Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Nail Palettes - Pinks and Reds

As you all know, my nails are still extremely short from me cutting them off; I figured they deserve a rest! I think I will also try out my China Glaze Calcium Fortifier during this break time and I'll let you all know how it goes. For now, I will be posting for this week, my nail palettes. I bought these plastic nail palettes from Transdesign for around $1 each because I really wanted a way to see the nail polish out of the bottle without having to look online at other people's posts or my own pictures. My camera didn't do the most awesome job at capturing each polish, so I will also give a description of each one (outdoor and indoor lighting).

(From left to right: China Glaze White Out, Sally Hansen Pink Promise, Revlon Rose Zing, China Glaze Sugar High, Love My Nails Seductive Red, and China Glaze Riveter Rouge)

China Glaze White Out: This is your standard white - perfect for French manicure tips. The formula is pretty good, although if you want to use this as a base color, it may take several coats for it to be opaque.

Sally Hansen Pink Promise: I don't really like sheer colors; I like my base polishes to be opaque. This color is a very light pink, and I personally use it for the base of shimmery French manicures.

Revlon Rose Zing: I bought this nail polish from Safeway grocery store the summer before last, in my obsession with gold-flecked polishes. The polish is a dimmer coral color with gold shimmer in it. I am not a huge fan of this polish because I'd prefer something brighter, but the gold shimmer makes a huge difference.

China Glaze Sugar High: As I mentioned in my previous post, it's a very pretty pink and very girly. I'm actually wearing this one on my toes right now, and it really stands out again my tan skin tone. I am absolutely in love with this pink!

Love My Nails Seductive Red: I bought this red from Wal-Mart during my fall semester with my roommate. I wanted a red because I never owned one before and I wanted a cheap red for nail art. I still have only worn this as a base color once because I'm not a huge fan of bright reds; it just doesn't feel quite right for my age yet.

China Glaze Riveter Rouge: I just purchased this one from Head 2 Toe Beauty Supply.  It is part of the new China Glaze Vintage Vixens Fall 2010 collection. As I said, I am not a huge fan of reds, but this red is really gorgeous. It's very shimmery and glittery (without a top coat, it feels a bit rough). The sparkles look gold to me, although I am in indoor lighting right now, without a top coat. I'll let you all know what it looks like when I wear it myself!


  1. I love the China Glaze Riveter Rouge! It's so pretty!

  2. I agree! Now I'm gathering up the courage to wear a red nail polish =)

    I also really want some of the other Vintage Vixen polishes, but had to hold myself back (only got Emerald Fitzgerald and Jitterbug)

  3. Haha were you comparing Sugar High to your letters? Cute. Looks like a match ;)

  4. When I was first photographing these, Sugar High looked really dark in my camera preview thing so I was trying to find something that matched! But yes, they are a perfect match :)