CND Vinylux Summer 2014: Paradise Collection Swatches + Sunshine Dreams

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The CND Vinylux Summer 2014 Paradise Collection has launched! Wanna see?

cnd vinylux summer 2014: paradise

CND vinyulx Cerulean Sea_CND Vinylux summer 2014

CND Vinylux Cerulean Sea 

The CND Summer 2014 Paradise collection came through my door a couple weeks ago and it's been on my mind ever since. When new stuff shows up, sometimes I’m chuffed to get to work. And sometimes I’m really not.

CND vinylux Lush Tropics_CND Vinylux summer 2014

CND Vinylux Lush Tropics  

This CND Summer 2014 lineup was a whole ’nuther story. I haven’t been as excited about a whole collection in a long, long time. The shades are all kinds of summer.

CND vinylux Tango Passion_CND Vinylux summer 2014

CND Vinylux Tango Passion  

Had it been up to me, I might have forgone one of the metallic purples in favour of a good solid shade of hot pink but on the whole, this CND Vinylux Summer 2014 collection of colours is more cohesive than most.

CND vinylux Bicycle Yellow paradise_cnd vinylux summer 2014

CND Vinylux Bicycle Yellow  

Application in regards to the CND Vinylux Summer 2014 Paradise collection is mixed. The brushes don’t spread as much as I’d like them to and the self-level on Bicycle Yellow and Lush Tropics could have been better (both of those needed three coats to get what I've shown you). Dry time for me on all of them was not eight minutes -- more like 15 -- and the lack of flexibility of the Sultry Sunset brush resulted in a streaky frost application. Aggravating.

CND vinylux Sultry Sunset paradise_CND Vinylux summer 2014

CND Vinylux Sultry Sunset  

But, look at these colours! I’m a sucker for uncomplicated shades of polish. I like solids. I like highly pigmented shades. I like polish that can be seen and also heard. The CND Vinylux Summer 2014 Paradise collection certainly fits the bill. For those of you who are lucky, this CND stuff will actually be a weekly polish (and you must use the CND Vinylux Weekly Polish Color Coat with the Weekly Polish shades).

CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat_wear it with your CND Vinylux Summer 2014 shades

CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat  

For those of you who are like me and who stick your hands into all kinds of damaging chemicals and scrape them up against things all day long, you might not be so lucky. I tend to look at Vinylux as a regular polish – I wear it for the shade. Others wear it for the long-lasting-ness. Either way, you should wear at least something from the CND Vinylux Summer 2014 lineup just because it’s perfect for the season.

CND vinylux Electric Orange_cnd vinylux summer 2014

CND Vinylux Electric Orange  

Happy and bright, this six-shade CND Vinylux Summer 2014 Paradise collection is available at NailPolishCanada.com and other select retailers in CND Shellac 14+ day wear formula ($19.95 per shade - professional salon application advised) and also as the CND Vinylux Weekly Polish System ($11.95 per shade) as of March 1, 2014.

Manicures and photos by Karen Falcon (where are all my hair ties?) ©2014 BEAUTYGEEKS/imabeautygeek.com. CND Weekly Top Coat image via amazon.com.