Sunday, December 25, 2011

China Glaze Love Marilyn layered over Red Pearl - Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! 
Love Marilyn… Marilyn Monroe that is. DUH!  Just in time with the movie “A Week with Marilyn”.    Red connotes sexy, sultry, and bold.  Silver can suggest glamorous and distinguished.
Left hand, two coats of glitter.

Right hand, one coat of glitter.

I found a great website (retro housewife) about nail polish in the 1950’s. I especially enjoyed reading about what would happen to you if start to age faster than your husband.  Anyway, Love Marilyn is very fitting for Marilyn Monroe, but I highly doubt she was wearing nail polish like this back then.  Of course I could be wrong, you never know if someone out there is playing around with glitter and never documented and published it.
Going forward 60 years or so later, I loved how this mani turned out.  Love Marilyn (LM) is clear based glitter with micro hex red and larger silver hex glitters.  It’s not so heavily packed, that it is great for layering.  On the left hand I used two coats of LM on the index and middle finger, and it turned out to look a little gritty.  On the other fingers I only used one coat, which I think looks better because the red glitter gets to sparkle and add texture while the Red Pearl underneath still gets to shine through.  It really depends on the mood you’re in, I guess.
I hope China Glaze doesn’t stop making this glitter polish because I love it, and it would be great for Valentine’s day too.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope everyone has a joyous day!


  1. So festive! I'd probably rock this with a couple of coats just to get lots of the silver glitters! :D

  2. Wow, I can't believe I missed this manicure before! I bought this glitter polish recently and love it! It's fantastic glitter, and it looks incredible over red polish. I love this mani Jenni Lee! Thanks for sharing it!

    1. I hate these old posts! I just cringe at them, the babbling and the bad photos. LOL! So glad you like it.