Showing posts with label China Glaze. Show all posts
Showing posts with label China Glaze. Show all posts

Friday, September 30, 2011

White Crackle Pay Days

Hi everyone!

Today I would like to show you my previous manicure Misa Pay Days Are Happy Days (click here) topped with China Glaze Crackle Glaze Lightning Bolt (picture heavy!):

I know crackle polishes are a bit "been-there-done-that" but I haven't used them that much, and when the sun is shining, for some reason they are more appealing to me :)

I don't know what it is, but when it's sunny, I just easier grab a crackle polish.

I like this combination: a nude polish underneath a crackle polish... I think crackle polishes on itself are pretty outstanding, so I'd like to keep it a bit calm this way...

I've swatched China Glaze Crackle Glaze Lightning Bolt before (click here) but I didn't like the way it turned out then. So I've decided to swatch it again, and this time on my natural nails...

Lightning Bolt is a bit tricky... The first swatch I've made with it looked too much like Tipp Exx in my opinion... You know, the white stuff to correct written mistakes with:

But this time the manicure turned out a lot better, at least that's what I think about it... :)

I do like this manicure, but white (matte) crackles on your nails still are a bit weird to me...

What do you think about white crackle polish? Tipp Exx or not?

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Arabic baroque with BM20


I spiced up my latest manicure with a Baroque print from BundleMonster plate BM20...

Base: H&M U Must Have This (2 coats)
Stamping: China Glaze 2030
Plate: BM20
Topcoat: Seche Vite

Finally... The sun was shining in The Netherlands, and so I jumped from my couch and immediately took some pictures in my sunny garden...

China Glaze 2030, a perfect gold for stamping...

I don't know why exactly, but I think this manicure looks a bit Arabic... don't you?


I think gold with turquoise is a nice combination... Don't you?

Until next time!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

BM20 Stripes...


What's more fun than clothes with matching nailpolish?? :)

Today I'm wearing a white/blue striped dress with a dark blue skinny jeans and I thought it was fun to match my nails with it...

This is what I came up with it:

Basecolor: China Glaze White Out
Stamping color: Essence Deep Blue Sea
Topcoat: Seche Vite

Ohhhhh... I HATE the old BundleMonster-plates!!! Grrr... !!! The designs are too small for my (already very short) nails, and not only that, my nails are also too wide for the images so they still don't fit!

See?? The images are too small... I might use the full designs as French Manicure designs next time!

I'm jealous at the people with smaller and narrower nailbeds, who fit the full images :(
Luckily the images of the new plates are a bit bigger.

Ah well... It was nice to have a (sort of) matching manicure with my clothes :)

Have a nice evening!


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bundle Monster 215 Crackle effect?

Hi everybody!

Today I want to show you my véry short nails with two Bundle Monster-manicures.

The first manicure is the manicure I'm wearing right now:

Basecolor: China Glaze For Audrey
Stamping polish: Color Club Where's The Soirée
Topcoat: Seche Vite

See how the color matches my shirt? :)

It looks a bit like Crackle-effect. Yesterday my friend actually thought it was one of the Crackle Nailpolishes I own :)

Because my nails are a lot shorter now, I finally "fit" the full nail designs of the Bundle Monster-plates.
So before I put on the Giraffe-design, I tried the Snakeskin design too:

I think it's okay, but not that great. I liked the Giraffe-design better!

Unfortunately the stamps are not really opaque enough in my opinion. So Color Club Where's The Soirée might not the best black to stamp with :( I also think this design looks better with a olive green/black of grey/silver combo. Ah well... Next time!

Okay, that was it for today...

Have you tried these designs yet? What are your favourite (new) Bundle Monster designs?

Have a great weekend!

Until next time,


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New: China Glaze Crackle Glaze Metals!

Hi y'all!

I hope everyone had a nice and long Easter-weekend!

Today I have some good news: China Glaze comes with a new Crackle Glaze collection: Metals!!

