“ Brand: CND / Type: Nail Varnish / Suitable for: Nails „
As you may read in another CND review I ordered some products when on a nail art frenzy. I spotted CND Nail Effects Sapphire Sparkle on a nail blog and wanted it immediately! In the image the nails looked like a solar system!! Loved it! When pay day hit I bought myself some treats and eagerly awaited their arrival. *~* The Product and Packaging *~* This is another CND Topcoat which you apply on top of your nail varnish of choice to add a lovely sparkly finish. The sapphire one in particular is has gliiter which looks like a range of blues, purple and pinks depending on how the light hits. It cost approximately £5-6 depending on where you buy. I bought online, so with P&P and VAT it was about £6. The bottle ha a flat back, which I have no use for but I like because if you knock it over it won't roll off the table and should you have a fancy nail varnish shelf it would sit nicely on it, always facing forward so you could see what it was. The bottle is clear with a black lid, it is neatly branded so you can see what's inside and what it is quickly. *~* Using the Product *~* This is very easy to use, do all the regular prepping and primping on your nails and apply your colour of choice then the topcoat goes on over these once dry to give a sparkly finish. The varnish come out quick thick but only take 2-3 strokes to cover the nail-apparently a good varnish should be able to cover your nails in 3 strokes, I can't remember where I heard that but it is a good logic to me. It takes about 5-10 minutes before it is fully dry, a bit quicker if you make sure the top coat is not too thick and is even. Then voila stand out nails! *~* The Results *~* I love this top coat!! The finish it gives is great, apparently they have use glass specs which is why it is such a fine and beautiful sparkle! The colour almost looks UV the way it shines and it really catches the light. From my use of it so far, it works better on similar or complementary shades such as deep blues, purples, pink and grey. It doesn't go so well with reds - but this is just a personal preference. Everytime I wear this topcoat someone comments on my nails and my friend always fires it on top of her nails when she is round. Overall this purchase made up for the other being so disappointing (see CND Super Matte Topcoat if you are interested). *~* To Top It All Off *~* I would recommend this to anyone, it is an easy way to make your nails look stand out without having to visit a salon and you can use it with the varnishes you already have a reinvent them! All round dazzler of a product!