly polish and Additives

I have a few CND salon products I’m featuring today using their long-wearing Weekly Polish System and CND Enhancements Additives (sent to me by Loxa Beauty). Remember, I’m not a nail tech and my art is what I call “beginners”. At least I have fun doing it! 😉 RPR sent me four polishes which truly are, “Bold and Beautiful”. Fall shades and finishes are in step this season. They are perfect for back to school looks as well. Be it fun and feisty or smoldering and sexy, CND’s got your color.

From Left: Dark Dahlia is a lovely, dark blackberry creme., from the Forbidden Collection from CND.  Electric Orange is a bright, popping orange creme. Cerulean Sea is a medium sky blue creme. Scarlet Letter is a deep oxblood creme.

From Left: Dark Dahlia is a lovely, dark blackberry creme., from the Forbidden Collection from CND.
Electric Orange is a bright, popping orange creme.
Cerulean Sea is a medium sky blue creme.
Scarlet Letter is a deep oxblood creme.

Dark Dahlia is a lovely, dark blackberry creme., from the Forbidden Collection from CND. For this Fall-iscious look I used Dark Dahlia as a base, then drops of Midnight Swim. While wet pinched on a bit of CND Enhancements Additive Jaded Rebel Pigment Effect. Then a few drops of Scarlet Letter followed by a pinch of Midnight Revelry Additives glitter.

Dark Dahlia is a lovely, dark blackberry creme., from the Forbidden Collection from CND. For this Fall-iscious look I used Dark Dahlia as a base, then drops of Midnight Swim. While wet pinched on a bit of CND Enhancements Additive Jaded Rebel Pigment Effect. Then a few drops of Scarlet Letter followed by a pinch of Midnight Revelry Additives glitter.

I will add here, I LOVE the outcome using the Additives, so graciously sent to me by Loxa Beauty! Sort of a pain to remove. The super fine milled Additive Jaded Rebel really clings to the skin. Next time I think I’ll use a latex barrier while applying! But the end result is SO worth it.

This mani goes POP! Electric Orange is a bright, popping orange creme. Cerulean Sea is a medium sky blue creme. I used a dotting tool to dab on drops of Cerulean Sea, followed by drops of Electric orange! A word about the formulas. The blue was a bit watery but a good formula with good coverage, 2-3 coats. The Electric Orange gave me fits. I think it may have been a bad bottle, which is rare for CND. I had to give it a good shake because upon first application, it had some chunks of pigment that would not smooth out. Sort of like curds. It eventually smoothed out, but the formula is on the thick side. I needed to allow the first coat fully dry before applying the second.

This mani goes POP! Electric Orange is a bright, popping orange creme.
Cerulean Sea is a medium sky blue creme. I used a dotting tool to dab on drops of Cerulean Sea, followed by drops of Electric orange! A word about the formulas. The blue was a bit watery but a good formula with good coverage, 2-3 coats. The Electric Orange gave me fits. I think it may have been a bad bottle, which is rare for CND. I had to give it a good shake because upon first application, it had some chunks of pigment that would not smooth out. Sort of like curds. It eventually smoothed out, but the formula is on the thick side. I needed to allow the first coat fully dry before applying the second.

Although I had trouble with the Electric Orange formula, I do believe it was just a bad bottle, or suffered heat stroke in the mail! Once I worked it out, it looked fabulous!

FEATURED BENEFITS: VINYLUX® Weekly Polish system includes a self-adhering Color Coat that eliminates the need for Base Coat; Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light; dries in just 8.5 minutes and provides week-long chip-free wear.
AVAILABILITY: Available worldwide Holiday 2015; The Aurora collection is Also available in Shellac, and both will be a part of their core line. visit the Salon Locator on cnd.com.
PRICE: In-salon VINYLUX® Weekly Polish services range from $20-$35, depending on location; VINYLUX® Weekly Polish and VINYLUX® Weekly Top Coat retail for $10.50 per bottle at select salons.”

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CND

About CND
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.

Week Long Wear (Really!)
• Fast-Drying, Two-Step Application
• Increased Durability with Natural Light
• Over 90 Fashion Shades

VINYLUX® Weekly Polish is a breakthrough polish that endures a week of fashion perfection…without a base coat! Exposure to natural light activates the patent-pending ProLight Technology™ to deliver week-long wear. While ordinary polishes break down over time, VINYLUX® Weekly Polish actually becomes more durable!

