Wednesday, July 11, 2012

China Glaze Electric Beat

Oh hey, I have nubbins again! Next up is Electric Beat. This is a great sky blue, not too light but not super bright. In direct sunlight, I think it has just a drop of periwinkle in it! Two coats, moderate dry time. I'm thoroughly pleased. I don't think I have anything else like this. It's just lovely. I probably could have been more careful as I've got some small dings. I know my last few have been ridiculously messy and dented. Part of it has been me trying to get a post up every other day. I'm going to start putting in more of an effort to have nice looking nails instead of prioritizing a post every other day.

26/55 polishes swatched
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Monday, July 9, 2012

China Glaze Dance Baby

Continuing on with Electropop, this is Dance Baby. It's a pepto pink. Three coats, OPI base coat and top coat. It was a little slow drying (that dent in my middle finger being evidence) but overall an easy to work with formula. I like it but it makes me wonder how many pinks I have like this. I will have to do a pink comparison eventually. I don't have much to say about it. It's nice but like I said, it seems like I have a lot of these colors.
I'd like to come up with something to do, some way to celebrate when I have finally swatched half my stash. Some way to mix things up. I have no ideas so let me know if you have one.

25/55 polishes swatched
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Saturday, July 7, 2012

China Glaze Aquadelic

I was in such a hurry to get this picture taken, I really didn't bother with cleanup. I decided to swatch all of the polishes from China Glaze's Electropop collection. I've already done Make Some Noise and Gothic Lolita so I decided to try Aquadelic next. Slightly more green in real life, it's a lovely aqua/seafoam color.  Two coats and slightly difficult to work with. Really I should have done more cleanup with this before taking pictures. Can you tell it's bugging me? But I have so many chores to do and I know that if I wait to take pics tomorrow I risk it looking duller because I spent so much time working with my hands. Oh well.
This month is feeling exceptionally long...I'm hoping that changing my polish more often will make it feel much much shorter :)

24/55 polishes swatched
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sally Hansen Trust Mauve

It is so hot here that the lens of my camera fogged up when I went outside to originally take these pictures! This is my last Sally Hansen (for now) and it is a Maximum Growth Plus which has been discontinued. I got this, which is in the shade Trust Mauve, from a Sally Hansen manicure party set that came out around the holidays. I can see why this formula was discontinued. It was a pain in the butt to work with. Thin but still gloopy and one of the slowest drying polishes I've ever used. Three coats, OPI top coat. You know I love my OPI and especially my China Glaze but I think I will start buying more Sally Hansen. If you have a favorite SH color or formula, let me know!

23/55 polishes swatched
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

OPI Rainbow Connection

Can we all take a moment to appreciate how lovely this is? ....Mmmm....Yes, I'm in love with this combo. Three coats of SH Parchment, topped with one coat of OPI Rainbow Connection and then one coat of OPI's top coat. It looks like sparkly sprinkles on frosting or something! I tried not to be too fussy with the glitter and just let whatever came off the brush be what I had. I didn't dab it on or anything. I've been wearing this a few days. If there are any chips or tipwear, I'm not noticing it. I was hoping I would get some kind of Fourth of July mani done but I'm not sure if that will happen tonight or not. I still have one more Sally Hansen to swatch!

22/55 polishes swatched
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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sally Hansen Parchment

I picked up this polish after I saw it on Stephanie of Short 'n Chic wear it. She used it for a glitter sandwich with OPI Rainbow Connection, a glitter I love but hadn't been able to figure out how to wear. This is three coats and there is a very visible nail line. It's definitely a great polish for anyone who enjoys/has to wear nudes. This is my first from the Complete Salon Manicure line and I wasn't sure if I would enjoy the brush or not. For most of my fingers, it made it so so much easier. My pinkie was another story altogether. I struggled to not let the polish pool in my cuticle. It won't deter me from buying any more from the brand though.
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21/55 polishes swatched
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