Happy Christmas everyone! I did a simple manicure for Christmas, using a beautiful cool golden shade from the 2013 China Glaze Autumn Nights collection. I chose this over the new Christmas collection gold shade Mingle with Kringle (which is beautiful too, and it is still on my wishlist!).
|China Glaze - Goldie but Goodie|
Under the sun it becomes even more stunning. This is the only time you get to see the silver flakes that are inside it as well. It is very unique due to the combination of silver and gold inside, which is probably what makes the overall look cooler and less gold.
Another cause for celebration is this: it is very very pigmented, one careful coat could be enough! I did two thinner coats instead.
Formula is great to work with, smooth, no flooding, no streaks, no brush strokes. It's golden butter in a bottle! And it is pretty easy to remove as well.
All pictures here are color-accurate. Below you can see the difference in the sun and in the shade for Goldie but Goodie. You can see that the sun brings out the silver flakes inside. With the naked eye you'll never get to see this texture of gold and silver flakes. But it sure looks beautiful. I wish it looked that flakie, almost glitter-y, with the naked eye!
|China Glaze - Goldie but Goodie - Direct sunlight|
|China Glaze - Goldie but Goodie - Indoor lights|
Unfortunately, I do not own any yellow golds, so I can't give a comparison. But there are some good comparisons with Mingle with Kringle, a gorgeous yellow-gold from this year's Christmas collection, on other blogs, you should check that out! Only then, you will see truly how cool-toned this gold is.
Here is how I wore it, together with Running in Circles, a beautiful emerald green glassfleck from last year's Cirque du Soleil collection. You may click here for a full review of this shade.
|China Glaze - Goldie but Goodie and Running in Circles - Direct sunlight|
And just for you, a full hand shot so you get a better idea what it looks like when worn. Picture made under the sun.
|China Glaze - Goldie but Goodie - Full hand shot|
I am wearing Just-be Claws on my toetsies! You may click here for a full review of this shade. The messy Christmas tree on my big toe is made with Goldie and Running as well. Only at this time of the year you can get away with this kind of nails =P
|Manicure: Goldie but Goodie + Running in Circles. Pedicure: Just-be Claws|
Happy Christmas to all nail polish lovers, enjoy making all your Christmas and end-of-year mani's and pedi's! May there be a great many awesome new nail polish collections launched for 2014!