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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.

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Fall 2015, Contradictions Collection by CND Vinylux coming your way!

I know, I know. It’s 90 degrees out, the sun is shining…not even dog days yet. But still, we all love taking a peek at fall collections right about this time. And the new CND Vinylux fall collection for 2015, Contradictions, will not disappoint. This warm and cozy bunch features 8 polishes in the Weekly Polish System lineup. The Shellac version contains six. I will be bringing you 2-3 shades at a time, just to tempt your autumn appetite.

CND says, "Turn up the contrast with the new Fall 2015 Contradictions collection from CND. Textures and tones collide for an unexpected elegance: leather and lace, street and chic, metal and pearl." Image from CND; From left: Safety Pin, Naked Naiveté, Tartan Punk, Rouge Rite, Couture Covet, Peacock Plume, Poison Plum and Grommet.

CND says, “Turn up the contrast with the new Fall 2015 Contradictions collection from CND. Textures and tones collide for an unexpected elegance: leather and lace, street and chic, metal and pearl.” Image from CND; From left: Safety Pin, Naked Naiveté, Tartan Punk, Rouge Rite, Couture Covet, Peacock Plume, Poison Plum and Grommet.

For starters, today I chose a light and a dark shade from the Weekly Polish collection with a little block color nail art thrown in. Naked Naivete and Couture Covet.

I LOVE this blushing nude Naked Naiveté on its own, but to kick it up a notch, I paired it with this luscious teal cream called Couture Covet from the fall collection Contradictions. Color blocking is always fun with contradicting shades!

I LOVE this blushing nude Naked Naiveté on its own, but to kick it up a notch, I paired it with this luscious teal cream called Couture Covet from the fall collection Contradictions. Color blocking is always fun with contradicting shades!

Naked Naiveté is a dusty, marshmallow pink nude creme.

Naked Naivete is a dusty, marshmallow pink nude creme.


Couture Covet is a deep, teal blue creme.

Couture Covet is a deep, teal blue creme.

The Naked Naiveté recquired 3 coats for this look. You might get away with two and it’s super creamy and self-leveling. Couture Covet is a smooth 1-coater.

Keep watching here as I bring you more combos from the collection. “This season’s trends celebrate an unexpected clash between gritty street elements and elegant details for a dynamic combination of glamour and grunge,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Nails evoke an edgy narrative with blackened pigments and heraldic ornaments. Enhanced almonds in purple and red are deepened and oxidized with smoked pearl and steel finishes.”

I'll be bringing this beautiful fall collection from CND Vinylux called Contradictions to you a couple at a time. Stay tuned!

I’ll be bringing this beautiful fall collection from CND Vinylux called Contradictions to you a couple at a time. Stay tuned!

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 Summer 2015; 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.”

RPR Marketing
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
• 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® Summer 2015 Garden Muse Collection

I was sent the “Weekly Polishes” of the CND® Summer 2015 Garden Muse Collection for review from RPR and these gorgeous shades do not disappoint. The set of six (also available in 14-day wear Shellac) consist of three cremes, two shimmers, and a shimmery metallic glitter mix. Let’s take a look!

The cremes in this collection from L to R: Wisteria Haze, Crushed Rose and Reflecting Pool.

The cremes in this collection from L to R: Wisteria Haze, Crushed Rose and Reflecting Pool.

The rest of the collection from L to R: Beckoning Begonia, Lost Labyrinth and Butterfly Queen.

The rest of the collection from L to R: Beckoning Begonia, Lost Labyrinth and Butterfly Queen.

I’ll start with the three perfect cremes! Each of these formulas went on smooth and opaque, 1-2 buttery coats, depending on your technique. They dry fast and glossy and the brush is perfect.

Wisteria Haze:

Wisteria Haze (I used one coat) is a medium Wisteria/lilac creme. Gorgeous!

Wisteria Haze (I used one coat) is a medium Wisteria/lilac creme. Gorgeous!

Crushed Rose is a cool rosey medium pink creme. I didn't want to take this one off!

Crushed Rose is a cool rosey medium pink creme. I didn’t want to take this one off!

