Get the look: New Year's Eve nails 0

By Julia Dilworth, 24 hours Vancouver


Glam nails are crucial to completing any holiday party outfit, so the experts at CND bring us four do-it-yourself Vinylux nail styles for the big night. 

Vinylux is a new line from CND touting week-long wear (perfect for a holiday season of parties and get-togethers!) and this is without a base coat. It also dries in eight-and-a-half minutes flat (versus regular polish at 15-20 minutes), so you'll have more time for those last-minute wardrobe changes!

Before each manicure, thoroughly cleanse hands and nails. Tip: To make your manicure last longer, wipe the polish wand along the end of your nail to seal the edge and reduce chipping. CND also recommends you finish each look by applying the Vinylux Weekly Top Coat for best results.

1. Your name in lights

Materials: VINYLUX in Locket Love and Dark Dahlia and Weekly Top Coat.

  • Apply one thin coat of VINYUX™ in Locket Love.
  • Draw a horizontal line across the nail about 2/3 of the way up the nail from the free edge VINYUX™ in Dark Dahlia.
  • With the VINYUX™ Dark Dahlia polish brush, fill in the colour between the line and the free edge. Use two coats if desired.

2. The Rebel Sell

Materials: Lilac Longing, Black Pool, Top Coat

  • Apply two coats of Vinylux in Black Pool
  • Allow 3-4 minutes for nails to dry
  • Carefully use Vinylux in Lilac Longing to create a French manicure line
  • At the extension edge, create another French manicure line using Vinylux in Black Pool.

3. Crushed Velvet

Materials: Vinylux nail polish in Lilac Longing, Dark Dahlia, Top Coat and BUBBLE WRAP

  • Apply a coat of Vinulyx
  • Allow 3-4 minutes for nails to dry
  • Apply a coat of Vinylux in Dark Dahlia
  • While Dark Dahlia is still wet, dab the nail with bubble wrap to create texture

4. Lux Luv

Materials: Vinylux nail polish in Svelte Suede, Locket Love, Silver Chrome, and an eye shadow sponge applicator or Q-Tip

  • Apply two thin coats of Vinylux in Svelte Suede.
  • Allow 3-4 minutes to set (not fully dry)
  • Off to the side, dab some Vinylux Silver Chrome out on a disposable surface (i.e. plastic-backed makeup pad) using the nail polish wand. Next, use the paddle sides of a Q-Tip or the eye shadow sponge and dab Silver Chrome on top of the Svelte Suede, creating a marbled look.
  • Repeat the dabbing with Locket Love.


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