#NailCrush: CND Shellac’s Forbidden Collection Launch

Loving the campaign’s tag line: “Unravel the mystery of innate desires and express glamour with CND’s Shellac Forbidden Collection!” 

Looking at the new CND Shellac’s collection, I can totally relate! You may remember a previous post on CND Vinylux new collection for Fall/Winter? See here if you haven’t. Well, I am SO very pleased to say, the same sultry, deep & sexy colours are now available in Shellac form!! YAY!

I recently attended the CND Shellac Forbidden Collection launch at the beautiful JW Marriott Marquis and was treated to my very first CND Shellac manicure!


First of, I had to chose a colour… gosh that was hard! With 6 different ones to chose from, all featured on the runways during New York and London Fashion Weeks, I took me a while to pick not 1 but 3 colours – Dark DhaliaTinted Love andNight Glimmer (the first one as the main colour on 4 out 5 fingers, the second for the ring finger on each hands and Night Glimmer as a French-manicure style tip).


In terms of manicures, I probably tried out everything and, up until a few months ago, I was a huge Gelish advocate! A manicure that lasts for 3 weeks? Yes please! However, it kind of took its toll on my nails, rendering them very brittle and fragile.

Chatting to the lovely CDN Vice Presitent, Denise Dente, I was assured the CNC Shellac was different! It does not damage your nails, is easy to remove and lasts as long as a Gelish  manicure does.

Chatting to CDN Vice Presitent, Denise Dente

Chatting to CDN Vice Presitent, Denise Dente

The whole process only took 35 mins which is amazing! The first coat takes about 10 seconds to dry and then the next 2 coats take 2 minutes each and you’re done!


2 weeks later, my Shellac manicure is still going strong with very minor chipping and the colour is still very shiny. How amazing!!


The CND Shellac manicures & pedicures are available across all leading spas and salons in the UAE including my favorite De La Mer Day Spa for AED120 or AED230 for a mani-pedi combo)!

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