Thursday, March 31, 2011

China Glaze Island Escape Collection

I know it isn't even Easter yet, but I am going to jump ahead a bit and show you China Glaze's Summer 2011 collection- Island Escape.   I wish I would have had these in Key West, they seem very appropriate for the Keys!

All swatches are 3 coats with no topcoat.

108 Degrees- this is a glass flecked pink.  I am not a huge pink person, but I liked this, the color is bright and the flecks make it sparkle.  My picture does not do it justice.

Blue Iguana- I love blue.  This is another glass flecked polish.  Once again, bright and sparkle-y!

Senorita Bonita- I really don't own a lot of purples, but this is a gorgeous one.  Very jewel like.  I can see this on my toes this summer.

Cha-Cha-Cha - green is usually my favorite color, but for some reason, this is my least favorite of the collection... (which is not a bad thing, because I like them all, LOL)  Maybe it is the bit of gold shimmer that this has...  still very pretty though.

Electric Pineapple- one of my favorites in the collection- this is a greenish yellow.  I love this, it doesn't give me lobster hands!!

Papaya Punch- I think orange is the color I have the least amount of.  I think this will be my go to orange from now on though!!  It is not too bright, makes me want to eat cheetos!!

I loved this whole collection.  The green was my least favorite, but I still love it...  I think the formula was great, as well.  China Glaze is one of my favorite brands, as a matter of fact- it was the first non-drugstore brand I ever tried.  (even before OPI!) This is a great collection, I can't wait for summer because these may be on my toes a lot!

**these were sent to me for review.

Until Later,

Friday, March 25, 2011

China Glaze Frostbite

I am feeling blue today, (long story and I don't really want to go into it here.)  so I thought I would share my favorite blue polish with you.  I don't know why I waited so long to get this.  I had seen many gorgeous pictures of it, but never picked it up until recently.  This is China Glaze Frostbite, a beautiful, glowy blue.  It almost looks like it is lit from within.

for some reason. I only have this one picture...  hmm...  see what I mean, though?  Glowy.

Until Later,

Saturday, March 19, 2011

NOTD- China Glaze Techno Teal

First, I wanted to tell you the name of the pink Sally Hansen from my last post- it is called Pink About It....

I love all things teal, probably because I am a blue eyed redhead and teal is one of the colors I can wear and not look ridiculous!  I had seen swatches of Techno Teal, and knew that I had to have it.

Gorgeous, right?  I couldn't really capture the holo effect, but it is there.  It is a subtle holo, and scattered, but I still adore it.   After a day or so, I decided to experiment and put ChG Cracked Concrete over it.  It didn't turn out quite like I wanted it to, I think it is a bit dark.

From a distance, it just looked muddy... oh well.  That's why it is called an experiment, LOL!!

Until Later,

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tag and Circus vomit

I was tagged by Landa for this, and I thought it was kind of neat.  I like seeing other people's handwriting, probably because I hate my own!

1. What is you name? And your blog.
2. Blog url
3. Write: the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
4. Favorite quote
5. Favorite song
6. Favorite band/singers
7. Say anything you want
8. Pass it along to a few bloggers

Mr. Ski went to Ulta for me, trying to find some China Glaze Crackles and the ever so elusive Revlon Perplex.  He didn't find either, but he picked up the Ulta dupe for DL Happy Birthday- Pinata-yada-yada.  I tried it over a very sheer pink Sally Hansen whose name escapes me at the moment.  It was very bright, so I decided to put a coat of the pink over the glitter as well.  It still looks like a circus threw up on my nails, LOL!!

It made me want a cupcake...

Until Later,

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

China Glaze Broken-Hearted

This weekend, Mr. Ski stopped in to Sally's to see if they had Crackles and Tronica for me.  (I figured he would see if they had them and let me know so I could go later.)  H e found them, and called me to see which ones I wanted, and brought them home for me!  They only had a few of each left, I guess my Sally's is more popular than I though!

I decided to wear Broken- Hearted first.  I put it over ChG Hologram, the silver from Tronica.  (I forgot to take pictures of Hologram alone, so I will have to post that another day.)  Hologram is very pretty, not as holo as OMG, but it is a pretty scattered holo.

I figured out how the crackles worked pretty quickly, so I think it turned out cool.  I missed this trend the first time, so I was anxious to get these!

Until Later,