Monday, May 6, 2013

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CND Vinylux Weekly Nail Polish Pics and Swatches!!

There aren't too many things that get a beauty junkie more excited that a new line of nail polish from a trusted company. Have you heard about CND's new nail polish line called Vinylux Weekly Polish? WEEKLY!! That'll get a nailphile really excited!

The bottles are pretty, aren't they?

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Vinylux Weekly Polish needs no base coat. It uses a new patent pending "Pro-Light" technology which creates a long lasting polish that increases it's strength and resistance to chipping over time. It cures using natural light and the use of the Vinylux Top Coat strengthens the polish as time goes on.

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It sounds awesome. I've swatched the ones I picked up for you so that you can see the colors and next week, after I have my surgery, I'll put them to the wear test and report back to you on if it really lasts a week without chipping. There are 62 fashion forward colors plus the top coat. They even have a color that is a close dupe to Chanel Peridot. I've only seen about half of the colors so far.

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The colors I purchased are, left to right, Hollywood, Tropix, Tutti Frutti, Beau, Sugar Spice, Water Park, Daring Escape, Steel Gaze, Overtly Onyx and Midnight Swim. Some of the colors have tiny micro-particles that my camera can't pick up but enhance the color. For instance, Hollywood has golden micro-particles in the bottle but they blend into the polish and create a glow in certain light. I thought it would be a red with glimmer, but it's not. It's more of a red that sometimes shows some golden tones.

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Tutti Frutti has a violet iridescence that makes it a really nice fucshia. Daring Escape has a tiny bit of sparkle to it and I really think, in all my stash, I don't have anything quite this color. Midnight Swim has awesome shining midnight blue particles in it.

 photo CND Vinylux Midnight Swim Nail Polish Swatch

I can tell you, from swatching on this wheel, that the nail polishes are very smooth in application. Each layer blends seemlessly to the previous one. It's like nail polish magic!! There is nearly no dry time between coats. I can't wait to wear these!!!

When I first lined up the polishes to photograph, I forgot Midnight Swim on another table, so you won't see it in any of the following pictures, but I am gratuitously posting more pictures for your consideration.

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I suspect these will be sold to salons, but I don't have that information yet. As soon as I find out if they're available publically for sale or online, I will let you know.

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