Last summer CND released a new line of polishes that had an astounding lists of claims. I was of course curious and tested out one of the polishes from the Vinylux line; Midnight Swim. To say the least, I was impressed. This prompted me to get the matching top coat. I really wanted to give this product a full week of wear and see how it did. I was also just curious about the top coat in general.
I find this top coat dries fairly quickly and does give off a high shine finish. It’s not meant to be a fast dry top coat but CND does say all their Vinylux polishes dry fully in just 8 and a half minutes. I do think that is accurate.
Now for the important thing, wear time! I wore this top coat along with Midnight Swim for a full 7 days. The claim is weekly wear and I wanted to see if that claim was true!
I have to say I was really impressed. After 7 days my nails definitely needed attention but I didn’t have any major chipping. Realistically at about 5 days I really wanted to do my nails. And over the week my nails did dull a bit. But honestly, if you’re having a super busy week like I was having (you know…had to head to the Auburn basketball game in Columbia…I even had an awkward encounter with the South Carolina mascot!) this is a great polish combo to have.
I could keep rambling on about this but the pictures speak for themselves! Under the jump you will find a swatch of my manicure on day 1 and then a collage of my nails over the 7 days. And for good measure I threw in a picture of my nails at the game (Auburn did win, by the way!).
For more information on the CND Vinylux line check out my post on Midnight Swim.