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Review of CND VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish System

CND VINYLUX™ weekly nail polish system


According to a study conducted by Nails Magazine, professional manicure services with traditional polish surpassed nail enhancement services such as gel and acrylic nails in 2013. Natural nail manicures are less damaging that artificial enhancements however, enhancements enable consumers to sport a chip-free, perfectly polished manicure for about two weeks.

CND VINYLUX™ in Steel Glaze Color Coat
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With nail polish now being considered a fashion accessory, many women desire to change polish shades more frequently to enable them to coordinate nails with personal style and fashion trends. With the average cost of a manicure being $20, the monthly expense for multiple visits to a nail salon may be unrealistic for budget conscious fashionistas.

Enter CND’s breakthrough VINYLUX™ system, a revolutionary weekly polish system that provides 7-day polish wear in a quick drying, two step application process. The VINYLUX™ system includes a self-adhering Color Coat and a Top Coat that becomes more durable with exposure to natural light due to new ProLight Technology.

The VINYLUX™ Color Coat contains adhesion promoters that eliminate the need for a traditional Base Coat and dramatically improve adhesion to the natural nail for week-long wear when used with VINYLUX™ Top Coat. The VINYLUX™ Top Coat creates an outer shield that becomes more durable with exposure to natural light due to a new ProLight Technology. The VINYLUX™ Top Coat is the final step in the VINYLUX™ system and prevents scratching, denting, chipping and dulling of polish for up to 7 days of wear time.

CND VINYLUX™ was awarded Nail Magazine's 2013 Readers Choice Award for Favorite Product and has been featured in more than 10 major beauty publications since it's launch late last year. After testing more than 10 shades in the CND VINYLUX™ collection, I can attest to the durability and longevity of the products. Traditional nail polish tends to chip within 24 hours or less due to frequent hand washing and use of a computer keyboard. With proper preparation of the nail bed, CND VINYLUX™ lasted anywhere from 5 to 10 days during the test period. Metallic shades seem to have a longer wear time for me with matte red shades providing the least amount of chip-free wear. One of the most astounding benefits to the VINYLUX™ system is the phenomenal drying time that averaged less than 8 minutes during multiple test applications. Although I had initial concerns that eliminating application of a base coat would result in staining of my nail beds, I can attest to CND’s claim that the VINYLUX™ system is a non-staining formula that prevents yellowing. To view press mentions from major beauty publications click here: Press Mentions

Shades that were tested include:

  • Black Pool
  • Bloodline
  • Serene Green
  • Impossibly Plush
  • Steel Gaze (favorite!)
  • Bicycle Yellow
  • Lobster Roll
  • Pink Bikini

CND VINYLUX™ is available in 62 shades that are inspired by runway trends and fashions. To purchase visit your local CND salon or visit

Application directions can be viewed here

NOTE: Applying a base coat prior to application of CND VINYLUX will negate the performance of VINYLUX because the adhesives are in the color coat

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