Posts Tagged ‘China Glaze’

China Glaze – Infra Red

Friday, May 10th, 2013

This Holo Friday I have another Hologlam polish to show you, this time with more color than last week. Infra Red is a gorgeous deep magenta color with a beautiful linear holographic effect. I applied two coats of this for full opacity.

This is what it looks like in the sun:



It still looks wonderful in the shade thanks to the rich base color:


This may very well be my favorite from the collection! That’s probably not a surprise since I absolutely love QT from the OMG collection. They’re definitely not dupes but they are both dark pinks which I have a weakness for.

And with this I wish you all a wonderful weekend! I hope there will be more sun so I can photograph some more nice holos soon =)

They’re here! China Glaze Hologlam Haul

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

I preordered eight of the twelve polishes from the new holographic collection from China Glaze, Hologlam, and they arrived earlier this week. This is a collection that many of us have been waiting for, but I’ve tried to keep my expectations low. The colors I chose where the following:


L-R: OMG A UFO, Don’t Be A Luna-tic, Take A Trek, Strap On Your Moonboots


L-R: Cosmic Dust, Galactic Gray, When Stars Collide, Infra Red

I love the color of Infra Red. OMG A UFO and When Stars Collide are really unique colors in my collection when it comes to holos. It’s going to interesting to try these out!

So, the big question is: Do they live up to the expectations of the now legendary OMG!-collection? To get an idea of the holographic effect I swatched two OMG-colors and two Hologlam colors that where somewhat similar in color.

From left to right you have: QT, Infra-red, L8R G8R, OMG A UFO. After looking at these in different angles in the sun you do see a difference in the holographic rainbows. The particles seem to be of a similar size, but the holographic effect is over a smaller area in the new colors, and also a little more diffused.




Speaking of the colors, Infra Red is like a deeper version of QT, so if you have been lemming QT I think you can be quite happy with Infra Red.

So, what do you think? I think they look really good actually. If you wanted the mega holographic rainbows like the Color Club Halo Hues you might be disappointed, but compared to the old China Glaze collection I think they’re really nice. It’s way better than that Tronica collection, there’s not much action in those!

Valentine’s Day Manicure

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Today is Valentine’s Day, so I’ve made a tiny effort to use my stamping plates for once. I wanted to go with a pink base, so I applied three thin coats of Orly Basket Case. It’s a gorgeous hot pink creme that’s been standing in my Helmer way too long without being tried. I chose a heart design from the Konad plate M3, and I used China Glaze Millennium (a beautiful silver chrome) for the stamping. For top coat I used Poshe. I still haven’t really decided if I like it better than Seche Vite or not. My gut is still in love with Seche..

The hearts ended up too far to the edge of the nail, but I didn’t have time to redo it so it’ll have to do =) And since I don’t have access to any light during the weekdays I had to take the photos with flash.



How about a hunk for Valentine’s Day? Can you say no to this guy’s invite?


Aaah I wanna go rub his belly now!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

China Glaze – Lorelei’s Tiara

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

How about a New Year’s Eve manicure over a month later? I wore the gorgeous Lorelei’s Tiara which I just got a few months back. It’s from China Glaze’s Eye Candy collection and so far this is the only one I have from that collection. It’s a silver glitter with bigger glitter in a gorgeous blue/turquoise color.

This is two coats on top of Nails Inc Cambridge Terrace, which is a silver shimmer. I then needed two coats of Seche Vite to make it smoother.




I wore this for almost two weeks, it was hard to let it go!

China Glaze – IDK

Friday, January 18th, 2013

These photos have been lying around since last year, probably since I didn’t think they’re that good (evil dry hands!). But they’ll have to do now, I’ve missed Skimmerskuggans‘s Holo Fridays’ a lot lately and I want to show something today. This is the light purple IDK from China Glaze’s OMG-collection. This is one of my faves from that collection, being the purple lover that I am. This is probably three or four coats.



I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this collection, it’s fantastic!

I know I’ve been quiet on the blogs lately, I hope to get some time to catch up this weekend.

China Glaze – Winter Holly

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

I forgot my camera at home, but I just wanted to show you my manicure for Christmas. This is one coat of the dark green Hunter Green from IsaDora, and then one coat of China Glaze Winter Holly, which is a beautiful mix of green, gold and prismatic glitter. Please forgive me for this crappy mobile photo:


You have to use your imagination to see how gorgeous this is =)

Merry Christmas, I hope you’re all having a wonderful time with friends and family!

Update December 27th: I was lucky to have some sun today so I took a few photos with a fresh layer of top coat on. My, does this glitter eat top coat or what!



Do you see all the pretty colors twinkling in there? It’s wonderful!

China Glaze – TTYL

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

It’s that day of the week again, where Swedish nail blogs offer up photos of some holographic goodies for Skimmerskuggans Holo Friday. This time I’m showing you the peachy/warm pink colored TTYL from China Glaze’s legendary OMG!-collection. This is probably the least exciting color for me in that collection, but that doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful. I had no troubles applying it, I’m pretty sure it’s three coats. The photos were shot earlier this year when there was still proper daylight here in Sweden.

Even thought it’s not really my type of color, I felt very comfortable wearing this.

Worthless knowing: I didn’t actually know what TTYL meant until today, and if I’m not the only one out there: it’s an acronym for Talk To You Later.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

China Glaze – Dance Baby

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Hi, it’s been a while.. I haven’t had time for blogging for quite a while but now I’m trying to catch up a little. It’s still October so I thought I would post something pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month, and I happened to have some photos of Dance Baby from the Electropop collection. And I have to say that I’m in love with this cool bubblegum pink creme! It applied nicely with two coats, and it’s a gorgeous shade that stands out in my collection.

These photos were taken in natural light, with no sun:

NailArt Sunday – Wicked Baby Tiger

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

After seeing all the lovely nail art manicures that pop up every Sunday thanks to Lela’s NailArt Sundays, I thought I’d try to come up with something as well for this Sunday. The base is China Glaze Wicked Style, and I did a simple gradient with the light pink Dance Baby on the tips, using a sponge. When that was done I had no idea what to do next.  After some fails on my right hand I decided to just do some simple stripes with a black Ink Nail Art polish from NYX. One coat of Seche Vite, and then it was done!

I really like this, and I’ll be sad to see it go. But I’ll probably do something like this again in the future.


China Glaze – Wicked Style

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Wicked Style from the Electropop collection is some kind of warm bright pink, and I had serious problems with getting the color to show up correctly in the photos. So what you see here is not 100% accurate. I applied three coats to get an even coverage, and then Seche Vite on top as usual.

In real life the color is a tad more lighter.

Anyway, it’s a very beautiful pink creme.