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CND Monday – Bloodline Colour & Crimson Sparkle Effect

By on November 9, 2009
in CND, CND Monday, Glitter, Red
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.

It’s another reader request on CND Monday. A fellow Fanatic requested to see a look featuring Crimson Sparkle and I’m here to oblige. Up until now I had played with all the sparkles except Crimson so I was happy to have a reason to pull it out. Rather than layer it over a complementary color, like green, I decided to keep it in the same family selecting Bloodline as my base. Check out how well they play together 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.

There’s something about the dark cherry look of Bloodline that I love. It’s definitely in the same range with some of my fave red cremes OPI Got The Blues For Red and China Glaze Masai Red and I’m not the only one who’s smitten with it. I’ve mentioned the boyfriend’s propensity for red polish in the past. Well Bloodline was an instant hit with him.

As with all the other cremes I’ve tried in the Colour line, this polish packs a lot of pigment in a relatively thin consistency. The formula is self leveling, drying to a smooth even finish. Though for some reason this one dried a bit flat so I added a layer of top coat.

Add a swipe of Crimson Sparkle and we’ve got something close to the famous China Glaze glass flecked finish. It’s not jelly-ish but it has a Ruby Pumps quality. LOVE IT!!

Application tip: Adding a layer of top coat before applying Effects will prevent your brush from picking up bits of pigment from the base color. Over time that can alter the Effects’ clear base.

You can find CND Colour & Effects at salons nationwide and online at our fave e-tailers (see sidebar). Colours retail for $9/ea and Effects retail for $11/ea.

What do you think of Bloodline? Are you loving Crimson Sparkle as much as I am? Do you have a fave combo with Crimson Sparkle to share?

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  1. Carla says:


  2. mia says:

    I love CND Monday! :-)

    OPI Smitten With Mittens + CND Crimson Sparkle = heaven! BUT + Essie Matte About You? OH MAH GAH!

  3. juniper says:

    bloodline made my jaw drop.i think i'd have to see crimson sparkle on top of something else to really judge,i loved bloodline too much to want anything altering it.

  4. Lucy says:

    What a beautiful red! I love this shade that's so rich. The Sparkle Effect really made this even more amazing.

  5. Polish Makes Perfect says:

    Wow! What a perfect red! Love the name too! This combo would be great for any Twilight fans, considering the name and color!

  6. LacquerObsession says:

    O.o that red is GORGEOUS!!! I think my Orly "poison apple" might have a new rival :P

  7. ReaderRita says:

    Okay, you’ve teased us, and now I can’t get it out of my head-how would crimson sparkle look over green or the right purple? I’m so bummed- right before you posted this I ordered CND “Violet Shimmer” thinking it would look good over everything, but now I’m not sure…Oh, and thanks for the application tip. That’s brilliant!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I’ll add your suggestions to my list for CND Monday. Have you received Violet Shimmer yet? I’ll bet it would look cool over black.

  8. Arrianne says:

    GAH!!! LOVE!! GAHH!! I’m a sucker for reds I always tell myself I don’t need more, but I order one everytime. This is so pretty.