Saturday, May 8, 2010

Swatch - China Glaze Rose Among Thorns

This blew my mind… Rose Among Thorns, isn't it lovely? I’m very glad I remembered to throw this into my shopping cart when I ordered the Poolside Collection, which I’ll show you over the next few days in two or three posts.

Rose Among Thorns is a intense reddish pink neon. Like all neons I’ve encountered it’s very sheer and needs to be layered over a white base (I used Trind CC103) to glow properly. This polish glides over the nail, smoother than I’m used to from China Glaze’s round brushes, but thin coats tend to be streaky.
To minimise streakiness I prefer to use thicker coats than usual. Of course this affects the drying time, so I add a coat of Seche Vite after the base (if the white polish required two coats for an even colour) or after the first coat of the neon polish.
So in conclusion: neon polish tends to require more work to get a gorgeous manicure, but to me the extra time is so worth it.

This is Rose Among Thorns in two coats without top coat (flash):

And here is Rose Among Thorns in three coats with top coat, the first image was taken with flash, the second without flash under a ‘natural spectrum’ bulb (too dark, but look at the glow):

Thanks for reading and I’ll be back with some Poolside pretties soon!

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