CND revolutionized the nail salon industry when they brought Shellac into the world and they’re poised to do it again with a new product called VINYLUX.
I’ve long been a fan of the CND Colour & Effects nail polish line for its quality formula but it was overshadowed by the popularity of Shellac. When I inquired about the state of Colour & Effects last fall I was told to get ready for an amazing new technology come spring and it’s finally here.
VINYLUX is a Weekly Nail Polish that uses no base coat and a top coat that gets more durable with natural light exposure. Are you getting what I’m putting down? That’s right, this is technology that gives long lasting, high gloss wear with no UV/LED exposure and it removes like regular nail polish!
Are we stuck in some kind of 2007 nail polish flashback? Did Chanel Blue Satin just launch? First we talked about grey nail polish, now we’re moving onto blue. Those of you who have been reading ALU since way back in its infancy will remember that blue and grey were big nail trends for Fall 2007 and as I approach my fifth year of blogging, it’s like it’s all coming full circle.
The past couple years there has been a greater focus on greyed slate blues and teal but this time around we’re looking at a more true blue range that varies from denim to sapphire to indigo. And as brands have continued to evolve their mixing techniques we are being treated to more unique finishes and sparkle combinations than we’ve seen in the past.
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Of all the amazing things I saw at New York Fashion Week, what I was most excited to come home and try is a look that never even appeared on the catwalk. It’s a new nail art technique that CND Co-Founder Jan Arnold discovered in Russia and I couldn’t wait to share it with all of you.
It’s a way to make your own nail art decals using nail polish that CND’s Russian Education Ambassadors created. Essentially you are designing your own version of Minx or Sally Hansen Salon Effects at home. It’s easy and fun and I just know you DIY peeps are going to love it.
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The red-orange coral confection that is CND Poppyfield was such a hit at Wes Gordon Spring 2012 that CND is offering three lucky readers the chance to win a bottle for themselves.
To Win: Leave a comment on this post telling me which CND Effect you would layer over Poppyfield. I love a great Colour & Effect combo. Make sure you include your email address on the email address line in the form, not the comment body (for privacy reasons).
Rules: Giveaway is open to US Residents only and no P.O. Boxes (sorry International Fanatics). One entry per person. Winners will be selected via random draw. Winners must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.
End Date: Entries will be accepted until Sunday September 18th at 11:59pm EST. Any entries after that time will not count.
Countless movies and television shows (both fictional and reality) have depicted the crazy whirlwind that is backstage at a fashion show. The models dashing to and fro. The dozens of hair, makeup and nail professionals wielding their tools to bring the designer’s vision to light. The model wrangler (for a lack of a better term) yelling for the girls to get in line. And, of course, the designer, in either an eerie state of calm or ball of frenetic energy, overseeing the whole process. If you’re like me, you’ve wondered what it’s really like to be a part of that amazing chaos.
This is my seventh season attending New York Fashion Week as a member of the media and even though I am able to go backstage, our time is limited due to the number of outlets that need access. I’ve never been able to see what it takes to make a show happen from start to finish… until now! As part of my Fashion Week partnership with CND, I was given the extraordinary opportunity to strap on a Team CND tool belt at the Joy Cioci Spring 2012 presentation and work right alongside the pros.
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