Friday, July 1, 2011

Essie Jam 'n' Jelly + China Glaze Tarnished Gold

I am <3<3<3 with this combo!


  I freaking love anything that's Bollywood inspired. I love the colors, textures and patterns. Have you guys ever seen a Bollywood movie? It's like an explosion of color on the screen. Well this combo today reminds me of something like the fabric on a beautiful Sari.

I am really happy with Tarnished Gold. It is a true Gold crackle. The formula is a little sheer but as it crackles the color becomes more intense. The formula for this crackle is easy to work with. This is Tarnished Gold over Essie's Jam 'n' Jelly.

 And this is the spectacular Jam 'n' Jelly by Essie. This pretty came from my Apothica haul. This is a color that I bought on a whim. The picture on Apothica looked pretty and when I tried to look up swatches I could not find a whole lot about the color or many good swatches. I'm super happy with this purchase though. It's an amazing, somehow warm, Fuchsia shimmer and the formula is to die for! The formula is so pigmented that I almost could have done with one coat. This is Two effortless coats of color.
I only picked up two of the metallic crackles but I am super excited to try the next one. And Essie... Oh Essie how you have grown on me... 

Happy Friday!
<3 Cristina

15 comments:

  1. Jam 'n' Jelly reminds me a lot of Miami Nice by Essie at first glance. I wonder how similar they are to each other? Gorgeous color by the way. ^_^

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  2. I'm not really a fan of crackle polishes, but this combo rocks! I love it!

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  3. This is a nice combo, your nails are looking pretty Cristina.

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  4. I of course love this gold crackle! I totally agree with you on about Essie. I'm totally falling in love with Essie when I pretty much neglected it before. Their color selection, formula, and availability has made them an very attractive brand.

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  5. I am having so much trouble finding these metallics! GRRR! Great combo though!

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  6. Love the combo! So pretty and definitely bollywood looking ^_^

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  7. I'm IN LOVE with Bollywood movies (especially Shahrukh Khan movies!) and this is definitely reminiscent of a gorgeous sari with gold thread :) I am totally picking up this crackle as soon as I can find it! Jam 'n' Jelly is beautiful, I just bought a Forever 21 polish that looks really similar.

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  8. Tarnished Gold looks like it crackles much better than Sally Hansen Antiqued Gold. Antiqued Gold barely crackles and is a disappointment.

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  9. I have all the Metal Crackles now..I picked up my last 2 today of the collection...and I have loved every single one..they crack soooo great and I just love how they look..you should defantly get the Aqua one too.

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  10. very unique but great looking combo!

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  11. You couldn't have phrased it any better... this mani is sooo BOLLYWOOD! I would have never thought to put this shade under a crackle but the finished effect is so stunning. :)

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  12. You couldn't have phrased it any better... this mani is sooo BOLLYWOOD! I would have never thought to put this shade under a crackle but the finished effect is so stunning. :)

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  13. I am having so much trouble finding these metallics! GRRR! Great combo though!

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