Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Finally! Nail polish that can survive YOUR life.

In my former life I owned a nail salon. I've been crazy about nails since SWV rocked the talons in the early 90's. I got my first ever j.o.b. just to pay for my acrylic fills. I'm hardcore, people.


So when I heard there was a whole new technology being used to formulate a polish that will last for a whole week, I almost couldn't stand it.  What kind of friend would I be if I didn't hound the woman at the salon supply store on an almost daily basis starting a week before the actual release date so I could test drive these bad boys for you?  

CND Vinuylux Weekly Polish

You know Shellac?  The UV-light cured 2-week Power Polish?  I've been an addict since it came on the market a few years ago, even training some local salons' staff on using the product line.  I'm die-hard.  Two weeks of gorgeous nails?  Perfect. 

Except I'm a little neurotic about wanting to change color more often. But the thing is, traditional nail polish just doesn't hold up in my life. (Or yours, I'm guessing.)

Until now.

(so many colors, they won't all fit in one photo)

What's new and different about Vinylux

* No base coat.

* Over 60 insanely gorgeous colors.

* Dries by air in only 8 minutes.  (Yes, you can DO STUFF after 8 minutes.  No waiting an hour or two to fold laundry.)

* Removes with acetone-based remover and cotton, like traditional polish.

* Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light, so it get tougher and more resilient over the week, instead of becoming brittle!

*  YOU can do it AT HOME if you like.

I'm on my fourth color.  I've worn them for 6-7 days at a time, and my nails still look fantastic - only a little bit of wear at the tips, but zero chips.  
ZERO. CHIPS.  After a week of my life.  This is nuts.

Here's a photo of the French combination I did with Grapefruit Sparkle and the pure white. 

Check with your salon to see if they offer CND Vinylux manicures and pedicures yet, and if they don't, definitely request it be added to the menu.  You can even do a DIY mani-pedi because it's available for retail at about $8.50/bottle. Ask about retail, and if you have trouble locating Vinylux, shoot me an email at shannonwheeler05 (at) hotmail (dot) com so I can help a sister out.

Now you have exactly zero excuses not to pamper yourself with pretty summer nails. 

What's your favorite nail product or service?  Are you a nail-girl or not?  
Curious about Vinylux?

Please leave your answers in the comments or on the Facebook page - I love hearing from you!

I just learned that a local salon, Anthony John's Salon and Day Spa, will be introducing Vinylux to their service menu really soon!  

(Mandatory blogger legalese: I am not being paid for this review.  I'm just wild about this product.  And I purchased it myself. The opinions are my own.)


  1. I have been dying to try Shellac, but the UV light is a bit of a hassle... I have been searching for something like this! I can't wait to try this! Thank you :D
    Marwa x

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Marwa! I think you'll love Vinylux. Shellac definitely is a longer lasting product, but for as easy as changing out colors is with Vinylux and how quickly it cures by air, it's really a great option. If you're going on vacation and want to know your nails will be perfect the whole time, I'd still recommend Shellac. But Vinylux has way more colors and is so durable and easy.

      I'd love to hear what you think, if you try it out!

      And I hope you'll come back and hang out again soon.
      Have a great day!