CND Shellac Garden Muse Collection
This is the Garden Muse Collection from CND Shellac, consisting of six “intense floral hues” for Spring. Similar shades are also available in CND Vinylux weekly polish. Four of the colors in this Shellac collection are new shades, and two were already existing shades in the CND line (Hot Pop Pink & Water Park).
I’m loving the more vibrant shades in this collection! I like to wear bright, bold colors so these are much more in line with what I would typically wear. And each shade is unique to my personal collection… I couldn’t find any other colors that were like any of these.
Butterfly Queen is hands down my favorite color in this collection. It’s a bright, vibrant fuchsia that’s loaded with glitter and has great coverage with just two coats as seen here. I wore this color for several days and received tons of compliments. I hope CND will release more colors with this type of finish. The swatches I’ve seen of the Vinylux version of this polish weren’t as impressive… the Shellac formula seems to be more glittery.
Wisteria Haze is a unique blue-ish purple cream. It has some hints of periwinkle, but is a little more on the purple side. This is one of those shades that’s more purple than my blues, but more blue than my purples… a classic blurple.
Beckoning Begonia is a lovely lilac-leaning pink with a shimmer finish. This is another favorite of mine. This shade is also one that falls in between color groups since it’s more purple than my pinks, and more pink than my purples.
Lost Labyrinth is a bright frosty teal blue. This one goes on a bit iridescent and builds up to opacity. I believe I applied three coats of this color – all other swatches were only two coats. I like the color, but I’m not crazy about the finish since it shows brush marks and can appear a little streaky if not applied carefully.
Water Park is one of the colors that was already in existence in the Shellac line. It’s a very frosty medium blue. Of all the colors, I was least thrilled with this one and I normally love blues. The tone is a little cool and didn’t seem to work as well with my skin tone and it leaves very heavy brushstrokes which you can see here.
Hot Pop Pink is the other shade that already existed. It’s a medium-to-dark bright pink cream that’s awesome for the Spring and Summer months. The shade is a little darker than most of my pink creams. It’s not neon, but is very vibrant and really pops!
Which colors are your favorites??