Well the past 48 hours has been nothing short of spectacularly shitty. I ended up getting suspended by my previous host who told me that my little blog (yes, this one) was using over 53% of the host servers CPU! But in the same email they also offered me a dedicated server package for a whole heap more money than my current hosting package. I was suspicious right away – there was no way I could have been using that much especially considering I haven’t even been using the blog as I have been too busy to put up new entries. So I called their bluff and said “adios” or something else not so pleasant and moved my sites. Pretty Random is now happily moved, and BMovieChicks.Com will be next. It’s been a lot of trial and error and a lot of stuffing around, but I’m finally ready to post again. Don’t forget to vote in my poll and let me know what you think of the new layout.
Enough of my my yabbering though, time to make with the nails!
I have been heavily into reds lately, especially red cremes. I KNOW. I’m sick. They all look the same. Maybe I caught something off Suzi? (Tangent: I wonder if they sale of OPI to Coty will mean significantly more or less red cremes in OPI collections? Will Suzi still work for them? Will they continue with the ‘Suzi’ shade in each collection? IMPORTANT QUESTIONS FOLKS. More news at Eleven.)
I somehow ended up buying a whole bunch of old and discontinued China Glaze polishes from an eBay seller. Now, if you’re interested in any of these shades, just search for them. I’m pretty sure most, if not all of these are still up on eBay and for a pretty fair price too.
For me and China Glaze Pin Prick, it was love at first sight. I’ve already dedicated a whole other post to my love of Red Polishes with Gold Shimmer and I honestly don’t think you could find a more perfect example of the point I am trying to make than this amazing polish. My cuticles are in bad shape (apologies), but even my ganky hands cannot diminish Pin Prick’s beauty. (FYI, I just typoed Pink Prick. Thought I’d share that with you all). Pin Prick is from the Voodoo That U Do Collection from 2005. Other shades include: CGX236 Sweet Revenge, CGX237 Pure Torture, CGX239 Hurts so Good, CGX240 I”m Not Bitter, CGX241 Voodoo, that U do.
Drastic is oooooold. The bottle has the old China Glaze logo on it, along with the older brush handle with vertical grooves. It is core though and I have seen it in the newer style bottle. The colour is an awesome blood red jelly that’s a little difficult to apply (the patchiness really shows up under my lamp) but it’s so shiny and beautiful that all the effort is totally worth it.
Vermillion is also core and is seriously the PERFECT neutral red creme. It’s not too blue, it’s not to orange – it’s just right. If Goldielocks wore red nail polish, it would be China Glaze Vermillion, without a doubt. This is a good depiction the family of red creme that I have been buying up by the truckload ever since I tried Face of Australia’s Sold Out. There’s just something about that gorgeous red glassy sheen that has me hooked. It’s retro, it’s glam and it’s gorgeous. Yes, you are reading this right – this is still Pretty Random and I still love green polish like no ones business, but I gotta say I am seeing the virtue of the classic red creme.
Mischief was kinda disappointing to me. It looked much more vibrant in the photo on eBay, but what it is in reality is a dusty raspberry creme. It’s nice, just not what I was expecting. It just goes to show, you GOTTA research polishes before you buy them! I should have googled to look for swatches, but no, I bought blindly and ended up disappointed. Heed my lesson kids, find a swatch before you shop! I can’t find any info on where Mischief came from, so I am guessing it’s older than the rest of these so far.
And finally, Lavender Lynx. A weird, muted purple duochrome which I find endlessly fascinating. My picture isn’t the best, but there is a definite colour shift from purple to an odd sort of pale gold. It’s very pretty and very unique. Lavender Lynx shade #118 is from the Winter 1999 collection that I don’t know the name of. Other shades included #114 Chinchilla Vanilla, #115 Warm Sable, #116 Blue Fox, #117 Cashmere Creme, #119 Mink Frost and #120 Angora Plum.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these old China Glaze beauties – I’ll have to follow this up with one on old China Glaze Greens!