Description: Grommet is a dark blue metallic shimmer.
Size: 0.5 fl. oz. / 15 mL
Brand: CND Vinylux
Collection: CND Vinylux Contradictions Collection (Fall 2015)
This product contains no formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate or DBP.
When applied with CND Vinylux Topcoat, Vinylux shades lasts for a week on the nails. Vinylux is a simple two step process that requires no base coat and is applied like regular polish. First, apply 2 layers of colour then apply Vinylux Topcoat. With natural light exposure the Vinylux Topcoat gets more durable resulting in a week long manicure.
First off, let me just say that a) I don't consider myself a champion at applying nail polish; I do okay but a lot of people clearly have more prowess than I do. b) Almost all the nail polishes in my collection are either Zoya or OPI.
So maybe it's my lack of hand-eye coordination at play here, or that I struggled to use a nail polish with a different formula than I'm used to.
But this is my first nail polish from Vinylux and I had SUCH a hard time applying it! It's really thick and doesn't self-level AT ALL, so it tended to go on really gloopy and lumpy and full of brush marks. I swear I redid each of my nails around five times before I got a surface I felt looked okay.
The topcoat was also thick, but had a nice wide brush that made it easy to put on (WHY doesn't the nail polish itself have that style of brush whyyyyyy) and it self-leveled beautifully, so that part wasn't an issue.
Once I finally got an acceptable surface of Grommet on my nails (three coats or so) and followed up with the Vinylux topcoat, my nails looked GORGEOUS. I love the colour - the blue cast to the dark gray keeps it from being boring - and the topcoat is really shiny and pretty.
Annnnnnd my polish got several chips by day 3. I wasn't even doing anything particularly hard on my hands during those three days.
I know that polish quality can vary even within a given brand, so I'm not necessarily giving up on Vinylux forever. But it's not an auspicious start. 123
J'adore la couleur ! Le vernis s'applique très bien ! 123