Happy Friday everyone!
This little beauty is Tango Passion #169 by CND – it comes from their Weekly Polish range, which is designed to last for around 7 days (sorry if I’m stating the obvious there!) It is a plummy purple, with a slight frost finish. The colour on the photos is fairly true to life.
I have heard of CND as a brand, but only really know them for their shellac, used mainly in salons. The same as the other nail varnish I chose by Morgan Taylor, this brand is also based in California – it must be a nail varnish hub over there! CND were established in 1979 and claim to be deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry.
This is a standard size 15ml bottle, for £10.99, which I personally think is a bit on the expensive side, although it is currently reduced to £6.70. You can buy it here.
The brush is a standard one (rather than curved) but only took two strokes to cover the nail. Two coats of polish was plenty for a smooth, opaque finish. I think if you applied it well, you could even get away with just one coat of this if you were in a rush – it is very opaque and creamy, so it covers really well. The above photo is two coats, with a coat of Sally Hansen Mega Shine Top Coat over it.
The polish has a really pretty slightly frosted finish – it’s not ‘in your face’ but just gives a subtle shimmer. I sometimes shy away from darker nail varnishes as they can be messy to apply, but this was actually really easy to apply and didn’t leave my cuticles accidentally painted! I would definitely continue to wear this on my fingernails, but I think it would be a really pretty shade for the toes too.
It lasted around 5 days without chipping, which is really decent as a lot of polishes chip the next day! Although it doesn’t quite meet the claim of a 7-day manicure, with a bit of a top up, you could get away with keeping it on for a week. It doesn’t even really chip as such, the ends just fade away a bit.
I really enjoyed this polish, and it felt like good quality. As for their cruelty-free policy, CND state: “CND products are not made for animals, so we do not test on animals”. That’s great news for me.
What do you think of this colour, is it something you would wear? Have you tried any of the CND products? Let me know in the comments box!Never miss another post from me! Click below to follow me on Bloglovin. If RSS or social media are more your style, check out my sidebar! Follow