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China Glaze Classic Chromes – #vintagepolishfriday

China Glaze Classic Chromes – #vintagepolishfriday

Hello dear readers, and welcome to another installment of Vintage Polish Friday. I was looking through my melmers trying to decide what polish to use for today, and I really wanted to use one of the many China Glaze Classic Chromes that I picked up a few years ago. I feel very lucky that I seem to have access to a lot of dusties, but I haven’t been to any in a while. When I found these, I picked up quite a few bottles as well as some Aroma Café polishes. I get so excited when I find fun old polishes like these. Unfortunately, sometimes the formula isn’t exactly nice when the polish is this old. Let me show you some swatches below. Continue reading “China Glaze Classic Chromes – #vintagepolishfriday”

Vintage Polish – China Glaze Classic Chromes

Vintage Polish – China Glaze Classic Chromes

I don’t think that I’m the only one who gets obsessed with collecting really old polishes, so when I see some oldies I sometimes grab them even if I don’t care too much for the color or finish. That is how I ended up with 8 polishes from the China Glaze Classic Chromes Collection. I kind of hare chrome polishes, but I just couldn’t pass these up. Unconfirmed information online dates this collection back to 2001 but you just never know. I wish China Glaze could help us identify some of these older polishes but apparently they can’t. Anywho, I don’t even have the name of this polish since none of them are labeled. Let me show you the old school bottle for today’s Vintage Polish Friday!

DSCN5957Don’t you just love the different bottle? I do! I think that’s probably the main reason why I got this and all of its little friends. Now let me show you what it actually looks like:

DSCN5941DSCN5945DSCN5953This is a chrome polish which automatically means that it will be streaky and will show every imperfection on your nails. The actual polish is really smelly and it is super watery. I flooded my cuticles big time and it was almost impossible to clean it up properly–you can see some of the silvery pigment all around my cuticles in my pictures. Since the formula is so thin, I had to apply 3 coats to achieve full opacity.

Well, what do you think about this polish? If you saw it somewhere for sale, would you pick it up? While it’s not a polish that i would choose to wear, I don’t regret buying it because it’s such a collector’s item. Or maybe I’m just a hoarder. Who knows?! Anyway, thanks so much for the visit and I will talk to you soon.

Lupus Awareness Month

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Hello everyone. I’m in a pretty great mood today since I have tomorrow off so I’ll probably be spending most of my day off swatching so many new pretties. I have about 30 new polish that are in line to be swatched so it’s a little overwhelming, but I think I’ll be able to get through everything rather quickly as long as I break it down into manageable batches. I have something special today for you: as you may or may not know, May is Lupus awareness month. Lupus? What’s that? Ok, I have to admit that I knew about Lupus since I was a teenager because I used to watch One Life To Live and Marty Saybrooke had lupus on the show so I remember looking it up to find out what it was. (For once, a trashy soap opera was actually educational!) Well, yesterday I was chit chatting with my group of lovely ladies from a Facebook group I am part of *waving at all the beauties from PWRC* and my friend Holly asked me if I could feature some purple nails in support of Lupus Awareness Month. Of course I said yes and I decided to do them right away before I get bogged down with my planned swatch-a-thons. If you don’t know what Lupus is, here is a brief description from the Mayo Clinic:

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.

Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus — a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks — occurs in many but not all cases of lupus.

Some people are born with a tendency toward developing lupus, which may be triggered by infections, certain drugs or even sunlight. While there’s no cure for lupus, treatments can help control symptoms.

No two cases of lupus are exactly alike. Signs and symptoms may come on suddenly or develop slowly, may be mild or severe, and may be temporary or permanent. Most people with lupus have mild disease characterized by episodes — called flares — when signs and symptoms get worse for a while, then improve or even disappear completely for a time.

The signs and symptoms of lupus that you experience will depend on which body systems are affected by the disease. The most common signs and symptoms include: Fatigue and fever, Joint pain, stiffness and swelling, Butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose, Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure, Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods (Raynaud’s phenomenon), shortness of breath, Chest pain, Dry eyes, Headaches, confusion, memory loss


For all those warriors out there who struggle with Lupus, I hope that treatment options continue to improve and that maybe one day we can find a cure.








OPI Purple With A Purpose is really high up there on my list of most favorite purple polishes and that really is saying a lot considering that I regularly go on purple overload. While the formula on this seems a little thin upon the first coat application, a second coat really levels it out and gives complete coverage. Don’t tell me that you don’t like this polish because I will hurt you. Hurt you bad. I have swatched this polish on my blog before but I am kind of embarrassed because it was in my early days of blogging and the swatch is kind of atrocious. If you decide to search it out, don’t say I didn’t warn you.







Don’t ask me about the China Glaze Classic Chromes polish because I know absolutely nothing about it. hahaha! I picked it up in some random beauty supply but it wasn’t labeled or anything. I’d love to find out more about it, but I never heard back from China Glaze when I emailed them about it. Hmmmpphhffff! I used a design from Bundle Monster Plate BM-321 for the ribbon design. I really like how these turned out.

I encourage you to visit the Lupus Foundation Of America and that you sign the petition to urge congress fund more Lupus research. I truly hope that you take a moment to do this and that you learn a little bit more about this chronic disease that affects so many people around the world. Thank you so much for stopping by today!



China Glaze Classic Chromes

Wearing this nail polish is making me rethink If I really want the Essie Mirror Metallics collection. I think I have the same love/hate relationship with chromes as I do with glitter. Firstly, I’d like to ask if you like seeing these super old polishes. I realize that because of their age, most people won’t be able to find them so it’s not like I’m helping if you really like an old polish that I showcase on my blog. I’ve decided to include these on my blog because, as a nail polish collector and fanatic, I think it’s always fun to see really old stuff. Anyway, your input would be greatly appreciated!

This polish is from China Glaze’s Classic Chromes collection and, because it wasn’t labeled and there aren’t any swatches online, I don’t now what it’s called. There were about a dozen polishes in this collection from what I have been able to find online.  I had to apply this polish twice because the first time it was a complete disaster. I did not use a base coat and every single imperfection on my nails was magnified x1000. Then I put a top coat and the polish started to wrinkle…wrinkle bad. Then it started to look runny and I took it off in disgust. The second time around, I used Seche Base, which is a ridge filling base coat, and did not apply a top coat. I am satisfied with how this turned out but I am not a fan of brushstrokes.



So what do you think of this polish? Do you like chrome polishes in general? Are you going to be getting the Essie Mirror Metallics Collection?