With Labour Day weekend fast approaching, it’s time to get ready for fall with CND’s Modern Folklore Collection. Available in both CND Shellac (in salons) and CND VINYLUX (DIY), the collection consists of six rich and gorgeous shades that transform nails into the ultimate fall accessory. Whether your fall look is luxuriously embellished or consists of florals and lace, the Modern Folklore Collection will indulge your senses. I’m one lucky gal because the great people at CND sent me two beautiful nail polishes from their Vinylux collection to try out for you – Crimson Sash (a metallic, decadent deep wine) and Locket Love (a shimmery metallic gold).
If you’re new to the party and don’t already know about CND VINYLUX, here’s the low-down:
- VINYLUX is a revolutionary weekly polish system offering durable, high-shine and week-long wear and currently has 76 runway inspired polish colours to suit weekly desires
- VINYLUX system includes a self-adhering Color Coat that eliminates the need for Base Coat; Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light due to ProLight Technology; dries in just 8.5 minutes and provides week-long chip-free wear
- In consumer testing of hundreds of manicures, more than 80 percent of clients had no chipping after 7 days!
- VINYLUX Weekly Polish Color Coat and VINYLUX Top Coat retails for $11.90-$13.00 CAD. Available worldwide July 2014
Now it’s time for some fun!
I gathered together some CND ScrubFresh Nail Surface Cleaner ($20 CDN), an artist’s brush, cotton pad, and a glass of wine (all bought by myself). I don’t need the wine for the actual nail art – it’s purely just for me. Yes it’s been THAT kind of day!
First I moistened a cotton pad with CND ScrubFresh Nail Surface Cleaner and removed all the dirt and oil off my nails so the polish will adhere better and therefore last as long as possible. Please ignore my damaged thumbnail on my right hand. Don’t mess with car doors. That’s all I’m gonna say.
Next I painted each finger with two coats of Crimson Sash. Man I LOVE this colour! Wine nails, and wine. Hey this works!
Now the nail art begins. I’m no nail artist, but I dabble on occasion – just like the wine. I took some plastic wrap and dotted some Locket Love on it.
Then I grabbed my artist brush and painted a diamond in the center of my nail.
Then I dotted some Crimson Sash on the plastic wrap and roughed up the center of the diamond to add some texture.
Next I dipped into the Locket Love and painted a dot in each corner outside of the diamond and then in the center of the diamond.
To finish, I painted each nail with Top Coat.
This was so easy and fun I will have to go shopping for more colours soon! Here are all the colours in CND’s Modern Folklore Collection – Locket Love, Fine Vermilion, Rose Brocade, Crimson Sash, Indigo Frock, and Plum Paisley shown in order below.
I’m also totally crushing on Fine Vermilion and Plum Paisley. Methinks I need to go shopping soon…
What’s your favourite colour?