We are over the moon—not to mention down the enchanted rabbit-hole and beyond—to bring you what we think is CND’s most amazing array of nail creations, ever! We once again teamed with those notorious fashion disrupters, the design houses of Libertine and The Blonds, to push not merely the technical capacities of SHELLAC® Brand 14+ Day Nail Color, VINYLUX® Weekly Polish, RETENTION+® Liquid & Powder and BRISA® Gel, but also a whole imagination’s worth of sequins, gems, jewels, chains, veils, fantasy flowers and bleeding roses, smoking-hot (literally) lips, soft wefts of faux fur and Swarovski-studded “eye” ornaments gazing out from nail tips, hats and lapels.
In his collection at Fashion Week, Libertine designer Johnson Hartig brought to life the sculptural work of Niki de Saint Phalle—she’s a wildly innovative French artist who made headlines with her avant-garde feminist work in the mid- 1960s. We created runway nails with our shiniest bestselling brights from our core collection. And we gave Fashion Week a warm and fuzzy side, too, with fluffy “flossies”, the candy-floss nail scouted as the “boldest nail trend since the stiletto” by Today.com! But here’s the biggest color news for 2016: “24-Karat”, a high-covet, high-gloss metallic enamel. Note to self: fab choice for New Year’s Eve.
The Blonds took us on a head-over-heels journey with a mash-up of wearable couture and fantasy red carpet glam themed around Alice in Wonderland-turned-1950s Hollywood starlet. The trip down the rabbithole with The Blonds turned glitzy-glam with fishnets, hot pink Rasta-style twisted topknots and The Blonds’ signature bodice-gripping corsets. Scattered numerals and clockwork parts of the White Rabbit’s pocket-watch remind us time flies when you munch out on mystery-cookies that command “Eat me.” The drama and the glamour are wildly wearable art, so right for this coming holiday season. A sparkling slice of the surreal is just what you need to make spirits bright under the mistletoe.
Jan Arnold Co-Founder & Style Director