CND Vinylux Boho Spirit 2018 Collection

CND Vinylux Boho Spirit Summer 2018 Shades

In case you’re not familiar with this brand, CND VINYLUX Weekly Polish is a unique two-part system, a self-adhering Colour Coat with a built-in base coat and a superior Top Coat, which gives you seven-day chip-free wear. I have previously reviewed their Nude Collection which I still love & recently wore to my brother’s wedding.

There are four gorgeous shades in the new Vinylux Boho Spirit Summer Collection. I have three of them to try which is exciting. I’m missing the shade Offbeat which is a gorgeous bright coral pink & I might just have to get my hands on this shade to complete the collection. So this paired down 4 piece Summer collection covers all the bases (well I think so).

Vinylux Gypsy Boho Nail Polish 2018

Offbeat – a bright coral cream

Uninhibited – a rich salmon cream

Vagabond – a pale sandy yellow

Gypsy – a tangerine dream

Gypsy

This is the shade I have been wearing the most. It applies so well and is opaque in one coat but I do like to apply two just so the colour is more intense and rich. Orange is one of my favourite shades for Summer and I love how well this polish lasts on both my fingers & toes. It’s a WOW shade for sure and one I know will see me through the Summer.

NEW Vinylux long wear nail polish

Uninhibited

This salmon pinky peach shade gives you a lovely light wash of colour.  It looks stunning on both fingers and toes and its subtle colour looks so sophisticated and is the perfect everyday Summer shade. It is a pretty creme finish.

Vagabond

I wasn’t at all excited about this shade at first and thought it looked a little flat, dull in the bottle but I just love it on my toes. It’s not a bold yellow but a creme pale sandy yellow and it isn’t a WOW shade but it is very much a pretty shade. Again it’s perfect if you have a tan and is an easy colour to wear.

CND Vinylux long-wear polishes promises,

7-day, chip-resistant wear

Fast-drying,

Simple two-step application

Features a built-in Base Coat

Superior shine

The Vinylux Weekly polish Top Coat is incredible, it gives a high shine finish and the quality looks as good as a professional nail salon but best of all my nail polish lasted chip-free for almost the 7 days. This is no mean feat as I work with my hands crafting & they usually get scuffed so easily, but this topcoat meant my manicure remained intact with no unsightly chips for 6 solid days. I was very, very impressed. The high shine finish didn’t dull either. This topcoat is a serious winner and I am going to use it on top of all my manicures from now on.Vinylux Summer Boho Spirit Collection

So if you’re looking for that perfect polish so you can wear all the Summer sandals then I highly recommend checking out this Boho Spirit Collection from CND Vinylux & let me know if you get your hands on the pink (Offbeat) shade – I think this would look gorgeous with a sunkissed tan.

Vinylux™ – weekly, chip-resistant wear, fast-drying, two-step application, brilliant shine which lasts without the need for a base coat. Increased durability with natural light.

CND products are available from pro nail salons and online at cultbeauty.com to find a pro salon near you, go to lovecnd.com

CND Vinylux Weekly Polish The Nude Collection

CND Vinylux Nail Polishes

CND Vinylux Nail Polishes

CND Vinylux – The Nude Collection

I am aware that we are well into Spring & brighter, more colourful nail polishes would be more appropriate, but I’m a that girl who just loves to wear nudes. They always look fresh, elegant and work with every outfit. So I make no apologies for declaring my love for the CND Vinylux Nude Collection. Although their new Chic Shock Spring Collection is BEAUTIFUL.

I have two polishes from the recent Nude Collection ‘Unlocked’ & ‘Unearthed’ which are very different but still very classic nudes.

Unearthed – A warm tone brown.

Unmasked – A medium tone brown.

Unlocked – A light tone brown.

Uncovered – A warm nude pink.

CND Vinylux The Nude Collection

CND Vinylux Neutral Nail Polish Swatched

Unearthed // Unlocked 

These polishes are quite thick but they apply smoothly and easily. The brush is the perfect size, its short and wide which I find super quick and fuss free to use. I applied two coats of both polishes so the colour looked even and opaque. They dried very quickly and I didn’t have to wait long at all to apply the topcoat & I think this is when the magic happens.

