Sunday, 18 December 2011

China Glaze - It's Alive

Hey guys! A quick post before my lunch, as I realised on Friday I STILL haven't shown you It's Alive, that is in my top 10 of this year's polishes, it's so fantastic. I hope I'll have time to do my top 10 of this year, I've seen it on a blog and it looked fun. :)

It's Alive is fantastic polish, the mixture of small and large glitter is awesome, great idea, China Glaze! It's from their Haunting Collection for Halloween 2011, I got Haunting too from this collection, but haven't worn it yet. *sigh* It's Alive is without a doubt the star of the collection and quite possible my favourite glitter I own. At least top 3 for sure.

 See how the finer glitter sparkles on my ring finger?? Awesome!

As always a video for the glitter check. I've finally come to conclusion that blurry video does that best, the sharp one kills the glitter completely.

Anyway ... as you can see, this is a bit older mani, my nails were longer here. Lately they're really week, I need to shorten them regularly otherwise they just break. As for the formula and application, my notes tell me the formula is quite tooth paste like on this baby. Surprisingly, I don't have many China Glaze with bad formula. Still, it doesn't show on the final result, so it's all good. Oh, and only two coats, people!! Two freaking coats for glitter polish, holy crap, that's great! Two coats of TC too, to minimise the roughness and you're done. Frankly, I'd put up with a lot of work with a colour like this. It's an awesome, quite unique shade of green and it's a fantastic glitter. Right up my alley.

Oh, another thing I have to show you. My BF discovered this guy and I can't stop listening to it. Seriously, it's been on repeat since he found it. It's a mixture of the most famous tunes from Lord of the Rings, played with electric guitar.

I CAN'T STOP LISTENING TO THIS! IMO soundtrack for Lord of the Rings is one of the biggest masterpieces ever, plus a major homage to Tolkien's world, being really musical and all. Howard Shore has made Perfection with his work. My favourite tune is that from Shire, btw (the beginning of this video). :) 

Thoughts on It's Alive? What's your favourite melody from Lord of the Rings (if you are such a fan you have it anyway ;))? :)

Thank you for reading!


  1. i love that polish. i've wanted to get it for ages but never get around to it.
    the guitar dude is brilliant!!! jeez he knows what he's doing :P wow! plus he has great hair haha

  2. Kako prečudovita zelena! *drool*
    In ja, ko sem jaz odkrila Erica je bil tudi samo še on na repeatu. :D

  3. I love that polish! It's so beautiful!

  4. Love your swatch of this!
    I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!

  5. This kind of glitter looks amazing!

  6. I love your photos of this - it's one of my favorites this year too!

  7. joj Concerning hobbits mi uvijek izvuce osmijeh na lice, a nekako mi je najdrazi Caras Galadhon dio :D

  8. I'm not that into It's alive, it didn't impress me, I don't know why.
    The LOTR sountrack, on the other hand...this sound great :)

  9. Musical, I completely agree, he's insane! :) You should get the varnish too, it's brilliant. :)

    moonchild, čisto zasvajujoče, sploh ne morem nehat poslušat, pa sem rekla, da grem še kaj njegovega poslušat, pa ne gre, bo trajalo kak dan, vidim. :D

    Annie, me too!

    Elize, indeed it is!

    Sabbatha, lol, get it, you won't regret it. :)

    Nail Designs, thank you! I'll try to post the award ASAP. :)

    Elsa P., yep, I love it. :)

    Nicole, thank you, it means a lot that you like the photos, I try my best with them. :)

    Lendoxia, opala, sviđa mi se tvoje znanje. :D Meni je sa ovom melodijom od hobitov najbolje opisao Shire. <3

    Thank you for your comments!

  10. Biberlee, there are hundred more to choose from, so it's no biggie, I believe. :D Yeah, OST is amazing, that's a fact. :)

  11. totalno se slažemo za ovaj lak, drago mi je :-D
    a frajer je suuuuuuper, idem ga slušat još malo ;-)

  12. This polish is on the top of my WL, I can't buy anything till the end of january (too many customs problems due to Xmas packages and gifts), but I will place an order on Transdesign on 1st february! :D

  13. Oh I love It's Alive...! Every time I see it it makes me so happy. Like moss in sunshine..

  14. This one has been on my wish list for a while! I want it so bad! So pretty!