Skip to main content

Review: China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise

I have a friend who is not only into nail polish but also named Laura.  Things in common!  So I asked her to challenge me for a nail design and green with glitter french tips was the winner.  Turquoise was close enough to green, so away we go.

First up, three coats of China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise (Neon).  Application was a bit strange on this one as the first coat was extremely hard to control.  By the third it was nice and even though, and look at the colour.  It's so bright my camera was having trouble processing it and it never has a problem with the blue-green family.  Once dry, I added a french tip to each nail with holographic silver square glitter using my normal glitter application technique.  I found that you could fan the glitter out easily enough to get a solid french tip.  You can usually push the glitter down from the edge of your nail, to make sure it's in the right spot.  






The Verdict: Thank you Laura, you had a good idea.  Gold might have been nice here too but I'm too taken with holo glitter to be able to choose a non-holo, if that makes sense.

The Polishes:

  • China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise, various locations
  • Holographic silver square glitter, ebay. 

Comments

  1. Oooh interesting. Do one like this again but with the glitter pushed back a bit more, so it's like a band over the nail instead of the french tip too! (Y'know... if you feel like it =P)

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is really cool! I'll be trying it out soon; great idea :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Turned up Turquoise is gorgeous

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

MOAR FLOWERS, NOW SPARKLY

Ok! So you may be feeling a sense of deja vu but WHO CARES SPARKLIES.  I actually did this flower mani before the neon one - I held the the neon glitter under my blacklight and there was no way I could not immediately apply it to my nails. Running The Sparkly Shop just continues to have perks...  And yes, I do have a blacklight bulb that handy.  Anyway, this glitter is just as amazing as the neon, it's RIDICULOUSLY sparkly.  Same thinness, nice and easy to work with.  Let's take a look, shall we?

NEON FLOWER EYE MELTY GOODNESS

Alrighty!  So I recently got a hold of some very interesting flower glitter as a sample for the shop.  In the past I've stayed away because I've found it really hard to work with because it either won't lay flat or it's too thick or it sticks up or something, and generally just hasn't really been worth it.  UNTIL NOW.  Now, not only is this glitter thin enough to behave it also literally explodes under blacklight.  LOOK AT IT.  Makes me want to carry around my blacklight bulb all the time...more....


My Most Complex Rainbow Glitter Mosaic Yet

It's no secret that when I get bored, I troll ebay for glitter.  I set myself a $10 budget, search for "holo hex glitter" or something, sort by buy it now and lowest price + shipping and go nuts.  I got a new package in the mail today and turns out we all have different definitions of "rhombus" as my rhombus glitter was distinctly hexagonally shaped.  Whatever, it's an excuse to the most rainbowy nails I've ever done.  They're so sparkly they're actually casting little rainbows on my keyboard as I type this.  Sure, they took a long time to do but look how sparkly in these static images!
To start, I did my usual base, two coats of Rimmel Black Satin.  It cleans up well and doesn't do weird things to my glitter so it's a good base.  Then, using my usual technique and Sally Hansen Invisible top coat, I got to work with my glitter.  I've been having a lot of luck lately with starting with a column of glitter straight down the middle of …