16 January 2014

Nail Fail: China Glaze Crinkled Chrome

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China Glaze Crinkled Chrome nail art gradient

China Glaze.  Crinkled Chrome.  What were you thinking?  When I first saw them swatched on All Lacquered Up, I though "man those are weird!"  When China Glaze asked me if I wanted to review them, I wasn't sure how to answer.  Did I want them?  Not really.  But did I want them for the blog?  Was it possible some of you would like them?  So I said yes.

Then they arrived.  They sat on my desk, looking at me for over a week.  I desperated tried to think of a way to make swatching them fun.  Finally, I decided to try a sponge gradient.  Believe it or not, I had never done one before.  So I taped off my fingers, and did a first coat with Aluminate (the sliver).  Then I painted I'm A Chromantic (the pink) and Don't Be Foiled (the blue) onto a cosmetic sponge and "stamped" them on my nails.

China Glaze Crinkled Chrome nail art gradient

Somehow, I manage to make the polish look even worse than if I had just swatched it!  The sponge soaked up a lot of the base color, so the weird fiber pieces were left.  Nail Fail!

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