Manicure of the Moment

Hello gentle readers. Enjoying your holiday weekend? Mine, so far has been busy. Housework, bloggy stuff, a fresh manicure have kept me hopping.

I also had a problem with my smartphone. For some reason it kept losing internal storage space and I kept having to delete all of my apps and e-mails and text messages and so forth and this morning, it said it was completely full. Which didn't make any sense, at all. I couldn't figure out how to fix it on my own, the website help was completely useless so in it went for a hard restart. The consultant was able to save my contacts but I am going to have to redo everything else. *sigh* My e-mail accounts, Twitter, Facebook will all have to be re synched. I'll have to re register my location and Slacker... Go find and reinstall all of my apps. The good news is, I should now have space for thousands of photos, apps and everything else and not run out of space. If it happens again, they will get me a new phone. Either way, it will be okay. :)

Today I have a manicure done with two of my new China Glaze Anchors Away polishes. This served two purposes. It made a pretty manicure and it got two more polishes out of my untried box. Two for the price of one. Heh. Heh.

I applied two coats of China Glaze Starboard and topped it with Seche Vite. Starboard is a rich, warm medium green crelly. It was opaque in two coats. Shiny and every so slightly squishy. Very pretty on it's own and with something layered over it.

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 In direct sun.


In shade. See, it looks kind of squishy in the shade. :)

I layered China Glaze Lighthouse over Starboard. Lighthouse is a pretty sheer golden yellow jelly packed with yello and gold glass fleck shimmer. As pretty as it is in indoor light it comes to life in the sun, dancing and scintillating. 


In sun.

In shade.

China Glaze Starboard has the same formula as her sister polish, Hey Sailor. Thin, it wants to run. I had to stay on my toes to keep it under control. I needed to keep a fairly generous amount of polish on my brush, too. Thin coats made for streaking and dragging, for me. I had a lot of bubbling. I suspect it is the atmospheric conditions, around here. There is a tight pressure gradient and we have high winds, today. (Again! Gah!) and that seems to spell bubbles, for me. I am not blaming the polish.;) Otherwise, application was very smooth. The polish is creamy and silky, somewhat translucent and dries to a shiny, slightly squishy finish. I am loving these crelly finishes. Dry time for this polish, like with Hey Sailor is good. Not super fast, but good enough. I topped Starboard with Seche Vite and that smoothed away the bubbles, as you saw in the above photographs. 

Lighthouse is a very nice sheer layering polish. It applied smoothly with a little tiny bit of shrinkage and pull. But it wasn't bad. Wrapping my tips helped to minimize it. It dried quickly. I topped my entire manicure with Poshe` just for shits and giggles. 

So, what think you of these two lovelies? Like? No? Do you own them? Plan to snap them up? Please share. 
:)

Thank you so very much for taking a little time out of your Saturday to spend it with me. Have a fantastic afternoon and may your polish never bubble. (And if it does, try Seche Vite. It almost always pulls my bubbled fat out of the fire. :D) 

4 comments

  1. Lovely, Erika. I love the starboard but not so much the lighthouse. I tend to like the deeper richer color of the starboard without the lighthouse. Of course, yellow and gold are my least favorite colors so that may be why I am not fond of it.I would buy the starboard in a minute though. It is lovely, deep and rich. I love it.

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  2. You should totally treat yourself to Starboard. :D

    That is what I love about there being such a huge range of polish colours and finishes. There is plenty for all varying tastes. :D

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  3. Starboard is amazing, isn't it? It's my favorite polish in my stash. And Hey Sailor looks nice. They look great on you. :))

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