Well, I don’t know if green can get much brighter than this. The colour is bold, vivid and beautiful… which of course is why I picked it up at the beauty supply store even though it cost a bit more than I expected. Here is what I did:
COATS – 3
TOPCOAT – Yes
SOURCE – Discount Beauty Supply, Jamaica
Brush & Consistency
The polish featured the usual fairly long and medium-thick nail polish brush which usually applied fine. This time it applied horribly. The polish was streaky and a pain to work with. This is why I applied 3 coats and it still did not give me a smooth finish. I actually removed the polish and reapplied with no better results.
The topcoat helped gloss it up and smooth things out a bit. The polish is so bright that it doesn’t show badly in bright outdoor lighting. I actually got a few compliments on it before things went south.
Overall Look and Opacity
The polish is beautiful. I even got a few compliments despite the cracking and peeling that occurred in my short 24 hour wear. It is opaque but that doesn’t really matter when it is streaking, does it? On the toes, with three thick coats or 4 thin coats, it is gorgeous – provided nobody gets too close and you use a topcoat to help even it out and gloss it up.
As you can see, the polish is just as vibrant and bright indoors as it is out, but it certainly didn’t hold up very well. The picture above shows the polish after less than 12 hours. Unfortunately, it continues to crack more throughout the day. I attempted a nail art look to cover the imperfections but not even that held up. The nail polish started peeling and chipping at the tips. Just look at the picture I snapped with my phone before removing the polish out of frustration.
I haven’t fully given up on China Glaze Nail Polish. They have given me some beautiful colours over the years. Still, I’ll probably not look to them for brights and pastels. For those, I’ll stick to my tried and true brands.
– Keep It Kinky