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Advent Tutorial: Mistletoe

It’s Tuesday and I have another nail art tutorial for you! Honestly, this advent calendar is going to leave a big hole in my life when it’s gone.

Today’s tutorial is of a lovely piece of mistletoe strung up on a bow!

Advent Tutorial: Mistletoe Nail Art

Click to see it step by step…

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Review: China Glaze Get Carried Away

Yet again, I should have done a black base or layered the glitter up. Silver was a BAD choice.

This polish is the hardest thing to apply ever. The combo of mini, large hex and bar gitter pieces make it IMPOSSIBLE to get it even. What I really should have done was to layer it up loads and then it would have come out as nicely as The PolishAholic makes it look!

China Glaze - Get Carried Away

Unsurprisingly though, this polish hasn’t had good reviews from pretty much anyone. The idea of a black, silver and pink glitters is a really lovely idea, but this polish really just doesn’t work.

I think this might be the first time that I really don’t like a polish – especially a glitter one!

For this manicure I used:
  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • China Glaze – Get Carried Away
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat
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Review: China Glaze Pizzazz

Not sure what I think of this one.

As gorgeous as it looks in the bottle, when I put it on the nail I was a bit disappointed. Maybe it was just the way I did it though. Instead of layering up the glitter to get a solid glitter effect, I started with a base of Barry M Silver Foil Effect and then did one dabbed coat of China Glaze Pizzazz.

China Glaze - Pizzazz

Maybe I haven’t been fair enough. In sunlight, this polish is quite pretty. The glitter is mainly silver, but also has flecks of pink, red, blue, yellow and green. As you move it around it catches the light in a really pretty way. I think I’m going to have to try this polish again but solid glitter instead of using a base, or maybe use a base in a brighter colour as I reckon that the silver is dulling it down.

I have seen some really pretty photos of this polish though so don’t just take my word from it! Purple Pretty Polish has done a great review of it and it looks amazing on her nails!

For this manicure I used:
  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • China Glaze – Pizzazz
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat
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Review: China Glaze Water You Waiting For

How they come up with these awesomely odd names, I will never know.

China Glaze’s Water You Waiting For is another of the polishes that arrived in a Nail Mail package I received last week, and I loved it before I even tried it – GLITTER!!

China Glaze - Water You Waiting For

But seriously though, this colour really is beautiful. This polish is jam packed full of teeny tiny bits of blue and green glitter, most of the time giving off a nice turquoise colour (but unfortunately in this light it wants to be blue!). It really is special when you catch it in the light though, as it flashes more blue and green than turquoise – does that even make sense?

The formula is actually a little gloopy for my liking, and only needed two coats to get solid glittery magic. But I suppose that you have to allow glittery polishes to be a little thicker than creme polishes. It dries really really quickly though which was very nice. I’m actually starting to wonder what it would look like with a matte topcoat…

Are you a fan of turquoise polishes? I find that they look great on my skintone and probably have too many of them!

For this manicure I used:
  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • China Glaze – Water You Waiting For
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat
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Review: China Glaze It’s A Trap-eze!

Last week I got some rather exciting Nail Mail! I received a few China Glaze polishes through the post to have a look at.

I’ve wanted some China Glaze polishes for so long now. They’re known to be such a high quality brand with a great selection of types and colours available – including plenty of glitters! And just my luck, the polishes I received we glittery ones!! Woop woop!

So today I have a review of It’s A Trap-eze! for you. It’s A Trap-eze! is a polish with a white creme base, packed full of shiny pink, blue, red, yellow and green glitters in a variety of sizes.
Looking at the bottle, my first throught was of what a lovely spring polish it is! I’m hoping that it’ll get warmer soon and so this polish would look great with some summer dresses!

China Glaze It's A Trap-eze!

When I first started applying this polish, I was a little disappointed that the white wasn’t as opaque as I had wanted, so I knew that it would take a few coats to get a decent colour. The amount of glitter was great though – not too much or too little, but I did have to do a bit of glitter blobbing as per usual with sparkly polishes.

What I should have done was to paint my nails with a white base coat before applying this polish. It would have had a much greater effect that way. None the less, I really did like this polish. It is quite different to anything I have seen before which is great in a market full of dupes! It actually reminds me of those little white chocolate buttons that are covered in sprinkles!
Any polish that makes my nails look likes sweets is good by me!

You can buy China Glaze polishes for only £6.95 from Beauty Bay. I quite like the look of the new Hologlam polishes! I’m definitely going to have to keep my eyes out for those!

For this manicure I used:
  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • China Glaze – It’s A Trap-eze!
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat
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