Friday, July 31, 2015

Zebra Manicure with China Glaze Polishes

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's Friday!!!  Finally.  It's been a good week, but super busy.  I'm excited to sleep in tomorrow.  Seriously, Saturday has become my favorite day of the week!

Today I am sharing a fun pastel/neonish manicure which was inspired by this manicure by twi_star on Instagram.  I have wanted to get my hands on the Color Club pastel neons, but I haven't been able to tell myself that they are worth 8 bucks.  I've read some pretty nasty reviews that the formula is awful, gradients are a pain, and all around they just weren't great.  After seeing twi_star's manicure using those polishes, I started to dig through my stash to see if I had anything possibly similar.

To my surprise, I had three China Glaze polishes that were perfect!  Sure, they are lighter than the Color Clubs, but they worked!  Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Lotus Begin
  • China Glaze - At Vase Value
  • China Glaze - The Grass is Lime Greener
  • Acrylic Paint
Aren't the colors so pretty together?!  I think my favorite of the bunch is The Grass is Lime Greener.  It's a touch choice because purple and blue are my favorite colors, but this green is beyond awesome!  It applied patchy for the first two coats, but on the third it was perfectly fine.  Just like the other two, it dried fast so it wasn't a problem that I had to do three.

The three worked very well together to do a gradient.  I was scared that they weren't going to be opaque enough and it would take forever.  Just a few dabs and everything worked out rather well.

When I was done with my gradient, I went through with acrylic paint and my striper brush and added the zebra stripes.  I love zebra print manicures, I really need to do more.

What do you think?  Fan of the look?

Until next time, <3.