Sunday, 19 August 2012

China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le and Freehand Design

Good evening, dear readers!

I've been feeling a bit under the weather today, so I am posting this now instead of in the morning.  I hope that everyone has been having a great weekend. :D

Today's post is of a freehand design I painted over my newly acquired China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le.  :D
(I had owned this polish last year, but had frankened it away.  Thankfully, it was gifted to me last week!! :'D)
I painted the design on with non-toxic acrylic paint.

This isn't my best work ever, but oh wells!!

And here is Secret Peri-wink-le all by itself:


The bubbles you see were my own fault.  There was a little bit of separation in the bottle, and I shook it up to even it out.  I didn't wait for the bubbles to rise before applying the polish.

From what I can tell online, this colour is very similar to (and may even be a dupe of) Essie's Boxer Shorts, from the Yogaga collection.  Unfortunately I do not own Boxer Shorts, so I cannot do a dupe post.  But if any of you have both of these polishes and decide to make a post on their possible similarities, please leave me a link so I can check it out! :D

What do you think of Secret Peri-wink-le?

-Ashesela ;)


  1. WOW! Gorgeous nails I love the periwinkle color and I can't believe you did that by hand! I hope I can get that good one day! <3

  2. This is gorgeous, your freehand designs are amazing!! I swapped this color away but I think I may need to pick it up again, I've begun to develop a bit of a periwinkle obsession lately.

  3. Aw hope you're feeling ok now. These look amazing :D

  4. Very pretty. I hope you are feeling better soon.

  5. I seriously cannot believe you freehanded that. It looks amazing. You have such a good eye for positioning, too.
    I hope you're feeling better. :}

  6. @ The Daily lacquerista: Aw, you are so sweet!!! :’D Thank you so much!!!

    @ Jacqui: Aw, thank you so much!!! :’D It’s funny how we both had this colour then it went away. XD I highly suggest picking this one up again :D.

    @ Amanda: :D!!! Me too!!

    @ drinkcitra: Thank you so much!!! :’D

    @ Malinda: Thank you :D very much!!!

    @ Liesl: :’D Thank you so much!!!

  7. I have this polish and I really like it, but I haven't worn it on its own yet. I like the nail art you did with it!

  8. Secret Peri-wink-le is gorgeous! One of my favorites.

  9. Ok, this base color is amazing and your design is wonderful as always!

  10. @ Shelby Swatches: Thank you so much!!! :D

    @ ScarsLikeLace: It really is a stunner!!! :D

    @ JennaFroggy: Aw, thank you so much Jenna!! :D!

  11. I can't believe you free-handed that! It's so exquisite =D

  12. @ Sharra Farivar: !!! Thank you so much!!! :'D

  13. I hope you aren't going down with anything, that You are better today :)
    Your design is super lovely, so feminie and nice - I need to use my Secret Peri-wink-le soon, I'm shameful to say that I have forgotten :)

  14. I think it's positively gorgeous - as is this entire manicure. I'm torn between which it would suit better, a springtime party or a breezy summer beach wedding - no matter what, I think it's cheerfully sweet and perfectly suited to the warmer half of the year.

    ♥ Jessica

  15. I have wanted Secret Periwinkle for a while now. It looks really pretty on you. The accents in white complement it perfectly. You did an amazing job on freehanding those.

  16. You should go check it out then! It's just fun to walk around and look/smell the products :p This color is so pretty on you, and I love the design!

  17. @ Marias Nail Art: :’D Thank you so much!!! :’D It’s so easy to forget a polish when we have so many hehehe XD.

    @ Jessica Cangiano: Thank you so much, Jessica!!! :D

    @ lovenailpolish: Thank you so very much!!! :’D I really appreciate that!!

    @ LittleMonsterx14: Thank you!!! :D

    @ Norelis Ocasio: Thank you so much, Nory!!! :D

    @ Amaris: I definitely should!!! :D Thank you so much!!! :D

  18. I don't have anything like Secret Peri-wink-le in my collection and I keep meaning to pick it up... I just haven't gotten that far yet, lol! Looks great on you!

  19. @ Lindsey R: Thank you so much!!! :D I think you would really like how it looks in real life :D.

  20. @ Meredith Anne: Thank you so much!! :'D

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  23. Wow, pretty!

    Would you like to join our nail challenge? :)


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