CND Fall/Winter 2011 Collection and Nail Trend Forecast

CND’s limited edition collection of Midnight Sapphire & Dark Amethyst Colours, and Sheer 24K Sparkle, a gilded leafing Effect, creates a decadent jewel toned manicure



• 3-Free – no toluene, formaldehyde, or DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate)

• Rich and creamy, two-coat, fast-drying formula

• Ergonomically designed bottle

• State-of-the-art brush with clear, triangular-shaped nylon hairs for flawless application



Turn bottle upside down and roll between palms to blend. For best results, after applying a CND base coat, apply two thin Colour coats and/or one coat of Effect to clean manicured nails. Finish with your favorite CND top coat.


Midnight Sapphire & Dark Amethyst Colours, and Sheer 24K Sparkle Effect will be available as a set in September/October 2011 at and salons.



Collection of Midnight Sapphire & Dark Amethyst Colours and Sheer 24K Sparkle Effect – $29.00


15 Years of Fashionable Fingertips

Regal on the Runway – CND’s Fall 2011 Nail Trend Forecast

For 15 years, CND has created trend-setting manicures to perfectly accessorize designer visions on the catwalk. This season, CND worked with 22 designers including household names Jason Wu, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Carolina Herrera, Malandrino and Monique Lhuillier.

This Fall, manicures are emerging in waves of rich jewel tones, earthy and worn shades, and comfortable colors – as cozy as a boyfriend’s t-shirt,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director, Jan Arnold.


Eccentric, old world charm takes center stage this season with eminent dark jewel toned nails that accessorize bold satin and chiffon, off-kilter tweeds, wild jacquards and sumptuous velvet fabrics. Prince William and Kate Middleton aren’t the only royal marriage in the future – runway manicures unite lavish eggplant purple with decadent gilded gold. For opulent nails, use CND’s limited edition The Look: Fall 2011, comprised of Midnight Sapphire deep cobalt blue crème, Dark Amethyst velvet aubergine crème and Sheer 24K Sparkle gold lamé effect. These brand new polishes were seen on the runway at Sachin & Babi, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jen Kao and Monique Lhuillier.


Manicures delve into the past…faded, traditional and textured in soft sandstone washes of color. A literal return to the roots. Nature takes back the urban landscape with earthen shades of muted brown, green and patina peach. Pair this grounded look with rugged leather, sediment shaded woven wear, tough denim and weathered knits. For the inky spectator nails from 3.1 Phillip Lim, use warm opaque Desert Suede and half circles of Midnight Sapphire. To get Monique Lhuillier’s “Shady Lady” manicure, try Silver Chrome topped with Desert Suede, and iced with Dark Amethyst.


Worn-in clothes evoke softness and worn-out colors, and provide an element of comfort and timelessness. Manicures are faded with muted iridescence blushing in vintage gold, peach, icy blue and green. Worn best with softened sateen sweaters, heirloom jacquards, Victorian buttons and pearls, and smoky sheers. Custom blended minty sage nails were sported at Costello Tagliapietra, and a hazy purple was mixed for Malandrino. For the blushing taupe nails from Jenni Kayne, use Desert Suede, layered with Copper Shimmer Effect, washed out with a coat of semi-sheer Rose Water and topped with Super Matte Top Coat. Achieve waistline-approved toffee brown nails from Isaac Mizrahi using Chocolate Milk mixed with 5 drops of Asphalt.

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