Monday, March 31, 2014

China Glaze Peonies & Park Avenue


Today I am showing you a skittlette featuring one of the SPRING pinks from China Glaze.

It's called Peonies & Park Avenue. I took my style inspiration for this manicure from Sammy the Nailasaurus.

Firstly, I applied the pink creme to my thumb, index, and middle nail.I then used Zoya Tomoko for the other two nails. Last I wanted to stamp a nail on each hand so I took out one of my Bundle Monster plates of 2011 and stamped the full nail image of swirly circles in white.

I love the skittlette style. It's fun to mix and match polish and at the same time make more use of all my polish.

Tell me what you like, do you prefer a manicure all one color or a skittlette? What about stamping,the same stamp on each nail, or mixin' it up?

Thank you for reading.

(Polish provided for review.)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

China Glaze swatch & review

Here are pics of my swatches of China Glaze At Vase Value and Don't Be a Flake.

I used 3 coats for full coverage with the light mint creme from the Spring City Flourish collection. The formula was a bit difficult to work with, as there was a lot of streakiness, however, it did seem to level out.

After I applied that, I wanted to create a single glitter sandwich on my ring finger with China Glaze Surprise glitter called Don't Be a Flake.This glitter is packed with copper, light blue and black hex glitters in a clear base. Application was a breeze as I applied 3 strokes of glitter down the middle and each side of the nail.So one coat really.Very nice coverage since I don't believe it's meant to be a full coverage glitter.I love this type of glitter polish because it makes a great glitter sandwich.

The only thing I would have to add with regards to the glitters in the Surprise collection, is that I wish these had been milky-based glitters.I would love to see a whole collection of milky glitters from China Glaze.

(Polish provided for review purposes. )

Thanks for reading.