Category Archives: China Glaze

Independence Day Nails

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

I wasn’t really planning on posting today, but I know I love seeing the different manis that everyone comes up with for holidays, so I decided to quickly share my Independence Day nails with you today.

In the pics below I used 3 coats of China Glaze Ride the Waves topped with Lac Attack Rydell Forever on all but my ring finger. On my ring finger I did 2 coats of Zoya Sooki topped with 2 coats of Windestine Asbestos. Peep it:

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That’s all for today my loves! 

I hope all of my American readers have a happy Independence Day, and for those of you who aren’t celebrating the holiday, have a wonderful Wednesday!

(Lac Attack  and Windestine polishes can be purchased from their Etsy shops here and here)

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Candy Lacquer Argyle

Happy Saturday Loves!

Yay for the weekend! Can you believe today is the last day of June?!? It seems kind of insane to me that it’s almost July!

Anyway, today I have a pretty little polish from Candy Lacquer called Argyle

I was lusting after this baby but never got to Candy Lacquer’s Etsy shop in time to grab it, so I was thrilled when the lovely and generous Bridget offered to send her bottle my way (thanks again Bridget 🙂 ).

Argyle is made with matte black, white, and teal diamond-shaped glitter and black and white bar glitter in a clear base.

I love the color combination and shapes of the glitter pieces and haven’t really seen anything else like it. The only thing is application is pretty tricky because the glitter to lacquer base ratio seems to be off a bit. The dabbing method that glitters like this often require didn’t even work. I kind of had to slop big globs on each nail, then brush off the excess polish and hope that some of the glitter pieces stayed. I kinda got the hang of it after a couple of nails, but the process was annoying.

Besides all of that, I love how it came out, so I’m pretty sure I’ll deal with the sucky application if I have to.

In the pics below I layered it over 2 coats of China Glaze Concrete Catwalk. Peep it:

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So what do you think of this mani?

Would you deal with the tricky application for the end result?

You can buy Argyle for $8 from Candy Lacquer’s Etsy shop here. She re-stocks pretty frequently and has a lot of other pretty glitters as well.

Let me know your thoughts on this mani and have a great weekend! 🙂

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Pretty & Polished Phoenix

Happy Thursday Loves!

I hope you all have had a great week so far! Today is my Friday, so I’m looking forward to powering through the work day and getting to the weekend! 🙂

Today I’ve got another awesome indie polish for you. It’s Phoenix from Pretty & Polished.

Phoenix is a super gorgeous polish made up of a pale orange base packed with tons of small orange, yellow and red matte glitter (mmm I love matte glitter!), and medium red hex glitter. It’s so freakin’ beautiful! It’s like a little fire in a bottle.

It can probably be worn on its own and be opaque in a few coats, but I have a small bottle so I decided to layer it to save as much as this lovely as possible. I layered it over the awesome, fiery orange beauty that is China Glaze Riveting.

In the pics below I have 2 coats of Phoenix layered over 2 coats of Riveting. The glitter in Phoenix spreads really well, but you do have to fish a little for the hex glitter. That’s ok with me though, because the end result is amazing! Check it out:

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I wanted to throw in this picture because it looks like my nails are glowing!:

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Awesome right?!

I couldn’t stop staring at my nails when I wore this because it was like they were on fire! I love it!

You can buy Phoenix from Pretty & Polished on Etsy. I’m not sure if Phoenix is available in a full size bottle, but the little one like I have is $4.75

Let me know what you think of this lovely and have a terrific Thursday! 🙂

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NOTD: China Glaze Gothic Lolita & Lynnderella LavenDear

Happy Tuesday!

I know…I know…I’ve been neglectful of the blog again. I really do try to have a regular posting schedule, but life happens. So now I’m just gonna post when I have time and try not to stress about it.

So today I have a NOTD that I did with 2 beautiful purple polishes…Let me preface this by saying that I almost didn’t wanna show you guys this mani because one of the polishes I used is a Lynnderella. I know there’s a lot of drama surrounding them, and it’s frustrating that they’re so hard to get a hold of, but at the end of the day they’re still beautiful polishes IMHO, and that’s that.

Anyway, the lovely purples I used for today’s nails are China Glaze Gothic Lolita and Lynnderella LavenDear.

First of all, if you don’t have Gothic Lolita, GO GET IT NOW! It is an amazingly beautiful polish from China Glaze’s Electropop collection. It’s a gorgeous, medium purple with some awesome hidden shimmer running through it. When I first saw promo pics, I was like, “meh, another purple”. But it’s not just another purple. You really have to see it in person to fully appreciate it, but trust me when I say that you need it. Plus, it’s called Gothic Lolita, which I happen to think is a pretty badass name for a nail polish. It goes on smooth and buttery and is opaque in 2 coats.

On my ring finger I added 2 coats of the purple glitter explosion that is Lynnderella LavenDear. It goes perfectly with Gothic Lolita, so I couldn’t resist doing a glittery accent nail with it. Peep the purple goodness:

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So what do you think of this purple mani?

