BAM! A single ray of white light streams through a prism and explodes into a rainbow of colors on your nails.
That’s the idea behind these new Prismatic polishes from China Glaze. The limited edition launch of six eye-catching glittery nail polishes ($8 each) really improved my spirits this afternoon. The gloomy, gray sky looming over the Bay Area felt like a big wet blanket on my mood.
It was bringing me down… But then I started swatching.
Filled with glitter and holographic particles, these glimmering multi-colored metallics almost look like they’re hopping off my nails! — like they’re 3D powered, which is kinda cool.
As usual, China Glaze formulated the entire line, which bursts into professional beauty supply stores and salons in April, without DBP, toluene and formaldehyde.
In all of these swatches, I’m wearing two layers…
I usually get from 7-10 days out of China Glaze nail polishes when I wear them with a base and top coat, so I’m hoping for similar wear time from these. The last ones I tried, the Capitol Colours shades, lasted about that long with very little chipping.
Official color descriptions
Ray-Diant: Greenish-gold shimmer filled with specks of silver, pink, green, orange and blue
Polarized: Silver metallic sheen sprinkled with yellow, pink, orange and green glitters
Liquid Crystal: Bright blue holographic with purple tint dusted with silver, gold, green, pink and orange
Prism: Grape purple holographic gleams with pink shimmer and glitters with pieces of pink, blue, green, orange, silver and gold
Full Spectrum: Baby pink bursts into holographic magenta to party with silver, gold, blue, pink and green particles
Optical Illusion: Aqua green glimmers with a hint of purple filled with pink, yellow, silver, orange and green flecks
I’ve generally had pretty good luck with China Glaze’s glitter polishes. Some will last 12-14 days with just a few little dings here and there, mostly at the tips.
Like most glitter polishes, these require some elbow grease to remove, but here’s a trick that makes removing them a lot easier for me.
Since we’re on the topic of glittery nails, do you ever wear ‘em, and if you do, what are your favorites?
I definitely wear them a lot more often now than I did back when I worked at my stuffy old legal gig in the city. Glitter like this would have raised too many eyebrows back then…
PRICE: $8 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming in April to beauty supply stores and salons
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Desperately seeking (easy) healthy dinner recipes
I could really use your help getting out of my current dinner routine… I’ve been eating too many frozen Lean Cuisines and take-out lately, because by the end of the day, I’m usually so tired that the last thing I feel like doing is preparing a meal.
If you can suggest any healthy recipes (ideally easy ones), let me know. I’m starved for ideas.
In other news, how’s your Thursday coming along? Are you wearing anything pretty on your nails?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,