Spring is officially in the air and CND has a sweet treat for you with the launch of their new ‘Chic Shock’ collection. The collection includes four new sweetie-inspired bold pastels: Candied (a creamy sugar pink), Taffy (a light pastel duck egg blue), Jellied (a mellow yellow cream) and Gummi (a solid pastel lilac cream). I was sent the shades Taffy and Gummi (£10.95 each) to try in CND’s signature Vinylux Long Wear formula along with their bestselling Weekly Top Coat…
These aren’t normally the type of shades I would gravitate to, but there’s no denying how adorably sweet and girly they are. I tend to find that pastel shades aren’t as opaque as darker shades. Taffy and Gummi both required three coats to achieve a completely streak-free high-gloss finish. This new collection showcases the re-invented Vinylux Weekly Polish, with an innovative ergonomic brush and unique caring complex. The Italian-designed brush allows for smooth and easy application and the infusion of keratin, jojoba oil and vitamin E, keep natural nails hydrated and flexible.
The CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat and Long Wear Polish are uniquely designed to work together to ensure fast drying chip-resistant wear which can last for up to a week without the need for a base coat. I have never managed to achieve a whole week without any chips but I can go about 4-5 days without the need for a touchup, which considering my job is very impressive. I work in a creche, think continuous hand washing, taking on and off protective gloves, washing dirty snack cutlery, nappy changing, zipping jackets up, wiping noses and separating lego bricks all day. Basically, all the things that can wreak havoc on your manicure! The CND Vinylux Long Wear Polish is my favourite nail varnish formula. It lasts longer than any other brand I’ve tried and I love the range of shades available. Unlike other nail polish brands, CND are continuously creating new shades that keep up-to-date with current trends and the ‘Chic Shock’ collection is simply candy perfection just in time for Spring.
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