Monday, August 13, 2012

China Glaze Swanky Silk

I can't believe the Olympics is already over. I waited four years for this, and it's over in the blink of an eye. I was super excited to see the Spice Girls reuniting to play at the Closing Ceremony! For a moment, I felt like a teeny bopper again. Lol. :D

Today, I have Swanky Silk from the China Glaze Bohemian Collection to show you. It is a pink/gold duochrome with a metallic finish.







The base color of Swanky Silk is champagne gold, and its shimmers are pink. What you see on the nails when you look at it from straight on is that the center color is pink, while the edges of the nails are gold. The more you tilt your hand, the more gold you will see. Gold and pink are two colors that I love, so I am very happy that the duochrome is strong enough in this polish that both colors are visible.

What you see in the swatches is two coats, and it is still a little bit sheer. That is how I prefer to wear this, but you will need a third coat if you want total opacity. The formula is thin and easy to work with. Remember that with metallics, thin coats are a must if you don't want to end up with a streaky mess.

You can find Swanky Silk for a limited time at your local nail salons and at beauty stores such as Ulta and Sally Beauty for a retail price of $6.99 for 0.5 fl oz.

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18 comments:

  1. Oooh this is beautiful! I think this one might be my favorite of the collection. Fantastic swatches of this!! I have seen others that just didn't wow me but your pics are awesome!

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like this color and the pictures! Very sweet of you to say. <3

      ~ Yun

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  2. It looks beautiful on you, and I like the subtle duochrome effect in it!

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  3. It looks great on you, and the name is just perfect for it! :)

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you think so! I didn't think much about the name, but you're right, it is appropriate. :-)

      ~ Yun

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  4. I love Swanky Silk. That champagne gold to pink thing totally gets me. And it's absolutely gorgeous on you, Yun. :)

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  5. This shade looks great on you!! I really liked this shade more than I thought I would!

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you think so! Actually me too. This came out on my nails so much prettier than I originally thought it would. :-)

      ~ Yun

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  6. Great swatches, it looks very nice on you! I really like Swanky Silk, it's unlike the other duochromes I've seen recently. I think it may be the only one I pick up from this collection; the rest of it was pretty underwhelming ):

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you like this! I think this one is definitely worth getting. The gold and pink looks so gorgeous together. :-)

      ~ Yun

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  7. Beautiful! I have Nails Inc Stratford, which is very similar, and really love it. :)

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you are a fan of this look! :-)

      ~ Yun

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