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.
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.
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.”
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.