Tuesday, October 11, 2011

China Glaze Metro Collection Fall 2011 - abbreviated version

When I shop for new polishes, I basically do my homework by checking about a dozen blogs that I follow for the lastest lines and colors and then I whittle down the collections and colors to my "favorites"  or the ones I find to be the most interesting or prettiest of the collections, then I hit the web or the stores.  For the most part, I don't buy complete collections unless I can get an oustanding deal.  Nail polishes aren't cheap these days, especially if you are shopping for the better brands like OPI and Orly, SpaRitual, etc.  As a result, the colors I do end up buying, to me, are the best of the lot.  With that said, I can also make some mistakes in my pickings, especially if I'm shopping online and basing my decisions on whether or not I think a polish I'm seeing is unique or a color I've never worn before.  For example, meet Trendsetter by China Glaze...

It's not a horrible color on its' own, but with my skin tone, it is down right hideous.  One of my friends actually asked me to not wear this color again! It's a shame too, because I actually find the color to be unique and interesting.  Eh, I guess you can't win them all.

Next up from the Metro collection is Brownstone.  Brownstone is the kind of color makes me swoon and the formula and application was flawless.  It's a gorgeous color and it's shiny as hell.  I will definitely wear this one again...someday.  Loooove it!  (Please excuse the messiness of this mani)

Lastly is the super sparkly CG in the City.  For this one, I layered CG in the City over Misa's Date Night in the Twilight to assure opacity.  I don't like a spotty glitter manicure if I can help it.

Here's a shot a little out of focus so that the holo aspect of it can be seen.

 All of the above were 3 coats except for CG in the City which was 2, as it was a tad bit thick.  I used SV as a top coat for all, and laid it on thicker for CG to make sure it was as smooth as a glitter like this could be. 

Do you have a strategy when it comes to polish shopping? If so, what is it?  I would love to know.

Until next time.


  1. Angelica, I love your blog! I recently tried shellac nail polish. Lasts a long time almost 3 weeks, but very difficult to remove. Yesterday I was at the cosmetic counter for Dior and sampled their clear top coat. I was disappointed because I anticipated it being very very shiny. It was dull but my nails did feel strong. Keep writing, I love reading it and really want to try the magnetic polish!

  2. Ooh CG in the city is one of my untrieds, I'll have to dig it out!

  3. those untrieds really have a way of backing up, don't they?