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Neon Blue Saran Wrap (52 Week Challenge)

The two prompts this week for the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge are Saran wrap (cling film) and glitter. I am fairly short on time at the moment, so opted for a simple neon blue cling film manicure, using two China Glaze neons.

I started with a base of China Glaze At Vase Value. For me, it’s a truer Tiffany colour than the acclaimed For Audrey. It’s more blue, whereas For Audrey is more green. And for me, the Tiffany colour leans more to blue than green.

Neon blue Saran wrap manicure using China Glaze At Vase Value and DJ Blue My Mind
Neon blue Saran wrap manicure using China Glaze At Vase Value and DJ Blue My Mind

I adore At Vase Value. For me, it’s a perfect pale turquoise. At first, I didn’t realise that it’s also a neon polish. It’s part of the Spring 2014 City Flourish collection, a typical spring-like collection of pastels, with a few brighter corals and more summery colours.

I didn’t buy any of the collection at the time, and in fact had not been particularly inspired by any China Glaze collections for quite a while before then. I only bought this very recently, and chose to wear it because it matched one of the colours in a top I have. When it dried, it was matte, which made me think that perhaps it was neon. So I checked it under my LED nail lamp and was pleasantly surprised that it glowed bright white.

Neon blue Saran wrap manicure using China Glaze At Vase Value and DJ Blue My Mind

After wearing it alone for a few days, I added the Saran wrap finish to it. Knowing the colour was neon, I chose another neon to go over it, this time from a more recent China Glaze collection, this summer’s Electric Nights collection. I have a couple of polishes from this collection, and thought DJ Blue My Mind would go well over the top.

I love the manicure, but I am left feeling mildly irked that the pun in the polish name for At Vase Value doesn’t “work” in British English. Anyone else feel the same? No, just me – thought so!


52 week challenge


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of China Glaze At Vase Value
  • Saran wrap top colour: China Glaze DJ Blue My Mind
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

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This is one of the prettiest cling wrap manis I’ve ever seen. So pretty! The technique is subtle but still obviously well-executed.

I wouldn’t have caught the UK pronunciation of “vase” not working for China Glaze’s polish name pun. Interesting. Because so many upper crust people here use the UK pronunciation, my friends and I have a little joke: if the vessel to hold flowers cost less than a $100 on its own, we call it a vase (American pronounciation). If it cost more than a $100, THEN it’s a vase (UK pronounciation). 😉