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Thursday, March 21, 2013

China Glaze Tranzitions - Shape Shifter

I decided to pick up just one of the China Glaze Tranzitions polishes: Shape Shifter, a steel grey that changes to a saturated blue-ish purple after the addition of topcoat. 

This is Shape Shifter before the addition of any topcoat; a slightly frosty gunmetal grey. 


Below you can see my clumsy attempt at doing tips using a clear topcoat to change the colour of Shape Shifter; while it's kind of neat to see the gradual colour change after applying topcoat, it also makes it a touch harder to see where you've already painted while you're in the process of applying. I'm not sure it makes a better alternative for nail art- I'm not sure why one wouldn't just use another opaque nail colour altogether (although, admittedly, it's kind of cute to have "two shades of polish in one"... perhaps less so when one already has an absurd amount of nail lacquer).


Finally, the best result: Shape Shifter, fully top-coated. Gorgeous, deep, glow-y purple. Extremely pretty, and my reason for buying this in the first place.


Did you bother picking up any of the China Glaze "Transitions" shades? What did you think of them?

10 comments:

  1. Now I didn't buy any of them - and am not going to. This is very pretty tho...
    I think you should check out my FB page for the micros - and see the 3 framed sets of paintings - do you recognize the polish used to the duo-set... ;)

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    1. Is that Pirate Polish Poison Apple I spy? :D Gorgeous, Maria! I'm flattered that you used my lacquer in your beautiful creations! I especially love the way they look framed. Thanks for letting me know! :)

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  2. Nope did not bother with buying any of these! For the reason you stated above, didn't appeal to me because I have a ridiculous amount of nail polishes to begin with LOL! Also, I always have to use topcoat because I don't have time to wait for the nail polish to dry on its own!! But the way this one looks with topcoat is gorgeous, I see why you got it :)

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    1. I agree- it drives me crazy to even think about skipping topcoat. Whenever new polishes come out (I think there are some from Covergirl right now) and promise that you "don't even need to use a topcoat!" I cringe. Why would I want to skip my quick-dry topcoat? :P

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  3. Nice Blog :)

    You are invited to my "International Giveaway by Born Pretty Store".
    http://beauty-fulll.blogspot.com/2013/03/international-giveaway-by-born-pretty.html

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  4. Nope didn't pick up any. I can't stand the idea of wearing polish and only partially covering it with top coat :P But I do like the colour both with and without topcoat.

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    1. I get that, the OCD in me kind of twitched until I covered my entire nail with topcoat. ;)

      By the way, whenever I see your username now, I think of Karen O. Which is pretty awesome.

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