Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Harmony and Joy

China Glaze vintage: Joy and Harmony.

These are from the Romantique collection from many years ago. It preceded the Khrome collection, which garnered a lot of popularity as a source of stamping polishes and, of course, chrome finishes. Romantique is very similar, but more of a creamy chrome metallic. 

Imbued with soft Victorian-era dress colors, the collection didn't wow the nail community, but it was loaded with dense, stampable colors. Nice.

I bought several as stamping polishes only. In fact I've put them on the back burner because I was trying out some other polishes for nail art. 

 As I was rearranging these, I pulled them out of the stamping drawer to wear, the colors are so nice.

 Chrome shades by themselves are a little tricky: they show mistakes, brush strokes, and nail bed bumps (like ridges), but these are a little more forgiving.

China Glaze Joy:

This is my habitual three coats, but two would have been fine. No top coat at the time of the photo.

A beautiful merlot that really just is a, dare I say it, joy to wear. I did have some application error, but it's hard to fault this one.

Here is China Glaze Harmony:

I love this so much. Same as above with regard to top coat and number of coats.

This one just has wonderful rich purple and great metallic finish.

I may not have the whole collection, but if you are interested, they are still up at 8ty8 Beauty.  I have ordered from them in the past and have zero issues with them. In many ways their extensive lineup is like an archive of collections!

Thanks so much for reading my little nail polish journal!


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