China Glaze Millenium

Alicia’s nails, 2 coats, sunlight

Millenium is from the 2009 Khrome collection, and is part of six other metallic colours. This is pure liquid silver and you can (almost!) see your reflection in your nails. The formula is excellent: smooth, opaque and dries very quickly. On the other hand, flaws show up easily so if you have any bumps or uneven ridges on your nails, it’s not very forgiving.

It’s a little crazy to wear on its own so I haven’t. However, I have used this extensively as French manicures and for nail designs, as you can see in the previous two posts. It’s really nice for Christmas- and New Year-themed nails.

With China Glaze Sugar High, artificial light

I dug up this old photograph of Millenium with Sugar High. Whoops! Can’t believe how shoddily painted it is. But anyways, you get the picture.

China Glaze Refresh Mint

2 coats, sunlight

China Glaze Refresh Mint is the latest addition to my pastels family. This is part of the Spring 2010 Up and Away collection. It is a pale mint green that turns opaque in two coats. Application was a bit iffy and I thought it was slightly more difficult to apply than the other pastel polishes in the range. It was thick and watery at the same time, which means that the paint bled more easily at the cuticles. Nonetheless, I love this incredible vintage green colour.

Maggie’s nails, 2 coats, with MAC Originality, iPhone picture under artificial light

I haven’t been carrying my camera around recently so this explains the deluge of iPhone-taken photographs. The colour in this picture is not accurate. The very first photograph at the top of the post is. Maggie’s nails were a lot prettier in real life and resembled (in another colleague’s words) a China teacup with the green and gold.

Emily’s nails, (all China Glaze) Refresh Mint, Millenium, Something Sweet, iPhone photo

Yup, another inaccurate iPhone photograph. Here I paired Refresh Mint with Something Sweet for Emily’s Christmas-themed nails.

2 coats, with China Glaze Matte Magic Flat Finish Top Coat, sunlight

I have Refresh Mint on my big toes, along with other China Glaze pastels on the rest, topped with China Glaze’s matte top coat.

Nails for charity

Nail painting for the needy, anyone? As part of our company’s charity drive, Liyen and I offered nail painting services for $10. The proceeds went to MIND, TOUCH and Kwong Wai Shui Hospital and Nursing Home. Here were the results:

Maggie’s nails, OPI Alpine Snow (matte), China Glaze Snow Globe and jewels

Weifen’s nails, random OPI red polish, China Glaze Sugar High, China Glaze Something Sweet, jewels

PJ’s nails, Chanel Diabolic, Maybelline Cloudy Grey, jewels

Cammy’s nails, China Glaze For Audrey, Orly Snowcone, white nail striper pen

Yingmin’s nails, Pop Beauty O Boy, random sparkly OPI, jewels

Huifang’s nails, Orly Snowcone, MAC Blue India, Zoya Charla, jewels (this is essentially the blue version of Weifen’s nails)

Jac’s nails, Zoya Moxie, MAC Originality, white nail striper pen, jewels

Vida’s nails, China Glaze Peachy Keen, Orly Pointe Blanche


Cynthia’s nails, China Glaze Something Sweet, random sparkly OPI

Liyen’s nails, OPI Parlez-vous OPI?, China Glaze Millenium

Liyen’s nails, China Glaze Sugar High, China Glaze Snow Globe, jewels