Thursday, November 9, 2017

CND Holiday 2017 Glacial Illusion Collection: Review and Swatches

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CND Holiday 2017 Glacial Illusion Collection: Review and Swatches
New for Holiday 2017, CND is drawing inspiration from arctic landscapes and wintery wonderlands for its Glacial Illusion Collection. Full of unique icy shimmers and subdued cool-tone creams, the collection is a refreshing take on the traditional holiday themes. To see some swatches and read my review for each shade, click......
Cashmere Wrap:
A gorgeous muted beige cream, Cashmere Wrap is decently pigmented but applies a bit patchy. I had trouble getting an even coverage and ended up needing three coats for a smooth and opaque coverage.
CND Holiday 2017 Glacial Illusion Collection "Cashmere Wrap": Review and Swatches
CND Glacial Illusion | Cashmere Wrap | Three Coats with No Top Coat
Mystic Slate:
This is a beautiful elephant gray with a soft blue/green undertone. The formulation is incredibly pigmented and rich. You can probably get away with just one coat but I used two just in case.
CND Holiday 2017 Glacial Illusion Collection "Mystic Slate": Review and Swatches
CND Glacial Illusion | Mystic Slate | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Radiant Chill:
An icy rose gold shimmer, Radiant Chill is very pigmented and easy to apply. The finish is smooth and streak-free. I used two coats for the swatches below.
CND Holiday 2017 Glacial Illusion Collection "Radiant Chill": Review and Swatches
CND Glacial Illusion | Radiant Chill | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Alpine Plum:
This is a pale silvery lavender shimmer. Like Radiant Chill, the polish is pigmented and non-streaky. I used two coats for the swatches below.
CND Holiday 2017 Glacial Illusion Collection "Alpine Plum": Review and Swatches
CND Glacial Illusion | Alpine Plum | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Winter Nights:
A rich deep denim blue, Winter Nights has a pigmented cream finish. I used two coats for the swatches below.
CND Holiday 2017 Glacial Illusion Collection "Winter Nights": Review and Swatches
CND Glacial Illusion | Winter Nights | Two Coats with No Top Coat
Ice Bar:
Perhaps my favorite out of the six, Ice Bar is a stunning iridescent shimmer packed with teeny tiny opalescent flecks. Below is the polish worn alone over bare nails and paired with Winter Nights. It gives bare nails a shimmery rosy glow and brings extra dimensions to darker base colors.
CND Holiday 2017 Glacial Illusion Collection "Ice Bar": Review and Swatches
CND Glacial Illusion | Ice Bar | Two Coats with No Top Coat
CND Holiday 2017 Glacial Illusion Collection "Ice Bar" and "Winter Nights": Review and Swatches
CND Glacial Illusion | Ice Bar (One Coat) over Winter Nights (Two Coats) with No Top Coat
Overall, this is a stunning collection! With the exception of Cashemere Wrap, all the shades are pigmented, creamy, and opaque in two coats. My personal picks are Mystic Slate and Ice Bar. What are your thoughts on this icy, wintery holiday collection from CND? Which is your favorite shade? Share with me in the comments below!

Availability:
CND Vinylux is available at select salons worldwide. The brand can also be found at www.tradesecrets.cawww.chatters.ca, and www.nailpolishcanada.com.
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