Wednesday, September 28, 2011

China Glaze Ginger





Things I am a sucker for:

1) Spice colours,
2) Holo glitter.





This is a two in one! I love the colour - it's subtle but striking. There are flecks of silver microglitter that give the polish a bit of dimensionality in sunlight, and the scattered holo really pops in low light. It's pretty sheer so 3-4 coats are needed for opacity, but this lasted through me stripping wallpaper and repainting*, so I'm impressed with the wear.




*I've finally accepted that my 'study' is a total mess. It is, or rather was, basically the least appropriate room to do work in. I tried to de-decorate the room when we moved in by getting shot of the four different kinds of textured wallpaper, but somehow the job never got finished (and nor did the skanky carpet get replaced, or the broken radiator, or the window with the half-inch gaps outside the frame...). So I finally ripped the last of it off, repainted, made curtains, yadda yadda. The best part is that doing all this allowed me to buy a new bookshelf and filing cabinet. So part two of Operation Study involved sorting through six years of non-existent filing, which was three days of hell. But I am DONE, the room is no longer freezing, and I can find my journal print-offs. Result, and totally worth the three broken nails.


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17 comments:

Fab Fingertips. said...

It's such a pretty colour but I simply can't wear these colours, it's a pain!

Sasha said...

Wow, I'm not usually drawn to a color like that but it so beautiful!!

The Lacquered Lady said...

Wow! I'm super jealous. Is that color still available?

TA said...

I love the glitter, but not the color. It's definitely a great look for fall though!

NY*NAIL*DIVA said...

EYE CATCHER!

jennafroggy said...

Wow, This color is ubber gorgeous. I'll have to find it for me or continue to be all jealous.

idrinknailpolish said...

That is really pretty! I've never seen this one before - what collection is it from?

Nailderella said...

a copper holo! OMG!

Sia said...

LOVE! XOXO

Alexisaurus said...

Wow! It's gorgeous! I have never seen this color before!

xoxo

Melissa Birch said...

this is on my lemming list for sure...my favorite collection EVER!

Kara said...

OOO i like it! I wonder if it would look good with 1 coat over a similar creme? I just bought OPI Ginger Bells and the base color looks similar. Might be a nice way to enjoy the glitter without the evil removal.

ilexica said...

Fab Fingertips - thanks :) Why not, removal or they clash?

Sasha - it is a really nice colour, I think the glitter helps break it up a bit.

The Lacquered Lady - I believe so, I bought mine about 6 months ago. It's from CG's 50s glitters collection which I believe is permanent.

TA - I can understand that! I think any shade of ginger/tan is going to be a marmite colour.

September 28, 2011 3:35 PM

NY*NAIL*DIVA - Thanks!

September 28, 2011 5:34 PM

jennafroggy - go for it! I think mine was only $4-5...

idrinknailpolish - the CG glitters collection, which should still be available.

Nailderella - cool, no?!

Sia said - Thanks ;)


Alexisaurus - I don't know why it isn't more popular?

Melissa Birch - Haha, I'm a fan too! I want some of the pinks!

Kara - Yes, it should do! I love ginger bells, it's one of my absolute favourites. It would definitely cut down on the removal, although because the holo is reasonably sparse you might need two coats on top of the creme.

Lucy said...

I totally agree with you. I adore these shades. It feels wonderful to finally finish a project. Congrats!

beachgal said...

Loving this polish! Is it in the same collection that was called something 'special glitters???" I think that is what Cosmic & Mahoganie were in and a few others that I really like.

ilexica said...

Beachgal - yes, that's the one!

Sarah said...

This is really pretty - perfect for fall! As much trouble as it is, I always find redoing a space to get it organized and workable very satisfying.

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