Bob your head, and tap your nails to the colourful tune of the CND New Wave Collection for Spring 2017, which officially launches in January!
Shake off the cold weather with a look at six bold hues that will have you feeling nostalgic over Cyndi Lauper, teased hair, denim jackets, and friendship bracelets! It’s no wonder because the CND New Wave Collection drew inspiration from the electric 1980s.
This collection puts a huge smile on my face! Being a big fan of saturated shades, I was inspired to put together the above collage to showcase the spectrum. (Who else was a kid growing up in the 1980s? Ah, yes, it was a decade of great memories, music, and funny fashion!) 🙂
In today’s blog post, I share with you swatches of all six shades in the CND Vinylux formula: Video Violet, Pink Leggings, Blue Eyeshadow, Jelly Bracelet, Banana Clips, and Ecstacy. (They’re also available in the CND Shellac formula.)
The CND Vinylux New Wave Collection colours applied easily and smoothly. The cremes (Pink Leggings, Blue Eyeshadow, Banana Clips, and Video Violet) were especially pigmented, and I only needed two coats to achieve full opacity. (Even though yellow nail polishes are notorious for being streaky and hard to work with, Banana Clips was an exception. It was very pigmented, and I didn’t see any streaks. Great yellow!)
The two shimmers in the collection (Ecstacy and Jelly Bracelet) covered well with two coats, but I found that three coats brought out the best in them.
My swatches of the CND Vinylux shades are shown without a top coat. You can see how shiny they are on their own.
All the CND Vinylux nail polishes are intended to be used in conjunction with the CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat, however, in my experience, I’ve found that using your favourite shiny top coat can work well, too.
On November 22nd, I had the pleasure of attending a PR event where I was treated to a professional CND Shellac manicure at the TIPS Nail Bar in Greektown. I chose the colour Blue Eyeshadow, and if you follow me on social media like Instagram, you already saw a few photos of it!
Later in this post, you’ll also see some photos that I took in the nail salon, and The Good Press juices that matched three of the CND New Wave Collection nail polishes. Additionally, I’ve included the official press release, promotional images, and nail-art ideas, if you want some colourful and creative inspiration!
There are six shades in the CND New Wave Collection:
- Video Violet
- Pink Leggings
- Blue Eyeshadow
- Jelly Bracelet
- Banana Clips
All the colours are available in the CND Vinylux and CND Shellac formulas.
CND New Wave Collection Pictures
CND New Wave Collection Swatches
CND New Wave Collection PR Event
On November 22nd, I was invited by PR to get a complimentary CND Shellac manicure at the TIPS Nail Bar in Greektown! From the CND New Wave Collection, I chose Blue Eyeshadow because that shade really stood out to me.
Below are some photos I took in the nail salon.
A rare look at both of my hands in a photo! 🙂
Not only were there matching shades of CND Banana Clips in the Shellac and Vinylux formulas, but there were delicious The Good Press juices that coordinated well!
Here’s a shot of all three matching juices (left-right): Jelly Bracelet, Banana Clips, and Ecstacy.
To sweeten the day, there was a yummy assortment of candies, which guests were invited to help themselves to.
There was a little box showing some swatches of the colourful CND New Wave Collection.
CND New Wave Collection Press Release
New CND Collection!
New Wave 2017
High octane colour gives iconic style a fresh, bold energy with the New Wave collection from CND. Modern design channels the early digital age for a retro futurist spirit.
Featuring high-tech architectural shapes and a rebellious use of colour, nail designs are both nostalgic and contemporary. It’s all about reimagining the classics using cutting-edge techniques and innovative technology.
“This is the season to go for bright, vibrant extremes! Think 1980s style combined with the intricacy of 3D printing and laser light technology. Long gone is the simple ‘accent nail’ – the new trend for Spring is the ‘split-style mani’ featuring a unique and contrasting look on each hand as seen on the Libertine runway at New York Fashion Week!” – Jan Arnold, CND Co-founder & Style Director
COLOURS (Left-Right): Video Violet, Pink Leggings, Blue Eyeshadow, Jelly Bracelet, Banana Clips, Ecstacy
SHELLAC™ BRAND 14+ DAY NAIL COLOUR:
- FEATURED BENEFITS: Delivers high-performance wear and stunning crystal shine with no nail damage when used as directed; XPRESS5™ Top Coat and CND™ LED Lamp deliver faster-than-ever service time and amazing 5-minute removal
- AVAILABILITY: January 2017; for more information, visit cnd.com/Canada
VINYLUX™ WEEKLY POLISH:
- FEATURED BENEFITS: Delivers 7-day, chip-resistant wear, fast-drying, 2-step application; VINYLUX™ Weekly Top Coat features increased durability with natural light
- AVAILABILITY: January 2017; at Trade Secrets, Chatters or visit cnd.com/find-salon
- RETAIL PRICE: $12.50 CAD
CND New Wave Collection Nail Art
CND Shellac DuraForce Top Coat
A new release from CND to coincide with the New Wave Collection is the CND Shellac DuraForce Top Coat, which offers 25% more protection for weakened nails because it has a thicker formula than the CND Shellac Original Top Coat. It’s designed to strengthen and protect weak nails against breakage.
Disclosure: This post contains press samples provided by PR.
Which shades in the CND New Wave Collection are your favourites? Did you also grow up in the 1980s? Are you a fan of Vinylux or Shellac?