CND Vinylux Spring 2014: The Open Road Collection Swatches + Application Review

by Karen Falcon on 10 January 2014 · 5 comments

CND Vinylux Spring 2014I could so use some spring after this minus-cold Toronto weather. Couldn’t you? Luckily for us, the CND Vinylux Spring 2014 Open Road Collection is right on target with all their happy springy shades. Yay!

cnd vinylux spring 2014 open road

CND Vinylux Sage Scarf_Vinylux Spring 2014CND Vinylux Spring 2014 Vinylux Sage Scarf ($11.95 at select salons and

CND Vinylux Powder My Nose_Vinylux Spring 2014CND Vinylux Spring 2014 Vinylux Powder My Nose ($11.95 at select salons and

CND Vinylux Clay Canyon_Vinylux Spring 2014CND Vinylux Spring 2014 Vinylux Clay Canyon ($11.95 at select salons and

CND Vinylux Desert Poppy_Vinylux Spring 2014CND Vinylux Spring 2014 Vinylux Desert Poppy ($11.95 at select salons and

CND Vinylux Sun Bleached_Vinylux Spring 2014CND Vinylux Spring 2014 Vinylux Sun Bleached ($11.95 at select salons and

CND Vinylux Mint_Vinylux Convertible Spring 2014CND Vinylux Spring 2014 Vinylux Mint Convertible ($11.95 at select salons and

the cnd vinylux application review

The Spring 2014 Vinylux Open Road polishes apply nicely and depending on how thick your coats are, the stuff can dry in under 10 minutes (for real). The top coat is an absolute necessity to get the extended wear promised and it adds a gorgeous level of shine. Considering the amount of white in some of these spring shades, I was a bit surprised at how easily I managed to get them on streak free – they all have great self-leveling and the application of the second coat didn’t pull up the first coat at all.

And did you know the durability of the polish is actually increased with exposure to natural light? It’s true – kinda like a UV cure but just with outside sunlight UV as opposed to sticking your hand in a lamp. If you stick your hand in a lamp, it doesn’t seem to cure it any faster – I tried.

So, how did Vinylux wear? Vinylux promises seven days of wow, your nails look great. But reviews are mixed; it really seems to depend on the individual. Here’s how CND Vinylux worked for a magazine editor-type who had it applied during a press preview. I tested it, and a colleague tested it too — all those details are coming soon. Like right after this post. Stay tuned.

The Spring 2014 CND Vinylux Open Road shades ($11.95 each at will be available by the end of January 2014.

And, Oh! Oh! I almost forgot to tell you that if you go to the salon and you’re a CND Shellac fan, these lovely shades will also be available in Shellac. If you’ve fallen in love with any of these pretty colours, that means you could potentially wear the springy hue(s) of your choice for up to two weeks. Yay!

Manis ’n photos by Karen Falcon (she’s taller than her sister) ©2014 BEAUTYGEEKS/

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Andrea 10 January 2014 at 11:01 am

LOVE that Sage Scarf colour so much. I would happily glance down at that nail colour for a week or so. Looking forward to your road test post.


Janine 10 January 2014 at 4:21 pm

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