Tag: China Glaze

Dots and stripes – Quick and easy nail art


So now that the nail growing project is fully started and I have my natural nails back I also have to get used to the short length. This is quite a change from the long pointy gel nails I had. I usually hate this part with short and thin nails and don’t want to even take nail photos. This time I have decided to enjoy these nubbins and do some nail art too.

Polishers Inc. – What’s On TV?


This Sunday’s Polishers Inc. theme was “What’s On TV?” and that means this manicure is inspired by a TV show.

I had a hard time deciding what to do. I was thinking about shows like Game Of Thrones and The Walking Dead. In the end I decided to go with a show that me and hubby are currently watching and enjoying, Big Bang Theory. It’s just so funny and puts me in a good mood every time. Sheldon is such a brilliant character and in real life Jim Parsons is a fellow Houston Texans fan! (more…)

Polishers Inc. – So 90’s!


Polishers Inc. Sunday is here again! Today’s theme is “So 90’s!”. First thing that came to mind was Nirvana and grunge but I decided to do something bright and fun instead and got inspiration from early 90’s crazy clothing and colors.

Index and middle finger nails are done with a little help from NailVinyls. Ring and and pinky nail have slices cut out of dried watermarble sheet.

Base color is Essie Licorice. Other colors used are OPI Hey Baby, OPI Live.Love.Carnaval, OPI Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go?, OPI I Just Can’t Cope-Acapana, China Glaze Def Defying and Color Club Wicker Park. Shine is provided by Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.

That’s all from me this time and please don’t forget to check what the other ladies have come up with this week. You can find the links at the end of this post. Thank you for reading!




Mish Mash Challenge: Week 4 – Nail art technique I have never tried before


Look at me almost getting a post up in time ;D For this week I had a lot to choose from and I ended up doing drag marbling. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now, this and water marbling but I’m still not brave enough to try that LOL

For this manicure I used OPI Thanks a Windmillion, Sephora by OPI Leaf Him At The Altar and China Glaze Gussied Up Green. I finished the manicure with G & G HK Girl top coat.


I’m not totally happy with the result. It looks kinda cool but I think it could look a lot cooler. I think I have to give this one another try later on. But there’s no winners or losers on our challenge and that makes it so much fun :) Good or bad, I challenged myself to try something new :)

Thank you for reading and please pay a visit to the other lovely ladies too :)



***All products used on this manicure were purchased by me. I don’t benefit from clicking the link on this post.

Mint Manis for Talia Joy


Today is the day nail community and nail bloggers want to honor and show their love for an amazing little girl that passed away, Talia Joy Castellano. Thank you Nail Polish Wars for this lovely idea!

Talia was a shining example of courage and strength. Despite of her long battle with cancer she was such a happy person and had an enormous amount of talent. Her videos and her legacy will live on.

We can all learn a precious lesson of how to live your life from Talia Joy ♥

Here’s my mint mani for Talia Joy. I used China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On and Color Club Angel Kiss with HK Girl top coat to create this look.


♥ RIP Talia Joy ♥

ABC Challenge – T is for Time (Different Dimension)


Happy hump day again! Today it’s already time for letter T (and maybe a time to start thinking about what our next challenge will be :P). So for letter T I chose a polish called Time. This is from the new Different Dimension Echoes collection. All the six shades in this collection are very beautiful and unique. Time is another gorgeous glitter topper you can use with a lot of different base colors. Again you can see on the photos how the holographic stars and big circles change color with the angle of the light giving this polish amazing sparkle and glow.

This mani is two coats of China Glaze No Way Jose, two coats of Time and G & G HK Girl top coat.


Time applies like your usual indie glitter bomb. I had no issues with it. You just have to remember to turn the bottle upside down before application to help the glitter come out of the bottle easier. Also remember to allow each coat to dry for a bit before applying the next coat. Otherwise you might start dragging the bigger glitters out of place.

Different Dimension polishes can be bought from their Etsy-store, they ship internationally. Their polishes are also sold at LlaroweMei Mei’s SignaturesEdgy Polish and Ledouxnuage. Different Dimension can be found from Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to follow for latest news and swatch photos :)



***Time was sent for review. No Way Jose and HK Girl top coat purchased by me.

Jindie Nails – Purple People Pleaser

I hope everyone is having a lovely Friday :) Weekend is almost here! Today I have another Jindie Nails polish for you, Purple People Pleaser. After this I still have a couple of more to show you plus a re-visit to Barney Blew Up. My photos of that are on the short nails and I wasn’t too happy with those photos anyways. It’s also such a cute polish that it would be a crime not to use it!

Purple People Pleaser is a sheer shimmer-y polish with a lot of blue, purple, white, black, etc. glitter in different shapes and sizes. This is at it’s best layered on top of a colored base. I also swatches this alone cos it can be worn that way too. The cold blue shimmer on the base can also make your nails appear a bit more white too. The formula is the usual normal indie glitter. Applies smooth and even. This is the usual, great Jindie Nails quality.

