Tuesday, 19 January 2016

CND Vinylux

December has fled, with its reds and golds and pretty much any excuse to rock a festive party nail. Is anyone else missing those vibrant colours? Has life lost a little bit of its shimmer/sparkle?

Let's get one thing clear. I am not a self confessed glitter junkie and I don't particularly buy into nail art. I quite possibly don't possess the skill or patience and I don't think it totally jams with my style. One thing I do enjoy are red nails. Red nails/lips are the ultimate statement and perfect for parties or when you want to amp things up a notch.

Recently I have been all kinds of obsessed with the 1 week polish from CND. CND brought us the popular Shellac nail craze. This promises to last 2 weeks, but I find it a little too indulgent for frequent use and it requires extra removal time.

CND offer a 1 week polish called Vinylux* which retails for £9.95. This is the perfect half-way house between a polish that will most likely have chipped within a couple of days and a full blown 2 week manicure.

I selected the shade "Crimson Sash" to try on for size. The shade is a mixture of red and maroon which makes it eye-catching with an elegant edge. This offers beauty buffs an alternative option from the classic bright, Hollywood red. Personally, I prefer wearing colour on short nails. It immediately adds interest to any outfit choice and is especially flattering against a black or monochrome ensemble.

I found the polish a dream to use. There is no difference in applying a normal varnish, it just has the promise to hang around a little longer than other efforts. Two coats of colour can be applied in relatively quick succession and finished off with the glossy top coat.

The polish is extremely fluid in texture and the brush size is ideal for colour placement.

A personal tip is to apply a stripe down the centre of each nail before working the colour out to the side. Don't venture too close to the cuticle edge and if you are feeling extra profesh you can be sure to "cap" each edge to further prevent chips of flakes.

I also found the polish to be fast drying which means you aren't left at a loose end as things dry and it will ensure that you can dig deep into your bag for those set of keys in no time.

I have to say, this is a win for me.

The polish looks like you had a professional job when what you really did was bop around your room to your favourite playlist. The product is also slick to remove, taking you back to a blank slate in no time.

Vinylux will keep your nails in tip top condition and you won't be left in a mani-panic if you need polished paws on the go...

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes only. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

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