Nail Diary #161

Tuesday April 16, 2013
It’s Try it Tuesday!!
Tonight’s nail diary entry showcases China Glaze Altered Reality.
This is from the Tranzitions line.
Basically when you apply clear coat to the color it transitions to a different color.
I picked up three of these at Sally’s last week only because they were red tagged and I couldn’t resist the sale. I think I got the three colors in the whole line that don’t have a dramatic transition…hence the red tag. Oh wells, no biggie.
It’s no secret that my favorite color is teal. So Altered Reality is winner no matter how much the color changes.
This is a metallic teal color and when the clear coat is applied it gets even darker. Warning: The formula is a bit streaky. And it takes longer than expected to dry.
For the transition I decided to play with clear and matte top coats.
First did one coat of Altered Reality then a clear coat of Seche Vite over whole nail just to see what I was working with…the whole color change was so subtle I was worried if playing with various top coats was worth it. But in the end my curiosity got the best of me. So I applied another coat of Altered Reality. Once that dried completely I applied a clear coat of Seche Vite fast dry on the diagonal over half the nail (lines are free hand so they aren’t very straight). Then on the very tip on the diagonal I applied Essie matte top coat.
I’m pretty pleased with the results. It’s very subtle but definitely cool and fun. It will be interesting to see if anyone notices the transition.

Thanks for stopping by!! ❤❤

Stay tuned for the next installment of the diary of a nail polish addict




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