Sooo late on posting these but.. whatever. Here’s the second half of the China Glaze Fall 2012 Collection… the Tourist set:
Desert Sun. A butterscotch creme. This is one of those ugly- pretty colors. You either love it or you hate it. And I love it. This is two coats.
Adventure Red-y. A slightly cool toned medium red creme. As far as red cremes go, this isn’t unique by any means but the formula is nice and unlike most red cremes/jellys (which need minimum 3 coats), this one only needed two coats.
I’m Not Lion. Probably my favorite from the collection. It’s a light gold glitter with light gold, champagne, silver, taupe and hologram glitter in it. Not all the glitter in this polish are hologram, only some.. it’s interesting and very different from any other gold holo polishes in my collection. This is three coats for full coverage.
I Herd That. My second favorite of the collection and very similar to I’m Not Lion. I Herd That has gold, copper and hologram glitter in it. It looks much more warm and fall-esque than I’m Not Lion. This is three coats for full coverage.
Just a quick post before I head out for the night. This year I’m wearing China Glaze Fortune Teller, my favorite Halloween polish of all time, as my Halloween mani. It’s a black base filled with small medium and large hex glitter. It. Is. Amazing. It came out two years ago as a Halloween Sally Beauty Supply exclusive and unfortunately I only got myself one bottle so to try to stretch the amount of wears I can get out of my bottle, I layered one coat of Fortune Teller over one coat of Wet n Wild Black Creme.
Hope you all are having/had a very happy and safe Halloween!
OMG I keep meaning to post this and… I just keep not posting it. So here’s the first half of the China Glaze Fall 2012 Safari Collection… the Locals set.
Exotic Encounters. A medium teal creme. Not unique or special by any means but it’s nice for fall. This is three coats.
Elephant Walk. Probably my favorite polish from this set. It’s a green tinged light steel grey with subtle silver shimmer in it. The color of this polish really depends on the lighting. Indoors and in darker lighting this polish really looks like a grey toned grunge army-ish green but outdoors in the sun, it looks completely grey. Odd. This is three coats.
Man Hunt. Interesting name. My least favorite of this set of polishes. Not cause it’s a bad polish… I’m just not really into royal blue and the fact that it’s a creme just makes it really blah for me. However, if royal blue cremes is your thing, this polish is for you. Two coats.
Prey Tell. Is it brown? Is it purple? I’m not so sure. It’s a mix of the two I suppose… a very dark and vampy cream mix of the two. It’s kinda sheer and looks streaky with the first two coats so it really is a three coater.
Jungle Queen. My second favorite of this set, though it’s really not very unique either. It reminds my of Chanel Paradoxal and all the other look-alike dupes. It’s a smokey-dusty grey-hazy-purple with bright iridescent purple shimmer in it. In darker lightings it’s hard to see the shimmer but it’s definitely noticeable in the sunlight. Two coats.
This polish is available now. Sorry again for posting is so late in the game. Better late than never I always say.
So unless you’re new to my blog or don’t visit very often, you’ve probably caught on that I’m a huge self proclaimed Swiftie. And today, October 22 of 2012, is a day I have been looking forward to for months and months… and it’s the most exciting Monday I’ve had in a very long time. Today Taylor released her 4th alum entitled Red and in honor, I shall spam you with red.
On my recent trip to London I made sure to hunt down every Boots and Superdrug in central London (not to be confused with the City of London or the city named London) to find me some Barry M polishes. Lucky for me, Superdrug was having a sale on Barry M, 3 for £10, so I decided to pick up a few bottles(and then some), including Black Multi Glitter. Black Multi Glitter is a black jelly base filled with small silver holo glitter. In the bottle you can see that the holo glitter is quite apparent however, it doesn’t really show up too well on the nail. If only the black base weren’t so dark I think this polish would have better presentation. Shown here is thee coats. I’m thinking that possibly wearing one coat over a solid creme like Wet n Wild Black creme would help the glitter to show through more. Or even lightly swiping acetone over the top to take off a bit of the black base so that the glitter can better shine through. I like this polish but I’m slightly disappointed it didn’t live up to my super-holographic expectations. But in life, when disappointing polishes come along you must find a way to make them better… so I added a stamped image and more holo glitter on top….
So I realize I’ve been MIA the past week… sorry about that. I literally wore this many (one coat of Strobe light over the previous China Glaze It’s My Turn mani) for 5 days straight and then have had naked nails since I removed it. It wasn’t a pretty picture. Anyways, I’ve been super busy the past week working every single day, finishing planning my trip to Europe (that I leave for in about an hour and a half), packing and everything in between. So sorry for the absence and the notice that I will be absent for quite a while longer… which leads me to the next post….