CND Vinylux is a Canadian brand of nail polish, from the creators of the shellac manicure. CND Vinylux is a weekly polish, that when used with the special CND Vinylux top coat is meant to last a week. The weekly polishes actually strengthen your nails, unlike regular nail polish which weakens and dries your nails.
At IMATS Toronto this year, I picked up three colours of CND Vinylux. They were on sale for $6 each. Regularly they are about $10-$12 each.
Here is the CND Vinylux shade Daring Escape, which is a medium blue-green with silver sparkle and shimmer. This shade makes me think of summer, it's bright and shimmery and almost tropical. But it's muted, not overly bright.
All the CND Vinylux polishes apply beautifully. They're slightly on the thick side but enough so that they are easy to control going on and are opaque with only two coats.
This is two coats of Daring Escape plus the CND Vinylux top coat on top.
Daring Escape wore on me for about a week, though I saw a bit of wear especially on my right hand after about 4-5 days.
I think CND Vinylux are great polishes, particularly if you find that nail polish tends to chip quickly on you or if it dries out and weakens your nails. Or if you like wearing nail polish and don't want to have to change it every few days.
One thing about CND Vinylux's selection is that they don't have a lot of textures. Most of them are solid, without shimmer. That's why I snapped up Daring Escape and Steel Gaze at IMATS.
I really like this shade. It's bright and shimmery but isn't too dramatic.
Steel Gaze (coming soon)
Bloodline (coming soon)