Friday, May 30, 2014

China Glaze : Amateur Nail Art

When I had my giveaway, so many moons ago, several people commented saying they wanted to see more nail art. I'm a tiny bit afraid of nail art. I've done roses and leopard print and those are pretty easy, but when I tried free-hand painting? That's a different story and, frankly, I don't normally have the time to do intricate nail art so I admire the talent of others.

A while ago I purchased some chevron nail decals from Make It Sticks Designs but I had yet to use them. Last night I decided to take them for a spin and use a couple of the China Glaze colours I'd picked up from a local lady who was destashing.

It turned out... not horribly. The decals were easy to apply (but did need some coaxing off the sheet) but I could use work on my spacing and placement.

I used China Glaze Pool Party for the base colour which is a hot pink neon and Champagne Kisses for the chevrons which is a rose gold micro-glitter.

China Glaze Pool Party with Champagne Kisses used as chevron accents
China Glaze Pool Party with Champagne Kisses used as chevron accents
China Glaze Pool Party with Champagne Kisses used as chevron accents

Can we talk about Pool Party for a minute? In the bottle and in all swatch pics I've seen, it's definitely a pink neon (I tried to get my photos as close to accurate as I could), but on me it is ORANGE. It's not the lighting or anything else and I've polled several people and it's 100% a neon orange. Strange, no? I don't get it.

Shown here is three coats of Pool Party with Champagne Kisses dabbed on for the chevrons. I used HK Girl for a quick dry top coat and Gelous to try and smooth out the glitter, hence the bubbles.

Happy Friday!!

China Glaze can be found at beauty supply stores (like Chatters or Sally) or online through retailers such as Nail Polish Canada.



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