So some of you may or may not know that last year I trained as a nail tech, on my journey I have learnt so much information about nails and nail products it’s unbelievable! But one thing I have learnt about is CND.
CND are a nail product company who invented the Power Polish Shellac. Now they are the only ones to make and produce the real and only Shellac, if your bottle does not look like this;
IT IS FAKE! If you believe you are having a ‘Shellac’ service and the bottle of colour gel does not look like one of these then the person performing your manicure is using a fake product and not telling you the truth on where they purchased their product and what service they are providing!
CND is one the highest rated and loved brand in the nail business and Shellac is one the most wanted services. However as a nail tech myself and someone who has had a Shellac service in the past I decided from day one I was not going to offer this service and it is so widely done. And the gel polish service I offer is OPI Gelcolor which I chose because of my love for OPI polish and colours.
But then CND did something great and made Vinylux, a weekly polish. Now I have yet to try out the weekly theory but I know from other nail techs this claim is true! There is no base coat needed for Vinylux and their weekly topcoat means no chipping for a week.
Now as I wasn’t buying their Shellac products I knew I wanted to try Vinylux as I love polish and liked the look of some of their colours.
So the first Vinylux polish I brought was ‘Azure Wish’
Which is the beautiful baby blue (I originally got it to replace Barry M ‘Blueberry Ice’ as I wanted a professional product to use on clients) and it also has a slight sparkle to it too, you will notice the name as I have used it in countless mani’s!
Then CND recently brought out their Open Road collection (Shellac colours as above) and I noticed the lemon like yellow shade and as I have been searching for a lemon polish for what seems like ages, I knew I had to try it. So this is ‘Sun Bleached’
Again you will probably notice this polish as I have already used it quite a lot as I am in love with it!!!
So after the success of using these two polishes I wanted to try more! So made another order with the UK CND stockists and brought ‘Cake Pop’
Which is this gorgeous pale pink!!
I also brought ‘Clay Canyon’
Which is a colour I wasn’t so sure about when I first received it but once I put it on I knew I was in love!! Its an orangey brown shade but in a nude way because it just looks beautiful on!
And the final Vinylux polish I brought was ‘Mint Convertible’
Which is a really light mint green polish and as I only own OPI ‘Mermaid’s Tears’ I knew it would be a must have polish to buy!
Now the thing with all of these polishes that are creme’s are really opaque within two coats. And as you can see gorgeous colours. Now I don’t own CND Vinylux weekly topcoat and I used Seche Vite on top of all these mani’s which seemed to work just fine.
When it comes to purchasing these products it is properly best to go to your local salon to see if you can buy any rather than looking on ebay or amazon as with CND products there are so many fakes out there, there is never any guarantee that you are purchasing the real deal. But if your local nail salon does Shellac services and you know them to be genuine you could also ask them about stocking Vinylux or perhaps where you could purchase them yourself.
I know I will be certainly buying more Vinylux as I am really impressed with their polishes so far and like with all other nail polish companies they bring out new collections every season.