Thursday, February 17, 2011

China Glaze Lightning Bolt

Crackle Glaze in Lightning Bolt over Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Sea Breeze... I think. The sticker fell off on the bottle. Whatever it is, I love this combo!

There's definitely a learning curve with these. This is my second mani with the Crackle Glaze, and while I didn't think I did too bad the first time around, this one is definitely better. There's only one nail I'm not happy with since I applied a bit too thick, but other than that, I love it.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


My China Glaze Crackle Glaze came in yesterday and, oh my God, these things are SO much fun to play with. I didn't get the purple one because I wasn't too fond of the shimmer finish for a crackle polish, but I plan to place another order right after this entry to amend that. I NEED it. And I'll probably pick up a few back ups of at least the black and the white.

The Pop Beauty polished are from a different order that I got last week and haven't shared yet.

 (China Glaze Crackle Glaze Lightning Bolt, Cracked Concert, Crushed Candy, Broken Hearted and Black Mesh)

 (China Glaze Dorothy Who? and Grape Pop)

 (Pop Beauty Twinkle, Radioactive, Ablaze, Turquoise, Ocean, XMas and Black)

The shimmer in both Radioactive and Ablaze are INCREDIBLE. I captured it pretty well with Radioactive, but not so much with Ablaze. It's the same kind of shimmer in both, though. So pretty.

Zoya Valerie

This is actually my second bottle of this shade. Not because I used up the first, but because I traded it. I wasn't impressed the first time around for some reason, but I gave it another go and actually really liked it this time. The gold shimmer in this didn't show up on the nail as prominently as I wanted the first time, which was why I let it go, but it totally showed up this time. The pictures don't capture it that great, but trust me, it was there.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine mani!

This didn't turn out exactly as I envisioned, but I don't dislike it by any means. I used China Glaze Pelican Grey as a base and Sinful Colors Queen of Beauty over it. The little hearts are just fimo slices that I painted in the pastel shades from China Glaze's Up and Away collection. I used a perfume box my sister got from Victoria Secret as my original inspiration.