THE HUNT – DESERT ESCAPE [COMPLETE]

photo from china glaze website

So here is a little update on my Desert Escape collection hunt!

DESERT ESCAPE COLLECTION [L TO R]

  • MEET ME IN THE MIRAGE
  • WHAT’S SHE DUNE?
  • RAIN DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
  • DON’T MESA MY HEART
  • DON’T DESERT ME
  • THE HEAT IS ON

FOUND COLORS

  • DON’T MESA MY HEART
    • A beautiful summer time pink from China Glaze that everyone can add to their collections! It’s so beautiful- though not as much of a thick base as I’d like it to be. I’d definitely recommend this one for accent nails or a pop of something for your manicure. B+
  • DON’T DESERT ME
    • I’m a sucker for purple/fuchsia iridescent polishes so this one is definitely a keeper! It’s light but gives this amazing shine that cannot be beat. I don’t actually have a color similar to this, so I’m happy to add it to my collection! A. 

AND NOW! THE DESERT ESCAPE COLLECTION IS COMPLETE! I WONDER WHAT I’LL DO WITH ALL THE COLORS I’VE BEEN COLLECTING….

xx – varnishta

CHINA GLAZE SPOTLIGHT- SHORE PEACHY MANICURE

CHINA GLAZE – SHORE PEACHY MANICURE

Looking for more awesome manicure ideas? China Glaze also has an amazing Youtube page filled with fun little promos and nail tutorials that are easy to emulate. Click the bold title to check it out- but in the mean time here is a personal favorite of mine. The Shore Peachy manicure is so simple and fun that it’ll make your summer days fly by like a cool breeze. Plus, it kind of reminds me of a fun cocktail beverage. (Maybe that’s just me)

xx – varnishta

VARNISTHA TUTORIALS – CRACKED GOLD & JADE MANICURE

gold

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

INSTRUCTIONS

  1.   Paint all fingers except your ring finger on both hands with Treble Maker. Allow to air dry for 10 minutes. 

    treble

    base coat

  2. Once dry, paint each finger with OPI- Gold ShatterAllow to air 5 minutes to dry. (The Gold Shatter should not take long to dry.)
    1. IMPORTANT – ONLY USE A THIN LAYER OF GOLD SHATTER. If you use too much, the polish will NOT crackle and you’ll just have a gold sheen over jade nails.
  3. Once dried, paint over the crackle with Ciate Silicone Top Coat for a thick, gel like shine. Allow to dry for 15 minutes in front of your fan.
  4. This nail session should take about 30 minutes! Quick and easy!
close up of finished nail design

close up of finished nail design

WORDS OF ADVICE

  • Treble Maker is a beautiful summer color on it’s own; but it was a bit too bright for my taste. It kind of has that optical illusion color change thing about it, where it goes from jade green to a sort of lime green in certain lights. If you’re up for those immediate bold colors, by all means try this one! However, the gold does tone it down and adds a bit of finesse to it. B
  • OPI – Gold Shatter is my go to top coat when it comes to an easy design. You can throw it on one nail to add a touch of fancy gold or use it on all nails to add dimension to an all around flat design. A+ of course, you knew this already.
  • The Ciate Silicone Top Coat is heaven sent and I got this in the Haute House Patent Leather set a few months ago. I did not know that I was going to fall in LOVE with this top coat. It gives this thick sort of gel like sheen to the nails that make them look like you got them done in a salon. Bravo! The only drawback is that it gets a bit….clumpy….towards….the…end…of…the….bottle. 😦 But overall, I still love it. A-
  • This manicure lasted me a week and a half without chipping or fraying, so I definitely recommending this tutorial to anyone and everyone looking for a bit of summer fun!

Make sure to post your own adaptations or let me know how this tutorial works out for you! Also, link me to your own China Glaze nail designs! I’d love to see what styles you all went for!

YOU ARE NOW VARNISTA-VERIFIED

THE HUNT – DESERT ESCAPE [UPDATE #3]

photo from china glaze website

So here is a little update on my Desert Escape collection hunt!

DESERT ESCAPE COLLECTION [L TO R]

  • MEET ME IN THE MIRAGE
  • WHAT’S SHE DUNE?
  • RAIN DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
  • DON’T MESA MY HEART
  • DON’T DESERT ME
  • THE HEAT IS ON

FOUND COLORS

  • MEET ME IN THE MIRAGE
    • Do not even get me STARTED with this color. It’s so beautiful and glamorous that it reminds you of a desert mirage. It’s like this dusty rose/neutral with the shimmer and it is the perfect polish if you want to add a pop to your nails! A+ indeed! I will say, that this polish is very reminiscent of Sex On The Beach– which is another polish I have and love so maybe I’m a tad biased :).

xx – varnishta

MY FAVORITE CHINA GLAZE COLOR EVER

CHINA GLAZE – AQUADELIC

So Aquadelic by China Glaze is my ALL TIME FAVORITE CHINA GLAZE COLOR. Why? Because look at it! It’s so beautiful! Plus, a friend pointed out to me once that it was “Tiffany’s Box Blue” so I had to get it. The color wears so beautifully and it’s not some basic turquoise- I swear it’s almost luminescent. It runs about $6+ on Amazon, $5.50 on Walmart and probably a little less on Ebay so you don’t break the bank. I give this one an A++ and urge everyone and anyone to try this color out for themselves!

xx – varnishta

CHINA GLAZE SPOTLIGHT: BABY BEATS MICRO MINI SET

BABY BEATS MICRO MINI SET [$14.95]*

  • Violet-Vibes – Ultra-violet purple crème
  • Glow with the Flow – Ultra bright baby pink crème
  • Red-y to Rave – Unstoppable neon red crème
  • Daisy Know My Name? – Hi-light yellow crème
  • DJ Blue My Mind – Vivid blue crème
  • Treble Maker – Glowing green crème

This is the set that my Treble Maker manicure came from and I am completely in love with it! I love my neons in the summer and the China Glaze Electric Nights Collection hit every single bold note. Every color is fun and adventurous and the mini polishes are great on the go! I got mine from my local Ulta for $14.95! Stop in and check out these amazing colors because they will brighten up your night life!

xx – varnishta

*color descriptions & photo from nailsrus.ca