Hi everyone! I can’t believe April is just about over! For today’s manicure I cheated and painted right over yesterday’s mani of Cirque Astra.
I used 2 coats of China Glaze Full Spectrum on my middle and ring fingers. This is from the Spring 2012 Prismatic Chroma Glitter collection. This is a clear base jam packed with glitter in a couple different sizes and a lot of colors and then there is also some pink shimmer in it as well. You can build this up to be pretty opaque. It’s so blingy you wouldn’t really notice any gaps if you were left with some. I just used 2 coats over my Astra mani from yesterday. Excellent formula.
On my index and pinky finger I have Billie Cosmetics Mauve. Billie Cosmetics is a Canadian brand I believe. I’ve only ever seen it at Dollar Tree stores here. I haven’t looked there for a long time, so I hope it’s still available because for a couple dollars, I really like these polishes! Now the name, I don’t know what happened there. This polish is certainly nothing close to Mauve, it’s an almost neon purple. This too had an excellent formula. It dries to a rubber finish and a little darker than the bottle looks like it would. A glossy topcoat shines it right up. I used 2 coats and topcoat over yesterday’s Astra mani.
China Glaze Full Spectrum & Billie Cosmetics Mauve, 2 coats of each with topcoat.
In the lightbox…
Outside in the sun…
Well, there we have it!
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2 thoughts on “China Glaze – Full Spectrum & Billie Cosmetics – Mauve (it’s not really mauve at all!)”
So pretty! I have a few of the Wet n Wild polishes that are similar to the CG Prismatic Chroma Glitters that I haven't worn in ages, you're inspiring me to dig them out 🙂
Thank you! Yes, those are very similar! Sometimes we forget about beautiful oldies and need to be reminded! 🙂