Sunday, July 24, 2011

China Glaze - Custom Kicks + nail art!

Hi guys!
I just spent some time editing and watermarking my pictures of Color Club's Wicked Sweet collection when I realized... I think one of my colors is wrong. Damn those sets for not having names on the bottom of the bottles!
So I'm going to wait to post that until I figure it out.

So I also happened to have these photos watermarked and ready to go!

This is 2 coats of China Glaze - Custom Kicks.
This polish was on my wishlist, and then Caroline of Shadow's Nail Art sent it to me! (I was going to post all the things she sent me at once, but now you're seeing this alone because of my Wicked Sweet fail.)

See the pretty gold shimmer?
This polish is really opaque and you can actually get away with one coat - I did that on my right hand. But most times, it is best to do 2, because your mani will last longer.
You get chips way faster when you just use one coat.

I thought it would be very similar to all my other teals but there is no exact match.

The closest I could find was Orly's Bailamos. I think Milani Fresh Teal might be closer but I forgot about that when I was dupe-hunting!

However, I did find a dupe in Walmart. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's The Real Teal is virtually identical. I was wearing Custom Kicks when I went to Walmart and of course I looked at the nail polish, and discovered the dupe!
I wanted The Real Teal for a while so now I'm glad I know I have a dupe. :)

I wore this color for a few days with some nail art!

Leopard and half moon, oh my!

I did the leopard with my black 2-way nail art pen, and for the half moon I used a hole reinforcement sticker and Wet N Wild Black Creme.
You just lay the sticker at the cuticle, and paint the top half. Sometime soon I'll show a photo tutorial for this in case you don't quite understand!

I loved this manicure - animal print just does it for me every time!
Tomorrow you can look out for Wicked Sweet - but maybe without The Lime Starts Here. :(

Oh - I meant to say this a few days ago. You should all go see Horrible Bosses! I saw it a few nights ago with a friend and it was hilarious.
That's all!


  1. I love that color! And horrible bosses was so good:)

  2. great color ... i am loving this shade and your nail arts looks super sexy ...

  3. That's an awesome color, & I like the half - moon that you did!

  4. Oh that colour!
    I love the nail art in the last photo :D I might try out the half moon manicure thingy going around :D

  5. this is gorgeous :) i havent tried moon mani's yet maybe soon lol xx

  6. I like this a lot . Especially the accent nail .

  7. I love Custom Kicks. And you know I love animal print.
    So this is just a win in my books!

  8. I picked this color up a few weeks ago and am SO happy I did! Didn't even realize how amazing it was until I put it on at home! Love your art design to go with it!

  9. Shower Together's prettier sister lol The mani you did is so great!

  10. Awesome mani, great colours! I love teal and black together and now I need Custom Kicks!

  11. Love the ring finger!!!!!

  12. Beautiful!!!! I wanna see that movie!

  13. I love how this looks with the half moon on one nail!

  14. love the leopard print, never tried a half moon not sure if i like yet maybe if i tried it.
    and the color is awsome while i was reading was thikning i would love to have that color, but i guess i already do i have the real teal

  15. half moon is beautiful! I like the leopard too. I'm not able to do the leopard motive :( tnx god we have konad plates :P

  16. love this polish and your design!

  17. this colour is so beautiful, i want ittttt. the gold shimmer reminds me of the sparkle in the sally hansen extreme wear twisted pink we saw!

  18. That is SUCH a smart idea for doing a half moon mani, I've gotta buy some of those now!!

  19. I'm not usually a fan of half moons, but this mani looks so cool! Great design!

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