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I love my two little girls and I love collecting nail polish - combine the two, and you've got Paws to Polish. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

China Glaze - "Fortune Teller"

This is the moment I've been waiting for since the day I first saw a swatch of China Glaze's "Fortune Teller". I don't know where I was, or what I was doing. I don't even know whose blog it was that I saw it on. All I know is I fell in love immediately with this color and knew I had to have it right away!

Well, after doing a little research on the polish, I soon realized that this little beauty wouldn't be an easy one to find. Apparently, this color was a Sally Beauty exclusive color from 2009. I've been to quite a few Sally's and have NEVER seen it in stores. So I knew I'd either have to buck-up and buy it off of eBay, or find someone online who would want to swap it for something I had or could get.

What I learned quickly is that if you just speak up, and let others know what you're looking for, there's a good chance someone out in cyberspace might be able to help. Sure enough, a friend of mine in one of the Facebook groups I belong to happened to have an extra bottle and was willing to swap with me! Only about a week after I mentioned my love for "Fortune Teller" online, it was in my hands! I can't thank you enough, Neeka! I don't swap very often, but this was probably one of my favorite trades (next to my all-time favorite, "Unripened"!!!!!!).

"Fortune Teller" is a beautiful black creme polish with different sizes of orange/copper hex glitter. For this mani, I used 2 coats of FT and felt that I got full opacity and didn't need a third. I also needed 2 coats of top coat, because this puppy just soaked up the first coat. Even after 2 coats of top coat, it's still a little bit rough. I'm thinking it might be worth investing in a bottle of Gelous. I don't use glitter polishes very often, but when I do, I want high shine and smoothness.

Ok, enough with the babbling. You're probably here to see pictures, right?

OPI Chip Skip
1 coat of Seche Clear Base Coat
2 coats of China Glaze "Fortune Teller"
2 coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
1 spritz CND Solar Speed Spray

Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo, Katie


  1. I love this polish! congrats on getting a lemming <3

  2. No problem Im glad I could be of service =)

  3. Katie I love this too. Patricia M sent it to me recently. You did a really good job showing this to us!

  4. Thank you, ladies! I tihnk I need to update my current "Top 10" list - this BELONGS on it!

  5. so pretty on you!! <3 I need to bust out my bottle. I got SO LUCKY finding this on clearance at sallys for 2.99 when it was going for ninety bucks on ebay at the time!!! it really is gorgeous though

  6. Thanks, Tara! You know me - if it's dark and vampy, I'm gonna love it! I'm thinking about "matte-ing" it up tomorrow! I'll post pics of that mani, too!

  7. This is freaking gorgeous . This would look even better matte .

  8. I JUST matted (is that even a word?!) it today! I used CG Matte Magic on one hand and Essie's Matte About You on the other. They both provided the same results. It ALMOST looks like I used a black polish base, added some Nubar 2010, then matted it! BEAUTIFUL! :-)

  9. OMIGOSH I love this. Huge lemming. ♥

  10. I just ordered it! I didn't get lucky enough that someone had it to swap, but someone had a link to it super cheap on ebay!