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.
This week’s CND Monday look is a reader request from Fanatic Strawberimilk. She wanted to see how Dark Ruby would look with Jade Sparkle layered on top. In my head I was thinking it sounded holiday-ish; red and green but I was way off base. Check out the combo 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.
Dark Ruby is a black cherry shade along the lines of Essie Wicked, only darker and more pigmented with an extra shot of berry in its base. It doesn’t really read as a ruby to me. It definitely fits into the vampy, almost-black category.
Add a coat of Jade Sparkle and you get this foil-like effect where each particle catches the light as you move your hand. Depending on the angle it can read green, gold or somewhere in between. It’s similar to a past CND Monday combo, Raisin in the Sun and Gold Shimmer, except it had a more uniform, brushed metal look.
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.
Strawberimilk, I hope this was helpful. Fanatics, what do you think of this combo? Have any of you purchased Dark Ruby yet? What is your favorite Effect to layer over top?