China Glaze It’s a Trap-eze! NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 1 - 2012

So, it’s the first of December…  Duhn, duhn, DUHN!

I would do pinch and a punch and all that crap but I’ll leave it for my tweets where you can unfollow me without it costing me ad revenue.

BUT, seeing as it IS the first day of the final month of the year… the month filled with fairy lights, gifts, booze, food, and tinsel – I’ve got one hell of a festive NOTD for you.  Infact, it’s SO festive that if you cross your eyes, turn off the overhead light and whistle the Colonel Bogey tune, you can make out the image of Baby Jesus on my pinkie.

China Glaze It's A Trap-eze!

Hallelujah!

China Glaze It’s A Trap-eze!* is a pretty cool (if not quite biblical) nail polish for the party season from the brand’s winter Cirque du Soleil collection.  It actually reminds me of speckled eggs… which in turn, reminds me of that speckled frogs song (…five little speckled frogs…), which in turn, reminds me of being a kid – and really, that’s no bad thing.  I know the world is going crazy for these glitters that play havoc with my OCD tendencies (…sat on a speckled log…) but have you ever tried to create symmetry with this polish genre?  It should have been one of Hercules 12 tasks.

The formula is pretty neat, the polish is packed with irregular-sized, multi-coloured glitter and the base colour – a very pale grey – is particularly runny yet doesn’t give me any pooling issues.  You can tell that this isn’t quite your standard formula (…eating some most delicious grubs *yum YUM!*…) and has been more or less engineered to compliment this particular polish format.  The above photo shows the coverage you achieve in three coats… it builds very quickly both in base pigment, and in the amount of glitter that accumulates on the nail bed.  I need two layers of top coat to stifle the cringy feeling I get from heavily glittered fingertips, or you could use something thicker like Gelous.

My OCD may not like it, but I do!

www.thebeautypartnership.co.uk

* press sample


10 Responses to “China Glaze It’s a Trap-eze! NOTD”

  1. luxiehoney says:

    Ahhh I have this coming in the post, so pretty!!!! Xxx

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  2. Celine says:

    I love glitter nail polishes :) This one looks perfect for the holiday season.

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  3. Nicola says:

    Ok, this is going to come across totally fangurrrl, which I am absolutely not (god forbid, those girlies scare the shit out of me!)…but, just wanted to say, you have the most awesome sense of humour. You are the only blogger who actually makes me laugh out loud with your cynical jokes and comments! So there. Well done you :) ps. Happy December!

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  4. !!!!!!!

    //flails

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  5. fashmrpaul says:

    I absolutely love the glitter colours in that NP – I think that could be an all time favourite !!

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  6. I must have this for xmas! It’s so pretty and sparkly.

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  7. I tried to find this today at Ulta but they didn’t have it. Maybe I’ll stop by Sally’s tomorrow. I HAVE to have it!

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  8. J. says:

    I love this, simply gorgeous!!!

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  9. Ruthiebabie says:

    Sees yet another sparkly nail varnish. Ignores voice in back of head that says ‘yet another glitter’??. Searches net. Can only find in USA. Orders it anyway. Crosses fingers there is no import duty added. Can’t wait to try it.

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