Thursday, August 9, 2012

China Glaze Luxe and Lush

Howdy, all!  Just a quick post tonight.  I have a bunch of work to do before I can go to bed...including a new manicure after I take this one off!  So, without further ado, here's what I've got on now.

I am so sad that there was no sun for outdoor photos today!  I have a feeling this mani would have just lit up in sunlight.  I had to content myself with taking indoor pics.  I've decided in addition to the new camera I need, so better indoor lighting is also going on the "want" list.  Anyway, back to my nails!  I started here with one coat of CoverGirl NailSlicks in Midnight.  This is an OLD bottle I've had for just about ever.  I'm surprised the formula is still in decent condition!  Midnight is gunmetal metallic-y glitter in a black base.  The bottle describes it as sheer, but one coat is usually enough to cover for me.  On top of that, I used one coat of Wet 'n' Wild's Fergie in Rock 'n' Roll.  My final polish is China Glaze's Luxe and Lush from their Hunger Games collection.  This was another score from my Ulta trip the other day.  I've been looking for a bottle of this and was lucky enough to find it in their clearance section for $4.99 marked down from $8.  Yay!  Luxe and Lush is a flakie topcoat...the flakes are irregularly shaped and flash every color of the rainbow.  I am so happy to have this in my stash!

After wearing this with a coat of Seche Vite, I decided to matte it out with Essie's Matte About You to see how it looked.  Normally I love matte flakies, but I'm not wild about how this turned out.  Maybe it's the metallic glitter underneath that's not working for me.  Oh well, you win some, you lose some.  I'm quite positive it will also take me about an hour to get all those different layers of glitter off my nails tonight lol  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. pretty!

    p.s. I'm having a Shop Jeen ring giveaway if you'd like to check it out! xx


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