Thursday, December 3, 2009

FFF Preview: China Glaze Dripping Wet & Crystal Ball

Above & Below: China Glaze Crystal Ball shown with a flash indoors, above. Below is outdoors in the rain, no flash. I used 2 coats and no top coat.
Below: Blurred photo of the finish to show you how the micro-glitter changes colors.
Below: This is one coat of Dripping Wet over Crystal Ball. It darkens the colors without hiding the micro-glitter in Crystal Ball for a glowing effect.
Below: Dripping Wet is a jelly finish in a very deep burgundy or blood red. I normally use 3-4 thinner coats, as the color initially goes on as almost a raspberry shade, but builds deeper upon each coat.
Tomorrow is the start of Body & Soul's Friday Follower Freebie (details on entering are in the upper right side column), so I thought it might be a good idea to show you the 2 China Glaze polishes that are going to be won by 2 lucky followers. As I mentioned earlier this week, Dripping Wet and Crystal Ball are some of my favorite discontinued China Glaze Shades. My reasons for loving them are varied, but I actually like these for two for quite opposite reasons. They are both in the burgundy family, but still very different. Dripping Wet makes a bold statement. It's dark and vampy, most definitely a jelly finish, dark enough, but still light enough that it looks like a very deep, blood red without ever looking black. Crystal Ball on the other hand, is a more demure shade, a much lighter burgundy than Dripping Wet, but the ever changing micro-glitter fancies it up just enough to make it a definite eye-catcher without looking like a full-blown glitter.

18 comments:

  1. Both are absolutely gorgeous! .) And they look so nice on you Mary!

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  2. Wow is all I can say! Your nails really really look gorgeous! I'm insane about Dripping Wet. I don't have that beauty. That's one I really need. Hope I win this contest!

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  3. My favorite way to use Dripping Wet is layered over a holographic glitter with large particles, over a black base.

    With one coat, it adds depth and the glitter flashes through the burgundy veil like a deep, dark opal.

    It is just stunning and preserves more of the precious d/c polish by only using the one coat.

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  4. WOW! Those are insanely beautiful. And your contests just keep getting more and more awesome!!

    BTW, I love how you decorate your site for the season, loved your T'giving and Halloween but am especially loving your Christmas deocrations! So pretty and festive.

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  5. Those are both gorgeous! I can tell why you like them so much.

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  6. I have to get dripping wet...lol I just like saying that! :)

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  7. These are beautiful, why is it they always discontinue the BEST polish colors?

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  8. Dripping Wet is making me droool!!!

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  9. I love dripping wet, so pretty! well actually they both are :D

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  10. This is gorgeous Mary! I love them both :)

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  11. Ooo, those look beautiful!!! I love both of them!

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  12. These colors look beautiful on you! I don't know why these colors would be discontinued?!

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  13. I'm loving the colors!

    Count me in;)

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  14. runamok86 at yahoo dot com
    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  15. Thanks for all of the comments and I apologize for getting so behind on answering them! I agree with those who wonder why they discontinue some of these fantastic shades. I don't know what rationale they use, but there are lots of shades I love that have been discontinued, and other I wouldn't think would be that popular then become part of the core line, so who knows.

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