Tuesday, September 25, 2012

China Glaze Live, Laugh, Love + Hello, Gorgeous!

Hey girlies. I'm back :]

Just because I haven't been blogging as of late, doesn't mean I've lost touch with the nail polish world. I still logged on and commented on posts and checked things out. I still painted my nails and sometimes even posted pictures on Instagram. I kept up with nail polish collections. I just hadn't been blogging about everything.

One of the newer collections to come out is the China Glaze United in Purpose collection for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Whereas other companies do duos or small collections, China Glaze went all out with a 12 piece collection. Of course, it's all pinks. And quite a few of them are pale pinks. I got 5 of them, and today I have two to show you. I'll show you a picture first, then I'll get into the details.

Please please please excuse my horrible skin on my fingers and such... I told you my eczema was bad. I'm so so sorry for that.. ): 

Live, Laugh, Love is a neon pink. The formula on this was very very similar to the China Glaze summer neons (the ones without shimmer) and it covered well in two easy coats. I like it but it's not super original or anything groundbreaking. Hello, Gorgeous! on the other hand...wow. It's like the China Glaze On Safari glitters. Colored microglitter + holo microglitter PACKED into a clear base. In this case, it's a light pink. It covered in two coats but it was pretty opaque in one coat so if you want to layer it, your best bet is to do a thin thin coat. I blurred the second picture to show the holo sparkle in it. There is another glitter like this in the collection, called United. That one is a bit darker and more...dusty? I don't know how to describe it but you can bet that you'll be seeing it soon. I plan on using it quite a bit.I love love love these kinds of glitters. I even got a backup bottle of I'm Not Lion from the On Safari collection. Great work, China Glaze.

ALSO, what top coat do you guys use? I'm in the market for a new one. I'm fed up with Seche right now, so much shrinkage even after I thin it. I used it for this manicure and the next day it looked like I hadn't changed my polish in a week. UGH! I tried Essie's Good to Go and it shrunk too but was MUCH less shiny... If I'm gonna have shrinkage regardless, I'd rather it be shiny like Seche but I still don't like Seche...does this make sense? Anyway, what top coat do you guys recommend? I don't like Poshe either, too many bubbles... picky, I know..hehe sorry.

What do you think? Are you loving the glitter as much as I am? Have you seen this collection yet? What's your favorite top coat? Let me know, thanks for reading! :] 


  1. I absolutely love this! And glad to see you back :)

    1. Thanks so much Heather! :D and I'm glad to be back. :D

  2. If you have access to essence polishes I highly recommend essence better than gel nails top coat. It's cheap, dryes almost immediately and is endurable.

  3. Oh, I'm loving Hello Gorgeous! I too find Seche Vite to cause annoying shrinkage. I really like butter London's topcoat, and I just bought the Cult Nails one to try out.