Thursday, March 11, 2010

Old NOTD: China Glaze Rain Storm


China Glaze Rain Storm

Once in awhile, when I'm hauling from Victoria's Nail Supply, Transdesign, Head2ToeBeauty or 8ty8Beauty, I'll add in a couple of random polishes to "make the shipping worth it". (Self-delusion's a healthy thing, really.) This was one of those polishes. This is a dusty cornflower blue jelly speckled with blue and/or silver microglitter. I really like the appearance of this one -- it reminds me of a lighter OPI Glow-Ink in the Dark -- but like Glow-Ink, this was a pain and a half to apply. The above is five coats. It's very, very sheer. And the shrinkage? That happened immediately after I applied Diamont. And then it did not dry and got destroyed in the shower six hours later. VERY pretty... and absolutely too much trouble for me to bother with.

Close-up of Rain Storm

Dude, my nails had gotten long this winter before they got wrecked. Those were too long for me, IMO: typing was not comfortable with that length. But it's nice to know that I could grow 'em out again that long if I wanted to. I really like the length I'm at now (about half the amount of free edge in those photos) but gotta say, the long nails were more fun to paint. :)


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9 comments:

Manatee Mama said...

This is so weird. I had this same polish ready to post today as well!

mKat said...

That's a pretty colour... but no polish is worth the hassle of five coats.

Lily nail said...

nice color !!

PolishedSheep said...

5 coats?! Never ever! But still a nice color.

Rhea said...

5 coats! but hey, the color is nice! On you i mean, it wouldn't do much for me...

MeganChair said...

Too bad about the shrinkage and five coats. Have you tried layering it over another light blue? I tried mine over Secret Peri-winkle and it worked out alright.

scarlettholly said...

I can order from victoria? I look on their site and it looked to be just for pros...

gildedangel said...

That is a great color!

flinty said...

Thanks all... and yes, it's not worth the hassle of five coats!

@meganchair: nope, haven't tried layering it yet. :)

@scarlettholly: yes, you can order from VNS. The only thing you need to be a pro to order is Essie and even then, you can just email them and ask for some to be put on your order.

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