Posts Tagged ‘China Glaze’

China Glaze – LOL

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

So, it’s time for Holo Fri.. Saturday? I haven’t had time to try a new holographic polish this week, but I managed to dig up some old photos from October last year. I’ve shown the purple holographic LOL from China Glaze once before on the blog, but that was a long time ago and with not so good photos. I don’t remember how many coats I did, but probably three or four, And I don’t think I had any major problems with dragging.

And thankfully I managed to capture this one in the sun:

I’ve probably worn it for a few days here, hence the tip wear. It’s a dark cool purple, the sun probably made it look a bit warmer here.

This is one of my favorites from the OMG collection, purple and holographic can never go wrong!

China Glaze – Sunshine Pop

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

I was thinking of saving Sunshine Pop for Easter, but I tried it on quickly last weekend since Cactus wanted to see it. I started off with three coats, but then I made a dent on my long finger nail while photographing, so I added another coat but then it got a bit messy.. =) The finish seems to be a shimmer that leans a bit towards frost, so you can get some visible brush strokes if you’re not careful with it. But it was still pretty easy to work with for being a yellow polish, even though the formula is a little thick.

This is taken indoors in natural light:

The next photo is taken with flash:

It’s a fun and bright yellow color (that does not complement my skin tone at all..), and if you just take your time with it and don’t do a sloppy job like mine I think it can look pretty good. But I have to warn you, it will stain your nails with an awful nicotine shade, so I recommend using a base coat with this one.

China Glaze GR8

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Wohoo it’s Holo Friday again! This time I’m showing you the yellowish golden colored GR8 from the China Glaze OMG collection. I’m not really that into warm golden shades, but if it’s holographic it’s hard to resist!

This is three thin coats that dried super quickly as the others in this collection, and no top coat.

I’m glad the sun wanted to show up for a while so I could take these photos.

The holo effect doesn’t seem that strong as with some of the other polishes, it could be that it blends in more with the base color. It still looks pretty, though.

It’s not a favorite from the collection, but I’m still glad to have it.

China Glaze Traffic Jam

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

I’ve been doing some organizing lately, I’ve been sorting through photos on my hard drive, updated my little nail polish list (that I will probably publish on the site some day), and realized I have over 70 untried polishes. I have a lot to do! =)

So here are one of my untrieds that I got last year, China Glaze Traffic Jam from the Metro Collection. It’s a dark berry pink colored creme, and it’s quite beautiful. In some lights it almost looks like it leans a little towards purple. It may not be very special, but as I don’t really have a lot of cremes in my collection I really enjoy it. The formula is a little thick, but it was still pretty easy to control and I did two coats and then topped it with Seche Vite.

My camera got a bit confused by this shade, it ended up bright red in all the photos! I did some Photoshop magic to correct them, and I hope I got it fairly right.

Both photos are taken with the sun shining outside the window. I think the last one shows the color best, it is pretty cool toned.

Holo Friday with China Glaze Let’s Do It In 3D

Friday, January 6th, 2012

The sun was out today, so it was perfect for showing off this beauty from the China Glaze Kaleidoscope collection, the silvery grey holographic Let’s Do It In 3D. I applied four coats and it dried quickly as most holos do. I think this one will become one of my favorite scattered holos, it’s just perfect!

And now, some pic spam:

I also took a photo inside to show what it looks like without the rainbow  colors:

I hope to get my hands on a few more polishes from this collection, I love the ones I have so far!

China Glaze Ruby Pumps

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

A couple of months ago I started thinking about what to wear for Christmas, and I realized I didn’t have many red polishes at all. I quickly got my hands on the classic Ruby Pumps from China Glaze, and I’m really glad to finally have it! Of course the weather didn’t cooperate as usual this time of year, but I did get some sun finally after wearing this for about five days.

So first some photos with sunlight:

I can’t say that the photos do it much justice, it looks more beautiful in real life.

The next two photos are older and without sunlight:

The photo above is taken with flash under the bedroom lamp. And the last one is taken in the shade a cloudy morning:

It was quite hard to capture the beauty of this one, but I’m sure most of you already know what it looks like =)

And now I’m trying to figure out what to do for New Year’s Eve, I’m thinking of doing something pink/purple, maybe with glitter, or maybe holographic. Do you know what your New Year’s Eve manicure will look like?

China Glaze TMI

Friday, November 18th, 2011

It’s Kerstin’s Holo Friday again! And this polish was on my nails a couple of weeks ago or so, so it’s not fresh for today. Of course the sun disappeared behind some clouds when I was going to photograph this one, but some of the holo effect is still visible. This is TMI from China Glaze’s OMG collection, and it’s some kind of warm coral shade. I think this one will be used a lot during summer, it feels like a summery shade.

The first two photos are taken with a cloudy sky:

The last photo is taken with flash, to show more of the rainbows:

I really like this one! I applied three coats, and didn’t have any problems with dragging.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sorry! And Double Holo Post

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Nope, I’m not dead, I’ve just been really busy lately and haven’t had time to take care of my little blog, or to even read all the lovely blogs out there. I miss you! I will probably still be busy for some time, but I wanted to get this posted at least.

To try and make it up a little I thought I would give you two China Glaze holos at once: Octa Gone Wild and He’s Going In Circles, both from the Kaleidoscope collection. When I got these two darlings in the mail I didn’t know which one to try out first, so I just applied one on each hand, problem solved!

Octa Gone Wild is a light purple color, and He’s Going In Circles is a cool light green. It’s a scattered holo effect in these, which look more coarse then the linear holos from the OMG collection. I applied three coats of each which dried very quickly, and I didn’t use base or top coat. I don’t mind it looking a little matte, but if I wanted to keep the manicure for a while I would probably have used a top coat.

First out is Octa Gone Wild:

Full sunlight. It’s absolutely gorgeous!

Next photo is taken in the shade:

It looks more like a purple with silver shimmer.

And then we have He’s Going In Circles:

I think the holo effect looked a little better in real life than in the photos.

And the last one in the shade:

I will probably never own the whole Kaleidoscope collection, but I’m glad I got these two at least, they’re wonderful!

China Glaze Trendsetter

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

This color isn’t really my cup of tea.. But I still wanted to try a fugly polish for once, so I decided to get this one anyway. As you all probably know Trendsetter is from China Glaze’s fall collection Metro, and is a yellowish olive green with golden shimmer. The formula was very easy to work with, I only went for two coats but if I were to keep the manicure on for longer I would probably have gone for a third. On top of that I applied China Glaze Fast Forward.

The color actually seem to suit my coloring, and it didn’t look quite as bad as I thought it would.

Outside without sun. Please ignore my non-moisturized fingers.

In sunlight. The golden shimmer really makes this polish more interesting.

With flash.

I was thinking if it was possible to make this one look better with some layering, I’ll show you what I did in a separate post.

What do you think of this polish? I thought I would hate it but ended up liking it a bit anyway, so I will probably wear it again in the future.

China Glaze Skyscraper

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Skyscraper is a dark blue jelly loaded with silver glitter, and while I wore it I could hardly keep my eyes away from my nails! What you see here is three coats (if you have short nails you can probably do just fine with two) plus a layer of China Glaze Fast Forward. I didn’t find it very gritty at all, and it got quite smooth with top coat.

Unfortunately the sun had troubles breaking through the clouds, I guess it would have looked better in full sunlight.

The next photo is taken inside with flash, the base looks a little darker there, and that’s more what it looks like inside.

And a close-up under the kitchen lamp: