Thursday, March 8, 2012

China Glaze Flying Dragon (Neon)

mall day! i had to get an eye exam... good news is i don't need a new prescription! money in the bank, baby :D if you've got kids or collect Build A Bears, they have their shamrock bear (Lucky Plaid Teddy 2012) on sale for $10! being Irish, i'm a little partial to St. Patty's :)

a break from our previously scheduled programming since i spent all day at the mall... Julep tomorrow! i also ordered the March 'It Girl' box because i thought i would be receiving it automatically, not realizing that my regular boxes will start up with the April box.

China Glaze Flying Dragon (Neon) is a warm purple neon cream... with purple and blue micro glitter thrown in. i really like this polish, it's super unusual! the name is bizarre to me, when i think dragons, i think green. i suppose there could be some purple flying dragons wandering around out there, though :) this polish was SO close to only needing two coats, but it definitely had to have the third coat to completely cover up the slight patchiness. it was much easier to apply than China Glaze Celtic Sun (Neon), which wanted to be super streaky. the polish dries completely matte, but the micro glitter particles are visible when you look closely.

after adding two coats of Seche Vite, this polish comes into its own! all those glitters come alive and sparkle and make this one of my favorite purples of all time! i love that it's a warm, plummy purple... it's perfect for a neon, and is different than most of the purples in my stash. i have no idea why i keep buying bluey purples, they are not my favorite colors of polish at all! what can i say, i'm strange :)

one coat Seche Base, three coats Flying Dragon.

two coats Seche Vite added over original manicure.

the SV did shrink back the polish from the nail tips, as you can clearly see in the swatchie. that is the only bummer about this mani... and i still LOVE it! Ria :)

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