Sunday, June 3, 2012

China Glaze Life Preserver

In my quest to find an orange polish that looked in person the way Zoya Arizona looked in my photographs, I found a few potentials. Today I bring you China Glaze Life Preserver! Remember how I said that Arizona actually looked like a crossing guard's safety vest because it was so bright? I found it amusing that a color named after a similar vest would be closer to what I was seeking.
China Glaze Life Preserver

Life Preserver bottle shot.



Label shot.


While still a fairly bright orange color, Life Preserver tends to lean a bit toward coral so it's not quite as screaming an orange as Arizona is. In fact, I found myself getting a little bored with it after a day so I decided to try once again to do a gradient — this time putting China Glaze Papaya Punch at the tips. Papaya Punch was one of the other oranges I got but found to be too bright for me to wear on its own. However, I thought that it might be just the color to spice things up! My gradient technique still needs a lot of work, but I'm getting better at it. I was quite pleased with myself when a woman at work saw it and commented, "That's an expensive manicure!"
A gradient adding China Glaze Papaya Punch at the tips.
Label shot.
Stay tuned over the course of the summer to see swatches of the other oranges I've found!

6 comments :

  1. Oh what an amazing gradient!!! So lovely! :D

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  2. Love this! I'm on an orange kick lately :)

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    1. So am I! I've found several that I like in the bottle, just not quite so much on my nails.

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  3. Have you tried Orly "Crush On You"? It looks very similar to my bottle of "Arizona". Anyway, I love your gradient! I have darker skin, and it's hard to find an orange that goes with it, even though I LOVE orange! I even have a bottle of Life Preserver, but have yet to try it. I'll keep an eye out for your other orange adventures!

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    1. I will have to look for that one. Another possible that I will review later on is Ulta Profrssional Roaring To Go. Kind of a tangerine color.

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