Tuesday, June 11, 2013

NOTD: china glaze "Unpredictable"


Oh hey blogger, it's been awhile huh?
Nine days, huh?
I'M A TERRIBLE BLOGGER, HUH???

I'm sorry for my absence... it was kind of sort of my birthday and my mom and brother kind of sort of flew to Boston from Minnesota and I was kind of sort of being busy in real life.
I hope you can find it in your beauty junkie hearts to forgive me!! 

To kick off my back-to-blogging-bonanza I figured I'd share a nail polish I wore a couple of weeks ago (yikes, it really has been awhile...) since, well, you know; my blog wouldn't be much if it weren't for NOTD posts considering it's my kryptonite (aside from chocolate).



I picked up "Unpredictable" while on an outing to Ulta a few weeks ago because it was in the sale bin for $3. Three dollars!! What an unpredictable little surprise ho ho ho (the name of this one is just screaming for puns galore... I'll spare you at one). And considering I've had a thing in my mind lately for holographic nails I just couldn't pass this up. The blue/green/gold holo looked like all sorts of gorgeous especially when I peered into the bottle; look at that green lava in the photo above!

However, please note that I said looked... past tense... 
yup, this didn't exactly translate into the beautiful holo that I thought it was when applied to my nails.




It's not that "Unpredictable" isn't pretty, it's just that it was... well... unpredictable (I know I said I'd stop at one but I just can't help myself when it comes to puns)!!
"Unpredictable" is pretty much void of any holographic tendencies but is rather a straight up metallic green/teal. Seriously the metallic finish on this polish is insane, mimicking that of brushed chrome. So if that's the kind of finish you like then this polish is going to be right up your alley. I personally am just not a fan of metallic polishes so this was a bit of a let down for me, especially when the bottle makes "Unpredictable" look so beautifully holographic (or at least duochrome).

Oh well, you win some you lose some right?
As much as I love sale bins, sometimes there's a reason those items were on sale in the first place.

Galileo's glad to have me blogging again so I hope you're happy I'm back too!

Have you tried china glaze's "Unpredictable"?
Love it? Hate it?
Do you have any polishes that are actually holographic?
Do share!!

xoxo - Cassie

PS: I'm not sure if the whole "Google Friend Connect is going to disappear on July 1st along with Google Reader NOOOOO THE WORLD IS ENDING PANICK NOW!!!!!111!!1!" is just a rumor/misconstrued information but to be safe I want to remind my lovely readers that you can still follow me via Bloglovin' (the button is in my side bar on the right!) or even through email notification (also in my sidebar!) in case you're worried about GFC being gone for good ;)

28 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! Really reminds me of mermaids! xx Rena

    Kiss and Make Up

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    1. Thank you, I thought of ocean-esque things as well <3

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  2. pretty! this reminds me of the new revlon chameleon polishes!

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    1. Oh really?? I don't think I've seen those... I definitely google them straight away :)

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  3. What a strange color.. reminds me of a beetle! But I can't say I hate it.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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    1. YES, Ashley you're dead on!! A beetle is the perfect comparison :) I can't say I hate it either but it's definitely not my favorite.

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  4. Glad you're posting again :)

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    1. Aw thanks Lauren ^__^ Sorry for the hiatus!

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  5. Really pretty green! You have such lovely shape to your nails :-)

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. It really is a nice green!! And thank you Monica ^__^ <3

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  6. The lava shot. Brilliant. I'm not a fan of metallic polishes either unless they have some serious duo-chrome action going on. Sally Hansen has a small collection of AHMAZING duo chrome polishes. One actually looks like lava, haha!

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    1. Haha thanks Jess!! It seriously took me SO long to get my camera to focus on the inside of the itty-bitty bottle opening but it was so worth it :) Glad to hear you're not on the metallic bandwagon either; I really don't know what it is about them but they just look... aging? Fake? Strange? I've never been able to put my finger on why I don't like the finish :/ And thanks for the heads up I'll DEFINITELY be checking those out!! :D

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  7. Firstly, happy belated birthday! Secondly, I agree with Jessica - that shot of the inside of the bottle is amazing. Seriously, so good. The polish itself might not be what you were hoping it would, but it still looks fun to wear :) And Galileo is too adorable.

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    1. Thank you so much!! Like I told Jessica - it was a pain to get that shot but so worth it to show the polish haha :) It really was a nice polish in the sense that it was something fun and different I was just sad it wasn't how it appeared! And I'll give Galileo a cuddle for you ^__^

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  8. Oh my, this shade is incredible, I would so need a similar polish!!!

    Have an amazing week,
    Mary x

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    1. Oh thank you I'm glad you like it that much!! Hopefully you can get your hands (and nails) on it :D

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  9. I love this colour! It's so mermaidy and perfect for summer! Totally going to have to check it out!!!

    dp
    x

    www.inanityandthegirl.com

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    1. It definitely has that oceanic quality to it :) Glad you like!!

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  10. Absence? What absence? ;) I've only just discovered your blog and videos so everything is pretty new/fresh to me :). Ah the wondrous sale bin it does have its prizes and duds - I don't own any holo nail polishes (unfortunately) & just like you - I've never been too much of a fan of the metallic nails. Whatever the colours are, they always remind me of those metallic Easter egg wrappers (or is that just me?)- I suppose that's a good thing.

    Oh + about Google reader yeah its seems like the end is nigh for it - I've signed up to both blog lovin and feedly just in case :)

    One more thing - ur maxi video - what a hoot! I'm totally the conservative old biddy that would wear those dresses as is, now I have seen new light & done some alterations. Thanks! ;)

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    1. Hahah I'm so happy you're enjoying backlogging my content!! Some of the early stuff is... well... me being awkward and getting used to things but I'm glad you are having a good time looking through it anyways ^__^ Seriously I'm so glad you've been getting some inspiration here and on my channel; your sweet comments keep me going!! <3

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  11. Love, love this shade! It looks lovely - perfect for summer! :)

    Jade x

    www.fairytalekiss.co.uk

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    1. Glad you like it so much!! Definitely try and find it in stores or, better yet, in a sale bin somewhere haha :D

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    1. Thanks Analisa I'm glad you like it!!

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  13. Woah! Amazing shots! Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaat! I love the color of this nail polish! It looks good on your nails! :)

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    1. Oh wow, thanks Rhia!! Glad you like it ^__^

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  14. This is a metallic duo-chrome, that's what it was mean to be. Not a fleck of holo in the entire set. There were 6 I believe, called the Bohemian collection. See swatches here...

    http://the-swatchaholic.com/?p=6329

    Now I've outed my nail addiction. Eek. I have 2 of them and am looking for a third I passed up at the time, The No Plain Jane.

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    1. Hahah glad you outed yourself Sandi!! Us polish lovers/addicts have got to stick together! And yeah I realized my definition of 'holo' at the time was wrong… live and learn I suppose :)

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