Tag: China Glaze

 
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This is my Street

This is it – number twelve, the last polish of the Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Collection.

Lily demanded that that I save China Glaze “This is my Street” for last, because it was the best one. I tend to agree, as it’s not just a rainbow glitter, but a rainbow holographic glitter. It’s not quite full coverage, but it’s pretty close. This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Base Coat. I feel like a third coat would’ve given full coverage, but then I never would’ve gotten it off my nails.

I’ve always gotta see how a glitter looks mattified, so I used Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat on my ring finger. I used my usual, Glisten & Glow Top Coat, on the rest of my nails. I feel like it somehow muted to holographic effect of this polish. It was much more…sparkly…glittery…something…before I put a top coat on it. Maybe the top coat distorts they way that light reflects off of the glitter?

Done! I don’t know why this little project was so painful for me – I guess because I like just grabbing a polish on a whim, and not having a “plan”? Or maybe it’s just because holding those tiny bottles is so damn awkward?

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Giggling All the Way

When I think of “giggling” on Sesame Street, of course I think of Elmo…but Elmo isn’t pink? Elmo already got his red polish though, so maybe this pearly pink polish is for Prairie Dawn – she’s a pink puppet.

China Glaze “Giggling All the Way” is a shimmery coral pink polish – it gives off definite flamingo vibes. This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat.

My first three nails (thumb, index and middle) are shiny, topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat. My ring finger is regular matte, with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat. I wanted to see how it would look rubberized, so I used Sinful Colors Rubber Top Coat on my pinky. The rubber top coat definitely gave my pinky a lot of grainy texture and made the shimmer POP – it almost looks like a holographic polish!

This is #11 – just one more polish left to swatch!

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Cele-Bert

We are drawing near to the end of the Sesame Street 50th Anniversary polishes with the 10 polish – China Glaze “Cele-Bert”.

“Cele-Bert” is a green-leaning gold glitter polish, which I’m assuming is named for the unibrowed muppet. It is far more green in the bottle than on the nail. It’s a full coverage glitter, and not too sharp either.

This is two coats of “Cele-Bert” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. I actually like it mattified with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat (ring and pinky) than glossy with Glisten & Glow Top Coat (Thumb, index and middle).

Two more to go…

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Brought to You By…

This fantastic emerald teal shimmer is China Glaze “Brought to You By…” from the Sesame Street 50 Year Anniversary Collection. The best part of every episode of Sesame Street – besides the Count – was finding out what letter and number the episode was brought by.

This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

The last week was super hard on my nails, so I had to chop them down super short. They feel so WEIRD.

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T is for Tinsel

I wanted to use the rainbow-y looking glitter, but Queen Lilith demanded that I use that polish last…so I picked China Glaze “T is for Tinsel” for my Las Vegas trip.

“T is for Tinsel” is a packed silver holographic glitter, with a little bit of blue litter scattered within. This is full coverage in two coats, over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I feel like I was disappointed in the wear power of this polish, but that might not have been entirely fair. After just five days of wear, several of my nails were ~50% chipped away! Las Vegas is so hard on fingernails – the dry environment, plus washing my hands so much with cheap casino soap. I’m going to give this polish the benefit of the doubt, since I haven’t had performance that poor with any other shade of China Glaze.

Viva Las Vegas!

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Elmo Pubes

I really don’t know how else to describe China Glaze “On the Nice List”, except that it looks the bathroom floor after Elmo gives his fuzzy balls a trim.

When I first applied, I thought “On the Nice List” was a sparse microglitter, but upon closer inspection, it’s a sparse micro bar glitter. This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. I probably could’ve gotten full coverage in 3 or even 4 coats, but I didn’t want to totally torture my nails. It’s so friggin’ hard to take of glitter polish, especially bars.

7 down, 5 to go – I’m on the home stretch, baby!

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Me Ate Santa’s Cookies!

I mean…who else would eat Santa’s cookies besides Cookie Monster?

This is China Glaze “Me Ate Santa’s Cookies!” from the Sesame Street 50 Year Anniversary Collection. It’s a shimmery baby blue, just like Cookie Monster himself. It’s beautiful!

This is two coats of “Me Ate Santa’s Cookies!” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I’m halfway through the whole collection!

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50 Shimmering Years

Okay, after a brief distraction with Sporty Brights, I’m back to the Sesame Street Collection. For some reason, I’ve lost the privilege of picking the shade to sample – Lily is now choosing shades for me.

Lily chose China Glaze “50 Shimmering Years”, a full coverage rose gold glitter. I got full coverage in two light coats, over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. I wanted to see it matte, so I used Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat on my ring finger and regular Glisten & Glow Top Coat on the rest.

I have a lot of rose gold glitters, but this is a nice one that I could see owning a full size bottle.

This is the 5th shade I’ve sampled – just 7 to go.

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RIP Little Polishes

It’s hard to say goodbye to dried up nail polishes, even if they are petrified beyond rescue. I recently reorganized my nail polishes and came upon these three polishes that could not be saved.

The hardest to let go of was Revlon Street Wear “Furball”. Revlon Street Wear was a fun line of nail polishes from the 90s – they offered a rainbow of colors and textures before it was mainstream to do so. I’m pretty sure that I picked this polish up in college. It’s very similar to Sinful Colors “Glass Pink”, so I won’t mourn it too much.

I also said goodbye to Revlon Nail Art “Break-up”, a dried up crackle polish. I think it’s a dupe of OPI “Super Bass Shatter”.

I was surprised that China Glaze “Boo-Gie Down” was totally solidified – but I guess I did buy it almost 6 years ago… no dupes that I can think of, I might need another black, white and gold glitter.

Rest in peace, little polishes…

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Since 1969

China Glaze “Since 1969” is obviously a nod to Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary in 2019 and it’s an homage to the street itself.

“Since 1969” is an asphalt shimmer, the very color of Sesame Street. I was glad to use a shimmer polish – my nails sure did need a break from glitters. This is two coats of “Since 1969” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. No mattes this time. This polish lasted a really long time and even braved a marathon round of dishes and kitchen cleaning yesterday.

4 down, 8 to go. I am beating Lily at trying them all – she’s only tried one so far!