Monday, June 25, 2012

My picks from the China Glaze Neons: The Purples!

Holy cow, I was wiped out when I got home from work today! I opened up this draft post and promptly passed out on the couch, drool and everything... Real lady like. :) I was dragging all morning too, even with the extra shot in my coffee, so I'm thinking my hike yesterday morning took more out of me than I'd expected. I'm feeling muscle groups I haven't felt in a long time!

Now that I've had a micro nap I have a second wind and can show you the second group of polishes I picked from the China Glaze Neon collection: the purples! I wasn't originally planning on bringing home Under The Boardwalk and Beach Cruise-r because I tend not to enjoy berry shades, but there were no pinks left in the display to grab and I had to bring home something. I am glad I caved because this group has one of my favorite shades from the whole collection, Under The Boardwalk.

Under The Boardwalk:

If this jelly looks familiar, it would be because I paired it with Layla Hologram Flash Black - a killer charcoal linear holo I won from Ashley at Passion for Polish. It was that pairing that cemented this color as a favorite for me, berries have won me over!

These swatches are with two coats of polish over base coat, the first set of photos is without a top coat while the second set of photos show a coat of Seche Vite. Application was good bit a second coat is needed and possibly a third if you dislike visible nail line. Under The Boardwalk dries quickly and to a bright shine, which I love! Bonus, I got eight days of wear out of this color. Eight days!

Just as an FYI, the first photo in each grouping (for both polishes) is the most color accurate.

Beach Cruise-r:

I would describe Beach Cruise-r as a fuchsia shimmer with blue undertones and a hint of neon.

Both coats applied easily and dried very quickly. Applying topcoat really brought the shine and shimmer of this polish and the more I look at these photos the more I enjoy this color. It really reminds me of fuchsia flowers, so pretty.

I'd really like to pair this with a nude in some sort of nail art.

My second wind has left me suddenly so I'll sign off for the night. Can you technically call it a nap if it just turns into sleep for the night? lol Xoxo


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