Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Up, Up & Away!


So, I LOVE the Up & Away Collection from China Glaze, and bought 10 of the 12 colors (the other two looked too similar to something I already had). I really wanted to use them all, as I normally do when I'm excited about a polish haul, so I got the genius (self-proclaimed) idea to replicate the China Glaze Up & Away collection art, and paint my nails to look like the balloons! :) Sorry, but I just couldn't get good pictures of these nails, I tried and tried!! :(

The reference:






I used

Left Thumb:

China Glaze Flyin' High as a base, with American Apparel Peacock to shade, and China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint to highlight. For the China Glaze logo, I also used American Apparel Peacock.

Left Index:

China Glaze Peachy Keen as a base, with Zoya Paz to shade, and China Glaze White on White to highlight. Zoya Paz was also used for the China Glaze logo.

Left Middle:

China Glaze Grape Pop as a base with China Glaze Liquid Leather to shade, China Glaze Light As Air to highlight, and OPI Russian Navy matte for the China Glaze logo.

Left Ring:

China Glaze Lemon Fizz as a base, with China Glaze Happy Go Lucky to shade, and China Glaze White on White to highlight. A mix of Zoya Paz and China Glaze Happy Go Lucky were used for the China Glaze logo.

Left Pinky:

China Glaze Something Sweet as a base, and mixed with China Glaze Heli-Yum to shade. To highlight, I used China Glaze White on White, and China Glaze Something Sweet mixed with China Glaze Heli-Yum for the China Glaze logo.



Right Thumb:

China Glaze Happy Go Lucky as a base, with a mix of Zoya Paz and China Glaze Four Leaf Clover to shade (I hate the shading on this one), and China Glaze Lemon Fizz to highlight. For the China Glaze logo, I used Zoya Paz.

Right Index:

China Glaze Four Leaf Clover as a base, (Love this color!), American Apparel Peacock to shade, China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint to highlight, and American Apparel Peacock again for the China Glaze logo.

Right Middle:

China Glaze Light As Air as a base, with China Glaze Grape Pop to shade, China Glaze White on White to highlight, and China Glaze Light As Air mixed with China Glaze Grape Pop for the China Glaze logo.

Right Ring:

China Glaze Heli-Yum as a base (unexpectedly LOVE this color!!), with Zoya Dakota to shade, China Glaze Something Sweet to highlight, and Zoya Dakota again for the China Glaze logo.

Right Pinky:

China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint as a base with China Glaze Four Leaf Clover to shade, China Glaze White on White to highlight, and China Glaze Four Leaf Clover again for the China Glaze logo.

Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat to smooth out the dullness that sponging creates.

Did this collection take you Up & Away?

13 comments:

  1. I think your photos came out just fine! I love how you see your inspiration everywhere!

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  2. Love these, and your little balloon strings! I currently have Grape Pop on my hands and High Hopes on my toes, lol!

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  3. Wonderful colors, and I think you interpreted your idea very nicely. This is really inspired!

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  4. I love this collection! I ordered 7 of the bottles and I can't wait until they come in! This mani is adorable!

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  5. LOVE it! Too cute! I haven't been this excited about a new collection in a long time. I have 11 of the colors...and I love them all!

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  6. I hope you sent this to China Glaze!

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  7. The colors are just too cute !
    Love ur nails, so sweet (:
    I'll try this later :3

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  8. I'm still learning from you, but I'm trying to achieve my goals. I certainly enjoy reading all that is posted on your blog.Keep the information coming. I loved it!



    natural minerals

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  9. I love doing nails you are my inspiration(:

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