Wednesday, August 15, 2012

China Glaze Hang-Ten Toes and Hello Kitty stamping

Hello my lovelies! Hope your week is going great! It suddenly got a lot colder here and I'm freezing. It's really weird that it's the middle of August and I'm wearing a fleece jacket as I type this. I'm leaving for vacation in two days and I'm going to London! So I'm pretty stressed out about packing and organizing everything. But don't worry, I've scheduled a few posts for when I'm away so you can check back every few days to see new stuff on the blog! Today's post is the last of the China Glaze Summer Neons I got. I'm not a fan of pink but everyone needs a neon pink in their collection so here's mine. 

China Glaze Hang-Ten Toes indoors, artificial light
Hang-Ten Toes is a hot pink neon with a purple-ish shimmer. I was kinda puzzled by this name and I kept looking at the bottle to see if I got it right. But then I remembered that the China Glaze names are mostly puns so I googled it to see if it made any sense. Turns out Hang Ten or Hanging Ten is actually a surfing maneuver. Am I the only one who didn't know what it meant? 

China Glaze Hang-Ten Toes in the sun
I'm not sure this polish is a proper neon, but it's very very bright. Compared to my Essie Tour De Finance, this is a lot brighter and it actually makes the Essie look muted. What can I say? I don't have a lot of bright pinks and fuchsias so these are the only comparisons I can do. The formula on this one is kind of on the thick side. It's pigmented but still pretty sheer so you will need 3 coats to make it fully opaque. It doesn't dry completely matte but still to a rubbery finish, so top coat is needed to make it shiny. 

China Glaze Hang-Ten Toes indoors, artificial direct light
This color needed something really fun and girly on top so I picked my favorite stamp from the Fab Ur Nails FUN 2 plate. Seriously, I don't even like Hello Kitty but I somehow can't get enough of this image. I stamped with China Glaze Liquid Leather and here's the result. 

What do you think? I'm not a very girly girl myself but sometimes I like something cute on my nails for a change. I'm really glad I have this polish in my collection because it's perfect for summer! I just realized that today is Wednesday so I guess this counts for Pink Wednesday as well! 


  1. Adorable! Hang-Ten Toes is a perfect background for the HK stamping =)

  2. Very cute! I do love how bright that is, I didn't get any of the CG neons because I know I'd never wear them but that is a super-bright summery pink. It's really cold here today too :( Have a great time in London x

  3. SO CUTE!!! I love the stamping! For some reason I can't comment on your posts when I am at work and I rarely get on at night to blog surf. I have to figure that situation out as I wanted to comment on your other posts but couldn't. So odd. HAVE FUN IN LONDON!!!

  4. This is the cutest mani EVER!!! Pink looks so good on you Mihaela!! You should really show it more love ;0).

  5. Thank you Marisa! I will try! I'm very picky with pinks though. Every time I'm at the store and I want to get a pink polish I never seem to find the right one.

  6. Oh no! Maybe it's because of Disqus. I wasn't very on board at first but my boyfriend convinced me to add it. Now I have a lot of visits from it. Hope it gets resolved!
    Thank you so much! I love a cute mani from time to time. And I did have a lot of fun, thank you!

  7. I don't have a lot of neons either. But I think a few are needed in every collection. Thanks!x


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