So you thought I’d disappeared? I’m still here, but my nails are seriously neglected… And so is the blog as well, so was very pleased to find the WordPress app for iPhone. The iPhone’s not got the best camera, but at least there will be more chance of me blogging.
But on to the main attraction. The lovely glitter you see is the Rescue Beauty Lounge Look Rich be Cheap. I got it in the annual half price sale they have, still expensive but so worth it!
It is a gold and purple glitter in a clear base. This was four layers, with two topcoats for shine.
Picture is taken in Instagram, my new favorite app- so colors on skin are a bit weird but you see the glitter. In real life you see a bit more purple.
From the China Glaze winter 2010 Wizards of Ooh Ahz collection. It is a re-release of a collection that came in 2001 and the polishes (except for Ruby Pumps that is in the core collection) have been notoriously hard to find. The new release was highly anticipated.
Cowardly Lyn’ is a frosty gold with gold glitter. Normally I don’t go for frosty polishes, but I really like this one. Think it’s the glitter that makes it so lovely. It takes several layers to get opaque, I wore both this and it’s cousin, the silver The Ten Man, with VNL (visible nail line). But despite this and the fact that it is frosty I like it 🙂
Coats: 2 Orly Armor, 1 coat CND Stikey, 3 coats CL and 1 Nubar Diamont.
Light: Daylight, overcast.
My christmas mani, poorly excecuted nail art:
It is not the most pretty nail art and I used ages doing the stripes. I did not have a pink nail art pen and mixed the Misa Heaven White and the red nail art pen to get a pink. I have all the equipment for great nail art, but will let it rest for now – leaving it up to the experts 🙂
Coats: 2 Orly Armor, 1 coat CND Stikey, 3 coats Misa Heaven White, 1 coat Misa Sugar Daddy and 1 Nubar Diamont. Stripes are made by red and white nail art pen.
Light: Daylight, overcast.
As I mentioned in the Meteor Shower NOTD post I had purchased two other polishes from the China Glaze glitter collection. I basically got the ones I really wanted first, maybe I’ll get some more later. With 50 new polishes coming out in the same collection it is easy to feel overwhelmed I found 🙂
1st polish pictured is Atlantis, a sea green base with blue and greeen polish. It is noce, but I would not wear it on my own. Would benefit from a blue/green base color, check out A Stroke of Colors swatch of the polish layered over ChG Adore.
2nd polish is Cosmic, black base with multicolored glitter. The glitter in this one was more sparsly than in the others I tried, and some of the silver glitter had attached it self to the side of the bottle and was not mixing with the polish. It is the one out of the three that I like the least, for no particular reason other than it didn”t kick my favorite black glitter polish ass – Sephora by OPI Never Enough Shoes!
The pictures you see here are only swatches, three coats of both but without base and top coat. Because of this the glitter was easily removed, wich is more than I can say for the removal of Meteor Shower – am bying felt before I wear any other glitter polish!
Pictures are taken indoor with fluorescent light, and am a bit blurry. Sorry about that, but the daylight is short and we are not blessed with a lot of sunshine at the moment…
This autumn China Glaze came out with 50 new glitter polishes and as a first haul I got three polishes, not surprisingly in the dark category 🙂 Will have swatches of the two others later in the week.
Meteor Shower has a dark blue base (the kind that looks black in some light) with blue, green and some copper glitter. It is stunning! The polish is not smooth, but I’m sure with more layers of top coat it would be smoother. I included a blurry picture to show the glitter better. In the pictures it looks like the polish is not even, that seems to be a optical illusion – it is even IRL.
Coats: 2 Orly Armor, 3 coats Meteor Shower and 1 Nubar Diamont.
Light: Inside with artificial light.
I love this! It is one of my favorite polishes of all time and I now have the matching earrings 🙂 They are made with the polish (how I have no idea!) and is bought from the lovely Tracey of GingerKittyDesigns. You can find her store on Etsy.
Now onto why I love this. Blue is my favorite color and paired with the gorgeous glitter – the silver glitter layered in the blue polish gives it a depth. It is semi-smooth and with another topcoat it might have been even more shiny, and with better application it could’ve been perfect.
Coats: 2 Orly Armor, 3 coats SSN and 1 Nubar Diamont.
First package I got was my order from 8ty8. Have ordered from them the last couple of times and am very pleased with this company.
3 China Glaze glitters, 3 OPI Holiday, ORLY Nail Rescue, CND Cuticle Eraser
OPIs: Holiday Glow, Merry Midnight, Sapphire in the Snow
China Glaze glitters: Cosmic, Atlantis, Meteor Shower
My awesome swaps with to lovely girls 🙂 I got my first Zoya (Harley, left) and a super lemming of mine, OPI Abalone Shell! This will be my next NOTD, check out later for pics.
Back by popular demand! The original collection came out many years ago and the original polishes are very hard to find. ChG have listened to their customers plees and am bringing it back. It will be out spring 2010 and I’m guessing all my fellow nailblogger will be hunting it down and e-tailers will sell out quickly…
Colors from left to right:
Ruby Pumps – jelly (core color and part of the christmas collection 08 and 09)
Cowardly Lyin’ – frost
The Ten Man – frost
Dorothy Who – jelly
C-C-Courage – frost
Good Witch – frost