Discover the beauty of the Arctic tundra with the New Holiday 2015 Aurora collection from CND. Colors crystallize into shimmering frozen pastels and surreal glacial hues.
This holiday season, nail trends capture a crystalline essence with icy, glistening finishes," says CND co-founder and style director Jan Arnold. "Shapes range from elegantly slender almond to naturally subtle square, with shimmer that evokes the glint of sun setting across the snow." according to the official press release.
The four colors that comprise the CND Holiday 2015 Aurora Collection include:
Winter Glow: a pastel soft pink creme.
Tundra: a metallic strawberry milkshake pink. Paints on smoothly without any brush strokes.
Nordic Lights: a semi sheer purple with iridescent glitter particles in it. I personally was a little disappointed in this shade mainly because it doesn't provide enough coverage. It's three coats here in the images and it's still transparent. It is however really pretty, I just don't particularly like sheer shades. But, could be an excellent color to layer with, or for ombre designs.
Glacial Mist: an icy light blue packed with sparkle and silver glitter to give it tons of dimension.
(all swatches shown here are two coats, unless stated otherwise, and are taken outdoors in natural light).
For the most part I am super pleased with this latest collection from CND. Although its difficult for me in 80+ degree Los Angeles to wrap my head around the cool holiday season, this collection certainly helped paint a pretty picture.
I think CND has definitely stepped out of their comfort zone this season and introduced some really gorgeous glitters and dimensions to the line.
I didn't have any issues with the formulas.
My personal favorite shades are: Glacial Mist & Tundra.
Shellac retails for $15.95 per 7.3 mL (.25 fl oz) bottle. And Vinylux weekly polish retails for $10.50 per 15 mL (.5 fl oz) bottle.
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