CND The Look of Love/Red Hot Set Swatches

I saw this on Transdesign and was really excited because I love the CND Effect polishes. I got it and played with it and I'm bummed! I am really disappointed in the set. The duo includes Just Red, a red creme, and Red Sparkle. I bought it just for the Red Sparkle and all it is is fine red glitter in a clear base. What?! That's it?! Where is the amazing sparkle that the other Effect polishes have? Where is the cool shimmer and possible shifting of colors? It's just red glitter! Blah! The red polish is a nice basic red creme that leans to the cool side. Double blah!

If you want some awesome red glittery polishes I suggest Models Own Scarlet Sparkle, China Glaze Ruby Pumps and Orly Star Spangled. And there are a number of others. I still love the other Effect polishes but I suppose every family needs a black sheep and this is the black sheep of the Effect line.

Here is Just Red.



Here is the basic red glitter that they call Red Sparkle. *growl*



Here is Red Sparkle (which is a glitter and not a sparkle) over Just Red.



Some combo photos.





Eh.

10 comments

Jen December 24, 2010 at 11:18 AM

hmm I was looking at this on transdesign the other day thinking about buying it...but I don't like how big the glitter is. I think I'll pass on this set...thanks for the swatches!!

Toesthattwinkle! December 24, 2010 at 11:19 AM

This is so pretty, that red is so luxurious looking!

prettyinthedesert December 24, 2010 at 11:52 AM

I actually really like that red!

Rachel Marie December 24, 2010 at 12:26 PM

I actually want the red glitter. that's what I've been looking for.

Ali's Nail News December 24, 2010 at 12:47 PM

I got this in the mail today, and I actually really love it! ;-)

KrisInPhilly December 24, 2010 at 1:27 PM

It's not a bad set and the formula is nice on both. I'm just disappointed that it was so generic. And that just makes me sound like a snob. Ah, or I am jaded.

jbrobeck December 24, 2010 at 4:55 PM

Not a snob! thanks for the swatches, you once again have saved me some $$$

Dusty December 24, 2010 at 9:58 PM

I think you're right, it's rather "meh" as the interwebs say.

Jeannie December 27, 2010 at 1:46 AM

aww man. That is lame and disappointing. I also really really love the Effects, but that does not look like an Effect. It is pretty over the red base though.

Deborah January 1, 2011 at 6:21 AM

What a disappointment compared to the other Effects!

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