It’s time for another installment of “ThisThatBeauty Nails It”.
I love how I announce the upcoming installment of “ThisThatBeauty Nails It” as if this is actually a regularly occurring series. Like I’m actually churning out lacquer reviews on a somewhat consistent basis. Shame on me. The nerve! Tis true…my lacquer lovin’ is lacking. I am seriously slackin’ on my polish pimpin’.
<steps into confessional booth>
Dearest ThisThatBeauty readers:
It has been five months and seven days since my last installment of “ThisThatBeauty Nalis It”. Sure, I mentioned NARS Purple Rain polish as part of the Spring Collection rundown. And recently I dished colorful deets on the OPI Hong Kong Collection just last month. But much time has passed since a wrote a good old fashioned “ThisThatBeauty Nails It” lacquer review. I promise to do better!
In an effort to “do better“, I am bringing on guest blogger and lacquerholic, Aina Lee. A “lacquerholic” is not just what Aina is, it is also the name of her popular nail polish blog. I am delighted to welcome Laquerholic to ThisThatBeauty. So without further adieu, here is Lacquerholic’s review of “Re-Fresh Mint” from China Glaze Spring 2010 Collection – Up Up and Away.
The bright and pastel polishes of the Up Up and Away collection transport me back to those carefree summer days when I played in Central Park as a kid. The youthful hued collection also makes me think of the classic song by the 5th Dimension of the same name. “Up, Up and Away in my beautiful balloon”, but I digress…
The shade “Re-Fresh Mint” is just that….a refreshing minty green pastel that is a bit lighter than Essie’s Mint Candy Apple. For the image in this post I applied three coats of polish (no top coat). The formula is somewhat off an oddity as it is thick, yet slightly runny. In terms of application method, I found that the faster I applied each coat, the better the end result. Applying the polish at a snail’s pace will result in unsightly streaks. I tried to keep the coats thin and as neat as possible. This was a bit of a challenge as I’ve never been one of those kids who could paint inside the lines!
As for the shade of the polish, I really like it. Mint green polish was never top of my list…even as the craze swept a few months back with shades like DamoneRoberts 1968 and Chanel Jade. I tend to favor dark vampy polishes. I was not sure I would like “Re-Fresh Mint” against my skin-tone, but was pleasantly surprised. I am really glad that I gave in to the craze! If you desire to go green, get “Refresh-Mint” at beauty e-tailers like Sally Beauty Supply. Get it while it’s hot!