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China Glaze Pink of Me 3 coats and a top coat
Pink of Me is all kinds of adorable. I love the color. It’s a pale pink tone that’s perfect for weddings or other types of occasions. It comes from the 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Collection by China Glaze. It takes a little working through, but you can get a good coat by 3 layers.
China Glaze Float On 3 coats and a top coat
What a fun and bright pop of color. Yes summer is over, but it doesn’t mean your summer nails are over. Break out this neon pink to stand out from the dark polishes we might be seeing a lot of during autumn. The formula is a little heavy, so try and stay easy on the coats. Float On is from the 2014 Off Shore Collection.
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Hi guys, I’m participating in the piCture pOlish Blog/InstaFest 2014 this year! There are two parts to this festival and 5 selected participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with the amazing piCture pOlish for a shade in their 2015 blogger’s collection. How neat is that?
So without further ado, here is Part 1! Part 1 is a swatch of a piCture pOlish nail polish. I was given Frosting to swatch and review. Frosting is a very girly glitter mix of white hearts, purple, magenta, white, and silver mini hex glitters suspended in a murky pale lavendar (almost white) cream. I had no problem getting to full opacity with 3 coats. I smoothed the glitter out with a layer of top coat.
The color is very cute and it reminded me a bit of this lavendar cupcake I really love so I used it as an excuse to get a cupcake. It’s for the picture!! (I did eat the cupcake too.)
Part 2 is in collaboration with NailVinyls. I was given the colors Honeydew and Peaches ‘n Cream to create a look using these awesome nail vinyls. (Mine were a packet of striped vinyls.) I was very happy with my color combination. Honeydew is bright mint green and Peaches ‘N Cream is a soft coral. The two colors in combination are so beautiful and bright, they pack just the right amount of punch as we close out on summer 2014. (Don’t they remind you of a cute summer cocktail?)
The vinyls are seriously so awesome, I’ve always found striping tape in general kind of flimsy. But these vinyls really take care of the job. They block the paint really well, they mold nicely to my nail shape, they are just sticky enough that they don’t peel off the layer below. I’m a pretty big fan and am looking forward to trying out some of their other products.
Some helpful tips, since we get this question a lot: You do want to leave 15 minutes between your previous layer/base coat and the tape. It also helps to put a layer of fast drying top coat on your previous/base coat to ensure the previous layer doesn’t come off with the tape. Generally you also want to pull the tape off within a few seconds (before the paint dries) of applying to the paint doesn’t dry to the tape and then you pull all of it off.
I teamed up with the wonderful Maja of MllrDesign (Check out her nail art, she is crazy good!) to create twin nails featuring Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto album cover. This one has been sitting in the inspiration folder for awhile and I’ve been intimidated by the complexity to try it out. Thanks to Maja, I’ve finally overcome my fears!
Here is a solo shot of mine.
I started with a black base (China Glaze Liquid Leather + piCture pOlish Starry Night). Then I used a combination of sponging paint and painting the color directly on to create the graffiti effect. I have a full list of colors in the full post (click read more ). (I’m a little embarrassed to admit that after all the ones listed, it has barely made a dent in my polish collection. ) Continue for more photos →
I decided to use my brush and dotting tools to produce this look. It’s actually the first time I tried using the tools. They’re pretty fun and easy to use, but I think I still need a little more practice with them.
What a fun way to get ready for summer by adding some neon to your fingertips! I used China Glaze’s Neon and On and On which is a lovely coral pink neon polish and applied a gradient over a neutral Zoya polish in Rue. Hopefully the neon shows well enough, since it’s such a stickler to reproduce in photos. It’s so much more vibrant in real life.