*PR sample

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I've got here another nail polish collection, this time it's CND VINYLUX Forbidden Collection. It consists of six mini bottles of nail polish and one mini Weekly Top Coat. The collection is packed neatly in a cardboard box and plastic insert...

CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches
CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches

 

 

About: “The new fall collection was inspired by CND’s top seasonal nail trend – Forbidden, a dark, dangerous, edgy look that encourages women to embrace their inner femme fatal,” says CND co-founder Jan Arnold. “Featured during our Fall/Winter Fashion Week designer collaborations in New York and London, the new colors and CND Additives inspire Nail Professionals and women around the world to bring runway to realway.”

 

So let's have a look at the individual shades:

 

Steel Gaze - olive green sparkly base with gold and silver glimmer. Steel Gaze has an easy-flowing formula but it's quite sheer. I have applied three coats and one coat over black on the ring finger. you can see that there is a slight difference in the colour.

CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches
CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches
CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches

 


Night Glimmer - greenish brown base with silver particles. I must say I'm not a big fan of this colour, it's that strange brownish shade that is quite hard to describe. The formula of the polish was quite thick yet still manageable. I've applied two coats for full coverage and the CND Weekly Top Coat.

CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches
CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches
CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches

 

 

Blue Rapture - blue-grey creme. This blue is very unusual and I like it! The formula was great and very easy to work with and two coats provided full coverage. I've applied the CND Weekly Top Coat.

CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches
CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches
CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches

 

Burnt Romance - burnt orange brown creme. Burnt Romance is another quite unusual shade. It is clearly brown but it has strong orange undertones. It applied well and the formula wasn't thick but the pigmentation was a bit lower. I needed two thicker coats and topcoat for perfect finish.

CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches
CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches
CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches

 

Tinted Love - red-based purple creme. Gorgeous berry purple, one of my favourites. The formula was almost perfect with good pigmentation and easy application. I've applied two coats and topcoat again.

CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches
CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches
CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches

 

Dark Dahlia - blackberry creme. I know Dark Dahlia looks like black but it is a very dark blackberry purple and I love it so much! All I needed were two coats for perfect coverage. It applied well and dried fast. I've done a lace nail art with this shade, check it out here.

CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches
CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches
CND VINYLUX™ Forbidden Collection - Review & swatches

 


Another lovely Fall collection on the market that made me go 'aaaah' :) All these shades are also available in Shelac in case you're interested. My absolute favourites are Tinted Love and Dark Dahlia.

 

The polish and topcoat come in mini bottles of .125 fl oz / 3.7 ml size. You can purchase this collection directly from CND but you need to have a pro account. If you don't, you can get it from Amazon.

 

*PR sample

 

 

Hello lovelies,

hope you're all well! I've been naughty and bought some HEX Nail Jewellery but thanks to the low price of the charms it wasn't a big dent in my budget ;)

For this manicure I have used Zoya Giovanna (reviewed here), Zoya Kerry, make up sponge, striping tape and HEX charm Turtle no.2.

Turtle or tortoise?
Turtle or tortoise?
Turtle or tortoise?

 


I started with two coats of Zoya Giovanna and topcoat. Once the topcoat dried I have applied striping tape in two diagonal directions creating the mesh/diamond shape. Then I used a makeup sponge and dabbed Zoya Kerry over the striping tape creating a gradient. Once I was happy with the amount of gold I removed the striping tape and repeated the process on the next nail. As a final step I applied topcoat and placed the turtle charm on the ring finger.

 

You can get Zoya polishes at Zoya.com if you live in US. In UK you can get them at Amazon, Amarya or on Ebay. But I'm sure there are more places online that sell Zoya.

 

HEX charms are sold at their official website.

 

Have a lovely day!