Monday, March 5, 2012

Tape Mani: China Glaze Smoke and Ashes & CND Effects Jade Sparkle

Howdy all! Happy Monday! I've found a new polish that I am so in love with. Each time I start to doubt China Glaze they come out with something new that makes me fall in love with them again. This was proven true again with their new color, Smoke and Ashes. Smoke and Ashes is a color from their brand new Hunger Games: Capitol Colors collection.

The China Glaze press release for the collection described this color as a "black-based teal with multicolored shimmer." 

What I Used:
2 coats of OPI Nail Envy
2 coats of China Glaze Smoke and Ashes
1 coat of Poshe Top Coat
Generic brand tape to create lines
CND Effects Jade Sparkle
1 coat of Poshe Top Coat

I'm really happy with how this manicure came out!! Tape manicures are such an easy way to jazz up a plain color. I'm usually content with simple looks but lately I've wanted to try different things, and I hope to keep that up! 

I have a fun idea in mind for my next mani.. stay tuned for that! :) 


  1. I love, love CND effects. I think this is the year of over-lay which is what CND effects are. I have an Emerald effect - have to look if it's a pearl or a sparkle. It looks great over a dark shade here - admit I never though to do a tape mani with my CND effects. I tend to use them on tips or a full cover over another shade.

  2. just looked again at your comments - you used that very precious Jade sparkle CND effects! That's a super hard one to find and much coveted. It only was out for a short time in a duo with a dark teal cream and cannot be purchased any longer. You are lucky to have that one in your stash. Covet it which I am sure you know to do.

  3. Love it! Tape manis look so impressive for the small amount of work they take.

  4. OMG! EM this is freakin awesome!!!!! I am so loving this!

  5. Love the stripes! I'm on the fence about the ChG--might have to see it in person before I decide.

  6. Oh this is gorgeous. I love the look of it. :-D


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