I just received my somewhat massive haul of China Glaze polishes (pics to come) from Victoria's Nail Supply. Half of the haul were from the Hunger Games collection, I couldn't resist! However before I go on a crazy swatchfest, let me show you what I've been running around with on my nails. This summer, I was lucky enough to go to Brazil with my husband and visit with his family. I really loved Brazil and had a blast over there. I was even luckier to come across the Hits Speciallità Flocada (Flake) collection. I came back with about half of them and kicking myself for not buying the other half. The polishes were all named after ballroom dances, which I thought was cute.
I decided to go with Flamenco, a cherry red jelly with orange-yellow flakies. I didn't want to waste it so I applied a coat of Essie Lollipop ( also a cherry red jelly/cream). I proceeded to apply a coat of Flamenco, followed by Seche Vite topcoat. Flamenco dried perfectly smooth, and went on evenly. Not bad for a two coat manicure, huh? I like how even though there is a base color, you can still see the flakies. I could've gone with an extra coat for more flakeage but I was feeling a bit lazy and was happy with the result.
|Look at the pretty colors!|
Here is a close up of the bottle. For some reason, Brazilian polishes are tiny, but this collection was worth it. I have a few more so I would be have to swatch it if you guys were interested! The formula was fantastic, the flakes went on evenly, I didn't have to fish them out. I highly recommend this brand if you can get it. They have a site up (in portuguese) but be warned, the shipping will be pricy. If you live in North America, Llarowe might be your best option.