Available from june (juli in The Netherlands)

Cracked Medallion 80762 - Bronze Metal Crackle

Haute Metal 80765 - Pale Pink Metal Crackle

Latticed Lilac 80764 - Lavender Metal Crackle

Oxidized Aqua 80766 - Aquamarine Metal Crackle

Platinum Pieces 80763 - Silver Metal Crackle

Tarnished Gold 80761 - Gold Metal Crackle

I really like the Gold one... Can't wait!

Which color(s) do you like the most? And are you going to buy one (or more) of these?


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Shopping: OPI, China Glaze and Catrice polishes

Hi y'all!

Last weekend, I went to the Beauty Trade Fair in Utrecht. That's a fair for beauticians, nailtechnicians and pedicures (my mom is a pedicure and I do nails, mostly my own).

But because I read a lot on the internet, for me there were not so much new stuff for nails etc.
Ofcourse OPI had a big stand, and it was sooo crowdy over there, because their prices were very low!
1 polish was € 6,95 (excl. VAT) that is about $ 9,90. At most of our drugstores, OPI polishes cost about
€ 13,95 (± $ 19,85!). At the fair OPI had a great offer: when you buy 12 polishes ore more, the price gets lower and is € 6,50 per bottle (± $ 9,25). So yeah, people went totally crazy over there! :)

Lately I buy a lot of polishes, so it's hard to recognize the colors that you already have in your stash.
And most of the time, I keep looking at the same colors; taupes and pinks have my interest at the moment.
But to prevent buying the same, or almost the same colors you already have, I decided to not went totally crazy, and only bought 3 OPI polishes I really liked:

OPI Don't Know... Beets Me!

OPI - Got A Date To Knight!

OPI - Over The Taupe

They also sold China Glaze on that fair. In The Netherlands, that's a brand that is a bit hard to find at stores. But now they had almost all China Glaze colors sorted on collection. I am looking for a super red polish for a while. And I don't think I exaggerate when I say that I have stood there for almost half an hour, walking back and forth, searching across all the polishes they had, looking for the brightest red I could find. Eventually I made a choice between China Glaze Ruby Deer and Hey Sailor from their latest collection.
In my opinion Ruby Deer is brighter red, and so I made up my mind and bought it, together with Emerald Fitzgerald:

China Glaze Ruby Deer

China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald

And a couple of days ago, I saw a commercial on tv of my local beautysupplier that they had a great discount on make up and polishes, so again I went to get some polishes:

Catrice Miss Piggy Reloaded

Catrice Lucky In Lilac

I think the Catrice polishes are great colors for spring...

From all of my new polishes the first polish I tried was OPI Don't Know... Beets Me!
What a lovely fuchsia pink!! I sooo love it! It's exactly the same color as my vest (cardigan) and when I wore this polish at work, I got a dozens compliments of how well it matched my outfit! :)

I'm going to show it very soon, keep watching!

What colors do you think of when you think of spring??

Have a nice weekend!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crackle Silver and White...


I have 3 crackle polishes from the China Glaze Crackle collection, but never tried them, just because lack of time. Because the weather is so nice at the moment, I wanted to dress a little bit lighter, and picked some white and light grey clothes out of my wardrobe... And ofcourse, your nails have to match your outfit, so I experimented a bit with China Glaze Lightning Bolt and Stargazer Chrome...

This was the result:

I must say that I wore this manicure for 2 days. On the 1st day I hurt my indexfinger, and the result was a little chipping at the corners. This manicure isn't totally my style. It looked a bit like I played with Tipp-Exx (you know, the white stuff in a bottle to correct written mistakes :) ) That's also a reason why I'm taking it off now...

But... I must say that this manicure attracted the attention of a couple of colleagues at work. They liked it.
I did not... not really... But it was fun to use, and maybe with another color under it, maybe pink or China Glaze For Audrey, it is much nicer. Going to try that some other time...


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