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China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around (again) or "3rd time's a charm..."

I know what you're thinking. I swore off Dandy Lyin' Around after I swatched it for the first time. Then I sang it's not-so-many praises when I layered it with Orly Peaceful Opposition. But here at Camp Sparkle, I believe in third chances, and it just so happens that I'm also a glutton for punishment! So, I gave Dandy Lyin' Around another go, and................... look what happened!

Dandy Lyin' Around by China Glaze

China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around

Dandy Lyin' Around by China Glaze

China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around

China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
5-6 Coats China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around*
1 Coat Confetti Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Surprise, surprise! Turns out... when you take your time, add in a little patience and no real need to get up for work the following day... Dandy Lyin' Around can look really, really awesome! BUT... That asterisk isn't just there for decoration, folks...

5, 6, possibly 7 coats were used to achieve this look on my nails. (I lost count after 4.) I also waited a good 5-7 minutes between coats of Dandy Lyin' Around. I would paint one on... and read a couple blog posts. Paint another one on... read a couple news stories. It took a while, but honestly... it was worth it. It's just kind of annoying because I don't normally wait that long between coats. It took almost an hour to paint my nails! I've done layerings in less time than that!!!

All in all... I do like this polish now, but I still don't know that I would go through the trouble and time all over again to acheive this look. Dandy Lyin' Around is really pretty, though. And, I'm not suuuuper tan at the moment, but I did get a little bit o' sun on my fingers, and I think that helps the look of it, too.

Bottom line? I'm now giving this a pass... but barely, and with caution. This would be a great polish to paint on during commercial breaks of your favorite show... like, I don't know, maybe Pretty Little Liars? Which speaking of that... It's back next Tuesday (8PM EST) for Summer 2014, and I hope to publish my predictions for Season 5 later this week... so, until then...


-S (so nawt A)


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