"Spring 2016 will reinterpret the classics for a new masterpiece of self-expression. Leave your mark with originality, irreverence, and expressiveness with the new Art Vandal collection from CND.
“This season, bright strokes of color disrupt the familiar as art is redesigned and repurposed,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Nails will be shaped into short, soft, squared canvases that evoke extraordinary color while articulating exquisitely abstract pattern and design. The ultimate Art Vandal is simply complex with organized clutter.” according to the official press release.
I've got all three parts of the Art Vandal Collection to share with you all.
First up, the Shellac shades-
Mauve Maverick: a soft pink peony cream.
Art Basil: a bright green that has slight teal undertones. Has a subtle gold shimmer running through it.
Untitled Bronze: a glistening rosey coppery bronze.
Magenta Mischief: a deep shimmering magenta, that has slight purple undertones.
Digi-teal: a bold bright blue cream. Almost an aqua blue.
Future Fuchsia: a neon Barbie pink with shimmer running through it.
(all swatches shown here are two coats, cured each for 30 seconds in an LED light, and are taken outdoors in natural light).
Shellac retails for $15.95 per 7.3 mL (.25 fl oz) bottle.
With regards to Vinylux, most of the shades are the same color as the Shellac counterparts, except for the following which are exclusively Vinylux-
Irreverent Rose: a rich dusty rose pink cream.
Tutti Frutti: a neon Barbie pink with shimmer running through it. This I believe is the lacquer version of Shellac: Future Fuchsia. They are very similar colors, if not identical.
Sienna Scribble: a creamy pearlized golden beige. A rather difficult color to describe, but gorgeous nonetheless.
(the swatches shown here are two coats, and are taken outdoors in natural light).
Vinylux retails for $10.50 per 15 mL (.5 fl oz) bottle.
And last but not least, the Additives collection-
Exhibition (glitter): a glistening fine almost white glitter. Over white it looks like magical snow. Over black it has a chunky gunmetal glitter appearance.
Twinkle Pink (glitter): a glistening bright pink glitter. Over white it retains its bright bold pinkness, but when applied over black, it becomes a shimmering blue/purple glitter.
Confetti Kiss (glitter): a chunky matte white hexagonal glitter. Pretty straight forward on this one.
Cobalt Crush (pigment effect): a fine blue/purple shimmer powder. Over white its a beautiful purple/blue. When applied over black, it becomes a glistening deep purple.
Lavender Whispers (pigment effect): an iridescent light lavender pigment powder. When applied over white it maintains it's proper color, but when applied over black it becomes like a gorgeous green/gray shimmering shade.
(for the Additives, I showed how they would look on both white and black shades as a base).
The Additives collection retails for $29.75 for the set.
This is a super fun collection. I absolutely Love the names. To me these are some of the most creative/ tongue-and-cheek names CND has come out with yet!
These are gorgeous shades to help us all transition into the new warmer weather. Bold, bright, flirty colors reign supreme for sure. There are a few different finishes too which I enjoy, ranging from solid creams to iridescent shimmers.
As far as the formulas are concerned I didn't experience any issues whatsoever. I found both the Shellac and Vinylux to be very well pigmented, providing complete coverage in two coats.
If I had to pick favorites, they'd include: Future Fuchsia, Art Basil, Untitled Bronze, and Sienna Scrible.
For more information on CND, check them out online: http://cnd.com/