Sunday, December 2, 2012

China Glaze, OPI and Pixi Oh My!!

Hi loves, hope you guys are all at home relaxing after spending a long day out polish shopping like I was!  I got some beauties today! I do need to stop buying for myself and start Christmas shopping.  Bad mommy bad mommy!  But they were so pretty I couldn't resist!  I will try harder next time!                   (maybe)

So today I am starting something a little bit different.  Allow me to explain....On the weekends and occassionally during the week, I sit my butt down at my nail table and bust out lots and lots of swatches and new designs.  I have an excess of pictures that I do share on Instagram but they don't all make it to the blog.  So I am going to start featuring a few different designs/colors/brands in one post.  Other bloggers do this, but they feature a few colors from one brand.  Mine is going to be an OPI mish mashed with a Layla post *gasp*  the horra!!

I think you guys just want polish, so I'm sure you'll all be just fine!  If not, I'm sorry, shield your eyes from my 2 different sock style.

Ok, now that that's out of the way, let's talk polish:

The first look I have to share with you guys is one that you have probably already heard of.  It's from the new China Glaze Cirque du Soleil Collection.  Have a peek then I'll give you the deets on this baby:

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Meet Get Carried Away and Creative Fantasy.  I heard such scary things about GCA (the glittery black topper) that I was so scared to try it because I really wanted to like it.  Well, I didn't like it....I loved it!!  All the things I heard...that it was a thick mess, that it didn't play well, I didn't have any problems with it.  Now it does need to be coddled a little bit.  She's not looking to be pushed around.  I layered GCA over Creative Fantasy, which also comes from the new Cirque Collection, leaving a little room at the bottom so that it created a gradient effect.  I suck at gradients so this is as good as it gets for me!  I really love how it turned out.
 
I layered one coat over CF.  I did the dab method, (very high tech, involves precise dabbing, hehe) so I could get the glitter right where I wanted it. I topped it off with a nice thick coat of Seche Vite.
 
Here is Creative Fantasy all by herself.  I didn't topcoat so you could see the texture of this pretty lady.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
This color is much brighter in person.  My camera hates me and hates neons! 
 
I was really happy with Get Carried Away.  She looks beautiful layered over purple!  If you guys have this or get it, please let me know what you think!
 
 
 
Next up we have a wonderful color for this time of year, Pixi Ruby Glitz.
 

 
 

 
 

Oh super large picture that doesn't belong, I wondered when you would be joining us!
 
 
 
Fuck a duck, this is gorgeous!!  I am not a fan of red, as you all well know, but holy balls, this polish is so shimmery and December appropriate! 
 
This is 2 coats of RG with one coat of Seche on top.  Pixi is a line carried by Target (ahem, Tar-jayyy) and they always come out with some gorgeous colors.  Formula was wonderful, I didn't have any issues with this one!
 
 
Last but not least I would like to introduce you to Blue Balls, er, um, Blue Bells Ring from the China Glaze Christmas Collection. 
 

 
 

 
  I don't know why I don't have more pictures of this beauty to share with you, I must have been drunk (again) but at least you can get an idea of how truly amazing this polish is.  Photo's are 2 coats, no topcoat.
 
I have a ton, and I mean a ton of blue polish, but nothing quite like this one!  It went on almost like a foil polish.  When you look at the bottle there is silver running throughout the polish, and when I took it off, the remover and my nail were tinged with silver.  But after 2 coats all I could see was blue.  It's quite odd.  But WOW-ZA, what a bright saturated color!  I punched my mom into next week when I put this pretty on!  Don't fret my pets, she wears a helmet 24/7 after the repeated abuse so she was ok.  (I'm picturing my mom in a cheap ass bike helmet).
 
Ok, that's my nail porn for today.  Do you guys like the new toss up of polishes or is it too confusing?  It's a good way for me to share everything I do on here as I do on IG. 
 
 
Now be good followers and go smack someones mammy!!
 
Happy Polishing Loves!!

2 comments:

  1. You would go buy the 2 CG Cirque polishes I have a major lemming for when I'm on a no buy! You're my fav b-girl!<3

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