CND Sheer 24K Sparkle

The complimentary "effects" in The Look 2011 by CND is Sheer 24K Sparkle.  It's a nice gold flakie in a gold base.

I decided to try this look over Dark AmethystMidnight Sapphire, CND Brilliant White and nubar Noir.  One coat of the effect was used on each swatch.

Here in the sun you can see that it's a bit hard to see this effect properly.  The sun really washes the color out which is sad because it's a nice color!

The shade is much better.  I love this gold because it goes perfectly for both my high school and college alma maters (black and gold for high school, blue and gold for college).  Over white, however, this color doesn't work at all.

Finally indoors with the flash - again this color doesn't stand out as well as it should.  It almost gets lost over the purple as well which is sad because the colors do compliment each other well.  I'm still very in love with the effects line - from the way it changes the colors to the opacity of the polish itself!  Pair it with CND Stickey and CND Air Dry and you definitely have a winner!

CND is available for $9 per colour, and $11 per effect and you can find locations to buy here.

TransDesign and Head2ToeBeauty has the colours for $4.50 and effects for $5.50.

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