[samples/affiliate] Spring nails are starting to appear (got to warn you, there’s a lot of duck egg blue on the horizon) and first off the block is CND Vinylux 2in1 with a colour at one end and the weekly top coat at the other.
In my experience, Vinylux is the nearest thing to gel nails that you can get without actually putting gel formulas. The weekly top coat is the thing that keeps it all gripped to the nail (thanks to a kind of gel set technology that reacts to daylight) so there is less likelihood of chipping although the perfect, no chip formula is yet to be invented. I think it really depends on how hard you are on your nails – nothing will survive a day gardening (in my experience) and if you’re always typing (as I am) then jolly good luck!
I really do like the format of the 2 in 1 – I have a nail polish drawer and am forever rummaging about for top coats despite the fact it’s relatively organised. Somehow that top coat is the thing that’s never in its right place. This format is definitely a problem solver – especially when you’ve just painted your nails and only then realise the top coat is lounging at the bottom of a drawer somewhere.
The shades are all really wearable – going round the nail wheel from the bottom is Field Fox, Hot Pop Pink, Wildfire, Lobster Roll and Negligee (which is so sheer you can’t see it!). It’s the kind of thing I’d be glad to make room for in my travel space for just-in-case rather than searching at destination for polish remover because I’ve chipped before I’ve even landed. The only thing I wonder is whether the distribution is correct – you need two coats of colour and one of top coat which means that you’ll use the colour quicker than the coating…unless the coat is thicker than the polish and it all works out. This is the kind of thing that keeps me awake at night. Anyway, they’re £16.85 each HERE and there is 20% off with code LF20. Non affiliate HERE.
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