CND FALL 2019: TREASURED MOMENTS COLLECTION SHELLAC & VINYLUX

A gorgeous red, tempting green, a beautiful berry, and a shade I never thought I'd ever, ever wear myself.
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CND Fall 2019 Vinylux and Shellac Treasured Moments

I do not want to talk about Fall beauty yet. But I make an exception for the new CND Fall 2019 Treasured Moments collection of Shellac and Vinylux nail shades because I'm already wearing two of them. CND recently held a Treasured Moments media day at Tips Nail Bar's newer location on Dundas West in Toronto, and I happily attended. Let's look at the bottles, though, before I show you my mani by lovely Iuliia Terekhova.

Right. You've already seen the bottles in the opening shot, but some are obscured.

CND Fall 2019 Vinylux Treasured Moments: Baby Smile, Secret Diary, Cap & Gown, B-Day Candle, First Love

CND Fall 2019 Vinylux Treasured Moments: Baby Smile, Secret Diary, Cap & Gown, B-Day Candle, First Love

If the itty-bitty type in the above cutline is as much a challenge for your poor eyes as it is for mine, here is the five-shade CND Fall 2019 Vinylux and Shellac Treasured Moments collection, with bigger labels. *grin*

CND Fall 2019 Vinylux and Shellac Treasured Moments collection shades

CND Fall 2019 Vinylux and Shellac Treasured Moments collection shades

My favourites are First Love, a vibrant oxblood red, Secret Diary, a vivid rich berry, and Cap & Gown, a stunning moss-tinged deep green. I almost chose that green for my Shellac manicure, but couldn't do that much Fall so soon. Next appointment!

For any art-y types, here are some inspirational images from the CND press material:

CND Vinylux Cap & Gown and Baby Smile from the Fall 2019 Treasured Moments collection

CND Vinylux Cap & Gown and Baby Smile from the Fall 2019 Treasured Moments collection

CND Vinylux and Shellac in Secret Diary from the Fall 2019 Treasured Moments collection

CND Vinylux and Shellac in Secret Diary from the Fall 2019 Treasured Moments collection

CND Fall 2019 Treasured Moments manicure

CND Fall 2019 Treasured Moments manicure

If my nails had been longer (tore one in the airport awaiting our flight back to Canada), I might have considered something like this mani using all the shades.

CND Baby Smile and First Love with CND Power Polish in Locket Love metallic gold dot detail.

CND Baby Smile and First Love with CND Power Polish in Locket Love metallic gold dot detail.

And, above, here's my pretty Shellac manicure by Iuliia (pronounced "you-lee-ya") Terekhova, who can be found at the Tips Nail Bar Dundas West location. Fun fact about Iuliia: she has an engineering degree! But her passion is nails. "I could do this all day," she said to me when I apologized for keeping her so long on my mani. 

CND Baby Smile, First Love and Locket Love; mani by Iuliia Terekhova at Tips Nail Bar Dundas West, Toronto

CND Baby Smile, First Love and Locket Love; mani by Iuliia Terekhova at Tips Nail Bar Dundas West, Toronto

I elected to try Baby Smile — a peachy-nude shade I never thought I'd wear — as the base shade simply to increase the number of layers of Shellac as protection for my naturally weak nails. Otherwise, I'd have had a negative-space mani, with just CND First Love as the colour and Locket Love dots.

There's not much more to say about this 100% Fall nail palette. Oh! If you do your own soak-off manis at home, you might appreciate this next bit: CND Shellac now features the same paddle brush shape that Vinylux has.

CND Fall 2019 Vinylux and Shellac shades ($12.50 CAD suggested retail) are available at select salons* and retailers such as amazon.ca now.

Any of these shades catch your Fall fancy? Or is it too damn soon?

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