I can almost feel it. Spring is will be here in no time! Soon your winter coat will be stored away, the flowers will be blooming, and wardrobe palettes will move away from the darks to the brights. The new CND Spring 2017 New Wave Collection has 6 shades that will complement your revived spring wardrobe. I have swatched all 6 below with each swatch being 2 coats unless otherwise noted.
Banana Clips – A good bright yellow is hard to come by in terms of nail polishes. Banana Clips is that perfect deepened primary shade that would also be great for nail art design. The pigmentation is fantastic and wasn’t too hard to work with.
Jelly Bracelet – This shimmery orange is the most unique polish of the collection. The fine iridescence running through the polish does give it that jelly type of look. I did have a few issues with slight streaking during application but this is due to the shimmer, not the formula. The first coat of this is very sheer but somehow the second coat gives enough coverage.
Pink Leggings – This shade is the perfect bold midtone pink. The formula is well pigmented, easy to apply, self-levels very well to make this a great cream finish polish.
Ecstasy – This hot pink with blue/purple shimmer throughout was the sheerest of all the polishes for sure. But after three coats, I was able to make it basically opaque. You can slightly see my nail line through it but you really have to be looking for it. While this is a really pretty polish, it’s just not my type of shade. Also, if you have Tutti Frutti from CND, you can most likely pass on this one. They are pretty similar, Ecstasy is just more sheer.
Blue Eyeshadow – I love a good blue polish and Blue Eyeshadow is definitely a great one. The application was effortless, the colour is super pigmented and bold. I really don’t know what else to say, other than a great new blue polish is being added to my collection.
Video Violet – Lastly, but certainly not least, this great blue/purple (blurple if you must). I did have a bit of an issue with application but overall it is a great cream finish polish. Just to note this swatch does have top coat whereas the other swatches do not. The finish of Video Violet without top coat would be very similar to Blue Eyeshadow.
til next time…
Disclaimer: Products sent for review purposes.