Why I’m Loving This $10 Nail Polish

CND Vinylux Weekly Polish is so shiny and long-lasting, it's my new favourite!

Clockwise from top: Satin Pajamas, Rose Bud, Lilac Eclipse and Nude Knickers.

I love myself a good manicure. Seriously. Nothing makes me happier than 10 beautifully manicured tips in a hot colour. Maybe it’s my esthetician roots or my girly-girlness. Whatever it is, perfect nails sing directly to my soul.

I’ve tried just about every nail polish on the planet, and I’m really digging this new brand of nail polish that rivals shellac and dip nails. CND’s Vinylux Weekly Polish pretty much fulfills all of my “awesome mani criteria”:

  1. It’s super shiny;
  2. It’s highly pigmented;
  3. It’s easy to remove; and
  4. It lasts a long time.
CND Vinylux Weekly Polish is so shiny and long-lasting, it's my new favourite!

Viridian Veil and Top Coat

CND Vinylux Weekly Polish is so shiny and long-lasting, it's my new favourite!

Chipped nails are upsetting at best, unless your Courtney Love, then it’s cool. Most of us aren’t trailblazing rockers though, so chipped polish shouldn’t be a “thing”. Chips drive me so nuts that I have trouble concentrating on anything other than picking off the rest of the nail polish! I know – very OCD, but it’s either perfect nails, or bare nails with me.

CND Vinylux Weekly Polish is so shiny and long-lasting, it's my new favourite!

L to r: Mercurial, Eternal Midnight, Berry Boudoir, Hypnotic Dreams, Viridian Veil and Top Coat

When I received CND‘s latest offerings for fall, including a beautiful selection of pale pinks and nudes, I got to testing immediately. I had just come off a summer of trying to grow out my acrylic-ravaged nails.

Now, I wouldn’t normally ever opt for acrylics (I just don’t like the look on me), but I just wanted to know what it would feel like to have Kylie Jenner hands for a week. I liked my coffin nails so much that I had them refilled. While the nail tech who applied them was awesome, I just couldn’t get around the nail thinning that acrylics cause, along with the terrible deep ridges left behind from having them ground off. That’s right. GROUND OFF. Sigh.┬áMy nails finally got healthy again and I wanted them to look pretty, so I got to polishing away.

CND’s Vinylux Weekly Polishes really delivered! The first polish I tried was “Rose Bud” – a fabulously rosy pink that goes with everything. The polish lasted a week no problem as promised, and probably would have lasted longer if I didn’t desperately want to try the amazing “Hypnotic Dreams” colour.

CND Vinylux Weekly Polish is so shiny and long-lasting, it's my new favourite!

Eternal Midnight and Berry Boudoir

No UV lamps needed with this polish. Simply apply two coats and follow up with the CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat (this is a necessary step – don’t skip it). The polishes are very fast-drying (fully dry in 8.5 minutes) and offer a brilliant shine.┬áThere are over 100 colours to choose from too. LOVE IT!

Have you tried CND Vinylux Weekly Polish yet? If so, what is your favourite colour? Mine is a toss up between Hypnotic Dreams and Mercurial – a fabulous, glittering silver!

*Press samples provided in exchange for my honest opinion.






    • Dominique
      October 10, 2017 / 9:31 am

      Thank you, Laura! I love that half of them are perfect nude pinks, and the other half are the best fall colours!!

    • Dominique
      October 10, 2017 / 9:30 am

      Shelby – they are really great! I love myself a polish THAT DOES NOT CHIP!!!! ARGH!!

  1. sarah
    October 10, 2017 / 10:21 am

    ok I swear by this nail polish! I am a nail bitter like a really bad ADHD nail bitter and I can not for the life of me bite this nail polish off and it last so long! Seriously the bestttttt nail polish!

    Sarah Lindner

    • Dominique
      October 10, 2017 / 7:20 pm

      It’s my new favourite!! It is so strong, right? Jeez – I didn’t even consider that this polish would be great for withstanding nail nibbling!!

  2. October 10, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    love the vinylux!! my favorite shade is winter glow!

    xo megan

    • Dominique
      October 10, 2017 / 7:19 pm

      Ooooh! Winter Glow – checking this out now!

    • Dominique
      October 10, 2017 / 7:16 pm

      Thanks, Honey!!

  3. Stephanie
    October 10, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    I’ve heard a few great reviews about these nail polishes. I usually opt for gel nails at the salon since I have such weak nails that they break super easily if they’re not coated in something super thick. BUT these sound like a great alternative!

    • Dominique
      October 10, 2017 / 7:19 pm

      Stephanie – I totally understand. These are a great alternative to protect your nails. Have you tried dip nails too? They are great and less harsh on your nails that gel nails.

  4. October 10, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Just ordered some new shades in this nail polish brand! Seriously my favorite!! xo

    • Dominique
      October 10, 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Oh good! Let me know what you got, hun!

    • Dominique
      October 11, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      Let me know what you think!!

  5. October 11, 2017 / 11:37 am

    I actually own some Vinylux polishes but I don’t know where they are. I’ve been getting gels done quite often and my nails are hating me for it. I tend to get them done when I travel, but I’ve been traveling way too much lately. I think they need a breather.

    • Dominique
      October 11, 2017 / 7:29 pm

      Hey Cheryl! Ok – I would get gels too each time I travelled or if I had a string of events, but I found them harsh too. My nails would get so thin and dry. I’m much preferring this polish… Have you tried dip nails?

  6. October 11, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    My sis in law is a stylist and got me hooked on these! I love it!

    • Dominique
      October 11, 2017 / 7:28 pm

      Aren’t they good???

  7. October 11, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    Does it dry fast too? I feel like thats one of my required criteria. I’m always smudging mine lol

    – Gita (www.mimiandchichi.com)

    • Dominique
      October 12, 2017 / 10:27 am


  8. Anna English
    October 12, 2017 / 9:23 am

    I use CND all the time, I love its longevity!

    • Dominique
      October 12, 2017 / 10:27 am

      It’s fab, isn’t it??

  9. October 12, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    Oh great to know! I’m always looking for long lasting polish. Pretty colors too!

    • Dominique
      October 12, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Thanks, Jo!

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