Tuesday, May 25, 2010

China Glaze: Secret Peri-Wink-le

This was one of the 8 nail polishes that I got from Transdesign.com. Decided to try this one first because it's such a unique color in the bottle. Based on the only China Glaze nail polish that I own previously (For Audrey), I'm really not too fond of how it looks so thick and gloopy on my nails.

Secret Peri-Wink-le is supposedly a periwinkle color (which I didn't really know is a flower until I googled it). If you ask me, I would say it's a intense ceil blue color (for those of you who are familiar w/ scrub colors). It's a creamy blueish color with slight hint of lavender.

First coat was kinda streaky, so I applied a second coat. But the color was still not quite as intense as how it appears in the bottle. Third coat made it more even, but it took forever to dry..... And knowing me, I just don't have the patience to leave my fingernails alone. So some nails got horrible dents, other ones have fingerprints on them..... o___O The color is gorgeous, but on my nail, it looks horrible as usual.....

But I'm new to nail polishes, what do I care..... Maybe it would be worthwhile to invest in a Seche Vite fast drying top coat.

Here is the swatch of the color on the relatively less messed up hand....

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A little background about my nails, which I'm still a little self-conscious most of the time. I have really short nail beds to start with... and they are really soft..... I bit my nails till I was like 12 yrs old..... My mom always thought it was a nutrition deficiency kind of thing.... like how sometimes chicken peck at their own eggs to get calcium? So my mom would smack my hand everytime she saw me doing it.... But I think it was more of a habbit/stress behavior? I don't even know...

Then around teenager years, everyone else started painting their nails all colorful, and I realized that my nails were so ugly to a point I can't even bear looking at them.... So I told myself since I wasn't born with girly pretty nails, if I keep on biting them, they'll always stay short and stubby. It took me a while to quit the habbit, but I stopped biting completely around high school.

I'm still really new to nails..... since I'm a really low-maintenance kind of girl =P... As you can see, they are still really short and not girly at all ..... But I'm content..... I think as long as your nails are clean and uniform, they really can't be that bad. I think cream colors and darker colors actually look really good on shorter nails IMO.

Anyways.... For the last few days, Diamond has a kinked eyebrow. It's almost broken, but still hanging on tight and leaning to the other side..... I resisted for a long time, but I finally decided to trim it because I got really tired of trying to "correct" it everytime I pet Diamond. haha.....

Anyways... Back to studying.... Good luck with finals!!!

1 comment:

  1. omg i love that color! and that cat is really cute :)