CND Vinylux Splash of Teal Swatches & Review

CND Splash of Teal Swatches Review

CND Vinylux Splash of Teal, from the upcoming Rhythm and Heat Collection for Summer 2017 launching in March, is like doing a cannon ball in the water – it certainly gets others’ attention!

While it photographs on the blue side, to the naked eye, CND Vinylux Splash of Teal has perhaps a few drops of green in the mixture, which allows it to stay true to its name. It’s indeed a teal and less of a sky blue.

Old Man Winter may be folding his clothes and getting ready to pack his suitcase for the arrival of Spring, but your nails don’t have to follow suit.

Jump straight to a summer manicure fiesta with this beautiful teal!

CND Vinylux Splash of Teal Pictures

CND Splash of Teal Swatch Swatches

CND Splash of Teal Rhythm and Heat Collection

CND Vinylux Splash of Teal Rhythm and Heat Collection Review

CND Vinylux Splash of Teal Swatches

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CND Splash of Teal Swatches Review

CND Splash of Teal Swatch Review

CND Splash of Teal Swatch

CND Splash of Teal Swatches


  • Teal (Yes)
  • 7-day chip-resistant wear (Yes)

Key Notes

  • Name: CND Vinylux Splash of Teal
  • Collection: CND Rhythm and Heat Collection (Summer 2017)
  • Press Release: Click here to see the official CND Rhythm and Heat Collection press release.
  • Quick Look: Click here to see my CND Rhythm and Heat Collection swatches!
  • Colours Available in the Collection: Sugar Cane, Palm Deco, Splash of Teal, Shells in the Sand, Mambo Beat & Ripe Guava
  • Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
  • Retail Price: $11.95 CAD
  • Disclosure: This post contains a press sample provided by PR.
  • Where to Buy: Trade Secrets, Chatters & NailPolishCanada (available in March 2017)

CND Vinylux Splash of Teal Review


If you’re a fan of blues with a hint of green, you will enjoy CND Splash of Teal. It’s a statement colour that complements a wide variety of skin tones. Plus since it isn’t too ‘out there,’ I feel that a lot of people will be able to pull this off with style!

The saturated jewel-tone is what makes this nail polish drool-worthy. It’s not too bright or too dark, so while teals aren’t necessarily the first colour that springs to mind when you think of easy elegance, this one fits the bill nicely.


A classic creme finish is always a winner. Not only does the simple finish allow the colour to be the true star of the show, but it lends itself to great versatility. Whether you choose a solid manicure or apply this as a base for nail stamping, you will pull this polish out from your stash time and time again.

Application & Formula

CND Splash of Teal was easy to apply and control with the brush.

The formula doesn’t seem to be a full-on creme, as there is a bit of translucency. For this reason, it’s not the most pigmented creme that I’ve come across, however, it’s pigmented enough so that you can use three thin coats or two generous coats to achieve full opacity. (I used two coats.)

The slightly jelly-ish formula allows the polish to brush onto your nails more smoothly and retain a shine, even before applying your favourite top coat.


I don’t usually comment on how long a nail polish lasts, but since CND Vinylux lacquers are advertised as lasting up to 7 days, I thought I’d share my experience with you regarding that claim.

Polishes will react with each person’s nail chemistry differently, so what works for me may not work for someone else. It’s all about trial and error sometimes because a base and/or top coat may or may not play well with a particular polish.

I find that most nail polishes last a long time on my nails naturally, however, I don’t always wear the same manicure for a full week (because of blogging and wanting to share swatches on my social media of different colours).

In this situation, though, I wore CND Splash of Teal for over a week. It didn’t chip, and it still looked pretty decent, despite the fact that I don’t ‘baby’ my nails. I wash dishes by hand (sometimes without gloves), I pick stickers off packages, and I generally use my nails as tools (which to most nail bloggers is a no-no). Considering that CND Splash of Teal lasted through all of that impressed me.

Do You Have to Wear It with the CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat?

Although the top coat is designed to ensure that your Vinylux manicure lasts its longest, you don’t necessarily have to invest in wearing the matching top coat. (I wore my usual top coat and still had great results. However, if you find that Vinylux polishes don’t usually last on you, it’s probably worth checking out the top coat to see if it helps.)

Does It Stain Your Skin or Nails?

With saturated teals like this, I’m always a little wary that they’ll heavily stain the cuticles or nails, but when I removed this polish, I was pleasantly surprised that it came off without a hitch. No scrubbing to ‘de-Smurfify’ my fingers! 😉 (I think that because of the formula I described above, that also helps to prevent staining.)


CND Splash of Teal and other CND Vinylux nail polishes boast a 7-free formula. This means that they don’t contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Xylene, or Parabens.


  • Bold teal that’s universally flattering
  • Creme finish (formula is slightly jellyish)
  • 2-3 coats to achieve full opacity
  • Doesn’t stain skin or nails
  • Durable formula lasts a long time (I wore it for more than 7 days straight and it didn’t chip.)
  • 7-free formula (No Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Xylene, or Parabens)
  • Easy to track down CND Vinylux polishes in-store and online (This shade will be available in March 2017.)


  • Not the most original or wild colour for a nail polish (but, hey, not every lacquer has to reinvent the colour wheel!)

Final Verdict: 9/10

CND Vinylux Splash of Teal has me dreaming about summer, even though it’s still winter! I love the bold colour and how effortless the formula is to apply.

If you love teal nail polishes and don’t already have a creme like this in your stash, I’d recommend picking this one up!

What are some of your favourite teal nail polishes? Do you prefer cremes over other finishes? How long do CND Vinylux nail polishes usually last on you?


4 thoughts on “CND Vinylux Splash of Teal Swatches & Review

  1. Melissa Clemons

    It’s a great color and it looks awesome on you as always. As much as I like this color, I’m going to have to pass. I have a few other polishes that are really similar to this one and I’m on a REALLY tight polish budget. Thanks for sharing with us! I look forward to seeing more reviews and swatches!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      Totally understand! For us nail enthusiasts, we often have MANY teals in our collection. 😉 For those who are just starting out, this is a great option. Thanks again for visiting my blog and for leaving me a comment. Hope that you’re having a wonderful day!

  2. Ashley T.

    I love colors like this, they’re a bit funky but also easy to wear! I actually agree with your statement about “easy elegance,” teal just looks really nice and can even be a bit classy on some people.

    It looks gorgeous on your nails and I think if I come across a bottle, I will not be able to pass it up!


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