Wednesday, 11 January 2012

China Glaze For Audrey with BarryM Gold Glitter Instant Nail Effects

I finally got around to buying China Glaze 'For Audrey' after everyone telling me I needed it!  Well I wasn't too sure at first which is why it took me so long to get a bottle, but now I have it I have to say I love it!  It is a very classy colour, one of those 'not quite blue' slightly green toned shades, but quite understated and beautiful, and I don't have anything else in my collection that is close to it in colour.  It is definitely one of those love it, or hate it colours though judging from the reactions I got, there was no middle ground people either thought it was 'oo gorgeous' or in one case 'eww no thats bloody awful'.  The one who particularly didn't like it was my mum, I can always rely on her to give me her honest opinion whether I want it or not!  The formula was good, slighly streaky on the first coat but that evened out nicely after the second one.

Now me being me, I had this on for a couple of days and wanted to change it, but I really didn't have time and thought, well hey I know, I happen to have a Barry M Instant Nail Effects in Gold Glitter that was part of a giveaway I won over at Alice in Lacquerlands blog here (go ahead, click on it and give her blog some love, I will wait here its OK).  I thought the colour combination could be interesting so I slapped on a coat.  I'm not a huge fan of crackles in general but this one I did like and I can see me using again.  It is a lovely sparkly gold although it does need a top coat to bring it out properly, but thats OK I usually use one anyway.  The crackle effect was nice and even, and it was very easy to apply, not thick or goopy at all like some I have tried, in fact it was just like applying regular polish.  I liked the colour combination of using it over For Audrey, the two colours went well together in my opinion and it was overall a very pretty manicure.  What do you think, do you love For Audrey like I do, or hate it like my mum!

9 comments:

Marissa said...

I honestly cannot decide if I like for audrey... I like the combo of the barry m with it that you did.... but I think on me for audrey would look bad ... I am very pale

BlingerNails said...

I am very pale as well, and it looked OK on me :) but I couldn't decide if I liked it or not for the longest time too!

All Things Shiny said...

I love it in swatches, but i dont know if i like it on myself >.<

Genevieve said...

Just wore For Audrey today for the first time... and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Couldn't stop looking at my nails. Thanks for showing me something fun I can do with it in a couple days!

Vita said...

For Audrey's one of my all-time faves and I'm loving this combo! :)

Mel said...

OMG, I love it :)

Alice Palace said...

WOW I absolutely adore this combo! Makes me think of mermaids. Thanks for the mention too ;)

BlingerNails said...

I love this combo too, and thanks for the polish Alice :D

I Bleed Polish said...

Love this color combo