My experience with CND products is very, very limited. There is, of course, the famous (in my mind) CND Stickey debacle. And quite awhile ago I tried one of the CND Effects polishes that I really liked. But otherwise nothing CND has done really made me want to try their products.
Enter the new Vinylux polishes. I was really fascinated by the promo images and all the claims CND was making about these new polishes. The Vinylux polishes are supposed to be a middle ground between gel polish and just regular nail polish. CND claims that these polishes do not need a base coat, dry in just 8 and a half minutes and dry to a high shine finish that lasts 7 days. A lamp is not needed with these polishes because natural light hardens the polish as you wear it. Um, sign me up!
The Vinylux line of polishes has over 60 shades. So when I ran across them at Beauty Brands I was a bit overwhelmed. Of course I went straight to my safe zone…dark and shimmery. It was just so gorgeous in the bottle!
Midnight Swim is a deep, blackened navy packed with gorgeous shimmer. The color is nothing new or unique. It’s along the same lines as Essie Midnight Cami or Rimmel Midnight Blue. But let me tell you…the formula of this polish is just beautiful. It applies smoothly and evenly in two coats. I can’t even put into words how amazing the formula is. Midnight Swim will definitely be my go to shimmery navy polish in the future based on the formula alone.
Now onto the big question; wear time! If y’all are interested I will do a legitimate wear test with this product. But I do want to get the matching top coat in order to do that.
I wore this polish three (and a half) days. On the third day I was going to an Auburn alumni event so I replaced the polish on my ring finger with Essie No Place Like Chrome and an Auburn logo. But I did not do the rest of my nails (I quite frankly just didn’t have time!). The wear was impressive. Even in photos which show wear that the naked eye doesn’t see, there isn’t even any tip wear!
I’m a person that changes their polish alot. Especially dark colors because I can’t stand even small chips or tip wear. So to me the wear from this polish is really impressive.
Anyway, I’m definitely a fan of this polish and I plan on at the very least getting the matching top coat and perhaps a few additional colors.
Below the jump are a slew of swatches including a swatch in the sun (so gorgeous) and my day 3 Auburn mani.