Saturday, September 3, 2011

China Glaze Metallic Muse




I'm totally late to the party on this one. I think practically everyone here has this polish. But I love it! So glad I added it to my last pre no-buy order. Chromes are my favourite finish and aqua-blue is a very frequent colour in my wardrobe, so this fits right in.




The only issue I have with chromes is that they're such a bugger to clean up - I end up with sparkly bits everywhere. There are a few ridgey bits evident in these pictures, but that's my own fault. My favourite way to apply chromes is to sandwich them with a coat of seche vite, which makes them really smooth (base, two coats polish, SV, polish, SV) and gives amazing wear time - my butter london fairy lights mani (a pink chrome) lasted 9 days with no chips. This one was more like 3 days, but then it's only two coats between lumos base and top coat (neither of which are that great, in my opinion).


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13 comments:

rock-or-not said...

Awesome color!!
I love it too!

gnoma said...

From this collection I own mllennium and passion, but this one will be mine, one day! I use them esepcially for stamping, because I find a bit hard to applying them alone, but it's stunning and always I try anyway! ;D

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous! I've got to get some of these. I also clicked the link the the Butter London post, and I think I love that one even more.

SakuraBlossom said...

Wow! i think is time for me to get this and Millenium! they look amazing, and since i don't have any chrome, i have plenty of excuses to get two more polishes..

beachgal said...

Great photos! Metalics are big with me too - however some are so touchy, thinner, yet some getting better on lack of brush strokes. Yours here sure is not showing the tell-tale brush strokes. It was a long leap from years of frost to make it to metallic formulation. So glad no one gave up!

Alaina said...

Beautiful! I love chromes too but my ridges always get in the way, so I appreciate your tip about smoothing them out. :)

Suz said...

amazing! like an aluminium look!

imfeelingnail-venturous said...

stunning!

Veronica said...

Gorgeous polish!

Lucy said...

I also love chrome finishes. Your nails look gorgeous. I haven't worn my chromes in a long time. My nails are just too short. Good idea about the Seche Vite sandwich! I'll have to remember that. Which would be a miracle since I have a terrible memory. Have a nice weekend.

Jenna said...

love it! :)

Olivia Frescura said...

wow that is amazing!

ilexica said...

Seems there's a lot of love for this! :D I completely agree with you all, it's a fab colour. I'm so glad they released this collection but gutted that it's d/ced now, I still have to lay my paws on millennium!

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