Saturday, September 15, 2012

China Glaze "Foie Gras"

This week I wanted to continue rocking my fall nail polish colors!  So I decided to pull out some more of my Hunger Games nail polish.  (I have realized that I own 9 of the 12 colors.)  So I pulled out China Glaze's "Foie Gras."  It is this this deep greyish brown color with a hint of purple.  When I first saw "Foie Gras" I wasn't sure I would like it on my nails, but I am happy to say that I love "Foie Gras" on me!

As with all dark colored nail polish I was worried that "Foie Gras" would stain my nails, so I used my standard clear base coat ("Invisible" by Sally Hansen) and I was pleased that "Foie Gras" left no stains!  I used two coats of "Foie Gras" because while the first coat covered relatively well it left some streaks.  But after applying the second coat my nails had no streaks and the coloring of "Foie Gras" looked fabulous!  As usual I applied a topcoat (Orly's "Sec'N'Dry") on my nails to help my nails dry faster.  The topcoat made "Foie Gras" a little bit shinier and made the color a little more vibrant.

As for chipping, there wasn't any.  I wore "Foie Gras" for about a week and I saw absolutely NO chips.  In my opinion China Glaze's formula is one of the best I have found!  When I wear China Glaze polish I find that the only reasons I have to repaint my nails after a week is that A. I feel like painting my nails again and B. my nails have grown so quickly that the top part of my nail isn't painted!

Overall I love the great fall coloring of "Foie Gras" and I love the great quality of China Glaze nail polish!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Sally Hansen "Emerald City"

Hi everybody!  This week has been super fun because I am watching some friends' farm!  And since I was thinking about farms my mind instantly wandered to the movie, The Wizard of Oz, then I remembered that hiding somewhere in my nail polish collection was a bottle of nail polish called "Emerald City."  I dug through all my bottles until I found it, and it is of course a gorgeous emerald green color.  So this week I am rocking Sally Hansen's "Emerald City."  The added bonus of "Emerald City" is it is actually a popular fall trend this season!  And that trend is Jewel Tones!  So this week's nail polish is a double win!

"Emerald City" is a Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail polish, which sells in most drug stores, Wal-Mart, and Target for around $3.  I really like Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear polish because it isn't too expensive but it last for about five days before it starts to chip a lot.  "Emerald City" is no exception to my love of Sally Hansen, it is this really gorgeous sparkly emerald color, that goes on well.

"Emerald City" applies really easily for me, which is nice since sometimes darker colors are hard to do.  For me I only needed two coats of "Emerald City", along with my usual basecoat and topcoat.  The first coat covers and looks a tad streaky. but after applying the second coat the polish evened out and has absolutely no visible streaking!  I have also found that "Emerald City" doesn't stain my finger nails or the skin around it (I am a pretty messy applicator) and removes easily.

Overall I really love Sally Hansen's "Emerald City" and I get tons of compliments when I wear it!  I also love how versatile "Emerald City" is!  You can wear it as a nice fall color, it is great for Christmastime, and it is a nice relaxing color for summer!

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