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The ALU Archives – CND Winterfire

By on January 15, 2009
in CND, Red, The ALU Archives
The ALU Archives is a new series focusing on older, beloved shades from the All Lacquered Up stash.

Inspired by all the celebrity red nails I’ve been seeing this past week, I picked through boxes of red polish only to discover a forgotten CND treasure, Winterfire. It came into my life via a MUA swap and sadly it’s been discontinued. I’m hoping that by proclaiming my love for it publicly, CND might consider bringing it back as they revamp their line.

Note: CND scaled back their core collection to 40 shades last year and will begin the process of launching new shades later this year.

Winterfire is a glorious cherry shade, peppered with red micro-glitter that is suspended under the surface. Similar to a jelly finish polish. And the formula, oh my word, the formula. It’s been way too long since I’ve worn a CND polish and it’s like I completely forgot how absolutely fantastic the application is. Smooth as butter. BUTTAH I say!

Now I know people like to complain about the drying time with CND polishes but if you’re willing to wait, it’s SO worth it. I’ve actually had good luck using CND Air Dry. It works like shrink wrap to dry and seal the nail.

Since Winterfire is a discontinued shade, your best bet for scoring a bottle is online. I found two websites carrying it, ($3) and ($4.92), though I can’t vouch for the reputation of either site.

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  1. Sasha says:

    That’s a gorgeous red!

  2. Katee "e-polishblog" says:

    CND has some great reds! I love Wildfire too :)

  3. silverin says:

    Archives! This is a great idea! I love all your pretty pictures, and I’ll get to see lots that I missed before I got hooked on polish! I love this!

  4. Charli says:

    I’ve never heard of CND before.

  5. ButterflyDiary says:

    I love the Winterfire shade. Such a deep, nice garnet.