Reflecting Pool is a cerulean blue, aqua, Caribbean blue creme. It's just perfect!

Reflecting Pool is a cerulean blue, aqua, Caribbean blue creme. It’s just perfect!

On to the shimmers/glitter!

Beckoning Begonia is a shimmery pale lavender. It's on the slightly thick side although the first coat went on streaky. I applied a second coat to smooth out the polish and it dried slightly slower than the fast drying cremes. This was the only one of the six that fought me with it's weird formula. But the outcome is gorgeous!

Beckoning Begonia is a shimmery pale lavender. It’s on the slightly thick side although the first coat went on streaky. I applied a second coat to smooth out the polish and it dried slightly slower than the fast drying cremes. This was the only one of the six that fought me with it’s weird formula. But the outcome is gorgeous!

Lost Labyrinth is also a shimmer but not as thick as Beckoning Begonia so application was easier and quicker drying time. I did this in two coats. It's a cool aqua/teal shade, perfect for those mermaidy nail looks!

Lost Labyrinth is also a shimmer but not as thick as Beckoning Begonia so application was easier and quicker drying time. I did this in two coats. It’s a cool aqua/teal shade, perfect for those mermaidy nail looks!

Butterfly Queen is a cool toned brilliant pink, almost hot, but very complex. Drying time was less than I expected with it's mix of shimmer and glitter. Just the right mix of pink glitter so it's not overly textured and overpowering. I used two coats.

Butterfly Queen is a cool toned brilliant pink, almost hot, but very complex. Drying time was less than I expected with it’s mix of shimmer and glitter. Just the right mix of pink glitter so it’s not overly textured and overpowering. I used two coats.

Overall I really like this collection. The cremes are my favorite and I’m really impressed with the drying time. These Weekly polishes wear well (when I get the chance to leave them on more than a couple of days). Both versions, Weekly and Shellac are available for purchase now!

Check out the Garden Muse Collection on youtube!

Here are the details directly from CND!

“Summer 2015 embodies a bold, bright garden filled with memories future-past. Beauty awakes to fragrant notes of nostalgia with the new Garden Muse collection from CND.

“This season’s trends are all about sculpted, dramatic silhouettes and intense floral hues that invite abandoned reverie,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Nails are seductive and sleek, adorned with a harmony of vintage floral design elements and spellbinding patterns for an alluring effect.”

VINYLUX® WEEKLY POLISH SYSTEM
Change your Garden Muse manicure every week with these unforgettable shades in VINYLUX® Weekly Polish.
COLORS:
• Beckoning Begonia (shimmer)
• Crushed Rose (creme)
• Wisteria Haze (creme)
• Lost Labyrinth (shimmer)
• Reflecting Pool (creme)
• Butterfly Queen (metallic shimmery w/glitter)

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 Summer 2015; 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.”

RPR Marketing
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
• 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 at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.

Morgan Taylor – “Home for the Holidays” Bling It On kit at Loxa Beauty

Loxa Beauty is always on point and you can be too this holiday season with this cute kit called Home For The Holidays by Morgan Taylor, special priced right now at 24% off for only $13!. Bling It On includes Deck The Halls – 0.5 oz. Make It Last Top Coat – 0.5 oz. FREE Nail Bling Decal Sheet.

Morgan Taylor Home for the Holidays Bling It On kit is perfect for a last minute mani that wows! Make It Last is a great clear topcoat to secure your mani using the included free sheet of bling stickers. Deck The Halls is all ruby red and glittery in a red jelly base.

Morgan Taylor Home for the Holidays Bling It On kit is perfect for a last minute mani that wows! Make It Last is a great clear topcoat to secure your mani using the included free sheet of bling stickers. Deck The Halls is all ruby red and glittery in a red jelly base.

EDIT! Seasonal Kits are often “While Supplies Last”. If you see that some links are dead some time after original post and certain items are no longer available on the site, it may no longer be available. However, individual items, ie., a 3-Polish set may have those bottles for purchase individually. Please check with the online store in that case to see if they are available. Thanks!

