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What’s On My Nails Wednesdays: OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours & China Glaze Electrify

Slowly going through my Hawaii nail polish haul from last year. I always get distracted by new polishes that the ones from Hawaii fall by the wayside.

OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours & China Glaze Electrify

OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours & China Glaze Electrify

This week, I felt like mixing things up a bit (LOL) and did a glitter accent nail. Yay, so creative. So today, I have for you, OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours and China Glaze Electrify.

OPI My Paprika is Hotter Than Yours*, from the Euro Centrale collection, is a bright orange-red. I can imagine this to be a nice shade for the toes during Summer. It practically screams Summer! In the bottle, if you look really carefully, you can see flecks of gold shimmer. And just like in the bottle, you can only see the shimmer if you squint hard enough.

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Formula-wise, I found this to be a bit thicker than usual but not thick enough to be troublesome during application. I used two coats cos I’m a nail noob. I’m sure if you’re a nail painting pro, you could get away with one coat.

China Glaze Electrify is from the Hunger Games collection and it’s a glitter. Surprise, surprise. I’m almost definitely sure I hauled just glitter polishes back from Hawaii. Anyways, China Glaze Electrify. It’s a dense glitter polish, with small round gold and small red hex glitter suspended in a clear base. I’m showing you two coats with no base colour.

20140825_112635In hindsight, I think this makes a great Lunar New Year mani!

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What’s On My Nails Wednesdays: China Glaze Mediterranean Charm and Inglot 202

China Glaze Mediterranean Charm nail polish

China Glaze Mediterranean Charm nail polish

China Glaze Mediterranean Charm is mix of a muted hot pink, mixed with a bit of coral and a hint of red. The added coral and red makes it a nice warm hot pink instead of the usual cool hot pinks. I never have any issues with China Glaze polishes and this is no exception. Smooth and easy application.

China Glaze Mediterranean Charm and Inglot 202

China Glaze Mediterranean Charm and Inglot 202

I did 2 coats because I was feeling patient that day. This was a difficult shade to capture and whilst the picture of the bottle might look slightly blue, rest assured that the shade in the bottle is as close to real life as I could get it.

Inglot 202 is a polish I purchased last year when I was in Malaysia. It’s one of the nice flakie polishes from Inglot.

Inglot 202

Inglot 202

Inglot 202 has green, red, orange flakies in a clear base and one coat is more than enough to get full coverage on your nails as the flakies are densely packed into the bottle. I didn’t get much of the green on my nails and this may be due to my choice of a base colour.

China Glaze Mediterranean Charm and Inglot 202

China Glaze Mediterranean Charm and Inglot 202

What’s On My Nails Wednesdays

A late one today. Oops! However, I’m slowly going through my collection of polishes I hauled back from Hawaii!

Colour Theory Cherry on Top ($4AUD/6ml)

Colour Theory Cherry on Top ($4AUD/6ml)

This week, my nails are featuring Colour Theory Cherry on Top as a base topped with China Glaze Glitz’N Pieces.

China Glaze Glitz’N Pieces is densely packed with small and medium black hex glitters, black bar glitter and small and medium silver hex and round glitters.

China Glaze Glitz'n Pieces

China Glaze Glitz'n Pieces

This is such a versatile glitter that just makes my plain ol’ red manicure look more fun!

Colour Theory Cherry on Top with China Glaze Glit'n Pieces

Colour Theory Cherry on Top with China Glaze Glitz'n Pieces

Pictured is just one coat of China Glaze Glitz’n Pieces! Imagine 2+ coats…

China Glaze Glitz'n Pieces

China Glaze Glitz'n Pieces

China Glaze Custom Kicks

China Glaze Custom Kicks

China Glaze Custom Kicks is a teal shade with spatterings of gold shimmer. I have a love affair with China Glaze polishes as I have many that are 1 coat wonders which is awesome for lazy me. Plus, I don’t get any chips until about a week later.

China Glaze Custom Kicks

Sometimes it looks green, other times, it’s blue. Strange but cool.

China Glaze Custom Kicks

As mentioned previously, I get amazing wear time with China Glaze polishes. The formula was nothing short of awesome – easy to apply.

China Glaze 2NITE

China Glaze 2NITE

When the sun comes out to play, so do my holo polishes!

China Glaze 2NITE was part of the OMG collection from way back. It looks slightly underwhelming both in the bottle and in the shade. However shine some light onto it and BAM!

China Glaze 2NITE

2NITE is a dusty cornflower shade of blue with beautiful holo goodness.

China Glaze 2NITE swatch - artificial light

It was a bit on the thin side but I managed to get even coverage in two coats. And I love holos cos they dry so much quicker!

China Glaze 2NITE swatch - artificial light

And in direct sunlight!

China Glaze 2NITE swatch - direct sunlight

China Glaze Blue Year’s Eve and China Glaze Snow Globe

These two China Glaze polishes came as a Christmas set along with an adorable snow globe. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to wear this over the Christmas holidays but better late than never!

