Yesterday I mentioned that although I love the over all idea of China Glaze - Flying Dragon, it isn't as great as it could be. I think that the polish would be better as a jelly. Some of you encouraged be to try it, so I did.
Original and my attempt at franking
Now, my results are not that great, basically I just mixed some clear polish with Flying Dragon. What I ended up with was slightly better than the original for the following reasons:
- better consistency (only draw black, needs to be built up, more coats )
- doesn't dry as fast when applying (less likely to get bald spots)
- slight jelly
- dries to a semi-shine finish, not matte
- not as bumpy
Take a look at the images below and you will see what I mean. I plan on trying to add on to this, any suggestions for making a jelly?
Left is original Flying Dragon, Right is altered polish.
You Can see that the original dries to a bumpy matte finish, where as the altered one is slightly shiny and smooth. I added a swipe if top coat to both swatches at the tip to compare.
I got so excited yesterday that I wanted to try creating another mix! I decided to use a black polish, clear, and some craft sparkles. What I ended up with reminds me of the "missing shade" to complete the soon-to-come China Glaze Halloween (Awakening) Collection. This is perfect as I LOOOOOVE Halloween, I am excited for it now and it is still 2 months away lol. Anyways, I can't wait for the new China Glaze collection either :)
Final product and materials used (minus clear polish)
My polish came out to a jelly black/red/brown with red chunky glitter, I call it Coagulated Blood :)
look at the sparkly, chunky, jelly goodness :)
What do you think of my first publicly shown franken attempts?