February 23, 2010

China Glaze - Emerald Sparkle (28843)

I just needed a hot, long bath - that's why the China Glaze FYI peeled off again (great, avoided the polish remover once again!) and I took the chance to try China Glaze Emerald Sparkle.

Because of my recent problems with INM Out the Door I played it save and went with Poshe again.

1 x Poshe nail strengthening treatment basecoat
2 x China Glaze Emerald Sparkle
1 x Poshe super-fast drying topcoat

(Pictures taken after 24h of wearing it - and sorry that they are not perfectly sharp)

This is green glitter (well, actually again silver, you'll see it when removing) in a dark green jelly. Of course the sun won't come out and I had problems to catch the beauty of this one. I really like it, the glitter is great in artificial light - and I suppose in sunlight, too ;o)

First coat - terrible. Streaky and just *yuk*. I was convinced that I'd remove it right away ... in one coat the jelly color is ugly - at least on my nails. But with the second coat everyhing is beautiful again and I fell in love with it.

My sweetheart really liked it (well, he picked it!) and told me that I've already learned to apply the polish neatly. Ha ha. Not really. This one was a big mess (but it was my fault, I was tired) and it took me quite some time to make it a least presentable.

I think this evening I'm going to apply Essie Matte about you over it ...


  1. Ooh Emerald Sparkle is so pretty on you! I'd love to see how it looks mattified :)

  2. Thank you Musicalhouses!

    Yesterday I mattiefed one nail - and quickly applied one layer shiny topcoat again because it looked so terrible! Totally forgot to take a picture, perhaps I manage to do it again today. It really killed the polish! Surprised me because the mattified Ruby Pumps was so beautiful!