It Ain't Easy Bein Green2:53 PM
Recently I got my hands on the China Glaze Halloween Crackle set. It comes with four polishes: Cross Iron 360, It's Alive, Black Mesh, and Goulish Glow. I really only wanted It's Alive and the Goulish Glow but for $11 I basically got the other two for free anyway! It's Alive is a green glitter and it's pretty awesome. It has micro glitter AND larger hex glitter in a deep green jelly base. Of course I couldn't wait to use it so I put it on right away and I wasn't disappointed! I like to use a base coat under my glitters for several reasons. One: it seems to keep them from chipping longer, two: it prevents you from wasting glitter by using a million coats for coverage, and three: it makes removal easier. For this mani I used Zoya Dree as a base. It's a deep olive green with a dusty sort of quality to it.Then I added two coats of It's Alive. I wanted to add a bit of interest to it so I did a french tip with Zoya Veruschka. It's part of their Matte Velvet line but it looks great with a shiny finish as well! Two coats of Seche and done!
Here's a close up of the glitter in It's Alive. Isn't it amazing?
Base: Zoya Dree
Glitter: China Glaze It's Alive
Tips: Zoya Veruschka
Top Coat: Seche Vite