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.
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.
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!
- 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). 😉