Tuesday, March 11, 2008

China Glaze Ink Collection 2008

My manicure right now is... China Glaze Flying Dragon!!!!!!

I got my Ink! Yay!!

Let me tell you, I think I've found THE color. Flying Dragon is incredible. I might be wearing this for a long time. The only downsides are formula related- it's thick and goopy, and dries to a weird gritty matte finish. I guess nothing a little topcoat can't fix, but still.

I'm really impressed with the Ink collection, color-wise. They're way more vibrant than they appear in the promotional pictures. Celtic Sun is nearly blinding, it's even brighter than Color Club Yell-Oh.

I do feel a little guilty to have ruined a perfectly good OPI Peel Me a Gobi Grape manicure this morning. It's like Catherine the Grape, but fifty bajillion times better. I was in a glitter mood so I thought I'd make it even better with some Nutcracker Sweet glitter topcoat, and to my dismay that totally ruined it. Oops. But, now I'm wearing more purple, so it's all good. (Did I just say "it's all good"?)

So, Ink. If you like neons (who doesn't?) get them. Half of them are re-releases of the older neons, but the rest are brand new and awesome.

P.S. Clarisonic uber alles.


  1. Scrangie,
    I know this is way after your post, but I was wondering if you might be willing to experiment with a franken/dupe of Peel Me a Gobi Grape.

    Since I don't have it myself, (yet) I have to rely on pictures.

    From most pictures, it looks as though it is just a bit deeper and cooler a base than Catherine the Grape, but the shimmer is similar.

    I took about 3-4 parts CtG and mixed it with 1 part Dating a Royal.

    My finished product looks very similar to the pictures of PMaGG, but I know with different monitor settings, etc, looks can be deceiving.

    I know you have a life and it does not necessarily revolve around reader requests, but it might be a public service if it indeed even approaches this well-loved color.

    Thanks for your consideration, and I look forward to your thoughts since I know how much you love PMaGG and don't care for CtG.


  2. Wixbetty, that is a *fantastic* idea! It is extremely similar to Catherine The Grape but not washed-out looking. It has much more punch. I will DEFINITELY give this a try and post my results! Thanks for the suggestion!


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