On the first set of photos I have three coats of Purple People Pleaser, a coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and Inm Super Fast Drying top coat. On the next one I have layered a coat of Purple People Pleaser over two coats of OPI Pedal Faster Suzy! as an example. Then to my actual manicure and I loved the way this looked. The green base really made the purple glitter pop! Such a fresh looking combination. On that I used two coats of China Glaze Def Defying and one generous coat of Purple People Pleaser plus Inm Super Fast Drying top coat. Purple People Pleaser would also pair up perfectly with a gold base color. This applies so nicely that I think I’m gonna use this as a gradient glitter over gold sometime.

You can purchase Jindie Nails polishes from their webstore that opens before next restock. You can also buy them from the Etsy-store (closed at the moment) as well as LlaroweMei Mei’s Signatures and Ninja Polish. You can find the latest restock and other info from their Facebook page. You can also follow Jindie Nails on Twitter and Instagram. Jen has already given us a little taste of the upcoming spring collection on Jindie Nails FB and Instagram pages. I believe there is going to be more previews to look forward to today.


Jindie Nails Purple People Pleaser, 3 coats, photo taken in sunlight.
Jindie Nails Purple People Pleaser, 3 coats, photo taken in sunlight.
Jindie Nails Purple People Pleaser, one coat over OPI Pedal Faster Suzi!, photo with daylight bulbs.
Jindie Nails Purple People Pleaser, one coat over China Glaze Def Defying, photo with daylight bulbs.
Jindie Nails Purple People Pleaser, one coat over China Glaze Def Defying, photo with daylight bulbs.
Jindie Nails Purple People Pleaser, one coat over China Glaze Def Defying, photo with daylight bulbs.


***This was sent for review

ABC Challenge – C is for China Glaze Caribbean Blue and circle glitter


Yay!! It’s time for our weekly ABC Challenge again and this week’s letter is C. For that I chose China Glaze Caribbean Blue with circle glitter. Enough C’s there for y’all? LOL Circle glitter awesomeness polish is Stay Behind, Catch a Wave from Elevation polish.

I applied two coats of Caribbean Blue and one coat of Stay Behind, Catch a Wave. The circle glitter lays so flat that I only needed to use Inm Out The Door Super Fast Dry top coat to smooth it out. I’m totally in love with this circle glitter. Such a nice change from all the hex glitter I’ve had on my nails lately. So sparkly and looks like raindrops on your nails. Stunning! Can’t wait to layer this with other colors too.

Stay Behind, Catch a Wave can be bought from Elevation Polish store but it’s sold out at the moment.




Different Dimension – Social Suicide


At the end of December I ordered two polishes from Different Dimension indie brand. I already showed you the first one Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty and here’s the other one, Social Suicide. This is a clear base polish with a lot of different size and shape black and white glitter in it. Formula is excellent and this applies thin and smooth. You also don’t have to waste time and energy trying to fish the glitter out of the bottle.

I decided to try this on top of yesterday’s China Glaze Def Defying manicure. The clear base makes this a perfect polish for layering. Black and white glitter also go well together with almost any color and it’s easy to control the amount of glitter by how many coats you apply. I really liked the effect this brought on my nails and next I’ll try layering it with pink polish.

On this mani I used one coat of Social Suicide over China Glaze Def Defying and a coat of Inm Out The Door on top of everything.

You can buy Different Dimension polishes from their Etsy store. It only took a bit over a week for my polishes to arrive counting from the date of ordering and I think it’s pretty darn fast since I live in Finland, not US.


Bubbles on this photo are caused by my top coat that is on it’s last leg and I have to twist and turn
the bottle to get something out.


ABC Challenge – B is for Bermuda Breakaway and Broken Tokens


It’s Wednesday and time for our weekly ABC Challenge again. Here’s what I came up with for letter B: China Glaze Bermuda Breakaway with Color Club crackle Broken Tokens. I’m not a big fan of crackle polish and I think this is the first time ever for a crackle manicure on this blog.

China Glaze Bermuda Breakaway is a beautiful ink-y blue creme from their Bahama Blues Winter 2008 collection. So I’ve had this polish for over 4 years now and it’s still as good as new. I believe this was two coats and it was fully opaque.

Color Club Broken Tokens is a silver foil crackle polish from their 2011 Fractured collection. Since I’m not a fan I only got this to test it out and cos it looked a lot prettier than many other crackle polishes out there. It’s definitely worth keeping and I might even use it again on some nail art manicures for special effect.

This mani didn’t turn me into a big crackle fan but I still quite like how it turned out. The colors went well together and the crackle polish wasn’t applied too thickly.

Thanks for reading!