I love Shellac, Gelish, OPI Gelcolor and all other forms of gel polish for their unsurpassable shine and durability. The drawback being the removal and UV curing. I love painting my nails and have amassed quite a color collection, but seem to stick with gel polish simply because it can be time consuming to change my polish every 4-5 days when it starts to chip or peel.
no uv/lamp curing
weeklong shine and wear
a topcoat that strengthens and increases shine in sunlight, no fading
8.5 minute dry time
62 color collection
I rang my manicurist right up and had her pick some up for me. At the time I could only find it on amazon, ebay and salon-direct sites. Sarah picked up a few of my favorite CND colors and a some new ones. (Hello Pink Bikini and Lobster Roll!)
Application was easy and quick, no basecoat (the polish is self-adhering), 2 coats of polish and the Weekly Top Coat.
** I broke the nail on my ring finger after a very competitive game of tabletop air hockey with Mrs. Rome. See photo of day 2. The good news was that it was a clean break. I filed a small bit down and incurred no additional chipping due to the break**
|CND Vinylux Pink Bikini|
|CND Vinylux - Day 7 & 8|
I used my usual polish remover, Zoya Remove + and the polish came right off. I was concerned about stains since there was no basecoat, but there were none.
Overall I'm in love. Vinylux lives up to it's claims and gets me through 7 days without having to change my polish.
Vinylux is available for retail purchase at salons that carry CND products. The wholesale cost is the same as a typical polish (OPI, Essie, Zoya) so I expect the retail to run between $8-$9.