Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Lacquer Layering: Berry Merry
China Glaze Ahoy! + Color Club Sugar Plum Yum
Here's a festive polish combo I came up with, using a layer of Sugar Plum Yum over Ahoy! I feebly attempted to edit the cuticle around my index finger because I had an accident :(
Sugar Plum Yum is part of the Color Club Scent-suous collection, available at Sally's Beauty Supply. It has a really sweet candy scent that was slightly sickening at first, but it faded and smelled pretty nice the next few days. On the third day of wearing this glitter polish, the scent was very faint and almost undetectable.
Peanut Butter definitely noticed the scent. He kept sniffing my fingernails and started gnawing at them!
The glitter base was extremely thick when I first opened it, so I had to add loads of thinner to get it to a usable consistency. I think that may have contributed to the awesome staying power of the polish though. I typically have very noticeable tip wear after a couple of days, but I've worn this combo for a week and it looks as though I just did my manicure. No chips, no tip wear--nada! There's just nail growth from my cuticle, and my tips aren't wrapped anymore, but that's about it. The glitters were a bit tricky to work with, because you need to use your brush to place the globs of glitter where you want them.
I'm thinking of layering this over a royal blue next!