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A Peek At CND’s Look For Fall 2010

cnd-colour-effects I was backstage at the Karen Walker show when I got my first glimpse of the new CND Colour & Effect for fall and it took all my composure not to knock people down to get up close and personal with the new GREEN, yes I said green, for Fall 2010.

For fall CND is taking us on an urban adventure and it all starts with an extremely gorgeous Colour that is a blend of green, blue and gray paired with an electrifying Sparkle Effect.  I had the chance to speak with CND’s Jan Arnold and she shared with me “The Look” for fall and its fashion inspiration.  Check out the new Urban Oasis Colour & Teal Sparkle Effect and hear the whole color story after the jump!

Urban Oasis and Teal Sparkle:
Jan shared with me that the color story from fall came primarily from the collections seen at Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone and Jason Wu.  That there was this dominating presence of heathery hunter greens, blues and taupey grays that felt nubby and soft like cashmere. The overall feeling was that “green is such a predominate color and it’s a new statement for nails.” She continued to say that, “women love dark colors but not black. They want a little more depth in the colors they choose so we thought spruce [Urban Oasis] merged blue with green with gray.”


Urban Oasis and Teal Sparkle pictured with flash (above) & artificial light (below)


Jan’s idea for how to wear Urban Oasis is, “You wear it like jeans.  Wear it as a crème it’s everyday. On the weekends or with casual clothes, mineral wash it and super matte it to make it look like acid wash jeans. For night, add teal sparkle and it illuminates. Like you took Urban Oasis and plugged it in.”  I love that!!

Jan also suggests adding a layer of Gold Shimmer to create an army green.  She noted that off-beat, quirky colors were all over the Fashion Week runways and that this combination plays into that.

Urban Oasis shown with Gold Shimmer (left) and Teal Sparkle (right)


Similar to the Spring Candy Shop look, there are additional color concepts that will be included in CND’s Look for Fall. Unfortunately I don’t have images but Jan shared with me the concepts for each complimentary color story.

Secondary – Very industrial. Very dark. Like if you’re in the city at night. The colors that the shadows create this look.

Tertiary – Picture the same city at 4 a.m. when the club kids are going home and imagine the glow of the neon lights hitting their nails.

So are you fiending for Urban Oasis and Teal Sparkle like I am?  Do you think this type of grayed blue-green will emerge as the color for fall?  I know I can’t wait to slap a layer of Gold Shimmer over that gorgeous spruce shade.

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  1. Nicole says:

    I’ll take Urban Oasis on it’s own! That’s a gorgeous color :D

  2. Grace says:

    I really like it. Although, I totally ate my words about not buying any more of those new Sally Hansen polishes and picked up Gray by Gray and Fairy Teal this weekend when I spotted them at a CVS (I do still hate the brush, but the colors were oh so pretty). Based on the bottle pic, it looks pretty similar to Fairy Teal (which is currently on my toes), so unless it’s actually much different in swatches, I’ll probably pass on it. I actually don’t have any CND polishes, and I do want to try some, but I haven’t seen a color from them that would push me to take the plunge.

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      It’s actually nothing like Fairy Teal. I have that one and Urban Oasis is very different. Much darker and more green. It’s hard under the backstage lighting to get an accurate picture. It throws me off completely.

  3. RomeyD says:

    I love this! Really pretty colors.
    And I love your blog! It’s my fave ;)

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Ok, FINALLY a couple I can get excited about from CND, but then I am not good with color combos…need my son to help me with their line up. These are right up my alley!

  5. Victoria says:

    i’d say it looks great but im those black color lover kind. lol if it was darker maybe… but i dont really like teal so maybe ill pass

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Just so you know, the flash made the color look much brighter than it is. It’s definitely a deep hue just not in almost-black territory. You can definitely tell it’s green

  6. Nina says:

    If I can’t find a dupe for this, I’m picking it up! Teal Sparkle is gorgeous too!

  7. Debbie says:

    That teal cream is lovely, having a real swing toward creams again now after a bit of a shimmery winter, although no idea if I can get cnd here in the UK. This weekends purchase is going to be a taupe cream, maybe Nails Inc Jermyn Street which is sposed to be a dupe for chanel Particulaire (I may have mangled the spelling on that one!)Love the idea of the cnd top coats though to create a whole new effect.

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      CND is carried in the UK though color launches may be delayed from what they are in the US. You should be able to find the core line now.

  8. Charlotte says:

    I’ve so added this to my “Wish List”. I love it. I would wear it now if it were out. I may have to check out Fairy Teal.

    Thank you for this blog, Hubby and I love it.

  9. Penemuel says:

    *grabby fingers* I want!

    I was all set to dismiss all of the Colors & Effects as a gimmick, but then I started seeing pics on blogs, and started weakening. Finally ordered Oilslick & Sapphire Shimmer, and I am totally SOLD. And I NEED these two — so pretty!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      You bought a great combo. The bit of green in Oilslick’s base makes it really cool and Sapphire Sparkle looks fab over just about anything.

  10. Urban Oasis is definitely a gorgeous color on its own!!! I have been wanting a color like this and never found one. It will most likely be my favorite for the Fall.