Wednesday, March 21, 2012

China Glaze Hunger Games – Luxe and Lush

Hi everyone! As promised, here is the first post that will cover the four polishes that I picked up from the China Glaze Hunger Games collection!!
Luxe and Lush is the fabulous flakie out of the whole bunch. Its a mylar texture flakie which is a lot thicker and chunkier than most flakie polishes out there. Keeping that in mind, if you put this polish over a polish that is not entirely dry, the flakies can look like they sink in or embed into the polish. I personally don’t have the patience, and in many cases time, to let polish completely dry I guess anytime I use this it will look this way. I don’t mind though, I think it looks cool like that! As for the color pay off, its just so pretty! The colors are definitely cool hues that range from blue, pink, purple, and green.
The application was easy and the flakie pieces did spread out nicely. To be honest, the most difficult thing for me was picking a color to put it over to really show off the awesome colors. I ended up applying two coats of Luxe and Lush over an opaque white (Sally Hansen White on White). Im sure there are a lot of other colors that could look really interesting too! This does definitely need a generous application of top coat to minimize the bumpy feeling once it dries unless you don’t mind it.
I do really like this polish! I think it so unique compared to other flakies I have seen or have in my stash. The flakies look like little pieces of shattered glass in the bottle. I recently wore it as an accent nail over Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (click here for swatches of Pacific Blue) and got a lot of compliments (: I really look forward to trying it over other colors too!

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