Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ABC Challenge C is for China Glaze!

As you all know I have been participating in the ABC Challenge hosted by Kimber from Kimber's Lacquer Korner! For this challenge we are to show a polish name, brand or type of nail art that starts with the letter of the week. This week we are on the letter C. I guess I subconsciously wore a lot of China Glaze this week so I will show you a few shades that I wore. China Glaze is definitely one of my top 5 nail polish brands. I usually really love their seasonal collections and adore many of the shades in the permanent line. All right enough rambling, on to the pictures!

First up is Surreal Appeal from the Cirque du Soleil collection! This is a great pink leaning coral (which I have been obsessed with lately- the weather here is so summery!) 2 coats with top coat shown below


Next up is Peachy Keen, a great peach that I think is wonderful for spring! It was a bit streaky on the first coat but worked out fine with 3 thinner coats. I am a sucker for peach polish so of course I loved this. 

This is First Mate, an amazing navy creme. I think I may have found the navy creme of my dreams in this polish. It isn't too dark to the point where it looks black on the nail but it goes on well and no staining or streaking to be seen. This is two easy and delightful coats. 


The final look that I have is Def Defying (bright green creme) topped with Whirled Away a black and white glitter both from the Cirque du Soleil collection. I was totally impressed with Def Defying but I was really disappointed by Whirled Away. Hardly any glitter came out on my nail in a single coat and there was a lot of fishing around for glitter, especially the white hex glitter. Def Defying will definitely be making a repeat appearance, especially in the spring and summer! 


Whew! Hope you liked all the China Glaze spam! Be sure to check out all the other lovely ladies in the challenge! Which of these is your favorite? Surprisingly I think Def Defying might be my favorite of the 5. 

xo Elle





21 comments:

  1. That pink and peach are gorge!! Totally want!!!

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    1. Thank you! I still see Surreal Appeal around at Sally's and Ulta. Peachy Keen is part of the core line so you can always get it!

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  2. Like the china glaze spam? I LOVE it! They all look very very pretty :D I've seen a lot of girls having problems with whirled away :( It's too bad because it's so pretty!

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    1. There are a bunch of black and white glitters out there and it just didn't perform as well as the others :/ it is pretty though :)

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  3. China Glaze is my fav brand ever, so I'm really happy when I see a ChG spam post! :)

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  4. I have Def Defying and it's so pretty. I loved it :D

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    1. It was a surprise favorite from the Cirque du Soleil collection for me :)

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  5. Love all these! China Glaze always has such fun colors! Great swatches :)

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  6. China Glaze spam is always a welcome post, in my book!

    Lovely polishes.

    Lisa

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  7. Peachy Keen is a beautiful color! I must have it!

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    1. I'm sure it will look great on you!

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  8. I had to swap Peachy Keen away. It just looks wrong on my skintone. But I do LOVE First Mate!!

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    1. I hate when that happens :( happy you liked First Mate!!

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  9. Nice spam post! I have whirled away and first mate, both are awesome!!! I'm sure the other are too, but they were sold out before I could get to them. :(

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  10. I am a huge fan of China Glaze, and I was looking at Def Defying and Surreal Appeal at my local SallyBeauty, but not sure how they would look. I think I'm going to have to go back and pick them both up.

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    1. Yes! Go grab Def Defying especially!

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  11. China Glaze is one of my favorites too. But I'm so sad I missed the peach color from this collection :(

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    1. Peachy Keen? Its part of the permanent line so you can always get it!

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