If you don’t have it, made do with what you’ve got!

Now I’ve been fully regretting not getting my hands on the China Glaze It’s A Trap-eze polish…

The thing is, I really don’t need more… (though you will see that I didn’t do very well in upholding that idea for others…) but this polish really great on me.

So what is a girl to do, when it is sold out?

Try and recreate her own. I should really stress the try, as it turned out nothing like it! lol but you can read about that more down at the end…

(On a side note, I couldn’t figure out why my pictures would turn out this weird hazy/blurry on the Hybrid. Then it clicked. Maybe I should clean the lens. Yeah…it was a very “Duh!”moment for me. I should now have things under control…)

Glitter Sandwich

Glitter Sandwich
I used:
American Apparel Supernova
Sally Hansen Secrets
China Glaze Innocence

Glitter Sandwich

Glitter Sandwich
(that is what I meant by weird hazy blur…ah…I should have thought of that sooner…)

Anyway, here is what I learned from this.

First off, get rid of the holo glitter. I LOVE holo glitter, but this wasn’t the place for it.
Second, do a double decker sandwich. Meaning, Innocence, 2 coats of Supernova, and then 2 coats of Innocence to finish it off. Now that I think about it, I probably could forgo the initial Innocence application.

THAT should give me a closer look to Its a Trap-eze, though not so in colouring.

Okay it was bugging me so much I redid it on a nail chip. THIS is what I had in mind. But you really do need like three coats of Supernova.
Faking another polish :P
Faking another polish :P
I might consider just mixing up a small batch of a franken. Maybe that will decrease the number of layers I would need? Another experiment for another day :)

Well to move on to something else…
I have the nail chip swatches, bottle shots, and mini info on the Hard Candy polishes. I just need actual manicures of them and I will be set.


Holiday Nails: Glittery Gradient…

I haven’t done a gradient in AGES. Really. I think it has been like 2 years. I guess with all the polish that I have hoarded, it doesn’t make sense for me to do a gradient…it seems to me it would take me longer to use up! But for the Holidays, I think it was necessary to pull out.

Glitter Gradient

Glitter Gradient
Ranked in order of use (L-R)

Glitter Gradient

Started off w two coats of China Glaze Innocence to decrease the effects of stained nails…I also held off polishing Innocence to the nail tip, as I have a few other layers to tackle.
I then brushed a coat of OPI’s Let Me Entertain You to the tip.
I took Wet n Wild Sparked and applied a thin line to cover the harsh line of Let Me Entertain You.
I then took OPI Teenage Dream, and started brushing it a little further up from Sparkled and brush it to the tip of the nail (thus layering over the other coats).
Finally I brushed a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust over the entire nail.
I took my time doing this, while watching a drama, as there are many layers for the tip. You don’t want them to get messed up right after you are done right. So I tried to avoid that by letting everything dry before starting the next coat.

Glitter Gradient
I ended up really liking how this turned out. If I do this again, I would probably apply a thicker band of OPI’s Let Me Entertain You, just so I have more colour.

Glitter Gradient

Previous Posts on Holiday Nails
Holiday Nails 1 Emerald Sparkle
Holiday Nails 2 Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It
Holiday Nails 3 Star Spangled
Holiday Nails 4 Crown Me Already
Holiday Nails 5 Excuse Moi