This holiday nail kit from Morgan Taylor will keep your manicure beautiful and blinged out for all of your holiday festivities. Morgan Taylor has the premiere, most exclusive nail lacquers developed by professionals just for you. Smooth, even, long-lasting color with a gorgeous professional finish.

Deck The Halls can shine on it's own, but bling it up with the included crystal stickers in this cute set from Morgan Taylor. Get yours from Loxa while supplies last.

Deck The Halls can shine on it’s own, but bling it up with the included crystal stickers in this cute set from Morgan Taylor. Get yours from Loxa while supplies last.

I have to say this formula was luxurious, smooth to apply and an absolute dream. It’s such a glitsy sparkly red, reminiscent of that special holiday gown, you’ll definitely stand out in a crowd. Removal? No worries there. Just use regular nail polish remover, acetone with moisturizer will do nicely. Pick your set up today at Loxa Beauty while this great price lasts!

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* These products were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.

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wHet, 5 Hot Shades for Summer!

No doubt if you’ve been following my posts the last couple of months you have seen my raves about wHet nail lacquers. The formulas are amazing and glorious to apply. They dry fast and last like crazy. They are, – “three free” & void of harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, dpd (dibutyle phthalate). They are – chip resistant, high shine, vegan formula, exclusively made in the USA, never tested on animals and the limited edition colors retail for $15 US on the wHetnails.com web site. Customer service is outstanding. So let’s get on to the good stuff!

First up we have Vertigo.

Whites are trending this summer. This one is nicely pigmented. 1-2 coats.

Whites are trending this summer. This one is nicely pigmented. 1-2 coats.


Vertigo (VUR-ti-go) a confused, disoriented state of mind. A fresh opaque white creme. A blank canvas or a summery fresh look, so in trend!

Vertigo (VUR-ti-go) a confused, disoriented state of mind. A fresh opaque white creme. A blank canvas or a summery fresh look, so in trend!

Here is one that’s hot as a chili pepper! Ravenous. In fact it kind it sort of reminds me of one.

It's what's for dinner. ;-)

It’s what’s for dinner. 😉


Ravenous (RAV-ah-nes) extremely hungry; voracious; predatory. A creamy orangey coral with a hint of shimmer. Perfect for that summer tan.

Ravenous (RAV-ah-nes) extremely hungry; voracious; predatory. A creamy orangey coral with a hint of shimmer. Perfect for that summer tan.


Machiavellian is so rich!

Machiavellian is so rich!


Machiavellian (mak-ee-ah-VEL-ee-en) suggestive of or characterized by expediency, deceit & cunning. A metallic Rose gold with a hint of holo shimmer in the right light.

Machiavellian (mak-ee-ah-VEL-ee-en) suggestive of or characterized by expediency, deceit & cunning. A metallic Rose gold with a hint of holo shimmer in the right light.

Salacious will look great on you this summer. With or without a tan! Very classy.

Salacious is a bit satiny which is beautiful! But one layer of topcoat brings out the shimmer.

Salacious is a bit satiny which is beautiful! But one layer of topcoat brings out the shimmer.


Salacious (sah-LEY-shes) appealing to or stimulating sensual. A deep rosey with a slight shimmer. Great for tanned toes or fingers.

Salacious (sah-LEY-shes) appealing to or stimulating sensual. A deep rosey with a slight shimmer. Great for tanned toes or fingers.

Faux pas. Make no mistake ;-) this is gorgeous!

Faux pas. Make no mistake 😉 this is gorgeous!


Faux pas (foh-PAH) a social blunder.

Faux pas (foh-PAH) a social blunder.

So, what do you think? Some COOL Hot shades for summer fun. I’m anxious to get my bronze on and hit the beach this weekend. My pale complexion is ready for some sun-worthy colors! Look at the special discount below!

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Get yours today! wHet polishes come in 15 ml/.5 fl oz bottles, they’re 3-free, chip-resistant, vegan, limited edition color collections and never tested on animals. You can see all the California-based company’s colors at http://www.whetnails.com.

Other links include:

http://www.wHetnails.com

http://www.mebath.com

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This product was sent to me for review and all opinions are honest and my own. I have not been financially compensated.

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