Posts Tagged ‘Olive’

Some Layering On Trendsetter

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Can you make China Glaze Trendsetter  look more beautiful? I wanted to find that out so I picked out a few polishes from my stash that I thought would be interesting to try on top of it.

L-R: China Glaze White Cap, Max Factor Dazzling Blue, CND Effects Amethyst Sparkle, Color Club Neon White(?), Steel Tropica Sea

The last polish is an oldie from H&M, do anyone remember those?

And here are the results. I apologize for pre cleanup pics, I just seem to mess up quickies like this so I thought I’d take the photos as soon as possible.

Color Club Neon White. I have no idea what they mean by neon in the name, it’s mostly just a sheer pearlescent shimmer. It adds a very pink/purple glow to Trendsetter. It’s not really visible in this shot, but you can see it further down in this post.

China Glaze White Cap. Depending on how thick you layer this you get a lighter base color, full with yellow/golden sparkles.

Max Factor Dazzling Blue. I love how this turned out! Sure, I did a sloppy job but if you do it properly I think it can look gorgeous.  You get more of a blue/grassy green shade that shifts a little to pink in certain angles.

CND Effects Amethyst Sparkle. This combination keeps the base color of Trendsetter, but adds a purple shimmer to it. I quite liked this one as well.

Steel Tropical Sea is an iridescent blue/lavender color, with flashes in pink. It creates quite an interesting shade on top of the olive green base. It’s too bad the brush strokes are so visible. This polish is one of my oldest, it’s probably from the late 90s.

And here are a couple of photos with all of them together:

Thumb to pinkie: Color Club Neon White, China Glaze White Cap, Max Factor Dazzling Blue, CND Effects Amethyst Sparkle, Steel Tropica Sea

Do you like any of these combinations, or do you think I’ve ruined the beauty of Trendsetter? =)

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.