My 3 Favourite China Glaze Nail Lacquer – I was introduced to China Glaze nail lacquers five years ago when I came across a post about the Kaleidoscope holographic collection. It was love at first sight. The only shades I was used to seeing in India were boring old nudes, browns, reds and pinks. There were the occasional blue and green crèmes, but other than that, the Indian nail scene was a dull world. The unique colours and finishes of China Glaze blew me away. Soon, I discovered other brands like Color Club, Orly and OPI. I was barely a high school student at the time. I immediately started saving up every bit of my pocket money and then placed a huge order of these polishes online. A nail polish addict was born.
I have never looked back ever since. Most of my nail polish stash is made up of polishes that I order online from the US. Since I joined the nail blogosphere, China Glaze has been and still is one of my favourite brands. Their formula is amazing and their colours are unique. These polishes are easily available on eBay for around $4-5, though you have to pay for international shipping.
About China Glaze:
For over 13 years, China Glaze has exceeded the bar set by the professional nail care industry. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of globally rich, on-trend, innovative colour lacquers and treatments. Our colours provide the perfect accent to any individual style.
Our unique lacquers contain China Clay as a nail hardener, the same material that gives porcelain its shiny finish. These glossy lacquers work in perfect cohesion with our professional nail treatments for lasting strength, durability and overall gorgeous nails. For a flawless application every time, use our quality formulas with our optimized 440-strand brush. Nothing says the perfect nail like China Glaze.
All China Glaze colours are free of DBP, Toluene and added Formaldehyde.
Today, I want to show you my three favourite China Glaze polishes. So here goes!
Price – INR 590.Available at Jabong
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Flip Flop Fantasy
China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy is from the Poolside Collection of Summer 2010. This was a collection of 6 neon nail polishes. Although the rest were pretty, they didn’t stand out to me. But a neon coral? Of course I had to get it!
The formula of this polish isn’t all that impressive. Flip Flop Fantasy is a four coater that dries to a satin finish. It is opaque in three coats, but I usually need a fourth coat to even it out. While applying neons, make all coats except the last one as thin as possible, and wait for them to dry in between. If you hurry up the application of a coral, you’ll end up with streaks and bald spots on your nails.
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Glittering Garland:-
The next beauty is called Glittering Garland and it’s from the Let it Snow Holiday Collection of 2011.
Glittering Garland has emerald green glitter submerged in a blackened green jelly base. The green is yellow-toned, rather than blue-toned, so it would look amazing on warm skin tones. The depth of this dark, vampy shade is mesmerising. It looks like it’s lit from within. Perfect for winter!
Application is a breeze! Two coats for complete opacity. It dries to a smooth, glossy finish. Since China Glaze polishes are quite long-lasting, I haven’t used top coat. I do get tip wear after 3-4 days. But I change my nail paint so frequently that it doesn’t matter.
China Glaze Nail Lacquer LOL:
LOL is an oldie but a goodie. It is from the OMG collection of holographic nail polishes that China Glaze released in Spring 2008. I went through a lot of trouble to get my hands on this. The OMG collection was discontinued a long time ago, but I managed to find a few of them on eBay. I really wanted to buy the plum holo called QT, but I couldn’t find it anywhere.
LOL is a linear purple holographic. The formula is satisfactory. If you wait for the first coat to dry completely before applying the second one, you can get away with just two coats. But sometimes this polish misbehaves (or rather, I apply it carelessly), and I have to add a third coat to cover bald spots. It’s best to use a base coat under holographic nail polishes to make application easier. By base coat, I do mean base coat, not just any clear polish.
I love purple and I love holographics. So LOL was an obvious choice for my top 3.
So these were my three favourite China glaze nail lacquers. Do you own any China Glaze polishes? Have you tried any of these? Have you tried China Glaze nail lacquers?