Bright crèmes and pastels are my favourite kind of polishes. And this season is perfect for them! It’s not surprising that China Glaze’s Up and Away Collection for Spring 2010 is still one of my favourite collections ever. Each and every shade was a winner, in my opinion. I wish I could have bought all of them. Had they been available in India three years ago, I’m sure I would have given in and brought the whole collection home. But unfortunately (or fortunately for my wallet), China Glaze hadn’t entered the Indian beauty market till then, so I ended up ordering just one shade from the US. I bought Flyin’ High, but I’m still craving Peachy Keen, Something Sweet and Heli-Yum
Price: INR 500
My experience with China Glaze Nail Lacquer Flyin’ High:
Colour: Flyin’ High is a weird polish. It was supposed to be a teal crème, and I love teals. When I first got this polish in 2010, I was very disappointed when I looked at it because it was blue in the bottle. But when I applied it, it turned into a blue-leaning teal as it dried. So I was happy again. But then, as the polish got older, this effect stopped. And now it just dries to a bleh colour (err…I mean blue colour). It’s very, very strange.
Though the colour is pretty, I don’t like light and medium blues on my skintone. This is also a shade that won’t go well with every outfit, so you have to be careful while coordinating your clothes.
Formula and Application: The application is a breeze. Two coats are enough for complete coverage and an even finish. The polish thickens up from time to time, but nothing that a few drops of nail polish thinner can’t fix. Like all China Glaze nail lacquers, Flyin’ High is Big-3 Free.
Longevity: Flyin’ High is a very durable polish. It can easily last for 5-6 days without chips, if you use a base and topcoat.
Drying Time: The one thing that hasn’t been affected by the age of this polish is this. The drying time of Flyin’ High is still super-quick.
What I Like About China Glaze Nail Lacquer Flyin’ High:
- Easy to apply
- Good pigmentation
- Durable; doesn’t chip for 5-6 days
- Quick-dry formula
- Big-3 free
What I Don’t Like About China Glaze Nail Lacquer Flyin’ High:
- The medium blue colour doesn’t suit my skintone
- Polish thickens up after a while
- Marked-up prices in India
Though Flyin’ High is nice polish, I wish I had bought some of the pastels from this collection instead. They would have been more flattering for Indian skintones.
And as promised, here are photographs of my stash. It’s good that some of you asked me to photograph my collection, because I got a chance to clean it up. So many polishes had been sitting there, collecting dust and all dried up. I had to throw around 20-30 of them away because they had solidified beyond repair. I don’t think even nail polish thinner could have fixed them. Then there were a few polishes that I realised I don’t use at all, and don’t really like. So I got rid of them as well.
The ones in the photographs are the ones that I’ve kept. My collection became considerably smaller today, so I guess I’m going to reward myself with a haul soon
Have you tried China Glaze Nail Lacquer Flyin’ High?
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