The Vinylux Weekly polish Top Coat is incredible, it gives a high shine finish and the quality looks as good as a professional nail salon but best of all my nail polish lasted chip free for almost the 7 days. This is no mean feat as I work with my hands crafting & they usually get scuffed so easily, but this topcoat meant my manicure remained intact with no unsightly chips for 6 solid days. I was very, very impressed. The high shine finish didn’t dull either. This topcoat is a serious winner and I am going to use it on top of all my manicures from now on.

CND Vinylux Weekly Polish The Nude Collection

Vinylux™ – weekly, chip-resistant wear, fast-drying, two-step application, brilliant shine which lasts without the need for a base coat. Increased durability with natural light.

CND products are available from pro nail salons and on-line at cultbeauty.com to find a pro salon near you, go to lovecnd.com

ORLY Coastal Crush Collection 2017

ORLY Coastal Crush Summer Collection 2017

ORLY Coastal Crush Summer Collection 2017

Orly Coastal Crush Summer Collection*

This collection from ORLY features six new shades for Summer. It seems ORLY has stayed away from the NEON trend and opted for more subtle but still vibrant shades and I like that. I think ORLY have covered all bases and offer a selection of shades which most people would associate with a Summer holiday. Although I have to say I’m on the fence about the dark blue shade – Under The Stars, I am not sure it fits in with the collection for me, what do you think?

NEW ORLY Coastal Crush Summer Nail Polish Releases

I found the two shades I was testing to be opaque in two coats and the formula was fluid and easy to work with. The shade For The First Time (Pink) is my favourite out of the two I have tested and it looked instantly Summery on my nails. This colour would look gorgeous with a nice tan (which I do not have). Under The Stars (blue) had a little sparkle to it and it is a pretty shade but I think this is more of a Autumn / Winter shade.

The collection features six shades,

  • No Regrets – Vibrant, bold fuschia pink
  • Sea You Soon – Sweet blue with a shimmer running through
  • Summer Fling – Gorgeous peach
  • Surfer Dude – Stunning bright orange
  • Under The Stars – Deep blue shimmer
  • For The First Time – Pretty bright purple / pink cream shade

ORLY Summer Coastal Crush Collection

New ORLY Summer Nail Polishes 2017

The blue took a little longer to dry and I wish I’d have used three coats as I felt it wasn’t as opaque as I’d hoped. The pink shade was stunning and I am still wearing it on my toes, having chosen to reapply it for the 3rd time in a month. It looks super cute with my open toe sandals and it is for sure my go to nail polish for Summer 2017.

I do like the look of a couple of the other shades in this collection – No Regrets and Summer Fling. They both are very beachy shades and I can imagine they would look beautiful with a tan.

ORLY Coastal Crush Collection Summer2017

Have you picked up anything from this new ORLY Coastal Crush Collection? Which are your stand out colours?

*PR Sample

Shopping My Stash Summer Edition

Shopping My Stash Summer Products

Shopping My Stash Summer Products

If you have read my blog for a while now you will know that I’ve been on a bit of a mission to use the products I already have and not spend as much money on makeup (the struggle is real). That way I get to shop my stash which is always fun and it leads me to rediscover so many lovely products. I like to rotate my everyday makeup at least once a month so I thought I would share a few of the products I’m using at the moment.

W7 The Naughty Nine : Mid Summer Nights Palette

I bought this last year and I love it, it might be more of an Autumnal palette but this is such a fantastic budget friendly selection of eyeshadows. The quality is very good and much better that you might expect from such an affordable brand. It’s dubbed as a dupe for the MAC Burgundy Times Nine Palette. I can’t comment on that but the colours do look quite similar. You get 9 shadows in the palette and I like the range of nude toned neutrals & the fact you get a good selection of coppers, cranberries and a few nude pink tones. There is a nice mix of mattes, satin finishes and shimmers all of which are pigmented and blend well. It’s unusual to find good affordable matte shadows but these are very good quality, in fact regardless of price this is an outstanding palette and one I highly recommend checking out. I like this palette a lot!

