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CND Monday – Raisin in the Sun Colour & Gold Shimmer Effect

By on October 19, 2009
in CND, CND Monday with 10 Comments
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.

You can find CND Colour & Effects at salons nationwide and online at our fave e-tailers (see sidebar). If you’re looking to stock up on some of your old CND faves GoIndulge.com is clearancing out a lot of their stock for only $2/ea!!

What do you think of this week’s combo? Are any of you wearing fall inspired manicures?

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  1. Emily says:

    Actually, I am wearing the opposite!! I was inspired by your white nail polish trend post (and with my love for Glee, it was all over the stars' nails), so I am wearing OPI Kyoto Pearl!!

  2. Karen says:

    This combo is SO COOL! Thanks for another nail combo inspiration

  3. patuxxa says:

    That's an amazing combo. I'm definitely going to check out CND (it's new in my country).

  4. nailinglife says:

    Ooh, love that combination! I never thought that those two would make a seriously awesome color! I'm gonna have to go out and buy this combo now, as well as a lemming of Bicycle Yellow and Sapphire Sparkle combo.

  5. loungie says:

    this looks like jade sparkle, my gold sparkle has glass flecks.

  6. loungie says:

    oh, ok it's gold shimmer. does gold shimmer look like jade sparkle?

  7. All Lacquered Up says:

    Emily – Yay for another Glee fan. I love that they put so many clips online of them singing.

    Karen – You're welcome. Glad you like it.

    Patuxxa – Oh good, I'm glad it's making it outside the US.

    Nailinglife – I know! It's amazing how all the Effects look very similar in the bottle but completely change the polishes they're layered over.

    Loungie – The sparkles and shimmers are very different. Because the shimmers are so dense, they really lighten up and change the color underneath. The sparkles just add a layer of bling without changed the base color as much.

  8. Z' says:

    Love the color! Since you compared it to CG Wagon Trail, how do you think it matches up to Chanel's Or de Russie? Thank you!

  9. Laura says:

    Thanks for this post! I can't believe how great this combination looks and it makes me even more curious about the new CND polish. Thanks for the heads up about the sale, too!

  10. Sarie says:

    Can anyone suggest somewhere that ships CND internationally please? I can't find them in the UK!

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