If you're about to schedule an appointment with me, or you're just wondering what CND Vinylux is, let me tell you all about it!
You've probably already heard of the other groundbreaking CND invention, Shellac Power Polish, and this is every bit as exciting. Where Shellac will give you two weeks of chip-free wear, Vinylux will usually give you at least 7 days. This may seem like a downgrade, but consider the fact that it applies and removes just like regular polish. You don't have to soak it off at all. Which means you can change your nail color in between your manicure appointments, or just enjoy a longer period of time without chipping till you see your manicurist again.
CND Vinylux may work well for you if:
- You have natural nails
- You like traditional polish but want to stay chip-free for more than a few days
- You like long-lasting color but don't want to keep the same color for 2 weeks
- You have issues keeping traditional polish and/or Shellac on
Here's why Vinylux lasts:
Even though there is no basecoat in the Vinylux system, there are adhesion promoters in the color coat itself. Additionally, the special Vinylux topcoat has a thing called ProLight Technology which is not only fast drying via indoor ambient lighting alone, it also has time-enhanced strengthening which just means the longer it's on, the tougher and more resistant to scratches and chips it is. The cross-polymer linkage is just more intense than regular polish, which is just another way of saying, it's pretty rad. I have had Vinylux stay perfectly on clients who, for some reason, couldn't even keep Shellac on.
You can actually purchase Vinylux from the salon, too, which is great because you can change your color in between manicure appointments, or if the unthinkable happens and you actually do get a chip, you can pop a bit on and camouflage it perfectly until you have time to do your nails again. I've had wonderful feedback on this product from clients so far, especially when used over an overlay of CND Brisa Lite Smoothing Gel. That way they get the smoothing and strengthening properties they like from Shellac, but they can still change their polish when they want without disturbing the gel underneath.
CND Vinylux Manicure - $30
CND Vinylux Manicure over CND Brisa Lite Smoothing Gel - $40
Vinylux Color (retail bottle) - $9.90
Vinylux Top Coat (retail bottle) - $9.90