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Get Pantone’s color of the year with CND Vinylux

Get Pantone’s color of the year with CND Vinylux 0

I am so excited Pantone announced the color of the year for 2015- Marsala 18-1438.  To make things even better, for those of you who are like me and don't enjoy waiting, CND is showcasing some already existing colors in their Vinylux line that are tres Marsala.

Pantone calls Marsala "a naturally robust and earthy wine red, [it] enriches our minds, bodies, and souls. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.

The Versatility of Marsala

  • Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
  • Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great go-to color for beauty, providing a captivating pop of color for nails.
  • Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors"

 According to CND,  "What better way to experiment with such a rich and full-bodied color than on your nails? CND’s VINYLUX® Weekly Polish collection includes a variety of Marsala-esque shades that are perfect for incorporating 2015’s Color of the Year into your daily look!"

And well all know how much I absolutely Love CND's Vinylux. ("a two-part system consisting of a Color Coat that adheres directly to the nail, eliminating the need for a base coat, and Top Coat with ProLight Technology, that increases in durability with exposure to natural light. The system dries in 8 ½ minutes for a full week of chip-free wear!")

 Some of the Marsala inspired shades include:

Crimson Sash: a deep shimmering cranberry red.  Reminds me of the limited edition CHANEL shade Malice #637.

Bloodline: a dark red creme with blue undertones.  A great everyday sophisticated shade.

Decadence: a true  red creme, with blue undertones.  It is much lighter than "Bloodline" mentioned prior.

Scarlet Letter: a classic bright red creme.  This was the lightest of all the shades mentioned.  This is an everyday year round red as well.  You can't go wrong with. 

Masquerade: a deep shimmering berry.

(all swatches shown here are two coats).

I personally really like Marsala.  I think it is a pleasant neutral shade that suits both men and women well.  It will be interesting to see how it plays out in the spring and summer months.  Perhaps with a glitter sheen, or a matte finish, playing around with the texture and appearance of the color might breathe new light into it as the weather warms up.

Nonetheless, with the five shades discussed above you have an excellent start to being right on trend.  They all painted on incredibly smoothly, and had excellent coverage in two coats.  My personal favorites include: Crimson Sash, Bloodline, and Decadence.

For professionals wishing to recreate the Marsala inspired nail art shown, click here for step-by-step instructions. 

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CND Vinylux- Summer 2014 “Paradise” Collection

CND Vinylux- Summer 2014 “Paradise” Collection 0


I would describe CND’s latest summer 2014 "Paradise" Collection as Bold, bright & beautiful.  The 7 day wearing, chip free, fast drying Vinylux line created by the master minds at CND, have done it again with yet another fabulous collection.

What I love most about the Vinylux collection, besides the week long wear, is the no need for a base coat, saving tons of time when performing manicures, and saving on unnecessary product, it’s a win win.

The Paradise Collection includes:

Sultry Sunset: a metallic shimmering magenta.

Cerulean Sea:a creamy aqua blue.

Bicycle Yellow: a shimmering streak-free sunny yellow.  Usually I find yellows difficult to work with, but this was smooth sailing, streak free, and a pleasure to paint with.

Lush Tropics: a bright green. Reminds me of my childhood in the 90’s.

Tango Passion:a shimmering pink purple.

Electric Orange: a bright creamy orange.

(each shade shown here was 2 coats for full opacity, with the Vinylux weekly Top Coat.)

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CND Vinylux- “Open Road Collection” Spring 2014

CND Vinylux- “Open Road Collection” Spring 2014 0

Introducing CND’s latest collection of week long wearing Vinylux polishes for Spring 2014 called the “Open Road Collection”.  The collection is comprised of 6 earthy and beautiful shades that are the perfect pedicure complement to the Shellac collection of the same shades, or for the customer who prefers polish as opposed to a gel manicure.

I love this collection and found the formula incredible.  All shades covered completely to full opacity in two coats, and there was zero streaking.

The collection includes:

Sage Scarf: a rich sage green.

Desert Poppy: a shimmering fiery orange coral.

Sun Bleached: a pale buttery yellow

Clay Canyon: an earth toned dark dusty rose.

Powder My Nose: a very clean milky nude.

Mint Convertible: a mint green colored apple.

(All swatches shown here are 2 coats, and are sealed with a top coat).

For more information on CND and their Vinylux line of polishes, check them out here: