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China Glaze Techno Teal and Gamer Glam

After purchasing my China Glaze polishes on Saturday I’ve been so excited to try them. @SanitaShimmy had tried one of hers and it looked so beautiful too, which didn’t help my patience levels. So when my vintage rose mani started falling to pieces yesterday, I wasn’t too upset. I took off my polish last night. I am off today to go to the hairdresser, so after dropping Rudi off at work I came straight home and sat down to do my nails (at 7:30 this morning). I was most excited to try the Techno Teal and decided to accent with the Gamer Glam as they both have the same finish.

 

I started off with my usual base coat of Tip Top Miraculous Results. I painted two coats of Techno Teal on all my fingers, except my ring fingers which I painted with Gamer Glam. While I was painting I was falling in love. Both colours have a very fine holographic shimmer in them. Techno Teal leans more towards green than blue. It is a gorgeous colour. The Gamer Glam is a lilac and much softer than I imagined it,  I love it even more for that. Being a noob I found the formula a little tricky to work with. I couldn’t paint twice on the same spot as the first layer would drag off with the brush. You aren’t meant to paint twice in the same spot anyway, so this is really about technique. I did need two coats for opacity, but when I went in for the second coat I had no issues with dragging or bald spots. It was only when I tried to paint over something I had just painted that it gave me issues. Sanita had some issues with her polish chipping, so I made sure to wrap my tips with colour and top coat. I reverted back to my Essie top coat because for some reason the other two top coats I have crack. I have no idea why! They don’t crack like cracking effect polish, but make hairline cracks in the polish which look nasty. Unfortunately my Essie top coat has gone gloopy and I’ll need to use the other two until I get my Seche Vite in the middle of next month. So without further ado…

 

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China Glaze Techno Teal with Gamer Glam accent nail

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Close Up - see the holo?

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China Glaze Techno Teal with Gamer Glam accent nail

 
I am absolutely in love with both these polishes. Have you ever used China Glaze? What do you think of these colours?

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