Wednesday, September 9, 2015

China Glaze The Great Outdoors... Gone Glamping

my riding lesson today got rescheduled for Friday... a bit of a bummer, but that's okay. i have several appointments to go to tomorrow, so i probably won't be out to the barn then either. i try my best to schedule things on the same day so i get them all out of the way!

super excited to start reviewing the duochromes from China Glaze The Great Outdoors... we're kicking off with Gone Glamping! (it's a press sample, kindly provided to me for review). it's a golden bronzey color with a green shift and subtle shimmers! it looks a lot like a Japanese Beetle... super pretty. i tried it several ways in order to find the best application. you can use three coats for full opacity, but i prefer one coat over a black creme. i think you get the most color shift that way, and you save on polish. like all duochromes, make sure to keep your strokes even as you will have some visible brushstrokes. i think these look their best without topcoat... which means the mani takes forever to dry on me! this is definitely just a personal preference :)

UPDATE :: i've decided i actually do prefer these with topcoat! not sure why i wasn't digging the top coat before... just having one of those days i guess :D

one coat Gone Glamping, over one coat Salon Perfect Oil Slick (also a press sample). i took photos in different lighting to try and show the color shift as well i could... they can be really hard to capture in photos! i could only get the shift to show in indirect if it was slightly out of focus... not sure why.

Ott light ::

indirect light ::

incandescent light ::

as per the press release, 'China Glaze® The Great Outdoors will be available in August 2015 at Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply, as well as fine salons.  MSRP $7.50 for individual shades.'  

two more duochromes to go! loveeeee them! Ria :)

:: these products are press samples provided to me for review. these are my honest opinions. ::

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