**Loxa Beauty

**These products were provided to me by RPR Marketing at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.

CND Vinylux Holiday 2015 AURORA Collection

I have the good fortune of blogging for RPR Marketing. They promote CND salon products including their long-wearing Weekly Polish System and even longer-wearing Shellac. I’m rarely disappointed in Vinylux collections and always welcome their arrival! Today I’ll be sharing the new CND Vinylux Holiday 2015 Aurora collection.

As CND so eloquently states, “Discover the beauty of the Arctic tundra with the NEW Holiday 2015 Aurora collection from CND. Colors crystallize into shimmering frozen pastels and surreal glacial hues. This holiday season, nail trends capture a crystalline essence with icy, glistening finishes,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Shapes range from the elegantly slender almond to a naturally subtle square, with shimmer that evokes the glint of sun setting across the snow.”

Let’s take a look at these four frozen beauties! First up is Winter Glow.

Winter Glow, a cream pastel pink in a perfect creamy formula. 3 coats for full opacity. Now this is a perfect blushing pink!

Winter Glow, a cream pastel pink in a perfect creamy formula. 3 coats for full opacity. Now this is a perfect blushing pink!


Winter Glow

Winter Glow

And from that glisteny spectrum of colors in the night, Nordic Lights.

Nordic Lights, a deep plumy purple with fine and chunky holographic glitter. 2 coats on it's own here.

Nordic Lights, a deep plumy purple with fine and chunky holographic glitter. 2 coats on its own here.


Nordic Lights

Nordic Lights

This pink is a throwback to my younger days of frosty pastel pinks, Tundra.

Tundra, a delicate dusty rose metallic. Not too bad for streaking as some metallics will do. 2 coats here. Not my favorite, beautiful polish, great formula. But I wore so many polishes like this in my teens. Did I just date myself?!

Tundra, a delicate dusty rose metallic. Not too bad for streaking as some metallics will do. 2 coats here. Not my favorite, beautiful polish, great formula. But I wore so many polishes like this in my teens. Did I just date myself?!


Tundra

Tundra

And no winter collection is complete without a frost cool blue stunner, Glacial Mist.

Glacial Mist, a mid-toned blue glitter with hints of silver in a shimmery pale baby blue base. 2 coats.

Glacial Mist, a mid-toned blue glitter with hints of silver in a shimmery pale baby blue base. 2 coats.


Glacial Mist

Glacial Mist

Conclusion: I really like this collection. My favorite of the collection is Nordic Lights. I’m a sucker for plumy purples, jelly bases and holo! And frosty pale pinks are pretty, but sort of old school. I’d have like to have seen a near black/blue jelly with tiny holo sparkles instead. Sort of like the midnight sky with lights twinkling. But that’s just me. All the formulas were great! Just a little hiccup and I’m sure a very rare anomaly, I did have one funky brush…and a solution should you encounter one with any polish.

Had a bit of an issue with the brush from Glacial Mist. Very rare finding in CND brushes. You see here I wiped off most of the wet polish from the brush, but even fully loaded with polish those little buggers wanted to poke out everywhere. Easy fix, cuticle scissors are better used to fix wonky brushes than cutting precious cuticles!

Had a bit of an issue with the brush from Glacial Mist. Very rare finding in CND brushes. You see here I wiped off most of the wet polish from the brush, but even fully loaded with polish those little buggers wanted to poke out everywhere. Easy fix, cuticle scissors are better used to fix wonky brushes than cutting precious cuticles!

FEATURED BENEFITS: VINYLUX® Weekly Polish system includes a self-adhering Color Coat that eliminates the need for Base Coat; Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light; dries in just 8.5 minutes and provides week-long chip-free wear.
AVAILABILITY: Available worldwide Holiday 2015; The Aurora collection is Also available in Shellac, and both will be a part of their core line. visit the Salon Locator on cnd.com.
PRICE: In-salon VINYLUX® Weekly Polish services range from $20-$35, depending on location; VINYLUX® Weekly Polish and VINYLUX® Weekly Top Coat retail for $10.50 per bottle at select salons.”

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About CND
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.

Week Long Wear (Really!)
• Fast-Drying, Two-Step Application
• Increased Durability with Natural Light
• Over 90 Fashion Shades

VINYLUX® Weekly Polish is a breakthrough polish that endures a week of fashion perfection…without a base coat! Exposure to natural light activates the patent-pending ProLight Technology™ to deliver week-long wear. While ordinary polishes break down over time, VINYLUX® Weekly Polish actually becomes more durable!

**These products were provided to me by RPR Marketing at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.

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