Tuesday, June 26, 2012

CND Spring/Summer 2012

CND PR recently sent me their Spring/Summer Lookbook along with two polishes for review. I must plead ignorance of the CND brand because it's really not a brand that stares back at me from a shelf when I am perusing nail polish options. In fact, a search of their website yielded no results of retails stores anywhere in my province! Luckily their PR were kind enough to confirm that both Spa Time in Tsawwassen and Pink Lime in Yaletown carry CND products and offer CND and Shellac manicures. They are actually quite well known within the professional circle and do a lot of the nails for the various fashion weeks, but unfortunately aren't really on the average consumer's radar. Easier access in the future please!
I own a few of their Nail Effects polishes and absolutely love them, but this will be the first time I try anything from their colour line.
Both Poppyfield and Electric Orange are part of CND's permanent line and are tres on trend for this Summer's bright pops of colour.

Left: Poppyfield. Right: Electric Orange.
Swatches from top: Poppyfield; and Electric Orange
I LOVE Poppyfield!!! It is such a beautiful bright coral and I foresee it making lots of appearances on my fingers and toes this Summer. It really does look like a field of poppies!! Also *cough* Tangerine Tango *cough*. I am tempted to do a black half moon with it next time so that each finger can look like a poppy petal mwahahah! Electric Orange reminds me of ripe persimmons...ahhh...Summer!
These polishes were 2 coaters for me, you might even be able to get away with a single thicker coat. The formula leans a tad on the thick side but was very easy to apply with no gloopiness. Drying time is pretty fast, and the finish is very glossy - the swatches above are without a topcoat. The brush is a straight wide brush akin to that of OPI and is easy to control. I didn't have any chipping in the 3 days that I wore each colour.
CND polishes go for CAN$6 to CAN$13.50 each.
I actually forgot to check my beloved Nail Polish Canada to see if they carried CND polishes and indeed they do!!! It's not a huge selection but they carry both regular CND polishes as well as their Shellac range. I don't know why I didn't look there in the first place.

1 comment:

  1. ohhh i like Poppyfield too!!!

    bwahahhaa i only know Yaletown exists because I watched 1 ep of Real Housewives of Vancouver XD