If you’re a beauty blogger, your email inbox will no doubt have been flooded with emails from beauty brands speculating on which beauty products Meghan Markle used in the run up to her wedding, and the day itself. Although I wasn’t blogging at the time, I remember the hype surrounding Kate’s beauty products too especially as it transpired that she’d used the Bourjois Rose Lounge and Essie Allure. Meghan chose a very similar shade for her wedding manicure which totally suited her minimalist bridal look for her makeup to complement her wedding dress, and there’s been speculation on which shade she used and I really do think the CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in the shade Naked Naivette £10.95 is a very good dupe for whichever shade Meghan did wear – who knows, it might have even been a CND Vinylux polish.
I’ve never tried any of the CND polishes before but I have bought the CND SolarOil Cuticle Oil a number of times of the years, so I was intrigued to see what all the hype was around the polishes as I’ve seen so many bloggers features the CND polishes recently. The CND Vinylux formula is described as being the ultimate, long-wear lacquer with a chip resistant formula which stays as good as new for seven days.
It contains a built in base coat so you shouldn’t use a base coat with the polishes, and in supposedly two thin coats you’ll be left with an high shine, gel-effect manicure. The CND Weekly Polish formula is said to be the first-ever, long-wear polish infused with Vitamin E, Keratin and Jojoba Oil with a new, ergonomic and curve-hugging brush that both Consumers and Professionals love.
CND Vinylux Weekly Polish – Naked Naivette
With over 100 shades to choose from, there really is a shade for everyone for every season and outfit. CND also have a range of shellac polishes, which are available in many of the same shades as the Vinylux formula and Naked Naivette is a shade which is available in both hr shellac formula and the Weekly Polish formula. CND break down their polishes into finishes and opacity, and Naked Naivette as described as being an opaque, soft light beige cream but in my opinion it’s a very pale pink rather than a beige.
Due to the pastel nature of the shade, it’s quite a streaky polish and is best applied in three very thin coats allowing each coat to fully dry in between. The stroke marks of the brush are still visible after two strokes, but the top coat helps to blur away brush marks within the polish. There are still noticeable streaks even after the third coat, but I have super short nails so they’re not as noticeable as they would be on longer nails.
CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat £10.95
CND recommend using the Vinylux Weekly Top Coat over the top of the Weekly Polish in order to achieve the seven days wear time. It’s a clear, super glossy top coat which dries quickly to give a mirror-like shine to the nails and helps to lock in your polish. The two step polish system stars the brand’s innovative ‘Pro-light Technology’, which hardens through exposure to natural light – meaning that your manicure becomes more durable with time, and even though it looks like a salon worthy gel manicure, it can be removed with a standard nail polish remover.
Both the Weekly Polish and Top Coat have the same fantastic wide brush which covers my nail almost completely in one stroke, and I will be purchasing some new shades within the next couple of weeks as I love how longlasting they are when used together. I’ve not tried the top coat with standard nail polishes yet, but I’ll be interested to see how effective it is on other nail polish formulas too.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried the CND Vinylux Weekly Polish and/or Top Coat?
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