I have so much love for the new CND Vinylux Boho Spirit Summer 2018 collection that I don’t even know where to begin so first I'll share my notes, then I'll ramble on and on and on...
cnd boho spirit collection swatches
CND Vagabond 280 – Boho Spirit Summer 2018 (above). Let me start here because this is what I started with. My notes say “What the hell kind of magic is even in this formula? It’s like buttah! 2 coats.” It’s also a most interesting shade of Dijon that somehow looks insanely sophisticated for being a shade of mustard. And 2 coats? Seriously, what the heck?? This brush. This formula. This polish. I can’t even.
If you haven’t been following our coverage of CND Vinylux, you haven’t heard there’s a new brush.
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CND Vinylux Uninhibited 279 – Boho Spirit Summer 2018 (above). I’m going to quote my notes again so you get a real sense of my immediate response to this bottle: “Seriously. This formula/brush combo = best in forever. What joy! What happy! What amaze!” Apparently, this bottle of Vinylux made excitement. So much excitement that I forgot to write that it’s 2 how-is-it-possible-painting-can-be-this-easy? coats.
CND Gypsy 281 – Boho Spirit Summer 2018 (above). Gah! Lookit dat orange! It’s like a saturated Creamsicle and I love.love.love it! It IS 3 coats though, but here’s the kicker – the 3 coats went on in the time it usually takes me to do 2 coats of everything else. I don’t get how this is possible. It blows my mind.
CND Offbeat 278 – Boho Spirit Summer 2018 (above). As I’m swatching this collection, I’m flabbergasted. I’m all like “It’s magic! Every bottle is magic!”
Nick is growing curious. He wanders over to my desk and says, “What’s so magical?”
I say, “Three strokes to do my giant thumb! Just three! And it’s flawless coverage! That’s not even a thing! I usually need 5 for my thumb! This stuff! I can’t even! Watch!! Look! See?”
Nick says, “It’s not magic, it’s the voodoo that youdoo”.
I say, “No! It’s magic polish and the collection should just be called Magic instead of Boho Spirit.”
So what do I really think about this 4-shade CND Vinylux Boho Spirit collection? Um, A+. I mean it’s only the best collection I’ve swatched in like… forever.
If you're looking for a summer polish with a brush/formula combo that paints itself on, Boho Spirit is everything. This right here feels like an intensely purposeful collection: it's compact, it's complimentary, and wickedly succinct. It's like CND said, “We’re making this flawless summer collection and we’re not throwing 11 bottles of extra junk in there (yes, OPI, I'm looking at you) because we 100% know that we've nailed it."
Every polish company out there should take notes. The future of mainstream should be this: quality polishes in collections that are short, sweet, and to the point.
So yes, A+ for pure joy. Now I really, really, really can't wait to see their next collection - I hope it's exactly the same kind of greatness as this one.