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Reader’s Choice Monday ~ China Glaze Custom Kicks

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Happy Earth Day dolls! If I were forward thinking, I would’ve put all green polishes in last week’s poll for today. Oh well, you get a gorgeous turquoise instead. China Glaze Custom Kicks is a turquoise creme with subtle gold shimmer. The formula was fantastic! Custom Kicks was thick, but manageable and very pigmented. I could have stopped at one coat, but I did two for photo purposes. The only downside to Custom Kicks is that the shimmer barely shows on the nail.

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Such a pretty color! Too bad the shimmer isn’ t apparent on the nail as it is in the bottle. This one may go to the swap pile because I’m pretty sure I have something similar.

For this week’s poll, I have three limited edition Essence glitters from the Hugs and Kisses collection that I recently won in a giveaway from the lovely Chiro at Nail of This Week. Please take a second to vote!

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  • MariJo Nails

    This is a lovely shade!! Too bad the shimmer didn’t translate to the nail :(. And those Essence polishes!! Aaahhhh, they’re so gorgeous! Can’t wait to see whatever is chosen for next week.

    • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

      Yeah, the shimmer was very disappointing. Doesn’t Essence just make you upset with all of the LE collection released overseas?!?

      • MariJo Nails

        Yesss!!! I feel left out :(

      • MelodyJ

        I really wanted 50’s Girl Reloaded and Snow White collections. Maybe when they are more popular here and get in more stores they’ll send some love our way.

  • MelodyJ

    Well yet another shade on my to buy list. I really like CG Custom Kicks. Do you know that Essence products are starting to be sold in Walgreens? I haven’t seen them here yet. It was on somebody’s blog. Anytime I go to Ulta a lot of Essence products are already gone.

    • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

      Really??? I did not know that. We just recently got an Ulta, so that has been the only way I could get Essence polishes other than swaps. Thanks for the heads up!

      • MelodyJ

        I went to their website and it seems they are in five US stores. But only Ulta and Walgreens are in my area. I can’t believe you are just getting Ulta. It took a long time for them to come to my area as well. Now we have three. The nail polish section(mid range brands) seems to be the most popular in all three stores.

        • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

          Yes girl! I was right there for the Ulta grand opening! lol

  • http://www.didmynails.com/ Elizabeth

    This colour is just so gorgeous! Even if it’s a bit shy, I still think the shimmer adds a bit of…I don’t know, shine or depth or something extra. Sounds like the coverage is fantastic too!

    • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

      You make very valid points. The base color is gorgeous! The formula was excellent. It’s worth looking into for that reason.

  • http://www.amandalandish.com/ Amanda

    I have a hard time wearing teals so the fact that this looks so well on you just makes it even more amazing in my book.