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ALU NYFW NOTD Challenge – Day 1

Hi Fanatics! Have you missed me? I’ve been running around NYC like a crazy person, checking out the nail, beauty and hair looks at a bunch of fashion shows, visiting with some of my fave beauty bloggers and wandering around this beautiful city. Like last season, I was inspired by SeoulDiva Heather Park’s NYFW Makeup Challenge to continue my NOTD Challenge, changing my nail color each day that I’m here for Fashion Week.

Considering how many polishes I own, planning out and packing my polish for the week was a challenge in itself. More so than doing a daily polish change. In the end, I thought about the brands I would be seeing each day and brought a color from their range. Since my first show was Charlotte Ronson with China Glaze, I gave myself a middle-of-the-night manicure with China Glaze Flyin’ High before I flew out Friday morning.

Those of you who own Flyin’ High know that it gets attention. It’s not just because I’m “the nail polish girl” that people stopped to ask about the color. It’s because it’s such an eye-catching creamy shade of blue-green. Being that Pantone named Turquoise “The Color Of The Year” for 2010, I found Flyin High extremely appropriate for such a chic and edgy show.

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China Glaze Flyin’ High is part of the Up & Away Collection for Spring and it can be purchased now online at your fave e-tailers. Look for the collection to hit Sally Beauty Supply in March.

What do you think Fanatics?  Are you loving my choice or not a fan?  What’s on your nails today?

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  1. Stef says:

    I am loving it! I just got my box of China Glaze polishes, Flyin’ High included, from Head 2 Toe Beauty! I’m giving myself a manicure tomorrow, and it looks like this will be the color!

  2. Lola says:

    Love love this colour, so unusual and pretty :)

  3. Tammy says:

    I like it! I’m wearing China Glaze Seduce Me because I am cliched. And it was easy. I love following your tweets about NYFW!

  4. Jen says:

    I DO like it. I am loving these teal-y greens and have just ordered a very unusual one from a new manufacturer!
    Today I have trimmed my nails nice and short. LH Misa Embroidered Emerald (a FAVE) and RH Milani Totally Cool (just got this and it IS totally GORGEOUS).
    Have a nice week!

  5. mwg says:

    Love it and just ordered it and cannot wait to get it! Looks great on you. Hope you’re having a great time! :)

  6. Laura says:

    I like it! Flyin’ High is definitely on my shopping list the next time I go polish-purchasing. Today I’m wearing MAC Light Affair, my current fave work-appropriate shade.

  7. mochamishmash says:

    Looks gorgeous on you! Thanks for letting us know when CG’s Up collection comes out…I’ve been stalking my local Sally’s waiting for it!

  8. BlondeNoa says:

    Gotta say i’m not loving it.
    I mean, it’s nice, but… i don’t know. I’m not feeling it at the moment.

  9. laquermanic says:

    I’m still in love with Up & Away (yes, the whole collection). Today I’m wearing OPI Alpine Snow with Disco Ball Sparkle on top (aaawesome), which I consider the prettiest mani I’ve made for a long time. (Have also swatched it.) Thanks for reporting! :)

  10. Kate says:

    Hi Michelle! I *am* a fan of your choice, because it’s extremely similar to one of the shades I’m sporting today. I’ve been polish-free for about two weeks because my nails have been extremely weak lately and breaking every chance they get, so I’m giving them a rest until March… BUT, I just got all three of Essie’s North Fork collection from last year and I’ve been itching to see what they look like out of the bottle, so I’ve got naked nails on my left hand and my right hand is skittles… Sag Harbor on my thumb and pinkie, Shelter Island on my first finger, China Glaze’s For Audrey on my index, and back to Essie’s Greenport on my ring finger. Greenport and Flyin’ High look very similar!

    Enjoy the shows and I can’t wait to read about the new trends you will report :)

  11. Love your choice!! I love Flyin High!

  12. Virginia says:

    I love this color! I have 4 of the Up and Away collection, including Flying High. It’s one of those colors that I can’t stop staring at when it’s on my nails. Love it!

  13. gildedangel says:

    That is a gorgeous color!

  14. Alllison says:

    I’m following along! I have a boring color today, a Chanel nude color. Basically, I have mannequin hands today.

  15. Nora says:

    Flyin’ High is a brilliant color and it looks great on you, but I’m still not so sure I can pull it off.
    Today I’m sporting Lollipop by Essie (leftover from my V-day weekend mani). It will change tonight, but I’m still not sure what color is next. :D

  16. Becky says:

    love the turquoise…i am wearing a china glaze turquoise (turned up turquoise I think?), and I love it. I also get tons of compliments on it.

  17. svennika says:

    love your mani!!
    i just finished mine with cheap no-name drugstore polish i brought home today from my “i just need dental floss”-trip downtown… pink w/ green flakies on toes, blue w/ pink flakies on tips (ringfingers are purple w/ green flakies – had to try ‘em ALLLLLL *gg*)

  18. Karen says:

    I love that the blue/green on your nails makes your purple ring stand out so much!

  19. Tenns says:

    Wow, that’s super awesome that were able to attend NY Fashion Week. Very pretty color btw.

  20. i dont have internet @ home (get so much more done, w/o it!), but i’ve been checking ALU on my phone! i’m cheating! LOVE the color pick. esp for a flight! (“flyin’ high…”). can’t wait for the next pic/color! xo

  21. Em says:

    Hi Michelle! Hope you are having a blast! I put in an order at TransDesign a while ago, but passed on Flyin’ High… until last Friday my local Sally’s manager told me they just received the Up and Away shipment and gave me first pick before they hit shelves in March. Well I scooped up Flyin’ High and she’s on my nails too! It’s so unique and pretty, glad to see one of these colors popping out and being at the top, for once! Thanks for the update!

  22. Ronnie says:

    Love Flyin High. I’ll have to get it when my no-buy is over. Right now I’m in CG Strawberry Fields, which I’m loving :D.

  23. Alex says:

    Great color! Right now I’m wearing ChG Secret Periwinkle with RBL matte top coat.

  24. keri says:

    love it! how does it compare to opi’s ‘jade is the new black’ (which i just put on my nails!)

  25. jen says:

    I don’t know. It looks like a color I’d love, but not on me. I’m super pale, and I can see it making my hands look old!!

    That said, I am looking for a good green that doesn’t age my hand, but still looks fun!

  26. Vanessa says:

    That’s an amazing color!
    Oh, and – it sounds like you are having a terrible time in NYC…lol! I’m not in the least jealous… not at all.. :=))
    Have a great time!

  27. Lara says:

    I am following. NYFW sounds like fun. Right now I am wearing cheap Loreal “Charmed, I’m Sure”. It is light nude-pink and shimmery, goes with my pale skin and gray cashmere sweater.

  28. carcade says:

    offtopic: have you got engaged?! congrats then! beatiful ring (and mani either, as always)!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      thank you for the compliment but I’m not engaged. The boyfriend and I have been happily unmarried for almost 11 years now.

      • carcade says:

        I remember this, that’s why I was amazed to see the ring that totally looked like engagement one :) anyway I wish you and your family all the best (me and my boyfriend are happily unmarried for almost 6 years, so I feel you!)

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