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Another pretty summer pink from the China Glaze Sunsensation Collection. This time it's a cream rather than a jelly. Bottoms Up is a pepto bismal, Barbie kinda pink. Very cool toned pink to my eye. It's bright but not so fluorescent as You Drive Me Coconuts. The formula sucked ass on this one. The first coat was abysmal but I figured the second coat should even things out. Nope. The second coat actually went on horribly. The third coat did smooth out most bald spots but it coulda used another coat afterwards. I just couldn't be bothered with a fourth coat.

You can't tell from this photo, but this nail polish is very neon. Like highlighter pink. Love it. Such a fun summer colour (even if the weather is not cooperating). This took three coats to get opaque. Also how come none of the reviews mentioned the strange matte rubber texture to this polish? I prefer a glossier finish so a top coat was essential.


Got a manicure yesterday for the first time in years. Didn’t check out the name of the bottle: only noticed it was China Glaze. Love the colour. One last hurrah before the official end of summer.

ETA: I found it! It was Purple Panic from their Poolside Collection.


Yes, I change my polish too often. Strawberry Fields from China Glaze’s Summer Days collection. Found it at Winners last summer. Wearing it again today to combat the dreary weather outside, after having been spoiled the last week with gorgeous perfect sunny days and clear skies.

Strawberry Fields (love the name) is a hot fuchsia with gold flecks as you can see in the closeup of the picture. It’s a fun spring/summer shade that I’d love to find a matching lipstick for. (I know. I’ve become one of those people…)

What you see is three coats, no base or top coat. Two coats would have been enough coverage for me usually but I was being picky last night about the visible nail line. So I added an extra coat to ensure full opacity.


Felt like an orange manicure for Mother’s Day which I’m spending at Steveston with the in-laws. This is Style Wars by China Glaze, an orange jelly which I found at my local Winners. I think it’s a discontinued shade. Love that it’s so bright and cheerful. Perfect for a sunny day like today. What’s your Mother’s Day manicure?


Loving my newest nailpolish, China Glaze’s Sea Spray from their 2011 Anchors Away Collection. It’s a lovely murky blue with microscopic silver shimmer. Two coats and again, no base or top coat. I should have applied another coat as it’s still too streaky for my taste. On my index finger is nails inc’s Special Effects Holographic Glitter Top Coat which my friend Zinnat let me try out. So pretty and mesmerizing that I’m considering grabbing my own bottle.

For Audrey

For some reason, my camera really pulls out the blue in the colour and not so much the green.

To celebrate Vancouver’s first sunny Spring weekend, I decided to bring out an oldie (but a goodie), China Glaze‘s For Audrey. I got this colour back in 2007 when it first came out because it seemed like such a unique shade that I had never seen in a nailpolish before. This is the nailpolish that kicked off my love for high-end nailpolishes (previously, I was using Covergirl, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, etc) and quirky colours. Since buying For Audrey, I’ve collected about a half-dozen other robin’s egg blue colours (and have tempted by countless others) that other manufacturers have brought out, but For Audrey will always have a special place in my stash.

The formula is thick and goopy. It applies a bit streaky too. It is far from the best formula, but the colour! Oh the colour! It makes it all worth it. I haven’t been able to stop staring at my hands since applying it.