China Glaze Let It Snow Gift Pack

Blue Year’s Eve is a dark-blue jewel toned polish with glass flecks shot throughout. It was a little on the thin side when it comes to the opacity and pigmentation as you can evidently see on my pinky finger – could probably have done 3 coats but my standard is always base coat, 2 coats of polish and then a top coat. Any polish that requires more than 2 coats is 1) testing my patience and therefore 2) troublesome!

China Glaze Blue Year's Eve nail polish

I added Snow Globe to my ring finger for extra holiday glitter. Snow Globe has a clear base, therefore it looks much better as a top coat, with gorgeous large multi-colour glitters. It’s a perfect addition to China Glaze’s Christmas collection as it’s multi-colour glitters are reminiscent of the glitter flakes in snow globes.

China Glaze Snow Globe nail polish

The best thing about Snow Globe is its ability to be a chameleon – seriously. The glitters are different depending on what your base shade is. I had no problem applying this at all! Love love LOVE Snow Globe.

China Glaze Snow Globe nail polish

And of course swatches! I’m still trying to perfect nail polish swatches so bear with me..

China Glaze Blue Year's Eve and China Glaze Snow Globe swatch - artificial light

China Glaze Blue Year's Eve and China Glaze Snow Globe swatch - natural light

Usually, I get a couple of day’s wear before my manicures get chipped and whatnot but I don’t know what’s the go here – they started chipping the next day and flaking off in PIECES! :( Going to try this combination again and see what happens.

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy and China Glaze White Cap

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the Beauty Basket launch (post coming soon) and the night before, I realised that my nails were chipped and manky. So I thought I had better paint my nails as I’d be attending a beauty event. Nothing worse than turning up to a beauty event looking a bit .. eh.

So I trawled through my untrieds stash and grabbed the most Summer looking shade possible.

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy is a shocking, electric coral-pink. It’s definitely a neon, eye piercing shade but it’s so gorgeous. I had a bit of trouble with application though as you can see from the pictures – there’s still some bald spots and it was a bit streaky. It dries to a rubbery, matte finish. I topped it off with Seche Vite because I don’t like matte finishes.

China Glaze White Cap

I then went ahead and layered China Glaze White Cap over the top. White Cap is a gold flecked white-based polish perfect for layering. The gold flecks are so beautiful. Unlike chunky glitters, it was really easy just to do one coat and have full nail coverage.

My humble digital camera spazzed out when trying to capture the brightness of Flip Flop Fantasy.

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy and China Glaze White Cap - natural light

It’s a mix between the two pictures. Just use your imagination.

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy and China Glaze White Cap - artifical light

China Glaze In Vogue and China Glaze Doll House

A few days ago, I went to my usual nail supply store after taking my sister to her physio appointment and we walked out with 4 new polishes!

I’ve come to the realisation that I prefer China Glaze over OPI simple because the nail supply store sells it for a couple of dollars cheaper and well, they’re pretty comparable in my opinion.

So here is a nail of the day featuring 2 of my new polishes.

In Vogue is a dusty musted rosy pink. I did 1 coat because I am a lazy beauty blogger. There was visible nail line on some nails but it doesn’t bother me.

China Glaze In Vogue

I also did an accent finger with Doll House – pink chunky hexagonal glitter suspended in a clear base.

China Glaze Doll House

Application was a bit err with this. I don’t have much experience with glitters. I had to apply it using Chelle’s ‘splat’ method lol.

China Glaze Doll House

But the final result is amazing!! Like sequins in mah nails. Love love!! I did apply Seche Vite (as always) but it’s still just a tiny bit rough but whatever. I’m not too fussy about that.

Please excuse the dodgy accent finger. I applied my top coat way too soon!

China Glaze Fortune Teller

This was released as part of China Glaze’s Halloween collection two (??) years back, available exclusively at Sally’s Beauty stores around the US. Ever since then it has become this elusive nail polish. I was lucky enough to find this on eBay for under $10! :)

Natural light

Fortune Teller is a black base with copper glitter polish. The glitter is pretty awesome. I’m usually not a fan of glitter polishes as they’re so bothersome to remove but the glitter just makes the removal process worth it. The glitter in Fortune Teller isn’t just one shape and size – there’s three different ones! Small and medium round glitters and big hexagon glitters.

Natural light

In regards to the glitter, I don’t find them to be that chunky but you can sorta feel them on your nails. However, this is something that a great top coat can fix – Seche Vite to the rescue :)

China Glaze QT


After the disaster previously, I decided to go with China Glaze QT, another one from their OMG collection. I love QT. It’s a mix of berry & fuchsia with stunning subtle holo :)

No sheerness, no gluggyness. Application was a dream. Went on smoothly & covered well.

Two coats topped with Seche Vite quick drying top coat.