March 15, 2013

NOTM: Saran/Plastic Wrap Duo-Chromes

I found this amazing idea from a discussion post in the Makeup Alley's Nail board. It looked so complex and possibly water marbled, but to think that it can be achieved so simply. This technique is so easy, mess-less, and cheap that it was dying for me to attempt it.

 (Sorry for the chipping. Second day nails and after busing tables)

This beauty is a mix of:
2 coats of China Glaze - Rare & Radiant
1 coat of China Glaze - Deviantly Daring

Both Polishes are from the Bohemian Luster Chrome collection by China Glaze.

To get this look, all you need are 2 varnishes of your choice and as bit of saran wrap.
1) Lay down your base color.
2) Wait for that to dry
3) Lay down a coat of your 2nd color.
4) Quickly before the 2nd color dries, dab the loosely clumped plastic wrap onto the nail.
Wah-la~ That's it.

On their own, I was quite displeased with the strength of the duo-chrome in these polishes. To me they pretty much look like regular metallic polishes. Still pretty, but SUCH a disappointment.

March 9, 2013

NP Swatch: China Glaze - It's a Trap-ese!

"Jelly Sandwiches" are just one of the many crazes happening in the world of nail polish fanatics. It's hard to find a premade Jelly Sandwich from a non-indie polish brand, so I was pleasantly surprised and immediately on the hunt for China Glaze's Cirque du Soleil collection for It's a Trap-ese!. 

It's A Trap-ese!
- Densely packed opaque (pink, yellow, green silver, blue) circular and hexagonal glitter that are suspended in a milky white base.
- Apart of the China Glaze's Cirque Du Soleil collection
- $6.59 from Sally's
- 1 to 2 coats to be opaque
- 2 coats pictured above
- It's a Trap-ese! is a bit thick because of the density of the glitters.
- Luckily, it doesn't dry abnormally slow despite the thickness.

-I absolutely adore this polish. This might be odd, but It's A trap-ese! reminds me of my childhood. My thoughts every time I see it go back to early mornings before school eating Trix or Fruit Loops with milk. Yummy sickly sweet goodness.