CND Colour Effects Featuring Blackjack

Happy Saturday morning!

Today I’ve got CND’s Blackjack to show you with the effects. There is definitely a difference in Blackjack compared to some of the lighter colors with the effects, as you’ll see.

A couple people had requested that I also show you what the effects look like over my bare nail so you could see them on their own. I was happy to oblige, so I’ll show you those swatches soon!

Oh and I forgot to actually take a picture of Blackjack on it’s own so to let you know, it’s basically a solid black creme. I used two coats.

CND Blackjack with Effects
lackjack with Ice Blue Shimmer on thumb, Sapphire Sparkle on pointer, Amethyst Sparkle on middle, Emerald Shimmer on ring and Jade Sparkle on pinky.

Because Blackjack is a solid black color the effects came out either deeper or brighter with this one. It’s pretty interesting how it works depending on the polish color!

CND Blackjack with Ice Blue Shimmer
lackjack with Ice Blue Shimmer

Ice Blue Shimmer is a deeper blue with Blackjack underneath. I love this.

CND Blackjack with Sapphire Sparkle
lackjack with Sapphire Sparkle

Sapphire Sparkle also has a more blue/black effect.

CND Blackjack with Amethyst Sparkle
lackjack with Amethyst Sparkle

Same goes for Amethyst Sparkle, just darker.

CND Blackjack with Emerald Shimmer
lackjack with Emerald Shimmer

Emerald Shimmer was the only one that came out much brighter! It also looks a lot more green than with some of the other polish colors.I love the way this looks.

CND Blackjack with Jade Sparkle
lackjack with Jade Sparkle

Jade Sparkle looks pretty much the same as it did on some of the other dark polishes I swatched, but with a slightly more “olive” cast to it.

Watch out for the final (for now) installment in my CND Colour Effects week long series!



  • September 26, 2009

    This CND effects polishes are so pretty its not even funny! I want them, they are sooo cool!

  • September 27, 2009

    Everything time that I think I’m going to get away from glitters, I keep getting sucked back in. lol I like the ice blue and jade.

  • September 27, 2009

    Do you really think this collection is worth it?I have lots of creme polishes and plenty of glitter, shimmers and other top coats. Can’t I just layer all those over my polishes?

    • September 27, 2009

      Hi Lucy,

      I definitely think some of the effects are worth it. The effects aren’t like other glitter or topcoats at all. In fact none of the ones I used are glitter, they are shimmery or sparkly. You could get away with not getting any of the polish colours though, except maybe Green Scene, that one is worth buying!

  • September 28, 2009

    They look very cool!
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