CND’s Vinylux Gilded Pleasure (115) review

Posted on Wednesday, at bought • 976 views

  • Manufacturer: CND (Creative Nail Design)
  • Availability: part of the Vinylux collection
  • Description: metallic duochrome gold/green/blue shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$9.90 for 15 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
CND’s Vinylux Gilded Pleasure (115)

This was the only duochrome color in CND’s Vinylux collection. I say “was” because…it has been discontinued. This past summer, it was available for purchase. Now…nada. (I noticed its absence and bought a few more bottles when I had the chance.) The duochrome effect isn’t as pronounced as with Chanel’s Peridot, but I get full coverage and as much duochrome activity as I’ll get, with two coats. The required top coat does mute the effects slightly, which may be why it was eventually discontinued. (Or maybe it just wasn’t that popular a shade choice. I have no idea.)

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of CND's Vinylux Gilded Pleasure Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of CND's Vinylux Gilded Pleasure

The formula was a little on the thicker side. It wasn’t quite as easy to work with as other Vinylux polishes have been. I don’t know if that’s because of the formula, or if it’s some ingredient required to get the duochrome effect, or the age of the bottle that I purchased; but the polish was noticeably thicker.

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