Vinylux + Essie Hack
Summer Goals with David
So I’ll admit that the CND Vinylux color options are pretty sad. I know it’s still a semi-new product line, but I’m anxiously awaiting the day they release more colors.
I’ve only found Vinylux at the professional beauty stores I go to that require a license, but I’ve heard of people finding it on Amazon or here!
I wanted to polish my fingernails a light purple shade and found that there wasn’t a color I liked in Vinylux. So I thought to myself, “I wonder if I can just use an Essie color in between two Vinylux products”?
Vinylux traditionally doesn’t require a base coat. All you need is the color of choice plus the top coat. The wear is fantastic and I can get at least a week with no chips! The only chips I do get are these new things I found at Trader Joe’s called Veggie Sticks thanks to my sister. Phew, thank goodness the serving size is 50 sticks.
Anyway, I applied 1 coat of the sheerest Vinylux color I own (Lavishly Loved) as the “base coat”. Next, I applied 3 coats of Essie’s St. Lucia Lilac. I gave my nails ample time to dry, and finished with a thin coat of the Vinylux top coat.
Overall the results were great! I felt like I was in on this big secret that I couldn’t wait to share here on the blog. You get the wear of Vinylux with the color selection of practically any nail polish you want.