It’s out of the normal range of polish colors that I tend to wear, but I love how it came out.

I know LavenDear is not easy to get your hands on, but Gothic Lolita is pretty easy to find and it’s totally awesome. Also, if you do happen to have LavenDear, I’ve just provided you with the perfect “underwear” for it. You’re welcome 😉

That’s all for today my loves! Enjoy your Tuesdays and be happy that it’s no longer Monday! 🙂

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NOTD: OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue! & Milani Gold

Happy Tuesday Peeps!

Yay for Tuesday because it’s not Monday! 🙂

Over the weekend I got a random idea for a blue and gold mani in my head. It was one of those ideas where I was like, “I have to take off my current mani and make it happen right now!” The only problem was that I was pretty sure I had gotten rid of every gold nail polish that I owned because I hate the way it looks on me.

After reaching out for some gold polish ideas on Twitter, and googling gold nail polish like crazy, I realized that I still owned a couple of gold polishes from China Glaze’s Winter collections (because China Glaze polishes are my precious and when I have the entire collections I refuse to part with any single color 😉 ).

Anyway, the mani I have for you today is the result of my idea manifested on my nails 🙂 In the pics below, I used 2 coats of OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue! on all but my ring finger. I wanted to bling up my ring finger with Milani Gold, but I didn’t wanna have to use 4 or 5 coats, so I used 2 coats of China Glaze Champagne Bubbles as “underwear”, then I only needed 2 coats of Gold. Peep it:

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Do you like?

If you don’t own Yoga-ta Get This Blue!, you need to buy it. I had my bottle for a couple of years and had forgotten what a beautiful blue it is. Plus, the formula is flawless.

Milani Gold is pretty awesome too. You get a good amount of glitter with each brush stroke and you don’t have to fiddle with the glitter chunks too much to get an even application. Plus it’s so cool and blingy! It’s sounds cheesy, but I get why they call it a “Jewel FX” because it’s totally like you have little jewels on your nails. I love it!

Anyway, that’s all for today my loves! Let me know what you think of this gold and blue mani, and have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

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Easter Chick Nails

Happy Easter Peeps!

I’m super excited because I usually have to work every Sunday, but I’m off today for the holiday so I have a 4-day weekend. It doesn’t get much better than that 🙂

First off, I realized that yesterday I forgot to mention a couple other bloggers that let me know they’d be doing some blue posts for Autism Awareness month. They are:

Anyway, I was originally planning on doing a simple mani for today, but yesterday afternoon I got the itch to try out some nail art (even though we all know that I royally suck at it).

Because I’m very challenged when it comes to nail art, I had to do something that would be fairly simple, and it had to involve dotting tools because they’re pretty easy to work with. In the pics below you’ll see what I came up with. My dots aren’t perfectly spaced, and I smeared a couple of them a bit when I applied top coat, but overall I’m pretty proud of my final result.

On my index and pinky fingers I used 2 coats of China Glaze Kinetic Candy, and on my middle finger and thumb (not pictured) I used 2 coats of China Glaze For Audrey. Then using a small dotting tool I randomly placed dots over each nail using China Glaze Happy Go Lucky.

To create the little chick on my ring finger, I used 3 coats of Happy Go Lucky, then I drew the little broken shell on my tips using OPI Alpine Snow and my dotting tool. I finished it off using Wet ‘n Wild Black Creme for the eyes and Zoya Paz for the little beak. Peep it 😉

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So, as I said before, I’m pretty happy with how these came out. It took me an exorbitant amount of time to do this, and I redid my ring finger like 5 times, but it was worth it.

That being said, I think I’m gonna continue to stay far away from nail art (unless it’s a special occasion), because I’m just not naturally good at it so it takes way more effort than I’m willing to exert on a regular basis.

Are any of you wearing a special Easter mani today?

Let me know what you think of my little chick nails, and have a Happy Easter! 🙂

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Milani Twinkle

Hey Peeps!

I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start 🙂

Today I have for you the lovely little glitter that is Milani Twinkle. Twinkle is one of the newest editions to Milani’s One Coat Glitter Collection. Though I’m not sure why, because it’s definitely not a “one coat glitter”…it’s not even a 3 coat glitter. I don’t think you can really get full coverage with this, unlike some of the others in the collection.

Anyway, Twinkle is small blue and purple glitter in a clear base. I was trying to find a good base color to put it over and I couldn’t come up with anything I liked. Then I saw Cristina’s swatches of Jordana LA City Nights (which is like the exact same as Twinkle), and I was like, OMG that’s freakin gorgeous! So I decided to try a similar combo, and voila!

In the pics below I used 2 coats of China Glaze Cheers To You, then I layered 1 generous coat of Milani Twinkle on top. I’ve worn this combo for 3 days and there is not a chip in sight, I love it! Check it out:

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It’s like an awesome glittery disco ball on my nails! 🙂

What do you think of Milani Twinkle?

Do you have any ideas for different layering/color combos with it?

Let me know your thoughts and have a great day! 🙂

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