The CND Rise & Shine Collection is a fantastically vibrant range of five new nail colours available in CND Shellac and Vinylux.
When I first set eyes on these colours I was delighted at how bright and cheerful the collection appeared. I love this selection of colours for spring, it feels like just what we need! As is often the case, before actually trying them out, I had a few reservations… ‘is this new red going to be THAT different from the reds we already have in the range?’, I thought. And what about that purple, ‘surely it can’t be that different from Secret Diary or Brazen?’
The red, Poppy Fields, is a particular stand out for me. I can’t get enough of it, it’s just so bright. I wasn’t quite prepared for CND to gift us with a new red that is really very different indeed from anything else we have in the range, I’m amazed!
The turquoise blue, Oceanside, is a gorgeous Tiffany style blue. The lovely creamy texture goes on like a dream. Compared to Taffy, it’s darker and more green. It’s also a lot more green than Cerulean Sea, Aqua-intance, or Pop-Up Pool Party.
Among the Marigolds is a super cheerful orange. Softer than Gypsy, and more pastel than Popsicle Picnic. I had my reservations about using this colour on lighter skin tones, but it’s come out beautifully even on my own fair, neutral skin tone.
A stand out favourite for me from this collection is Mind Over Match. What a colour! This one is really unusual and we definitely have nothing like it already. It reminds me of an amazing classic CND polish from years and years ago… so long ago you can’t even find it on the internet. It was called SUPERSEXY and it was from the ‘Girl Gone Bad’ Collection. If you are reading this and you remember it, please leave me a comment!
The final colour to discuss is Violet Rays. I have been using this colour a lot as a background for chrome, but on it’s own it’s also gorgeous, super glossy warm sumptuous purple. There are purples in the range not too far off, but the closest, Secret Diary, is darker, and Brazen, is more muted and less glossy.
I have found the CND Rise & Shine Collection to be ideal for hand painting nail art. The colours go on really nicely, with a detailer brush or dotting tool.
The CND Rise & Shine Collection will be available in the UK from mid-March 2022 from Sweet Squared.
Thank you to Charlotte for these awesome comparisons! Be sure to check out Charlotte’s Instagram for more beautiful images with CND Shellac.
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