CND begun life in a dentist's surgery! Dr Stuart Nordstrom came up with the idea for a nail product after a patient told him that the material used to get temporary caps ready smelt like what was used to sculpt porcelain nails.
Decades on and Dr Nordstrom's SolarNail technology - the first-ever monomer formulation to give nails strength, flexibility and natural, non-yellowing colour - is still an industry leader, available in more than 65 nations around the world.
· What are the best products for maintaining my manicures at home?
Hydrating ingredients such as, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil & vitamin E, not only keep your natural nail moisturised and flexible but also your enhancements which we help prevent them from cracking and becoming brittle.
· Are nail services safe during pregnancy?
CND products have shown no problems with pregnancy, UV light exposure during a nail service is approximately the same amount of UV exposure as walking from your house to your car. Of course we suggest that you consult your doctor prior to receiving any nail service.
· What does 3-Free mean?
3-Free refers to the absence of Formaldehyde, Toluene and Dibutyl Phylate in a product, which are often associated with allergic reactions.
CND's standout product is Vinylux, which delivers week-long wear. That's right - for seven days, you get a chip-resistant look and feel! Best of all, it takes just two steps to apply and dries super quickly, ensuring excellent shine and durability. With over 99 shades available, that's nearly enough to last a colour a week for two years! Each colour is inspired by fashion runways, so you'll always look on-trend and ready for whatever the day throws at you!
It's different from shellac in that no UV lamp is required and it can be taken off easily, using normal nail polish remover. You don't need a base coat either, because the adhesives are in the colour. One thing you must do, though, is apply the Vinylux Top Coat. Without this, you won't get the brand's Pro-light Technology, which gives your nail (and colour) maximum durability when exposed to natural illumination.
Although there are ample shades to choose from, should you wish to create your own, you can! Vinylux shades are easy to mix - just remember to shake each bottle before use, as colour pigments can separate after sitting for long amounts of time.
If your nail is healthy, you'll have the right conditions for Vinylux to perform correctly and give seven days' wear. To bring your nails up to scratch, simply apply SolarOil, which will restore them to optimum health. It's a good idea to do this regularly, especially if you always wear nail polish, as it can leave the surface a little dehydrated.
Flora and Fauna Collection
One of CND's most popular collections, these colours are inspired by spring's watercolour, luminous landscapes. "It's all about unplugging from today's digital world and embracing the simpler things," says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. "Nails are easy and softly squared - as wearable and simple as a barefoot stroll through the grass."
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