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China Glaze Drawn to Me: Chevrons Two Ways

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Hi all. I’m still getting back into the groove.  I was snowed in yesterday (which is heaven to a very part-time nail blogger). I’m always in such a rush.  Today I have some info about an awesome sweepstakes at BigDaddyBeauty.com. Keep reading to the end of the post for details on how to enter! For now...here's today's simple mani.

Lately, if I really love a smooth creamy polish formula (magnetic or not), I compare it to China Glaze Magnetix. It must be something fancy about protons or force fields. Whatever it is, I love the application. I’m wearing Drawn to You from the first Magnetix release. I used the chevron striped magnet.

China Glaze Magnetix Drawn to You

The magnetic effect was off. My lines are like rolling waves instead of parallel right angles! Since the design wasn't as graphic as I'd hoped, I mimicked the chevron on a few accent nails using a pastel pink So Easy Stripe Rite striper. I love the Stripe Rite stripers because they are inexpensive and the brushes are generally good. Since you can essentially "erase" your mistakes until you cover with topcoat, it's a good choice if you're freehanding a design.

China Glaze Magnetix Drawn to You

I like the finished product. It's simple, but interesting. Also, I used China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat for the first time. I like the formula and dry time was quick, as advertised. I desperately need an alternative to Seche Vite. I love me some Seche Vite...but it's sooo high maintenance. Thinning Seche Vite is like cleaning out your car interior. As soon as you do it, you're like "Oh wow, this is awesome. I will never let it get dirty (i.e., thick) again!" and then a few weeks later you're thinking, "I want a new car." [Okay, so maybe I'm the only one who does that.]

And now for details on how you can win a $500, $250 or $100 shopping spree in the BigDaddyBeauty SweepstakesBigDaddyBeauty.com is an online retailer of beauty products for home and salon/spa use. To celebrate a successful 2012, they are offering shopping sprees to three lucky winners. No purchase is necessary but be sure to read the official rules before entering. BigDaddyBeauty can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. Good luck!