Monday, April 1, 2013
Flying Dragon Sandwich
Howdy, everyone! I hope you've had a few laughs on this April Fool's Day. I've seen some great stuff going around, including Zoya's Grassy Nails and GrubHub's new KibbleHub (although, to be fair, I don't know for sure that KibbleHub is an April Fool's Joke lol). I'm not much of a practical joker myself, but I do enjoy a good one played every now and again.
Anyway, today I have a quick manicure for you. Yet another sandwich. I keep finding these great jelly and neon shades and all I can think of is how great they'd look sandwiched, so sorry if you find them repetitive! Here's the latest one:
This is 2 coats of China Glaze Flying Dragon, followed by 2 coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Mermaid's Tale and topped with another coat of Flying Dragon. As far as the controversy with China Glaze crediting bloggers goes, let me just say that it sucks. I'd like to say that I was going to throw out all my CG's and never use their products again, but I bought this one (and all my others) well before this issue happened and I can't see the use of not using product I already own. I do feel for the bloggers whose photos were used without credit and I hope that CG will step up and compensate them, although it seems like they're taking the "ignore it and it will go away" stance. This will factor in to future purchases from CG, as I don't like to support those types of business practices, but I will continue to use the products I already have.
Whew! Now that I got all that out! Flying Dragon is a fuchsia neon with tons of fuchsia and bright blue micro glitters. Application was fairly easy, although it will bald if you try to apply a fresh coat over a not-quite-dry coat on the nail. The finish of the polish alone is very matte and gritty and not really pretty at all, but a coat or two of Seche Vite (or your preferred top coat) will greatly improve matters. This is one of those polishes that has me staring at my nails throughout the day...really lovely. Mermaid's Tale is transparent navy blue base packed with blue and green hex glitters and small blue micro glitters. I just picked up MT at Walgreen's the other day. (If you check out the displays, you may find a $2 off coupon for any Sally Hansen product, so keep your eyes peeled!) MT was a good choice for this sandwich, the glitters add a lot of depth to the finished look.
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