Tuesday, October 13, 2009

NOTD: China Glaze Cleopatra, Zoya Code, 300th Post!

Above & Below: China Glaze Cleopatra, outdoors under cloudy skies, no flash.

Above & Below: A close-up of the glitter and colors is shown above, and below is with a coat of China Glaze Matte Magic.

Good morning, fellow nail polish addicts! This is my 300th post today and I'd like to thank all of you for being such loyal readers. I've met some wonderful people through my blog, and your thoughtful comments are very much appreciated. Today's nail of the day is another selection from the China Glaze Glitter collection, Cleopatra. It looks similar to Medallion, which I still need to try, but Cleopatra is a deeper gold, whereas Medallion looks to be a lighter and brighter gold. Cleopatra is filled with multi-colored and gold glitter, and gives off an extreme amount of dazzling sparkle. I used 3 coats, but it dried quickly. I topped it off with a coat of China Glaze Matte Magic and although it's not that evident in the photos, it gave it a look of hammered gold while still retaining the colored sparkles. I've only got 2 more of the glitters left to show you...that is, until 2 more arrive, hopefully today. I'm going to pick up some mixing balls at Walmart today, because I want to try something with Cloud Nine. With any luck, I'll post a picture of that one later today, along with my Franken idea for it.

Zoya is offering a code for their Mini Color Lock System "from now through Friday October 16, 2009 receive a Zoya Mini Color Lock System (The Zoya Minicure) FREE with any online purchase over $20 at Zoya.com. Enter code ZM.

The Body & Soul October Contest ends at midnight tomorrow, so if you'd like to enter, check the "October Contest" box in the upper right corner for details. You could win a $25.00 Victoria Nail Supply gift certificate and a selection of older or hard to find polishes from VNS. I did ask Yen to include one of my favorite retired Essie shades, Viva La Vespa, but I'm leaving the other color choices up to her. She did tell me they received Mango Madness (another of the Glitters) yesterday, so that's now available on their site.


  1. Congrats with the 300th post!! I love reading your blog :)

  2. Hi !! Congrats with the 300th post ! Can you please tell me if you well received my private mail with my order ??!! Thanks ! Hugs Sandrine ladidine1974@yahoo.fr

  3. Cleopatra is awesome! I wish it had been at my Sally but I did get Medallion. I think medallion has bigger glitter. I do know that it has holo glitter too. I am loving it.
    Congrats on your 300th post! Your blog is awesome and I'm a devoted follower!

  4. Hi gain Mary ;-)
    I just answered you (in case of once again my mail would have became a spam LOL) !! Thanks so much !

  5. Grats on your 300th post Mary! Seems like yesterday you hit 100! :D

    Cleopatra is so sparkly it looks so great on you.

  6. Hi Mary ! congrats with your 300th post !

    Cleopatra is gorgeous ♥

  7. Hooray for 300 posts. Love your blog. It's the first that I click on to. I know you always have a new post. Plus I feel like I'm catching up with one of my friends. Congrats Mary and God Bless you and your family. Love Cleopatra. It's been glitter Heaven here! I'll be checking out VNS later.

  8. Congrats on 300 posts! You have a fanstastic blog and you should be very proud of all the work you have done :) and Cleopatra looks amazing on you! I love the mattified version.

  9. Pretty! I love matte topcoats.

  10. Congratulations on your 300th blog post! I love Cleopatra, it's a gorgeous gold!

  11. It's done ! Check your account ^_^ thank you so much ( sent you a private mail with my addy !) Hugs ;-)

  12. Grace~thanks so much, glad you enjoy it!

    Sandrine~thank you! Your Massini's are on their way :)

    Mighty Lambchop~thanks for being a devoted follower. Yes, Medallion and Cleopatra are similar...I think I have all the glitters I need now for a while!

    Kae~thank you, the time does go fast!

    Celine~thanks for the congrats!

    Lucy~so happy you enjoy my blog and yes, our friendships are one of the best parts about blogs. Are you done buying glitters now? Ha-ha!

    Pinkginger~thank you so much :) The matte version looks really cool in real life.

    Asami~I love my matte top coats! They allow for so much variety.

    Valerie~thanks :) I like the smaller glitter in this one.