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CND Spring 2008 – Plexi Pop

By on January 14, 2008
in Blue, CND, Cream, Peach, Pink, Sheer, White

The sheers are coming! The sheers are coming! Take cover vampy girls for the sheers are a-coming! This spring will be a sheer lover’s paradise according to the spring collection previews. You all know I’m not a fan of sheers but I’m going to try my hardest to remain objective.

CND‘s collection for Spring, Plexi Pop, is sheer-gasm of pinks, peach and aqua with an opaque white cream. If you followed my coverage of the Spring 2008 New York Fashion Week shows, you know that a lot of these colors popped up on the runways of fashion’s biggest designers. At the time they were still unnamed but here they are in all their glory.

Clearly Pink – a milky pink sheer, it reminds me of my beloved OPI Passion (not the Designer Series version). It applies streak free and adds a slight hint of creamy pinkness to my nails. The only downside for me is that with my whites being slightly yellowed from dark polish use, Clearly Pink’s milkiness didn’t help brighten my whites.
Nail Gloss – Is a straight up pink sheer. No milkiness, just a pink tinged clear. It really is like lip gloss for your nails. It reminds me of one of my favorite lip glosses from my early 20s, Bonne Bell Lip d’Votion in Fresh Melon, super glossy with the slightest hint of color.
Plexi Pink – is a pretty hot pink sheer with subtle bluish-purple shimmer that gives the shade some pop. It’s more pigmented than the other pinks but still not buildable to opaque.
Retro White – This slightly creamy white was a nightmare for me. I’m not gonna lie, I tried three times to get an even application to show you all and it wasn’t happening. The picture below is with three spaced out coats, to allow proper drying, and it was still streaky as all get out. Just look at the massive dragging near my cuticles. I assume that this shade was intended for use in an american manicure but I can’t recommend it.
Translucent Tangerine – A glittery peach sheer, this color didn’t work for my skin tone but it’s really pretty in the bottle. I’m sure warm toned gals would love this. And despite the high glitter content, that polish felt smooth on my nail.
Turquoise Tint – To me, I see this color and immediately think layering. A turquoise sheer just isn’t something I’d think of wearing. It looks so unnatural and alien-esque on me. Though the cellophane finish is pretty cool.

Plexi Pop will be available in salons, spas and professional beauty stores as of March 2008. Each enamel retails for $6.00 US/$9.40 Canada.

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  1. ocelot1 says:

    i think i might need the first two.i wanted the white, but if its that streaky-no thanks. that turquoise wouldve been cool, but im not much into layering. i agree, the celophane finish is cool.

  2. Henna says:

    My dear, you may not like sheers, but the first two colours looked really lovely on your nails.

  3. Liz says:

    I think this is the first post with swatches you’ve done in months that hasn’t resulted in an instant lemming for me. I can only assume I’m not a sheers girl either!

  4. Helen says:

    Hey! What is an American manicure? I mean, as opposed to a French.

  5. Anonymous says:

    SOOOO won’t be getting any of these…

  6. Aida says:

    Hmm with all these sheers hitting us this spring any tips for dealing with the yellowing from dark polishes?

  7. Stephanie says:

    I hate them all. Ugh, can’t wait for next fall. Any suggestions for how us sheer haters can layer colors so that we can indulge in our new polish purchasing addiction without having to wear sheer colors?

    P.S. I’m glad you did a swatch post, I miss them. : )

  8. diann_co says:

    I am so not into these.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I’m not much of a sheers person and that white is stark whiteout and streaky!
    I liked last spring’s Creative collection a lot better.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Ugh. All the work that gets put into a manicure, and then you can barely see the polish? No thanks. I’m not a vampy girl either, but I want colors that SHOW. Plus sheers are so unforgiving on my ridgey nails – even after buffing, I never get an even finish with only 1 coat, & 2 usually makes it worse (much like the pic of the white). Sigh. Let me know when the new (opaque) blues & greens are out.

  11. Anonymous says:

    You should check out the Essie white bright pen to help lighten the tips. I wear a lot of sheers, and this does an amazing job. I used it under Allure (a mil white-pink shade) and it looks like an american manicure.

    Although, I’m not that crazy about wacky colored sheers. No matter what, they always make my nails feel dirty.

  12. Davina says:

    So subtle and pretty except for the white! lol

  13. Chrissy says:

    I’m so disappointed! I don’t like any of them.

  14. couturecouture says:

    what causes cuticle dragging as i have opi dinkum pinkum and it does the same thing !! i love the shade tho is there anything i can do to stop it?

  15. jennifer says:

    i’m not digging these sheers either…sticking with my OPI Hollywood Blonde!

  16. CincyFan says:

    Henna – Thanks for the compliment. It’s just so weird to my nails in sheer polish.

    Helen – I included a link to my post about American manicures but perhaps you missed it. Here it is: French vs. American Manicures

    Aida – You could always try a nail whitener. Sally Beauty Supply carries one called Bubble White and Orly makes one as well.

    CoutureCouture – For me, dragging usually occurs when I don’t wait long enough between coats. The polish is still wet so it pulls with the 2nd coat.

  17. Helen says:

    Ah thanks! I didn’t notice it was a link ;) hehe.

  18. Plastic Cup of Stars says:

    Ugh. Terrible. I hate these sheers.

  19. blaahh says: