Friday, 2 July 2010

China Glaze haul

I’ve been very bad and done 3 nail varnish hauls from eBay in the past couple of weeks… 2 are still in transit, but one has arrived so here’s a super quick show and tell.

© China Glaze Thunderbird and Flying Dragon and Essie matte about you.

I’ve been wanting a matte top coat ever since I saw this post by Laquerized so off I toddled to get my mitts on one. I love the subtlety of the gloss against the matte for a bit of sneaky nail art :)

matte about you is a strange off white colour in the bottle.


Of course I had to get it on straight away, so I whacked it on top of the Barry M Nail Paint in Mushroom that I’ve been sporting as a one coat swatch on my thumbnail for the past few days.


Apologies, it’s rather messy, but I was just having a bit of a play around :) I’ve been reading a lot of negative comments about Mushroom, but I actually really like it! I think it looks even better with the matte coat on top, the colour dulls down slightly to a nice creamy brownish taupe.

© on the left, Flying Dragon on the right)

Again, sorry for these sloppy swatches! They are sans base and top coat.

Thunderbird is a gorgeous metallic cherry red. It’s quite a classic timeless colour. To me, it’s the colour of how Dorothy’s ruby slippers would look without all the glitter :)

Flying Dragon is a really interesting colour though, a kind of deep berry purple with blue micro glitter shot through it. It dries matte, and the glitter isn’t that apparent on the nails. It went on quite well, but streaky, although perhaps that’s because I didn’t use a base coat. I had to use 3 or 4 coats to get an opaque finish, but on the plus side it dries very quickly.


So there’s my little snapshot into my latest haul! I’ll post proper NOTD pics at some point :)


  1. I'm so into bright colours at the moment. I think next week I'll do a post on my latest nail stuff - there are some fab ones from Armani!

  2. @Café Bellini

    Can't wait to see your latest polishes! I love brights for summer :)