Sunday, August 26, 2012

NOTD: China Glaze Re-fresh Mint & OPI Black Shatter

NOTD: China Glaze Re-fresh Mint & OPI Black Shatter
Hi everyone, how are you? I  hope everyone is doing well! I know it has been awhile since I last uploaded a video or did a blog post. I've filmed the footage for at least 6 or 7 videos now. Just need to get to editing videos. Editing is not something I am good at YET so it takes forever to edit a video.

Anyway, I thought it would be a lot easier to do short blog post entries to spice things up a little instead of going cold turkey with all the Youtube videos and blogging.  For those who watch my videos or read my blog, you would know by now that I have been (and still am) obsessed with my Essie Mint Candy Apple nail polish! That nail polish is so good that Mint Green is now my favourite colour for the moment. I am obsessed with anything Mint Green now that when I saw China Glaze Re-fresh Mint, I got excited and had to pick it up.

China Glaze Re-fresh Mint is slightly more mint green than Essie Mint Candy Apple. Essie Mint Candy Apple has more blue tones to it. The colour is fantastic- I got compliments from cashiers, sales ladies and friends. :) It applies nicely and is opaque in two coats. The brush applicator is decent but nothing to write home about.

BUT the lasting power is not as good as Essie Mint Candy Apple. I used China Glaze Re-fresh Mint with Essie Protein Base Coat and Wet n Wild Fast Dry (same as what I used together with Essie Mint Candy Apple) but it chipped within a week. The Essie Protein Base Coat, Essie Mint Candy Apple and Wet n Wild Fast Dry can last for 3 weeks without chipping at the nail tips. Having said that, Essie Mint Candy Apple is like a superwoman nail polish so I don't blame China Glaze Re-fresh Mint for not lasting as long.

I was lazy and didn't feel like redoing my nails after my nail polish started to chip so... here's my tip! Go over your manicure with shatter nail polishes. I used OPI Black Shatter and it covered up my chipped areas perfectly. It looked as if I just got my manicure done (though my base manicure was one week old already). The effect is pretty and striking. The look reminds me of speckled easter eggs.

I have also uploaded this photo on my Instagram because I got introduced to Instagram yesterday and I am obssessed with it now. My instagram username is annsleyw if you are interested in following me.

Hope you enjoy this short blog post! Please stay tuned for my upcoming Youtube videos and blog entries! In the meantime, take care and have an amazing day!

annsleyw :)

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