Since you’re here, you are probably a polish freakazoid like me so you will understand my excitement regarding today’s polish. Since I came into this obsession later in life (early 30’s), I missed out on TONS of amazing collections. I still want to cry tears of regret when I think of how amazing my local beauty supply stores must have been about 10 years ago. When the polish bug hit me in 2010/2011, I began to explore my local dusties but didn’t really know what was considered a HTF polish nor did I know how valuable they were. I’m sure that I passed up some amazing finds, but I can’t dwell too much on that because I will just get annoyed. Eventually I got smart and started making a wishlist of polishes I would love to have and always carried it with me—just in case. Imagine my surprise and joy when I came across a super old stash of polishes and amongst those dusty and rejected bottles, I spotted a few gems that made my heart skip a beat. Amongst the rubble of collections past, I found 2 of my biggest China Glaze lemmings: Who’s Wearing What? and Channelesque. Let’s take a look at Channelesque, shall we?
China Glaze Channelesque is a dusty lavender taupe mushroom-y dream. This color is so beautiful so I can imagine what a revelation it must have been when it first came out in 2004. Sadly, like so many gorgeous shades, it was discontinued. I had previously read that the formula was amazing: smooth, pigmented and opaque. WRONG! I don’t know if the polish change a bit in the bottle since it’s so old, but it was super streaky and goopy. In fact, it applied so poorly that I took off the polish and added a few drops of thinner to the bottle for round 2. The thinner made a world of difference because it applied so well this time around. For my swatches, I applied 2 coats and a coat of Seche Vite for extra shine.
Do you have any polishes that are on your major lemming list? How do you go about acquiring long discontinued polishes? I hate going to evilbay because the pricing is mostly ridiculous on there, so I try to go to local places. I’ve pretty much given up on getting certain polishes like those from the OMG! Collection, but I do think that some of my dusties have tons of hidden gems. One place in particular must have thousands of polishes, and I think I would need a whole day to go through that store. Anyway, I am planning to go to one of my nail places tomorrow hoping that they have some new collections…particularly the Sea Goddess Collection. I’m kind of excited about those! Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for another installment of Stamping Saturdays; I can’t wait to show you my mani! I hope you’re having a nice day, and I will talk to you soon!