"Embrace the beauty in raw imperfections, earthly colors and weathered textures with the new Fall 2016 Craft Culture collection from CND. Hand- crafted artistry inspires a rich, one-of-a-kind palette that reflect authenticity, warmth and ruggedness.
"This season, smoky red oranges, deep reds and weathered blues capture the unique character of custom made goods. These rustic tones give the Craft Culture collection a rich depth for timeless Fall style," said CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. "The Fall 2016 nail silhouette is short and tight with industrial finishes, evoking the heritage of artisanal craftsmanship and honoring the enduring quality of an artisan's work." according to the official press release.
The Fall 2016 Craft Culture Shellac colors include-
Brick Knit: a terracotta brick cream.
Patina Buckle: a light raspberry with a sage green iridescent shimmer running through it.
Denim Patch: a dusty medium blue creme.
Oxblood: a deep dark blood red creme.
Hand Fired: a sparkling orangey red.
Leather Satchel: a shimmering medium tanned brown.
(all swatches shown here are two coats, cured each in an LED light for 1 minute, and are taken outdoors in natural sunlight).
Vinylux- (the Vinylux colors are the same as the Shellac accept for the following two additional colors)
Fern Flannel: a shimmering deep oceanic medium blue.
Brass Button: a glimmering yellow gold.
Additives- (comes in a set, and includes all 5 items)
Boho Beads: small round clear beads.
Russet Rage: a slightly chunky brick/rose gold glitter.
Tainted Gold: a reflective pink/purple shimmer (when burnished over black base, as shown here).
Dungarees: a shimmering deep navy blue (when burnished over black base, as shown here).
Polished Peridot: a gilded deep green (also burnished over black, as shown here).
Overall I am really impressed with this collection. I think it speaks very well to the Fall season and weather, and will serve as a nice transition as the weather starts to cool down. The colors are all highly wearable. I found the formulas to be all around excellent, not experiencing any issues whatsoever.
Some of my personal favorites include: Oxblood, Denim Patch, and Patina Buckle.
I also really enjoy playing around and getting creative with the Additives. I know the chrome trend is still going strong, so I wanted to play around with three of the pigments included in this Additves kit- Tainted Gold, Polished Peridot, and Dungarees. I applied a black base, and with a non-wipe gel top coat, I burnished the Additives into the cured polish. I thought the results were pretty great!
Shellac retails for $15.95 per 7.3 mL (.25 fl oz), Vinylux retails for $10.50 per 15 mL (.5 fl oz), and the Additives Collection is sold in a set retailing for $29.75.
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