Thursday, September 3, 2009

China Glaze Glitter: Atlantis

Above & Below: China Glaze Atlantis, shown indoors with flash in the above photos and outdoors with no flash in various lighting below.

Atlantis is from the new China Glaze collection called Glitters & Shimmers (I think that's what it's called!), and it's one of the shades available in the tabletop display at Sally Beauty. This will also be available soon at Victoria Nail Supply. It's a turquoise base with multi-colored small glitter pieces. The shade of the base reminds me of Misa's Dirty Sexy Money, as it's a more muted turquoise, although with the massive amounts of glitter, muted is not a word that really comes to mind. The glitter pieces in this collection are so densely packed, I don't think I've ever seen anything like them. I used 2 coats in the pictures shown and the glitter in this one does not cause a rough finish on the nail. The sparkle and rainbow effect were not able to be captured in their true entirety in my pictures, but the way this catches the light is something to behold. I also picked up the gold shimmer from this display called Twenty Four K. I'm getting a little overwhelmed with all of the new polishes coming out, so I'm taking reader requests for my next post. I have the following waiting in the wings, so if there's anything you'd like to see, just let me know: OPI Suedes, MAC Jin Soon collection, and China Glaze Spellbound, their 4 piece Halloween offering.

I changed my blog over to a 3-column layout, but in the process, I lost my Blog Roll entries, my Feedjit list and the border around my blog title. I've got more changes coming, so hopefully some of this will be restored. I'm not concerned about the Feedjit feed, or the border for that matter, but if need be, I'll re-enter all of the blogs in my blog roll. I also have a .com name now, but I think it's being automatically redirected appropriately. The new .com address is, which is much easier than If you're having any issues with my blog, please let me know. Change is usually a good thing, but it also can cause problems in the beginning, especially because I have no idea what I'm doing!


  1. GAH!!! Oh my goodness. Love at first sight! I want this polish!! *runs to elfster to put it on wishlist*
    Why oh why isn't China Glaze available in the shops over here?! *sobs* :)
    No, seriously, that is a gorgeous polish. I can't wait to see some more from that collection.

  2. Nice changes. Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon to improve. I think it's terrific to have a new look. I have nominated you as the Queen of All Giveaways. I know others have had giveaways before. You have really outdone them all. You know you are a sweetheart and a very giving person. I know all this will come back to you threefold. God Bless you for this Mary. I think you've inspired many bloggers to do giveaways. Now that polish is somewhere out in the universe of gorgeous polishes! I want to go to Atlantis. It look so beautiful on you here. I can't imagine the glow and effects it has in person. I have to buy all of these glitter that I can!

  3. I just picked this one up too!! LOve these glitters! I sent an email to china glaze to try and get some more info on this collection. Love the three column layout! Glad you made the leap and gave it a shot! :)

  4. I want them! My Sally doesn't have them and they know NOTHING about them. Which isn't surprising. They didn't get the Kicks collection and again knew nothing about it! Grr. I may have to see if the other Sally in town has it.

  5. I have this one on my wish already and your pictures just prooved that I need it! How do these new glitters come off?
    And I agree with Lucy, Mary is the queen of giveaways. I startden a blog a month ago and she has been a lot of inspiration for me :)

  6. ohhh this is just AMAZING its gorjuz mary,it looks great on ur nails...i agree with Lucy,u truely are amazing =D

  7. Atlantis is just gorgeous...think I'll add that to my order with the Spellbound collection. Such a beautiful teal, and all those sparklies! Great photos - thanks!

  8. OHHH my goodness!! I really need this one in my life!!

    Such great photos!

  9. I like the new arrangement on the site. Love the NP. I just wish glitters were easier to remove. But I'm sure I'll cave and pick up a few of the new collection. In fact...I have a 15% off coupon for Sally's burning a hole in my wallet.....

  10. Great glitter! Love the new background and I really love the 3-column don't you. You can fit so many more things on it without having to scroll to the bottom.
    Please don't forget I changed my url to You made yours easier and I made mine harder! O well.

  11. Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

    It's all perfect !

    Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

  12. Congrats on your new website! I just did the same thing, I'm waiting for mine to propogate. It seems to be taking forever though! I haven't switched my posts over yet until it does.
    LOVE the three column layout! You did great. It's perfect, gives you so much more room to work with.
    That polish is amazing! I'm definitely going to Sally's this weekend, I need these glitters!

  13. I do like your new layout, it looks fantastic Mary! I have to get Atlantis, it is so stunning!

  14. In a word? WOW! I want all of these!

  15. Wow that looks stunning. I can't wait for all of these to come out!

  16. Another great glitter! I would love to see the OPI's. Love the new name, it really is much easier to remember.

  17. this is some awsome glitter! love the color and love the sparkle. amazing :-)

  18. Good luck getting that stuff off. I just did my tips in a french mani, and with felt and a few different removers it took nearly an hour...any tips will be welcome!

  19. Glittermillie~it's a beauty, that's for sure! Massive sparkles and turquoise, 2 good things. I will share a few more of these this over the weekend.

    Lucy~thank you for the kind words. If I inspired anyone, that's a good thing...I often inspire people to do bad things, so this is good~ha-ha! You need the glitters!

    Brooke~speaking of inspiration, thank you for the nudge to make the 3 columns! There's not much info about this collection, but it seems to be a hit anyway!

    Mighty Lambchop~my Sally's said they might get them next month, so I went over there, and they were sitting right out in plain site. :/

    AllYouDesire~thank you for your nice compliment! This one is one of my favorites, but I love turquoise, so no surprise there. They came off in typical glitter fashion, but using felt it wasn't that bad.

    Skye~you're very kind, thank you. As for the polish, yes...amazing!

    Jamie D.~thank you! It is a lovely shade and major sparkles!

    Aquaheart~these polishes make our lives better in some small way, don't they!

    Nosaby~the removal is a pain, but not so bad that I don't still want to wear them!

    Nessa~I'll change it if it's not forwarding, which now that you mention it, I don't think it is. I was afraid it would mess everything up, the 3 column and the name change, but so far, so good.

    Elise~thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoy everything! Happy September to you too :)

    Nicole~yes, you need these glitters! You will a good way! My changes worked right away, thankfully. I've been resisting, but glad I made the changes.

    Kae~thanks, glad you like them! And the polish is stunning. Can't wait to see some of these on your gorgeous nails!

    Pinkginger~'wow' is the perfect description!

    Nail Fanatic~I can't believe how many there are in this collection. That's a lot of glitter :)

    Kitty~thanks, the new name is indeed much shorter and easier!

    Inbal~it's mesmerizing to look at, I was really taken with this one.

    Cindi~I didn't think it came off too bad, honestly. I used felt and Sally Beauty Secrets, but them again, I only had it on for 4-5 hours. Maybe that made a difference?

  20. Id really like to see the new LE CC Glitters ;)

  21. Love this color! Congrats on your new url and your three column layout!!! I am looking to make changes to my blog soon, but I am having my IT friend help me out!

  22. You have your own domain now! How exciting!
    Also I'm loving the polish too. I've said it once and I'll say it again; China Glaze makes some of the best blue and green polishes I've ever seen.

  23. OMG!! I LOVE this color! My Sally's is so slow putting out new polishes... still waiting to see any of these glitters in person. Also, I love how your blog looks. ^^

  24. Congrats on your new layout :-) You're really developing your blog and this is a great thing - it is so pleasing to see you having fun here (I just want more of your gorgeous flowers...:-) )

    And this is such an amazing color ! I love it !!

  25. CBH~I should have them any day now and I'll swatch them then!

    BeautyJudy~thanks! I needed assistance doing it, but at least it worked!

    AdorePink~thanks :) China Glaze certainly knows what they're doing! They should come out with more blues and greens.

    Valerie~my Sally is slow too, and uninformed! Glad you like the layout.

    Tuli~thank you :) I'm running out of flowers for you! It's getting late in the season, so I'll have to find something else to take pictures of.

  26. All these new ones are just out of.. I don't know how you say in English.. They're awesome!

  27. This is beautiful! The CG glitters are going to bankrupt me. Help! *bashes at newly-grown lemmings*

  28. A definitely must-have for me! Your swatches are gorgous!

  29. Oooh, I am drooling. This is on my next list of wants.