The problem is that I'm not one of those bloggers who will sit and try on a nail polish just to shoot swatches, then take it off right away and do another set. I want to actually DO something with my nails.
My intention was to put on the polish - in this case, "Charmed, I'm Sure" by China Glaze - take photos of the plain, unadorned nails, THEN do the nail art.
Guess what I forgot to do.
So, I present to you China Glaze "Charmed, I'm Sure" with bonus nail art! I promise better pre-art pictures in the future!
Brand: China Glaze
Name: Charmed, I'm Sure
Vintage: Fall 2013
Collection: Autumn Nights
Limited Edition: Yes
Size: 14ml/.5 fl oz
|Credit: Fledgling Nails|
Butter London Nail Foundation basecoat, two coats of Charmed I'm Sure, stamping and accent nail in China Glaze Gossip Over Gimlets, then Butter London Hardwear topcoat. I just wore this polish for the past 3 days with no chips and only very minimal tip wear. I even subjected them to the dreaded "Amanda tackles a sink of greasy dishes" test and they held up well. I could have probably worn it without problem for a few more, but I felt like changing them up. Added bonus: no staining!
I managed to take these photos with my iPhone before I began the stamping progress. I've tried to clean them up the best that I can, but I can only do so much
This photo, taken with my phone's flash on and thus washing out my skin, is probably truest to color. No topcoat. You can really see how the light reflects off of "Gossip Over Gimlets"
Getting ready to stamp! I used plate Pueen44 from the Pueen Love Elements set
Yeah, I smudged the ring finger a bit, but it worked! And yes, I have a Japanese computer