Thursday, April 26, 2012

China Glaze Kinetic Candy

While I still sometimes fear that wearing light blue polish on my basically translucent skin tone might look somewhat corpselike, I can't help but fall in love with the pseudo rigor mortis look, also known in Amandalandish as baby blue polish.


Marisa from Polish Obsessionwho I've officially come to mentally dub the Wish List Wizard since she continues to kill all my lemmings, knocked my socks off again when she sent me another pastel beauty from the China Glaze ElectroPop Collection from this spring.  


Pastels, as we all know, can be tricky.  The whiter the base, the more pigmented the creme, but also causes tremendous potential for chalky, cheap looking polish.  While the first coat of Kinetic Candy was somewhat streaky, by the second coat, this powder blue stunner was completely even.


I know I've said this in earlier posts, but I'm really becoming more and more impressed with the China Glaze formula.  When I first discovered the brand a few years ago, it was always hit or miss for me, with the formula being sometimes too watery and hard to apply.  The last few  China Glazes I've swatched have really been perfection, and Kinetic Candy is no different.


This is two coats.


I'm also pretty happy that there isn't a lot of green undertones in this blue, which would only leave my hands looking that much more sickly.  Instead, this is a real true sky blue that instead gives me slight (and only slight) lobster hands.  I'm not sure what I prefer looking like more, crustacean or corpse, but regardless this polish is a keeper.


Thank you again to Marisa for this beautiful blue!


What do you ladies think?

35 comments :

  1. So pretty and delicate :) looks very lovely on you 

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  2. I adore this colour and it looks amazing on you!! :D  Marisa is so great! :D

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  3. i am totally in love with this color!!

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  4. This looks so pretty on you! It's definitely a keeper :)

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  5. Thanks!  And yes, I completely agree about Marisa <3

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  6. As you should.  It's pretty fantastic.

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  7. I still like it though.  It's simple done well.

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  8. Oh I love this colour. Really beautiful :) Perfect sky blue. If people comment on the redness just say it's sunburn haha

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  9. Ha, thanks for the advice ;)

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  10. Very gorgeous polish and it looks stunning on you. 

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  11. I have this polish and I love it!! Looks great on you!

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  12. Kinetic Candy is pretty. It was on my list of polishes to get but I found another baby blue that I loved.

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  13. Girl, love it. And it looks great on you!

    So, random side ramble: in my drawer of untrieds, I sort of organise them...ones I want to wear right away in the front, ones not as bad (mostly I bought it for nail art or an experiment or something) in the back. I pulled out the whole drawer the other day, and found this one and Gothic Lolita from the Electropop collection in the back! I think I bought half the collection, and I thought I hadn't swatched them all, but figured I must have if they were not in the front.

    Moral of the story: I'm gonna be wearing this one soon! Thanks for the reminder :) fr a person who likes but is not obsessed with blues, I've bought a s**t ton of them lately, so I am trying to space them out.

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  14. KC looks really good on you! Nice swatch :o)

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  15. I love this shade. Looks great on you!

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  16. I'm curious which blue you found?

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  17. I completely get it; I try to keep my untrieds out to be used, but sometimes they just stack up and get overwhelming, so I stash them and then forget about them.  It's not a good system.

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  18. Thanks...baby blues are just so lovely.

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  19. I don't think this looks corpselike at all! In fact I think it's lovely on you, very flattering! I wanted this one but I know I have a dupe or near-dupe of it. Such a pretty color though!

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  20. Thanks, Chelsea! It's very dupable but I didn't have anything similar in my stash so I'm really happy that I own this :)

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  21. This looks super pretty on you!!!  I love my new title, lol!  Glad to be of service ;0)

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