Saturday, July 10, 2010

In with the old: China Glaze - Frostbite


I don't have nearly as many polishes as some of my fellow bloggers (partially because I am OCD and I stick to one or two brands to keep my collection in line and partially because I am cheap and don't part easily with my money...LOL). In spite of this, I do have quite a number of polishes that I haven't yet worn and I do my best with every mani/pedi to integrate a new colour for sake of interest. There are some colours however that I *always* want to come back to and often have to force myself away from when coordinating a given manicure. Imagine my delight when my bf selected one of my favourites to be today's look!

China Glaze's Frostbite is an electric blue.  Quite possibly it is my favourite shade of blue - ever. And not just for a polish. For EVERYTHING.  If I could dye my hair this colour, I totally would.  Not really an easy task given that my hair is almost black. (Imagine hair this colour on skin in MAC's NC43 range.) Ridiculous, right? 

More like ridiculously awesome. :P



The downside to Frostbite is that, in my opinion, the formula sucks. I don't know if it's the bottle I have or whatever batch Frostbite is associated with in general but it's drippy and thin and typically takes three thick coats to make me happy.  You can probably see where I made the coats a little too thick and suffered some indents in my not-yet-dry polish.  Oh well. Still an awesome colour and one that makes me instantly happy. It is definitely one of the more appropriately named polishes in my book, too. :)



Anyway, completely unrelated to the above, I went on a "safari" adventure thing today as part of my bf's family reunion of sorts.... Here's a pic of the elephants a-swimmin'!



All for now, folks!  Happy weekend to you!

-mKat

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16 comments:

Zara said...

I've heard many good things about Frostbite, but I have yet to purchase it...I, too, have trouble parting with my money. :D Also, yay elephants!

mKat said...

I think if you like blue, you'll love Frostbite. :)

I love the colour enough to let the crappy formula/application slide. (Typically I love China Glaze formulas so I consider this a one off.) Interestingly I have a polish by Jordana that is similar to Frostbite that also requires several (5?!) coats to bring it to bottle colour. Perhaps there's something about that pigment that settles strangely.

Sarah said...

I have been eyeing this polish for a while now. I sort of love it! I'll have to get it someday. :)

Nicole said...

I have this, not swatched yet for the blog, but I used it and LOVE the color! It's just killer. I would love to have my hair this color too; my hair is so dark brown it's almost black, but a girl can dream!

CassandraKK said...

GORGEOUS. I have been eying this colour at Sallys for AGES. . . I think you've just pushed me over the edge!

xxoo

Kasia

http://www.cassandrakk.blogspot.com

佳皓佳皓 said...

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江冠彭珮李佳宏陽筠 said...

朋友是一面鏡子............................................................

Ashley A. said...

Yay, so pretty!

Kara said...

oooo accurate picture! The first picture of frostbite I saw looked darker, so I was a wee bit disapointed when I found it was lighter, but I still love it. Especially on my toes

Skulda said...

ELEPHANTS!!!

bellebathandbeyond said...

I admire your self control. Been trying to stick to just a few brands myself but what can I do - I am hopelessly in love with color! Sigh.

mKat said...

Sarah/Cassandra: I don't typically push things on people.. if you like what you like, stick to it! But if you were on the edge with this... go over! The colour is fantastic after three coats. Looks like the finish on a sports car! :P

Nicole: You and me both!

Kara: Yeah, sometimes the colour accuracy of my camera surprises me. (I was more surprised since this was my phone and not my DSLR...) Still learning to take better pics with my actual camera. :P

Skulda: :)

belle: (love your handle, btw!) It isn't so much self-control as it is the aforementioned OCD and cheapness. (Arguably more the OCD than anything else.) LOL I love colour as well but have other equally expensive hobbies so I have to spread the love around a bit...

And honestly I'm realizing when I do buy off brand (I've started buying Color Clubs)...a lot of them are close to China Glazes that I own already. I guess I like what I like too. :)

sonidlo said...

It´s amazing! I finally have to get it!

Freshie said...

LOVE this color of blue..and elephants <3

Arrianne said...

I was just thinking of getting this beauty. It's funny how we all ask our bfs/family what color to wear. I think you'd look awesome with that blue hair!

Lucy said...

I've not worn this polish yet. Hope my bottle is a good one! It is an amazing shade of blue. Love it. I haven't been on an animal safari in many years. Just love them.

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