I didn't want any of the China Glaze Avant Garden collection, until I saw the gorgeous swatches on Fashion Polish. Arrgh! Far too gorgeous. So I bought two of the pastel shades. Today I am showing you one of them, Life is Rosy.
This is two coats of Life is Rosy, with topcoat. Life is Rosy is a pretty, dusty-toned pink. I didn't actually mean to buy this one, I was after Pink-ie Promise, but I apparently went blind and/or stupid in the shop and picked up this instead. I think that in the bottle, this looks a bit granny-ish to start with, but then it really grew on me, and I think it's really pretty.
Formula is perfect - smooth and even, really nice. I could have got away with one coat, but I added a second just to make it really even for the photos. This dries slightly darker than the bottle colour.
The colour also changes quite a bit depending on the light - below photo and the one above are with natural light by a window, the top two are in artificial light.
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