Friday, July 23, 2010

China Glaze Octa Gone Wild

About mid-week I seriously needed a pick-me-up. The humidity, the heat, gaaaah! I'm glad the building I work in is air conditioned, but somehow that just makes it worse when we have to leave and the evening temperatures are worse than the day was. But I'm getting off-topic...

I was craving purple something bad, but I've worn two purple cremes recently (Misa Sorry Just Can't Help It, China Glaze Grape Pop) and I just wasn't feeling like a dark vampy shimmer. I couldn't make up my mind, discarding one possibility after the other. Then I had a light bulb moment: it's sunny! (I swear my job is turning my brain to mush, lol.) Mmmmm, holo-y goodness.

China Glaze Octa Gone Wild, sun

Can you believe this has been sitting in my untrieds since last summer? Something is seriously wrong with me...

(Okay, I have to stop now to tell a story. It isn't relevant to the post, except in a roundabout way, so you can skip it if you want to.)

It's Friday night, I'm burned out, so I stopped at the deli on the way home from work and picked up some fried chicken and potato salad for dinner. Bad for your health, but ooooh so tasty. It's Friday, I need this. Anyway, I'm sitting here at the computer eating dinner and working on this post (because its too freaking hot to eat in the kitchen, hubby agrees & is here next to me at his computer) and its nice and quiet. I'm thinking about getting another piece of chicken, which I left on the counter in the paper bag it came in from the deli, when I realize its Too Quiet. You know how when small children get into something they're not supposed to and they get real quiet and suppress their little giggles? Yeah, like that. Only I don't have children. So hubby and I go to the kitchen to check it out. And there is the culprit, the oldest of our cats, sitting happy as you can be on the counter, munching on my chicken. MY chicken. Not only that, he didn't even bother to open the paper bag (too noisy) he ate right through it. I don't have the heart to scold him, he looks so content. I did take the chicken away though.

Okay, end of story. I just felt a sudden urge to share. Here, look at another picture of Octa Gone Wild to get your mind back on topic.

Application of holographic nail polish can be tricky. You don't think you have any bald spots but then the sun hits it just right and suddenly there it is. I used three coats of Octa Gone Wild just to feel safe. I know some people don't use a base or top coat with holographics, but I feel naked without them. So this mani has CND Ridge Out for a base and Poshe Fast Drying topcoat. Topcoats seem to dull the holo at first, but once they dry all the sparkling goodness comes right back. Octa Gone Wild is from the now discontinued China Glaze Kaleidoscope collection.

Another noteworthy event, my Zoya Polish Exchange order arrived! I hope to have pictrues up soon. =)


  1. LOVE holos, can't believe you waited this long to try this one out. You're kitty sounds crazy but yes I know the quiet except it's my puppy not the kitty ;)

  2. LOL @ your cat.
    I love holos. Looks great on you.

  3. great story!!! i have a few of the kaliedescopes but not that one! *iz jealous*

  4. @Freshie Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking! And the quiet isn't just limited to puppies, our grown dogs do it too, hehe =)

    @ShortandSweetNails Thanks! I think I'm falling into a purple kick and holo is always good!

    @jbrobeck I wish I had gotten more of the kaleidoscopes! The other one I have is Let's Do It In 3-D (my first holo ever, lol!)


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