Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mani of the Day ~~ China Glaze Watermelon Rind

Dreaming of Summer, I am. And what says Summer more than... Watermelon! Lovely, sweet, cold, crisp, juicy watermelon. Mmmmm... I can almost taste it as I type this!

Can't you? :D

I like this polish. I wasn't sure if I would, at first. When I got it applied and the Seche on, I sat and let it dry a bit before I did my clean up and debated as to whether or not I would bother or just take it off. I decided to keep it on and I am so glad that I did. This colour has grown on me. The more I wore it, the more I started to really like it. Then I walked outside and looked at it in direct sun. And... Kapow! This polish just exploded. Shimmering, sparkling, dancing light up and down my nails. It is magical in bright light.

China Glaze Watermelon Rind is a cool, blue based green jelly packed to the rafters with silver shimmer. It applies nicely, as long as you don't have too much polish on the brush. It will flow, if you don't keep an eye on it. And, if you don't have mad polishing skillz, like I don't have mad polishing skillz, be prepared for a little clean up. But do not fear... Clean up is actually pretty easy. I made a bit of a mess and got done with my clean up in just a few minutes. :D

This polish is pretty sheer. I needed four coats to opaque. I still had quite a bit of that oh so annoying VNL after just three. Four took it over the top. I applied over my beloved China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat and topped it with Seche.

Indoors. With flash. In front of a window. This polish tends to photograph a bit dark. It is closer to a true emerald, in person.
Here is a terrific example of how this polish looks and photographs different shades. This is the same polish. On my nail, it is definitely green and in the bottle, it looks teal. lol

Outside in direct sun. I tried and tried to get the scintillation and shimmer that this enamel throws but it just isn't possible with my poor old camera. It really did try. *heart* This stiff is magic, in the sun.

This is a good look at how you can definitely get the true bottle colour on your nails. :D

Indoors, with flash, not in front of a window. Look how dark and sparkly it looks in this picture. I would like to find a polish that really is this colour. Maybe Emerald Sparkle?


  1. That is very pretty! You could do commercials for nail polish.

  2. Lovely:) I always hate when it looks so dark in the bottle but take a billion coats to get there. I have a bottle that looks purple-black but with 1 coat its a lilac color, 4 coats later I have the true color

  3. M, this is one of those polishes. It took four coats.

  4. Such pretty colors! Greens...a bit of blue...I can even see your fingerprints on the bottle of polish! Seems like a pretty good camera to me if it can catch that much detail!

  5. I like that color a lot. I have a similar shade that I bought for St Patricks Day that I've been wearing on my toes.

  6. Sherry, I had just used lotion and the macro setting can capture details that would otherwise be lost.

    ShallowGal, I wish I had had this shade for St. Patrick's Day. I almost bought it before, forgetting that it was coming up. lol

  7. This looks great on you! You captured its true beauty way better than I did.


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