Tuesday, February 9, 2010

♥ China Glaze 'Sexy in the City' w/ Toronto 'M' #28 ♥

'Color Cosmetic # 28' & China Glaze 'Sexy in the City'

NOTE; My posts are allllllll out of order, the internet is angry with me. Uploading pics & typing is difficult for some reason. Anyhoo- here is how I jazzed up a previous mani. I think it turned out very pretty.

How I did this;
  • 2 coats of 'M' Color Cosmetic's # 28
  • 2 coats of Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat 
  • Apply Nailene Tip Guides diagonally
  • 2 coats of China Glaze 'Sexy in the City'
  • when dry-remove tip guides, buff any raised areas & apply 2 coats of Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat

I wanted to get 1 more day out of my Toronto polish  - 'Color Cosmetic # 28', so I stuck on some Nailene Nail Tip Guides diagonally across the tips of my nails and applied 2 coats of China Glaze 'Sexy in the City'. When it was dry, I  peeled off the Nailene nail tip guides, gently buffed any raised areas, and applied 2 coats of Nailene Acrylic Strong Top Coat I find that lately I am into subtle contrast, so I thought that these two colors were similar. Whenever I end up wearing this polish I always ask myself "Why don't I wear this more". ChG 'Sexy in the City' is a beautiful polish. It is perfect for layering over a mani that needs refreshing.




!!!!!  Exciting Photo commentary  !!!!!

Grrrrrr. The hot pink on the packaging of these Nailene French Tip Guides, sometimes messes with my camera. When I have worn polish's that are hott pink or orange, taking a photo without my skin turning orange is impossible. But it certainly is helping to show-off the green iridescence of the GhG 'Sexy in the City'

A low lighting photo which miraculously canceled out the orange tones created by that hot pink packaging.

No hot pink = no orangeness. This photo was taken after I removed the package of Nailene french tip guides. After I removed the tip guides from my nails,  the ridges created by the tip guides are visible. When your nails are slightly wet you can take a chance and gently 'squish' these down with the pads of your finger tip. But - waiting till your nails are dry enough to gently buff with a fine buffer will result in a crisper, perfect line. Usually 2 coats of Top Coat will conceal a raised ridge, too

= How I did this - In photos =

This is a 2 day old mani, that I wanted to get a little more life out of before I removed it. This was 2 coats of this blue & 2 coats of T.C.

Applied Nailene french tip guides

Applied 2 coats of China Glaze 'Sexy in the City', waited till they were dry & removed, buffed any raised areas and applied 2 coats of T.C.

 - ta-da -


Charis said...

Absolutely beautiful mani! Thanks for showing the "how to's" :-)

jaljen said...

Very, very clever. Tasteful. If only I had the patience I would do this. Yet another terrific series of pix.

Unknown said...

Sex in the city is one of my fav blues! Love this idea! Hope my nails grow out enough that I can give this a go!

Angie | said...

these are beautiful and interestingly subtle!

Niki* said...

I think these are both beautiful and subtle!

Angela said...

I really like the subtle difference between the two blues. They look great!

Unknown said...

i love this manicure !!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love the subtlety of the two shades! What do you use to buff the raised edges away?

Lucy said...

This is such a beautiful manicure. I love those shades of blues. You always have the most amazing nails. Fantastic!