Chic Shock Collection in Vinylux and Shellac

Preview: CND Spring Chic Shock Collection in Shellac Gel Polish

I was invited to check out the latest Spring colours in CND’s Chic Shock the Collection at Onyx Aesthetics in Gastown Vancouver earlier this March.

CND Vinylux in Jellied
Flecks of silver chrome foil amongst Chic Shock colours on Linda (Onyx Aesthetics owner), pictured with a bottle of CND Vinylux in Jellied

The set of four bold shades serve a full dose of dainty yet edgy vibes. The fashion and beauty world has been overtaken by a new wave of youthful energy that nods to modern urban street chic and CND™ is answering.

Candied (Light Pastel Pink), Taffy (Pastel Turquoise), Jellied (Pastel Yellow) and Gummi (Pastel Lavender Purple)
Candied (Light Pastel Pink), Taffy (Pastel Turquoise), Jellied (Pastel Yellow) and Gummi (Pastel Lavender Purple)

The Chic Shock collection was inspired by South Korean K-Pop culture trend, which is filled with a mix of girly and urban makeup looks, an overload of doll cheeks and plump lips dripping in sugary pinks and lilacs. CND® brings this trend to life with four boldly sweet shades: Candied, Taffy, Jellied and Gummi.

Looking to bring along spring in an attention-getting way, I opted to feature all of the new Chic Shock shades in their pastel glory in shellac gel. Depending on my mood and what even I was attending next, I tend to opt for the half moon style on my nails, which is also known as the reverse french manicure. Since my nails tend to grow really fast, I like how the half moon shape gradually grows out on my nails.

Half Moons with carefully placed sequins with stamped shellac nails in CND Chic Shock colours
Half Moons with carefully placed sequins with stamped shellac nails in CND Chic Shock colours

Hazuki, my nail artist, did a wonderful job in combining my love for glitter and bold patterns. Seeing that she had paisley nails, Hazuki also incorporated my request for stamping these funky patterns in between my half-moon nails.

Elegant Style quotes in Onyx Aesthetics
Elegant Style quotes in Onyx Aesthetics

I’ll be looking forward to my next Shellac visit soon, as Linda shared that the wall behind the nail artists will be redone in a totally different style. I’ll miss all the stylish and inspirational quotes in foil and gold along the wall.

CND VINYLUX™ in Chic Shock

After this shellac manicure grows out, I look forward to trying out the CND Chic Shock collection at home in VINYLUX™. CND VINYLUX™ Long Wear Polish is 7 day wear chip-resistant color that features caring long wear benefits. Since it’s just the start of springtime, I’m deciding between picking up nail stamp plates and tools with flowers or other floral patterns.

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Thanks again to the teams at CND and Onyx Aesthetics for a wonderful preview!

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