Morning all! Today I have two polishes to show you that my hubby gave me for Christmas: I Sea the Point and Counting Carats. Funny story, it wasn’t until I was editing photos that I realized I already had I Sea the Point. haha! Oh well.
I Sea the Point is a bright blue creme nail polish. This dries matte and fast; formula is thin. This is 2 coats and no top coat.
Counting Carats is a clear based gold glitter topper with small holographic glitters. This has lots of clear base but weirdly enough was thick with glitters. It does end up lumpy on the nail so when I use this again, I’ll use the sponge method to apply it.
I’m quite proud of the polishes my hubby picked out – he did pick up 2 more China Glaze polishes which I will show you at a later date. Thanks for reading!
Hi everyone! Ready for a wintery manicure? I have one just for you featuring Model City Polish Glisten, Fancy Gloss Ocean Pixie, and China Glaze Strawberry Fields.
I started off with Model City Polish Glisten. It’s a white-grey scattered holographic base with holographic micro glitters. It has a good thickness but is uneven; it does dry gritty. This is 3 coats plus top coat. Continue reading
Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Who else is excited for 2016 to be over? I mean, it’s been a crazy year in the world, but I know that personally it was a pretty good year. But still, I’m ready for a new year and exciting things (like a baby, hopefully soon!). I decided to do some sparkly nails for NYE, based on a mani I saw by BreezytheNailPolishLover on Facebook. I’ve used ILNP I See You, ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights, CrowsToes Nail Color Maxxed Out, and China Glaze Golden Enchantment.
ILNP I See You is a creamy champagne holographic polish.
Formula is fairly sheer, but it has a really nice holo flame without top coat. This is 2 coats and no top coat.
I then used ellagee My Sweet Romantic Teenage Nights for a half-moon manicure. This is one of my older indie polishes, and it still performs great! It is also the blackest holographic polish I own (I believe).
Over MSRTN, I first used CrowsToes Nail Color Maxxed Out in a waterfall pattern, then China Glaze Golden Enchantment (which is a clear base with holographic specks).
You can tell my half-moons changed. Well, I wasn’t happy with them so I tried to make them deeper and they ended up looking like cat heads. Sigh. I try to do one simple mani and they end up looking strange. LOL. Now that I’ve seen cat heads, I can’t stop seeing them, either!
Anyway, I hope you have a safe & fun New Year’s Eve – our crew will be at home celebrating. May 2017 hold nothing but the best for you & yours!
So last week I showed you a smoosh nail art manicure in which I used a whole bunch of polishes, including two that I used in this beachy manicure: China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic and Dreamland Lacquer A Wedding Dress That Isn’t Bright Turquoise. I also used Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Homeward Sound and Pretty & Polished Sand in My Crack for today’s manicure.
I started off with Rodeo Fanatic on my middle, ring, and pinky fingers. It’s got a lovely shiftiness going on that is to die for! Formula was a little thin, and can be draggy – make sure you let each coat dry. This is 3 coats and no top coat. Continue reading
This manicure was one of those, “I’ll start with these polishes and see where I end up” manis. 😛 Which are actually fun to do because sometimes they really work out and you love them (and yes, sometimes they don’t work out). I first started off with Vapid Lacquer Round ‘N’ Round and Girly Bits Cosmetics Terra [Hella Holo Customs nail polish].
I started off with Vapid Lacquer Round ‘N’ Round [gift] on my pointer and pinky fingers. This is a pink-purple with beautiful copper shimmer. No complaints on formula or application. This is 3 coats plus top coat.
Hi everyone! December already? Geesh. I’m not ready for this! Like, seriously, I’m supposed to be having a baby next month? hahahahahaha! Yeah, can I postpone that until I’m ready? 😛 Okay, anyway, I have a literal box full of mainstream brands that are untried so I decided to just sit down the other day and swatch a bunch of China Glazes: Spontaneous, Stroll, Lasso My Heart, Strike Up a Cosmo, Bogie, and Urban Night.
Spontaneous is a bright violet creme polish, a bit more dusty than my photo shows. Formula is watery and thin, though I did have nice coverage in 2 coats. This is 2 coats and no top coat.
Stroll is a maroon red jelly with specks of pink and gold. Formula on this was thin and fairly sheer. It does dry dull. This is 3 coats plus top coat.
Lasso My Heart is a mauve based shimmer polish with golden shimmer. Wowee, this is gorgeous! Formula was watery and thin, and brush-strokey. It does dry dull. This is 3 coats plus top coat.
Strike Up a Cosmo is a pink metallic polish with silver shimmer and gold specks. Formula was pretty good! It dries fast and has a good thickness, plus it has good first coat coverage. It does dry dull. This is 2 coats plus top coat.
Bogie is a deep purple shot through with silver. Formula is thin and but has good first coat coverage. You have to work fast because it dries real fast! It does dry dull. This is 2 coats plus top coat.
Urban Night is a beautiful royal purple creme polish. Formula is slightly thin but not as bad as some of the others. First coat was jelly-ish feeling, but I had nice coverage in 2 coats. This is 2 coats and no top coat.
Favorites here? Definitely Lasso My Heart and Bogie, and I’d probably add in Strike Up a Cosmo too. What’s your favorite?
Last Saturday I showed you part of this manicure in my Quick Dry Top Coat Showdown post, so why I don’t go more in-depth with this beautiful layered manicure with China Glaze Midtown Magic, Baroness X Opulent Oddity and Baroness X Dulcinea?
I started off with 2 coats and no top coat of China Glaze Midtown Magic. Oomph! Midtown Magic is a dark brown base with gold and pink flecks. I love old-school polishes and this China Glaze is no exception. It does have a thin formula though (not surprising!).
After I used this, I layered 1 coat of Baroness X Opulent Oddity over it (no top coat). Opulent Oddity is an iridescent glitter that shifts in 2 shades in a clear base.
Opulent Oddity is a little thick and it does dry bumpy.
Lastly, I layered 1 coat of Baroness X Dulcinea on top plus top coat. Dulcinea [previously swatched + reviewed] is a violet based jelly polish with red to green pigment and iridescent flakies.
Dulcinea has a smooth formula, no complaints!
Though this was kind of a lot of layers for me, I really enjoying playing with the light and this manicure – it’s so fun when a manicure just makes me smile! Let me know what you think!