Tuesday, July 21, 2009

China Glaze Retro Diva in Cords

Above & Below: China Glaze Cords taken with no flash in the kitchen sink of all places, because I thought it looked a bit like stainless steel!

Above & Below: Taken with flash.
Below: Not the best picture quality, but I wanted to show you how the color compares to a Nickel. Cords seems to have a bit of bronze in it, so it's darker and different than your standard silver shade. No flash.
Here is the second of the six polishes in this set (Let's Groove was posted below, earlier today). This is a hard shade for me to describe...in the bottle and on the nail I thought it looked to be the color of a nickel coin. But as you can see in the photos, it's darker than that and seems to have a touch of bronze, giving it a less 'silver' look. It's a silver shade, but perhaps Pewter is a better comparison. It is not as bright as stainless steel, but in the same shade family. I'm also unsure as to how to describe the finish. It's a subtle shimmer, but it also appears to be somewhat metallic. Is it a shimtallic? A Metimmer? The pictures were taken at close range, but from a normal viewing distance I'd say it looks more metallic than shimmery. Coming next will be Short & Sassy, a deep garnet red shimmer. Stay tuned for more!


  1. This is a pretty shade on you. It is a hard finish to describe. All I know is it's purty.

  2. I think that it seems more metallic then shimmer, anyway it looks cool.
    the color is very much like pewter.

  3. It's a pretty metallic shade :)
    The finish is particular, hard to describe.

  4. Lucy~thank you. It's different and nothing terriblt special, but pretty.

    Inbal~I agree, more metallic than shimmer. I have some pewter, but I didn't think to hold it next to it!

    Celine~I couldn't find the right words to describe it, so it's best to go by the picture and not my written description. :)

  5. Yup, that's me all over! I have a million like this, so I guess I don't need this one!