Today I am sharing two China Glaze polishes in my stash that are some top favorites. Here I am wearing Millennium and Nova.
Three coats of Millennium, and one coat of Nova is over the top on the pinkie and thumb, no topcoat. I remembered to snap these before I layered the glitter over all the nails.
I bought Millennium online after asking google what is the most metallic polish ever a couple of years ago or so. This polish is a bit of a diva. It has a strange consistency, and the best way to apply it is thickly, wet into wet, and not retouching the wet polish at all. If you try to re-smooth the nail, as you do with other normal polishes, it will clump up and drag the polish.
It is a bit brush strokey, as you can see. It is part of being a diva polish, you have to put up with some flaws to get this super metal looking finish. It is a wonderful stamping polish, so I hear. I can not stamp. I have tried. I don't have the patience to ruin mani after mani with my awful stamps. I am a very impatient person, and right now I have tons of other stuff I need to do besides my nails, sadly.
You can see in the picture above that I have numbered my nail polishes with a sharpie on the glass. I have numbered up to #533 corresponding to my spreadsheet, which I am filling in with the finish, color etc.
China Glaze Nova is a must have glitter in my opinion. It is silver small glitter and silver holos and it is in your face bling. It was supposed to be the basis for a manicure depicting a jade buddha with diamonds.
I tried twice to create my jade buddha set in diamonds of my dreams and failed. I didn't have it in me to do it again, however, I have not totally given up on the idea. I just don't know how to get the job done yet exactly.
In the pic above my pointer is repaired with a teabag. It shows as a roughened patch, despite smoothing with a buffer and topcoat. I could have used a better basecoat or smoothed it more but I was going to cover it with glitter, so it didn't matter.
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