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Hello lovelies,

 

It's finally the end of the month again and that means only one thing - Nailvengers Assemble post! Joining me in the challenge will be Sammy (The Nailasaurus), Alice (One Nail To Rule Them All), Allie (Brit Nails) and Amelia (xAmeliax).

 

This month's theme is Mardi Gras and I opted for colourful, abstract and textured design. I know that typical Mardi Gras colours are green, purple and gold but that was too predictable ;)

 

Nailvengers Assemble! - Mardi Gras Madness
Nailvengers Assemble! - Mardi Gras Madness
Nailvengers Assemble! - Mardi Gras Madness
Nailvengers Assemble! - Mardi Gras Madness
Nailvengers Assemble! - Mardi Gras Madness
Nailvengers Assemble! - Mardi Gras Madness

 

I have used Illamasqua Marquise as a base colour and then I painted the random patterns using Zoya Liberty and Carter.

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

I'm sure you've seen swatches of the China Glaze Sea Goddess collection already but you haven't seen mine ;) Sea Goddess collection introduces six textured glitter shades in mostly light spring colours. I've received three to review so here they are...

 

China Glaze Sea Goddess collection - Review and swatches of 3 shades

 


Sand Dolla Make You Holla - milky base colour with pinking undertone packed with multi-coloured glitter. The polish has gritty textured finish. The formula was a bit sheer but I managed to make it work in two thicker coats. It applied ok and dried rather average.

China Glaze Sea Goddess collection - Review and swatches of 3 shades
China Glaze Sea Goddess collection - Review and swatches of 3 shades
China Glaze Sea Goddess collection - Review and swatches of 3 shades

 

Shell We Dance - raspberry cream base with pink and silvery glitter and textured finish. I like this shade much more partly because it's better pigmented and a bit more sparkly. It applied well but it took its time to dry/harden.

China Glaze Sea Goddess collection - Review and swatches of 3 shades
China Glaze Sea Goddess collection - Review and swatches of 3 shades
China Glaze Sea Goddess collection - Review and swatches of 3 shades

 


Teal The Tide Turns - mint green textured base with green glitter. For some reason the base reminds me of frog eggs I used to fish out when I was kid..yuck! Anyways - I've applied two coats which were opaque enough. The polish went on well but dried rather average as the other ones.

China Glaze Sea Goddess collection - Review and swatches of 3 shades
China Glaze Sea Goddess collection - Review and swatches of 3 shades
China Glaze Sea Goddess collection - Review and swatches of 3 shades

 


The last pictures show the polish with a coat of topcoat but it wasn't enough. It would take two coats of topcoat to get smooth finish. The removal hard as with any other glitter polish so I'd recommend the foil method of peel off base coat.


I must say I'm not that keen on this collection as I prefer different kind of texture, finer and sand-like. I like these polishes much more with top coat.

 

China Glaze polishes are available at your regular stores and e-shops if you live in US. In UK they are sold at Sally's, The Nail & Beauty Link etc.

 

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