Chasing those winter chills away with a sunny destination? Before you head out, get prettied up with CND Nails’ latest nail collection, New Wave. Jelly Bracelet, Banana Clips, Pink Leggings, Video Violet, Blue Eyeshadow and Ecstasy playfully hark back to the spirit of the 80’s and are available in both Vinylux and (longer-lasting) Shellac versions.
Last month, I was invited to get my nails New Waved-out at Gastown’s Onyx Aesthetics Studio (421 Abbott Street). In addition to brow and facial services, Onyx is the only salon in Vancouver that uses (and sells) CND nail products. There are two CND polish services offered here: Shellac™ 14+ Day Nail Colour and Vinylux™ Weekly Polish.
Shellac™ uses a special top coat and CND™ LED lamp for quick drying time and removal and is “3-FREE”, avoiding the use of Formaldehyde, Toluene or DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate).
Vinylux™ promises seven-day, chip-resistant wear with a fast-drying two-step application. It’s also “7 FREE”, meaning no toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde resin, xylene or methyl ethyl ketone (MEK).
I like the fact that the Vinylux™ polish includes a base coat in its formula. Just a few coats of Banana Clips hot yellow, a CND top coat and I’m ready to go!
Visit CND online and if you’re in Vancouver, get your colour on at Onyx, a cute and cozy nail salon with a fantastic staff.
Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, California, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail products and services – including SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. CND delivers high performance nail color on the cutting edge of fashion and technology.