Bright crÃ¨mes and pastels are my favourite kind of polishes. And this season is perfect for them! Itâ€™s not surprising that China Glazeâ€™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, Iâ€™m sure I would have given in and brought the whole collection home. But unfortunately (or fortunately for my wallet), China Glaze hadnâ€™t entered the Indian beauty market till then, so I ended up ordering just one shade from the US. I bought Flyinâ€™ High, but Iâ€™m still craving Peachy Keen, Something Sweet and Heli-Yum 😛
Price:Â INR 500
My experience with China Glaze Nail Lacquer Flyinâ€™ High:
Colour: Flyinâ€™ High is a weird polish. It was supposed to be a teal crÃ¨me, 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 (errâ€¦I mean blue colour). Itâ€™s very, very strange.
Though the colour is pretty, I donâ€™t like light and medium blues on my skintone. This is also a shade that wonâ€™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 canâ€™t fix. Â Like all China Glaze nail lacquers, Flyinâ€™ High is Big-3 Free.
Longevity: Flyinâ€™ 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 hasnâ€™t been affected by the age of this polish is this. The drying time of Flyinâ€™ High is still super-quick.
What I Like About China Glaze Nail Lacquer Flyinâ€™ High:
- Easy to apply
- Good pigmentation
- Durable; doesnâ€™t chip for 5-6 days
- Quick-dry formula
- Big-3 free
What I Donâ€™t Like About China Glaze Nail Lacquer Flyinâ€™ High:
- The medium blue colour doesnâ€™t suit my skintone
- Polish thickens up after a while
- Marked-up prices in India
Though Flyinâ€™ 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. Itâ€™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 donâ€™t think even nail polish thinner could have fixed them. Then there were a few polishes that I realised I donâ€™t use at all, and donâ€™t really like. So I got rid of them as well.
The ones in the photographs are the ones that Iâ€™ve kept. My collection became considerably smaller today, so I guess Iâ€™m going to reward myself with a haul soon 😀
Have you tried China Glaze Nail Lacquer Flyinâ€™ High?
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