Friday, January 29, 2010

China Glaze Atlantis

Photo Overload!!

China Glaze Atlantis

I FINALLY got it: the stunning China Glaze Atlantis!  I took nine gazillion pictures because I couldn't get it to photograph accurately.  It is way more sparkley than it looks.  There is a ton of glitter in this polish.  I used three coats, but I wish I had stopped at two because it got a little too thick and chunky.  Even after three (yup, I sad three) coats of top coat -- Seche Vite at that -- I could not get my nails to feel smooth.  So while I LOVE LOVE LOVE the look of this polish, the texture bothered me a bit.  Atlantis is a stunning blue loaded with holographic glitter.  This is a really unique polish and I think it belongs in every polish collection :)
I tried painting over top of purple (I was doing a purple comparison so I had SpaRitual Thunder Road, OPI Do You Lilac It, and Zoya Miley on) and it looked really great.  Painted over the purple gave it a bit of a deeper blue that I really loved.  I wish I had taken a photo - I was just doing it quickly to try it out before I did a full mani.  I'll do a full mani in Atlantis over purple soon to show you how nice it looked.

Yeah, it's blurry, but this is probably the most accurate picture.

And in the pictures below, I topped it with a sheer, iridescent OPI.  Hmm, what is the name... any ideas?  it's my mom's and I can't get a hold of her to ask her what it is called.  I'll update here when I get that name!
But, that nameless color gave it more of a green tone.

Yay!  I LOVE Atlantis and I adore the name.  Such a fun polish!


Arie said...

Looks gorgeous on your hands! :)

Unknown said...

Atlantis looks great on you. I just got my bottle recently and, like a bunch of bloggers suggested, wore two coats over Metallic Muse. Awesome and fairly smooth.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much Arie!!

CucumPear - thanks for the great tip! I'll give it a try over some of the chrome colors I have! Thanks again :) Looking forward to trying that.

Paige said...

That polish is stunning!

Unknown said...

Thanks gildedangel!! I'm glad I finally have it :)

Dainty Darling Digits said...

I keep drooling over these glitters...I can't imagine what I pain the are to remove though!

Michèle said...

This is gorgeous! I love how sparkly it is :-)

Ngelic said...

Wow, thats soo glittery .. and even though it's so glittery it doesn't look crusty when it dries. Beautiful!

L said...

This is beautiful. I have this and still haven't used it yet.

Unknown said...

loverlada, it actually wasn't that bad. I've heard putting foils over polish covered cotton balls on nails works well, but I just dipped them in my polish remover and it came off fairly easily. It wasn't as bad as I expected!

Thanks Michele!!

It is glittery Ngelic - I love it!

Thanks L!! You've got to try it!

Niki* said...

WANT! this is going on my "after i pay off mexico" shopping list :D

Unknown said...

^^ haha :) Enjoy Mexico!!

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