|Welcome to CND Monday, a new feature here on ALU. Each week I’ll be sharing a new layering combination from CND Colour & Effects to show you the versatility and creativity of the line.
I have to give in and admit that it is officially Fall. That the cold and gloom are here to stay in the old Cleveburg. I wouldn’t mind so much if we actually had a lovely long fall but I fear the white stuff (shh, don’t say its name) is looming in the distance.
For now, I will embrace the thought of warm cider, pumpkin everything and cozy sweater weather. The leaves on my trees are starting to turn and that inspired me to test drive a warm autumnal shade for CND Monday, Raisin in the Sun. I glitzed it out with a layer of Gold Shimmer which resulted in a surprising result. Take a peek after the jump!
If you missed my detailed review of the new CND Formula, Bottle and Brush check out CND Colour, Effects and Henna? for a recap.
Raisin in the Sun is just as the name implies, a rich browned red creme. As with all the CND Colours I’ve tried, it applies evenly in two coats thanks to the high pigmentation.
Tip: The label now includes tone (Warm, Cool) and density (Sheer, Opaque) descriptors. So helpful!
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I added a layer of Gold Shimmer over top. I thought it might give a subtle hint of gold fleck but instead it lightened the base resulting in this gold-green effect that looks like the love child of China Glaze Cat’s Eye & Wagon Trail.
FYI: Gold Pearl turns Raisin in the Sun a GORGEOUS shade of green. Ridiculously cool.
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What do you think of this week’s combo? Are any of you wearing fall inspired manicures?