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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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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!

**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.