NOTD: Snow Globe | Emerald Sparkled

Friday, March 19, 2010

NOTD: Snow Globe

Two more followers till 400! Woooot! Just crossed the line, thank you again, my friends, for your interest! I love you all!
Oh, I've gained about 120 followers within a week, and I didn't have time to check all your blogs and follow you. I'm going to go through my followers one by one and visit your blogs =) You matter!

Hey guys =) Today's manicure is inspired by the snowglobe my boyfriend got me a few years ago. It's powder blue, has multicolored sprinkles and a cheerful unicorn inside.


For this manicure I used 2 coats of the powder/tiffany blue Claire's polish I christened as "Foams", then 2 coats of China Glaze Snow Globe on top. Here are the results:





Pretty, but also a bit thick and gritty. I used two coats of topcoat, but as it dried completely, it lost quite a bit of its smoothness.
Am I the only one who finds China Glaze Glitters extremely difficult to handle? They are surely pretty, but PITA to apply and PITA to remove...

33 comments:

  1. I am just now discovered your blog and I'm fascinated. I love your manicures and your photos. Good job. :)

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  2. Thank you Tassa! You're my 400th follower <3

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  3. :P i did one that looks JUST like that one two days ago :P

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  4. Hey bottleofpolish, I'd love to see it!
    Thank you, anstah =)

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  5. This is pretty, and hey, I can't see all your manicures...so how I feel limited to decide which one to copy. :( I guess I better just pick one soon. Or maybe skip that part of the giveaway this time. :)

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  6. Aww, you're the best. Your photos are beautiful and your ideas are always cute. I haven't been there lately, I have missed your blog!

    I love how those ChG polish look but grittiness drive me crazy so I picked only one.

    Congrats on your 400 followers. It's more than deserved. :)

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  7. I loooooove Snow Globe... China Glaze isn't the only glitter that's hard to remove. The OPI Alice In Wonderland collection is a pain too!

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  8. Thank you Liz =) You can do any inspired manicure, it doesn't have to be a dead on dupe =)
    Thank you, Sasha =)
    Hey Nathalie, missed you too =) Glad you're back! <3
    Dear PH, I'm sure almost every glitter does the same thing, just wish those glitters applied a bit better, because they look stunning in the bottle =/

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  9. Oh sorry, I misread what you wrote! I have "Cleopatra" and I didn't have any problems with it... except the grittiness. Yes, Snow Globe sure is gorgeous! I REALLY want a bottle for myself :)

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  10. It looks gorgeous! too bad the glitter applies a bit gritty, never tried ChG, so I don't really know.

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  11. To remove it in a easy way, try the aluminum foil.
    1). Take your cotton wool and dampen it with nail polish remover.
    2). Hold the soaked cotton wool to your nails and wrap a bit of foil over the top.
    Wait 5 minutes, or less than 5 minutes… and then remove. And you will be surprised!

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  12. What a cute idea! I love the color combo too, it's soft and sparkly at the same time.
    I'm no fan of glitter because they're too much of a hassle to remove but the wrapping each finger individually in a bit of foil with a piece of cotton woll soaked with polish remover against your nail works very well from what I have tried so far ;)

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  13. Polish Hoarder, Snow Globe was difficult to handle from the beginning, the consistency is very thick. I was worried that the cap was opened before, because it was that thick. Maybe I just got a bad bottle =)
    Thank you very much, Rhea!
    Thank you Bunny and chocaddict, for the info =) I tried it several times, but it didn't work too well on me as the others stated... There was a definitive improvement, but I was expecting everything to be magically gone, which didn't happen =/

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  14. super joli et j'adore cet effet givré !

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  15. Ben neden almadim acaba bunu?
    Neyse, sana odul verdim, daha once aldiysan gozardi et: http://hangiojeyakismazkibana.blogspot.com/2010/03/yaratc-blog-odulu.html

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  16. oykucum, tesekkur ederim, odulu gordum cok mutlu oldum =)

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  17. the pictures aren't showing up for me :(

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  18. never mind...they show up now, and they're gorgeous!

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  19. Thank you, Emma =) I've heard that there are some problems with IE =/

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  20. The result of the aluminum foil technique depends on the acetone...

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  21. thank you very much, gildedangel =)

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