One of my favorite things about CND Shellac* is the ability to layer different colors and experiment for a seemingly endless array of combinations. Since CND released six new colors last month I’ve been excited to try some of the newer shades combined with my favorites from the original lineup of colors. I fell in love with the color Negligee after a nail tech friend of mine gushed about it, so much so that I recently purchased my second bottle. From the new collection I picked up Silver VIP Status, described by CND as a “Sheer Diamond Shimmer Effect – Great for layering over any color.”
For this week’s Mani Monday, I layered one coat of Silver VIP Status over two coats of Negligee (one coat of Negligee is simply too transparent in my opinion). After shaking Silver VIP Status for what felt like an eternity (CND warns that Shellac must be shaken thoroughly before each use), I applied one coat over Negligee.
My initial thoughts? WOWZA, that is really, really sparkly. Don’t get me wrong, I like a little shimmer in my polish, but this is like glitter times ten. More specifically, if you have tried Shellac in Mother of Pearl, it is literally an extremely concentrated version, but without the multicolored sparkles. I’m hoping this combo will grow on me, so we’ll see if I change my tune by the end of the week.
*Please note: CND Shellac is a professional only product, to be applied and removed at a salon by a trained professional; I am a licensed cosmetologist.