China Glaze and Walgreen’s haul! Pictures, swatches, and review.

Crazazy week! Yes, crazazy. It’s like “good, better, best,” except “zany, crazy, crazazy.” Now you know, and that’s cleared up. Also, snarky is a word, look it up.

As the blog post title states, I spent money this week. A lot of money this week. It was AWESOME. Now the money is gone and I’m paying for my Subway salads with dimes again. Yaaay. ::sarcasm::

I took a wonderful little trip into Sally Beauty Supply with my buddies Paul and Alyssa and picked up four more China Glazes as part of Sally’s 2 for $10. Then, during an expedition to Walgreen’s (had to find one that carries Essie.) I grabbed an Essie polish and restocked on the brand new nail care basics. Pictures, swatches and review below! All swatches are two coats, no topcoat, no basecoat.

Dorothy Who?: A medium blue with silver and dark blue glitter. Application was amazing, even for a glitter. It just fell into where I wanted it to go. Beautiful! As with a lot of glitters, it’s very rough to the touch, but a nice coat of Seche Vite, or your favorite top coat, as long as it’s thicker. This is only two coats, no topcoat though. You can see the roughness.

Four Leaf Clover: Now, this one didn’t photograph right. Four Leaf Clover is a highly pigmented kelly green. It’s vibrant, it’s turf-tastic, it’s gorgeous. I’m not a green fan, in fact, when I post my nail wheels, you’ll see I have a whopping total of THREE green nail polishes. I don’t have anything against greens, I just don’t like how they look on my skin. But this I will wear over an over. Application was a breeze, although it did get kind of draggy. I fully blame that on the swatch wheel and the fact that there was no basecoat.

Summer Rain: How pretty! I have a necklace that is gold and coral colored pearls that I was wearing while shopping. I saw that this polish matched my necklace exactly. So I had to have it. =D The color of this is slightly more pink than this picture shows off. It’s a very coral-y color indeed. It’s shimmery, very shimmery. This pictures shows a purple flash, but I haven’t seen it off camera yet. Application was alright, it’s very sheer, so you’ll need three coats for it to be completely opaque. A very pretty color, but not one of my favorites.

Ruby Pumps: How pretty! This is a gorgeous deep red glitter. I don’t have much to say about this one. Just click on the picture and stare. It was completely opaque in two coats, finishes bumpy, as any glitter does. A coat of Seche Vite will do nicely.

Nice Is Nice:This amazing lavender pastel creme is from Essie’s A French Affair Spring 2011 Collection. While it took me until just now to figure out that the name isn’t Nice Is Nice, it’s NEECE is Nice. Like the French city. That’s how slow I am. šŸ˜‰ Application was super streaky and uneven for the first coat, but was perfect and completely opaque with the second. This is my spring color. This is my jam. So happy. Love love love this polish.

The Bottom Line?
I don’t know if it’s the spring feeling in the air, but I’m loving Four Leaf Clover and Nice is Nice. Dorothy Who is amazing, but maybe is for Winter or deep into Summer. I don’t know… DW and Ruby Pumps just aren’t as fantastic to me right now. But every single person needs Four Leaf Clover and Nice is Nice. They’re colors you just need.

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