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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

China Glaze - Pelican Gray

     Happy Hump Day Everyone! Today I have for you an older polish from China Glaze called Pelican Gray.  Originally released in the Spring 2011 Anchors Away Collection, Pelican Gray is a medium grey polish with silver micro shimmer.
Grey nail polish with silver micro shimmer

     I wasn't too sure I would like a polish the same color as concrete on my nails, but I wanted a nice neutral grey in my collection. After all, you never know when you might need one! I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered I really liked wearing this! The shimmer saves it from being completely boring, even though it's very subtle, yet it still can be an everyday polish or a "pallet cleanser".


Grey nail polishwith shimmer

     I'm sad to say that application was a bit of a mess with this one. It's a bit on the runny side and I had some issues with pooling at the cuticles. The first coat was pretty sheer, but it builds up nicely.  Shown here is 2 coats without top coat. I probably could have used a 3rd coat but I was using this as a base for a glitter polish and wasn't too worried about VNL.  

Boardwalk from Leesha's Lacquer over Pelican Gray

    
     I do like that this dries to a nice, smooth, glossy finish.  And I would wear this again, application issues and all. Although I do have my fingers crossed that if I mix up my bottle a little better next time I won't have as many. What do you think of Pelican Gray? Did anyone else have the same issues with the application? Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!





30 comments :

  1. gorgeous color!!! Lovely for winter :)
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  2. It looks great on you! I rarely reach for my greys except as a base for glitter also, but I always love how they look when I get them on! The one that I have that looks similar to this (Zoya Dove) has a similarly annoying formula, though :(

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    1. I wonder if the formula issue have anything to do with the pigments, you know like how most blue polishes smell bad because of it.. I think I have Dove, might have to do a comparison of the two.

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  3. That grey is one of my staple colors that I reach for often :)

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    1. Did you have the same issues with application?

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  4. That's a nice grey! Love the glitter on top you added too.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I don't reach for grey's often but when I do I really like them.

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  5. Pelican Gray is such a classic (formula issues and all)! I like the glitter topper as well :)

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    1. Thanks. I'm guessing I'm not alone with the application issues on this one then.

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  6. This is one that I have somehow managed to never pick up over the years. The color looks nice (sucks that the formula is sucky). I ADORE that glitter on top of it! It looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Jenny. The glitter was so easy to work with and I really like this color combination.

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  7. I love grays. :) Love the pop of color with the glitter too.

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    1. Thanks. I think I need to reach for my grey polishes a little more often.

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  8. That glitter topper is great! I love a light grey polish - I have Zoya Carey which is a very similar color but the formula sounds much better!

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    1. Oh I'll have to check that one out. Im not against using polishes with tricky formulas but if I don't have to I wont. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  9. I find that such a concrete-like colour does indeed look super stylish and you pull it off well!!!

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  10. That looks like a really great color! That's unfortunate that the formula was a bit iffy. It'd be great under some nail art though!

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    1. It's like you read my mind! I keep picking color lately with the idea that they would look great under nail art, I just haven't had time to do the nail art part. lol

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  11. I forgot what a beautiful shade this is!

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    1. It really is a great color, now if the application was better Id reach for it all the time.

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  12. I'm obsessed with gray polishes!!!! I love this shade but it's unfortunate about the formula!!! Boardwalk is the perfect topper for this! I love how well the glitters contrast with the base!

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  13. What a fun glitter! I really love Pelican Grey, it is one of my favorites!

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    1. Do you find that you have similar application issues?

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  14. Perfect base for that glitter top coat. Pelican Grey is one I need to pick up!

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    1. Thanks! I wanted a base color that would really highlight the glitter mix.

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  15. Love this manicure!
    Your nails look great :)

    xx

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