"High octane color give iconic style a fresh, bold energy with the SPRING 2017 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 color, nail designs are both nostalgic and contemporary. It's all about reimagining the classics using cutting-edge techniques and innovative technology." according to the press release.
"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 NYFW" says Jan Arnold, CND Co-founder and style director.
The New Wave Collection consists of the following colors-
Video Violet: a bold purple cream.
Pink Leggings: a semi-sheer magenta pink.
Banana Clips: a bright taxi-cab yellow cream.
Jelly Bracelet: a semi-sheer tangerine shimmer.
Blue Eyeshadow: a bold cobalt blue cream. My personal favorite in the collection.
Ecstasy: an iridescent hot magenta pink.
(all swatches are taken outdoors in natural lighting, and feature two coats of color).
The shades are the same in both the Vinylux and Shellac formulas.
I really love that this season CND played with bright bold daring color. They weren't afraid to go there. Also I feel this is one of the first times CND has 2 sheer semi shades in their lineup.
I didn't experience any issues with the formula.
Also worth mentioning is their brand new top coat Duraforce.
"CND, the visionaries behind SHELLAC® Brand 14+ Day Nail Color, reveal the latest extension of this revolutionary 8-patent system with the NEW SHELLAC® BrandDURAFORCE™ Top Coat. Offering 25% more protection, DURAFORCE™ Top Coat delivers a stronger barrier to strengthen weak nails and deliver 14+ days of high performance color.
“SHELLAC® Brand DURAFORCE™ Top Coat is our strongest top coat yet!” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “As the leaders in technology innovation, we at CND are always looking for solutions for the everyday challenges of Nail Professionals and consumers alike. This product was designed specifically for the client with weak nails to add extra strength and protect against breakage so your customers get the most out of their manicures every time!”
· 25% more protection to strengthen weak nails
· 14+ days of high performance wear
· Mirror shine
· No nail damage
· Removes in just 15 minutes with OFFLY FAST® Moisturizing Remover
· CND’s most advanced top coat to strengthen and protect weak nails against breakage
· Available nationwide January 2017
· Suggested salon price is $15.95 per .25 fl oz (7.3 mL) bottle, $24.95 per .5 fl oz (15 mL) bottle"
I haven't played around with this new top coat enough, but I do like it so far from what I have experienced. It is substantially thicker, which is nice because it not only provides strength, but it's also not runny like some other top coats can be.
For more info on CND, check them out online: https://cnd.com/