Thursday, March 14, 2013

Green Day 1: China Glaze Def Defying

Hello my lovelies! Some of you know that Sunday is Saint Patrick's day and because it's a fun holiday I decided to do a little green series on the blog. I will post a green manicure every day until Sunday. I would have made it a whole green week, but I had Polish Days and Monday Blues to take care of first. Well I don't know about you, but I personally love green. I might even say it's my second favorite color to wear on my nails after blue. It's even better this time of the year because it reminds you of the beautiful spring that's coming our way. The green I'm showing you today is from the Cirque du Soleil collection and it's perfect for spring. 

China Glaze Def Defying indoors, artificial light
Def Defying is a gorgeous bright green creme. It photographs pretty accurately, so you can see the color for yourself in the pictures. There are 2 coats on most of my nails in these pictures, but there were a few bald spots that had to be fixed with another thin coat in some places. I also had some bubbles show up and the polish didn't seem to dry as fast as other China Glaze polishes. Not sure what that is all about, maybe it was just a bad day for polish. 

China Glaze Def Defying indoors, artificial light
I decided to do an accent finger with studs, and because I couldn't decide if gold or silver were better over green I used both. The studs are from Born Pretty and you can get them here (don't forget to use code MFL91 at checkout for 10% off your order). I don't know about you but I really like this look. I used to think that gold and silver don't mix well and now I'm crazy about the combo. I noticed that I have a similar color in my collection, namely Rimmel Limealicious, so I did a little comparison that you can see below. 

Rimmel Limealicious versus China Glaze Def Defying indoors, artificial direct light
In the photo they look almost the same, but Limealicious is a tiny bit more yellow toned than Def Defying. Formula-wise, Def Defying is a lot better. The Rimmel polish goes on streaky and has a huge mop brush that is impossible to work with. Both polishes are 2 coats with no top coat in the shots. I would say that even if I ignore the application, I still like the shade of Def Defying more. It looks better on my skin tone and it's just perfect for spring. What do you think? 


12 comments:

  1. wow! super strong! dar asa frumos ! ce ma bucur ca ai facut omparatia cu oja rimmel. Acum am sa ma duc sa o caut :D

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  2. Beautiful, I'm such a huge fan of greens too. Why don't I have this CG? I probably have loads like it though!!

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  3. What a great green!!! I love it!

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  4. Dark Euridice Caro LinaMarch 14, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    love this shade of green!!!

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  5. I just love green polishes, especially now when the spring is coming (but usually I don't tend to group the polishes for the seasons) so I love this mani! I like this China Glaze but I'm dreaming of Budding Romance... eh... <3

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  6. Multumesc! Cea de la Rimmel se aplica ceva mai greu, dar e buna ca o alternativa.

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  7. Thank you, Esther! Not sure there are many like it because it's so so bright and gorgeous, Even the Rimmel one I compared it with is not that nice. You need this!

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  8. Thank you, Marisa! You need this green!

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  9. I love green too! Budding Romance is not my style. I prefer brighter greens and the cold-toned ones. But I hope you can get the one you want!

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  10. I gotta say, I really like those studs on you!!! I'm so glad you gave them a try!!! :))). More please!!! :))

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  11. Thank you! I have a couple of posts with studs but I will definitely use them again soon. I have many different shapes and sizes.

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