Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pink Wednesday: Glass Fleck Layering

Hi everyone! I have been playing around with a lot of layering combos lately and I have another one for you today using two China Glaze glass flecks. One of my favorite polish finishes is glass fleck, where there are large, almost glassy shimmers throughout. China Glaze really does some fantastic glass fleck polishes so I have a boatload of them. Glass flecks tend to be a bit sheer in order to let the shimmer really shine through and help reflect the light, so I thought that layering two glass fleck colors would be fun =)

I started out with China Glaze Riveting from the recent Capitol Colors collection. Riveting is probably my favorite from the collection, as it is a super saturated bright orange glass fleck. On top of Riveting, I did one coat of China Glaze Strawberry Fields (another one of my favorites from ChG), which is a gorgeous pink glass fleck that has a golden tone to it. The two polishes together created a fantastic golden coral color that is absolutely perfect for the hot weather we have been having lately. I could not be more pleased with this layering experiment. I can see myself wearing this again for a pedicure in the summer for sure!

The coral color created by Riveting and Strawberry Fields looks different in different lighting situations, sometimes it looks more of a peachy-coral and other times more of a pinky-coral. I couldn't capture the depth of light and shimmer that this polish had in my pictures, but I certainly did try! The first 5 pictures are in artificial light and the last two are outdoors in the shade to try to convey the depth of shimmer. Hope you enjoy!








Hope everyone has a great rest of the day! <3

18 comments:

  1. So pretty! Must try right away.

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  3. Holy coooooow!!!!!! What a creative & juicy combo! I never would have dreamed this up myself! Riveting looks amazing on you as well! :))

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  4. Fantastic combo, and coral too snaps! Looks stunning on you :D

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  5. Thanks ladies!!! I've been feeling quite summery lately so I'm really loving this combo <3

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  6. Creative and beautiful--I wish my brain worked like yours!

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  7. Oooh these two look FANTASTIC together! Such a good choice to layer them, I never would have thought of that.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love riveting! But this combo is a killer too! <3

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  9. Thanks girls <3 Riveting is definitely gorgeous on its own as well, such a fantastic polish!

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  10. i love strawberry fields, too!! Such a great polish

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  11. Jacqui, that is brilliant!!! I don't have Strawberry Fields, but I think I'll be getting it so that I can totally steal this look. :) You know, they say imitation is the highest form of flattery.

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  12. this is gorgeous, great idea!
    and your nails are really pretty!

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