Saturday, 14 April 2012

Review and swatches: China Glaze Atlantis (and stamping, and tape)


(I apologise in advance for the overuse of the word "blingy". It's been sunny, I've been wearing holo... sorry!)

China Glaze Atlantis is an obscene amount of small square holo glitter in a teal jelly. It's ridiculously blingy in the sun - I don't usually wear in-your-face glitter but I couldn't stop staring at it. It's absolutely gorgeous.


Warning: it eats top coat! 2 coats Bonder and 2 coats SV over 3 coats Atlantis, and it was still bumpy the next morning. The teal jelly shrinks and gloops up quickly... it's almost like CND Stickey. If Stickey was full of shiny shiny glitter.

It was a bit too blingy for a weekday, so I stamped over it using ulta3 Gold Rush Fever (PRC version). It's subtle because Atlantis is so shiny, and it reduces the bling factor a lot, but I still had people grabbing my hands to take a closer look :)


Then to cover up tipwear and regrowth, I taped triangles in the middle and painted Skin Food Nail Vita Pearl Black on top. I like how the holo peeks through, but then I wished the holo glitter was blingier!


I'm not a massive fan of this pattern but it does the job. Fortunately, two hours later it all peeled off, probably from the crazy number of SV layers and I got to do my nails again :D

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    1. Atlantis looks so amazing, I wish it wasn't such a pain to put on though!

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  2. It looks really great - Atlantis is SO gorgeous, and this pattern totally works here!

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    1. Thanks! If Atlantis actually went glossy easily I'd wear it all the time!

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    1. China Glaze is the best! I'm a convert :)

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    1. It is, my eyes were blinded by my nails and my camera spazzed out a lot :)

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    1. Doesn't holo glitter always hit the spot? :)

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  6. Oh, I need to grab mine out soon!

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    1. Do it before the sun goes away for winter!

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  7. Gorgeousness! I've had no luck finding Atlantis.
    Your cover up is clever.

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    1. I got it off the eBay ;) Thanks! It's not as nice as I'd like it to look though, might try rectangles next...

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  8. I love Atlantis! It was on my wish list for ages but then I got Color Club - Holiday Splendour which was dupe enough for me.

    I've been using Ulta3 - Natural as a base coat. It only lasts about 24 hours before it starts coming off but you can peel off your whole nail without causing any damage, It's been making my nail polish removal much easier! :P

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    1. I think getting a really good silver holo glitter and a bunch of jellies would kill a lot of glitter lemmings of mine, but I'd end up with a bunch of jellies that weren't useful for anything but jelly sandwiches...

      That sounds really good, thanks for the tip! :)

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