Trind is a Dutch nail company that has been making products for the past twenty five years, but they first came to my attention about six or seven years ago when they were sold on QVC. Fast forward to earlier this year when I found myself in the Garden Pharmacy, where I saw this purple that reminded me of my youth and I had to pick it up. Sadly the Garden Pharmacy store the was in Covent Garden is now closed ( you can find them online – hurrah!!) but I have enough CC123 nail colour left to keep me going for a good while.
Trind is a brand that is known for it’s nail treatments and it has carried the nail strengthening ingredients through the the colour range. CC123 is a medium deep purple in the bottle but on the nail it is a sheer colour. You need two or ideally three coats of polish to get the depth of colour that you may be more accustomed to from one coat of other ranges. At a time when the nail industry is moving towards greater opacity of colour and one coat application it really is a blast from the past to build up colour in this way. The packaging for me is also quite dated. The long plastic cover pops off the top leaving a silver lid but I find it easier to paint my nails with the plastic on. The resulting colour is a soft but not iridescent purple which is greatly assisted by the application of Seche Vite. This is quite a soft formula and by that I mean that even when two thin coats are applied, and a couple of hours have passed you can still put a dent in the polish. It will tend to peel rather then chip off the nail.
This is not the easiest brand to get hold of but if you are looking for a sheerer colours and nail colour that contains strengtheners and you happen to come across this range it is worth a punt.