Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Last night I painted my nails with one of the new China Glaze polishes for spring, Pelican Gray.  It's a pretty color, but I was less than impressed with the formula. Now, China Glaze is my favorite brand, hands down.  I love the brush, the formula, the ease of application, and the wear.  But this one just wasn't up to par.  It was much thinner than other China Glazes, making it difficult to apply.  And the brush felt moppy.  I did my normal two coats, but for full opacity, I really should have added another.  When I got up this morning, I looked at my nails, and there was already some (slight) tip wear.  I hadn't even done anything with my hands yet! (OK, maybe I did knit a row or two or 40 last night after doing my nails, but still . . . )

So I had to fix it.  I got out my new Konad plate that my mom sent me for my birthday, M79 (thanks, Mom!).  I love this plate - it's my new favorite.  I used the fishnet pattern and China Glaze 2030, et voila:

I wish there were some Turkish coffee in this demitasse, but sadly, it's empty.
Goes nicely with the nails, though, doesn't it?


  1. Hello, Gorgeous! That is a seriously fabulous nail situation you've got going on there. I've heard sometimes some nail colors can shrink as they dry, but I've yet to personally experience the phenomenon. Maybe that's what the tip wear was all about? Well, whatever, it looks fabulous now!

  2. Hello !
    I'm a new follower from Switzerland. ;)

    I've read a post about you on Short 'n Chic. I hope you'll be posting some swatches of your OPI Black labels ;). They're to die for ! (yes I'm a total polish-aholic)

    Anyway, your mani is really pretty, I love this combo.

    Take care

  3. Thanks for the compliments, girls! Sadly, I won't be able to post pix using the old OPIs. I can't wear them any more because the smell nauseates me! So I was glad Steph could use them. :-)

  4. Really ? They smell that bad ? I didn't know. In that case, if you're intresting in a swap let me know.

  5. Love the fishnet pattern! And I think you need a more substantial About Me page...I like the same things as you (knitting, sewing, nails) and want to read more! :)

  6. Hmmm . . . what do you want to know? I probably should update the page, but it feels so self-indulgent! After all, the whole blog is already about me!


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