I’ve been holding back on publishing this post for a little bit. Not because of the quality of the polishes (they are pretty darn great), but because I didn’t want to think about Fall.
The latest collection from CND is inspired by hand-craft artistry and their earthy colours and natural textures. The CND Craft Culture Fall 2016 Collection is comprised of both CND Shellac and Vinylux polishes (6 and 8 shades respectively). Vinylux polishes are available for purchase and retail for $10.50.
I have swatches of all 8 Vinylux polishes from the CND Craft Culture Fall 2016 Collection. All swatches are 2 coats unless otherwise noted.
Denim Patch – This steel-blue-grey shade is a great way to bring blue polishes into fall as it is deeper in tone. The cream finish had no issues with streaking and self-levelled really well.
Oxblood – Unfortunately my least favourite of the bunch. It required 3 coats to get to almost full opacity and because of this, streaking was an issue. It also (as some deep reds can be) was more difficult to remove without making it look like you rubbed your hand in mashed up strawberries.
Brick Knit – Now where Oxblood failed, Brick Knit made up for it when it comes to darker red shades. This gorgeous burnt orange/brick red shade was nicely pigmented and had no issues with streaking. This is a great twist on the classic red for the fall season.
Patina Buckle – I was definitely the most excited for this shade from the entire collection. A really unique rosy mauve shade with a blue-green/silver duochrome shimmer. It comes alive once you put on a top coat (as it dries to a satin finish) and when you have it in the sunlight. You could add a third coat to add even more depth but it’s not that necessary.
Fern Flannel – Another shade that stood out to me was this gorgeous forest green shimmer. With a more turquoise shimmer running throughout, this polish is stunning once you apply that topcoat and let the sunshine get to it.
Brass Button – Now some may think this looks more gold but it definitely has a brand new brass appearance. Now in comparison to the other shimmer polishes, you can see brushstrokes a lot more with this polish. I don’t overly mind as this is a great, bold shimmer.
Leather Satchel – Oh man this shade is so rich and perfect for fall, I can’t see anything being much better. This brown shade with copper shimmer also benefits from a top coat and the sunlight to really make it shine.
Hand Fired – Last but certainly not least is this stunning orange-red shimmer. When I went to the amazing event for these polishes, this was the shade that I picked and was so impressed with it. The polish is nothing but bold and nothing like anything I’ve ever seen.
Overall, the shimmer polishes really make this collection intriguing and exciting. If you are going to pick up only one polish, it needs to be a shimmer! What shades in the CND Craft Culture Fall 2016 Collection do you like the most?
til next time…
Disclaimer: Products featured in this post were provided for review purposes. All opinions and thoughts are my own.