W7 Eyeshadow Palette

NYX Vivid Brights Liner

These came out last Summer and would be ideal for a cute Festival look, I have the violet shade which isn’t as bright as some of the other shades in the range but it is still a pretty colour. This has a very fine brush which makes it easy and fuss free to apply, it gives you a very clean, precise line. The colour is quite bold but not overly bright and it lasts all day without smudging. I like wearing this violet shade in the warmer months it is a nice change from my usual black or brown liner.

Bioderma Sensibio AR BB Cream

This is a fantastic base if you suffer with redness or have acne scarring as this has amazing coverage without feeling heavy on the skin. It is a multi action skincare and makeup hybrid and gives you that perfect combination of dermatological care and a great tinted coverage. This will cover uneven skin tone, redness and give you a radiant, glowing finish without feeling heavy or greasy on the skin. It is a great Summer base because of its incredible skin loving ingredients – Ginkgo biloba, green tea and soy which help to inhibit the factors that cause persistent redness. The active ingredients also work to reduce inflammation and immediately soothe your skin. It is also feels very lightweight and comfortable on the skin but gives you great coverage and I love that it has SPF30 protection too.

Clinique Chubby Stick Super Strawberry

These crayon style lip products are some of my favourite to use and Clinique have some really lovely shades available. This strawberry one gives your lips a wash of hydrating colour. It has a fresh glossy finish and this light berry pink is very pretty and flattering, perfect Summer lip colour.

Summer Makeup Picks

Rimmel Super Gel Polish in Coral Queen*

I have all the shades from this new Super Gel Beach Ready Collection but I really like this bright orange shade the best. I have worn it on both my fingers and toes and it is a fun Summer shade. It is vibrant and looks great with a tan. Rimmel nail polishes are always very good quality and the formula is easy to apply, fast drying and pretty long wearing too, so for me they tick all the boxes!

Garnier BB Cream 5-in-1 Eye Roll-On Light

This Garnier BB Eye Cream has a roller ball applicator which makes it a great travel concealer – fuss free and no brush needed. It has quite a hydrating / liquid consistency which is what makes it perfect to use under my eyes. It feels refreshing and it perks up my skin and makes me look more awake. It’s that ideal shade which brightens but still provides good coverage for those pesky dark circles. I love that the product doesn’t sink into my fine lines which is often a problem for me. This little tube lasts me for months and as I said it is perfect to travel with or pop into your everyday makeup bag.

Essence Blush Up Powder Blusher

Essence Blush Up Powder Blush

How beautiful is this peachy pink blush from Essence – it screams Summer.I love that this blusher has a ombre gradient effect and you get 3 different shades going from a stunning orange to a pretty pink. You can either use the colours individually or sweep your brush across the shades and pick up a mix of all three colours. This is really pigmented and not too powdery or chalky. I like that all three colours are matte so no shimmer in this at all. I’m excited to use this over the Summer to create some pretty looks.

Essence Blush Up Swatches

Makeup for a Summer look

MUA Luxe Glow Beam Highlight Cushion in Gold

Over the past few years we’ve seen quite a few of the luxury high-end brands like YSL, Dior and Chanel bringing out cushion products inspired by the Korean beauty market and it’s never long before the high street follows suit. I love MUA as a brand and their product selection is fantastic and really good quality too, so when I saw that they had released a cushion highlighter I was very excited to try it out. It is a peachy gold highlight and it can look quite subtle or if you want more on an intense look you can build up the colour & effect to be more intense. I use it on the tops of my cheeks and under my brow bone and it applies so well to the skin, it doesn’t accentuate my fine lines and when it catches the light it looks so pretty

Favourite Summer Makeup Products

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Bronze* 

This is a really nice warming, matte bronzer, Its perfection. It doesn’t look muddy or orange, it warms up your skin so you look more sun-kissed and less like you’ve been tango’ed. I think for £20 that this is a great product to add to your makeup bag for Summer, especially if like me you like to avoid getting a tan but like to look bronzed and healthy. The packaging is adorable and the palm tree detail on the compact and the packaging is good quality, slim and you get a great sized mirror in the lid which is handy for reapplying your lipstick throughout the day.

What products have you added to your makeup bag for Summer?

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