Monday, April 26, 2010

ChG Poolside Collection :D

Good evening!

This will probably be my last post for a little while pending my recovery from this Wednesday's shoulder surgery, so let's make it fun! I just received the China Glaze Poolside collection from a friend, and I have to say they are everything I was hoping they would be!! The entire collection is a huge hit with me, and it's probably my all-time favorite ChG collection :D The polishes are right on par with the Color Club neons in terms of formula and brightness, and the CCs have always been my favorite ones so hats off to ChG!

I was going to put them in order from least favorite to most, but I can't pick so here they are from the least opaque to the most opaque. The first 2 are 4 thin coats, but I suspect they would look great in 2 thin coats over white. The next 3 are 3 thin coats like I usually do, and the last one is 2 coats but I would probably still do 3 coats on a regular mani. All pics are quick swatches with no base or top coat.

Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - retina burning highlighter yellow creme.

Sun Worshiper - retina burning orange-yellow creme that looks more orange indoors and more yellow outdoors. It's a bit more orange than CC Explosive.

Kiwi Cool-ada - retina burning (feeling the theme here?) green creme, way brighter in real life.

Flip Flop Fantasy - retina burning pink-coral-orange creme, pinker in real life.

Towel Boy Toy - super bright blue shimmer.

Pool Party - retina searing pink creme.

Enjoy and have a great week! :D

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Even more new CCs :D

Good afternoon!

I apologize for the recent lack of posting... I'm having shoulder surgery next week so I've had quite a lot on my mind these last few days :/ Anyways, here are the last NOTD pics I have for now.

CC Twiggie is a great stark light minty green creme, and applied very nicely in 3 thin coats :D

CC Pucci-Licious is a bright but not neon slightly bluish purple creme. It is more purple in real life than the pic shows, and applied nicely in 2 (or 3) thin coats :D

CC Feelin' Groovy is a fantastic retina burning neon green creme and it also applied nicely in 3 thin coats. You can still see a bit of VNL in the pics, but IRL it's not as noticeable given the brightness of the polish ;)

CC Take Me To Your Chateau is a fantastic light blue creme. It's a bit lighter and slightly different in tone from CC Blue Light or CC Factory Girl and it is my favorite baby blue yet! Once again, very nice application in 3 thin coats.

Here it is with the clouds from plate M79 in Konad White. Unfortunately the polish wouldn't completely transfer to my nails so the clouds are a little transparent lol!

And finally a pretty Nails Inc I wore 2 weeks ago - Belgrave Square :D It's a bright pink with glass fleck like silver shimmer. I prefer gold shimmer, but it's not bad either :)

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Monday, April 12, 2010

More CC neons :D

Good afternoon!

I wanted to try and wear all my new CC neons one after the other, so here's a few more from last month's notds :D Almost Famous is a great yellow creme, not really a neon like CC Yell-Oh, but a very bright creme nonetheless. It's extremely close to ChG Happy Go Lucky, but I had to use 4 thin coats on AF compared to (I think) 3 on HGL.

Next is Edie. This one is pretty much identical to the older CC Wild Child. It's probably the "dupe" that is the closest ;-) It is WAY brighter in real life than in the pic, and dries as a matte neon slightly turquoise-ish green. It applied perfectly in 3 thin coats.

Finally, here's Warhol, a totally amazing hot pink neon! It's deeper than Jackie OH!, and not as red/orange. In real life it's a true pink, more like the bottle color in the pic. This one and Jackie OH! are probably my 2 faves among my new pretties :D

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Friday, April 9, 2010

CC Jackie OH! :D

Good morning!

This is the first color I tried from the new Color Club neons I received about a month ago. Jackie OH! is the most amazing hot pink neon with just a touch of orange/red to it. It is not a dupe of Screamin' Fuchsia like CC and VNS say, SF is more red/orange. In fact, most of the colors that are supposed to be dupes are at least a bit different from the originals. This is not as red in real life, more like the pink bottle color. It applied perfectly in 3 thin smooth coats :D

And here my black Konad to go with it, using plate M64 :D

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Quirius Amp'd Up :D

Good afternoon!

Long overdue post lol! Here's Quirius Amp'd Up, possibly the coolest orange neon I own :D It applied very nicely in 3 thin coats, and even though you can kinda still see a VNL, it's so bright no one would ever notice!!

And here it is with the leopard spots from plate M57 in Konad Black :D

Enjoy and have a great weekend! :D