Saturday, October 2, 2010

CND Night Factory - Urban Oasis and Teal Sparkle

Today I had to do a makeup job for a friend who was attending a wedding and I wanted my nails to look special, so I chose CND's new "The Look" Night Factory Duo for Fall/Winter '10.

The set consists of a dark teal creme polish, Urban Oasis, and a sparkly teal microglitter "effects" polish, aptly named Teal Sparkle.

Check out the swatches of this amazing duo after the jump!

Prior to buying this set, I only had one CND colour in my stash, Guava, which I love for its flawless application and quick dry time. Urban Oasis is no exception. This polish applied ridiculously well and dried to a smooth glossy finish after 2 coats.

I then applied one coat of Teal Sparkle. I was worried this would leave my nails with a gritty, bumpy finish, but the flakes and glitter are so small, it dried smoothly. Teal Sparkle flashes blue and green depending on the angle, and it is simply stunning!

The two colours together create the most amazing combination!

Here is a closeup where you can really see the blue and green of this polish.

And here is a blurry photo that shows off how sparkly this really is! 

As you can probably tell from the picture spam, I am totally enamored with this duo! CND have really outdone themselves with this little set.

Hope you are all having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I got it from Transdesign for 10USD :)

  2. Hi! I just discovered your blog and I loved it!
    I am actually wearing the OPI Ski teal we drop which is slightly darker than Urban Oasis and I was wondering how to play it up. It so happens I have a CND effects called Sapphire Sparkle which is really similar to the one you used! Thanks for the inspiration!
    You can check out my blog here:

  3. ^^ Glad my post gave you some inspiration! :D

    I am lemming all the CND effects after buying this set...

  4. Beautiful! That just went on my lemming list, hehe.

  5. GREAT job! this is such a fab set, maybe my favorite from CND!

  6. ^^ I haven't tried many, but it's my fave as well :D

    I'm really excited about their upcoming Spring 2011 set.. It looks gorgeous!


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