A Chip-free Manicure for Seven Days? We Put CND Vinylux to the Test

Photo by: CND
Unlike gel polishes, Vinylux Weekly Polish can be applied at home. There is no base coat needed. Just apply two thin coats of the color and one coat of the Weekly Top Coat. Bonus: ... more 
Photo by: CND
Unlike gel polishes, Vinylux Weekly Polish can be applied at home. There is no base coat needed. Just apply two thin coats of the color and one coat of the Weekly Top Coat. Bonus: Exposure to natural light actually enhances the "ProLight Formula," making your manicure last longer. The polish can be removed with any nail polish remover (we tried several), but acetone-based formulas do work better.
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Mon, Aug 26, 2013 5:34 PM EDT
When it comes to nail polish, you can try every color, texture, and finish in the world, but a truly great formula is one that doesn't chip. With the current fixation on nail art and massive personal polish collections, many women rush to remove the sparse remains of a week-old manicure. But that may be a thing of the past. CND, the acclaimed nail care brand behind Shellac, has just launched Vinylux, a new line of polish that promises to last a week without chipping. Unlike gels, or their Shellac formula (a gel-like hybrid that's chip-proof and shiny for two weeks), Vinylux Weekly Polish is a regular nail polish that can be applied at home without UV lamps or special training. Select salons are already offering Vinylux manicures, and bottles sell for $9.90 each. Eager to try it out, Yahoo! Shine went to Escape Salon and Spa in New York City for a Vinylux manicure. Read on for more info, and photos of our seven-day road test. By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo! Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor