We all know I love pink nail polish, right?
Can someone please tell me WHY I cannot find the perfect pink that doesn’t chip within 24 hours of application? Does this recipe for greatness not exist?
I was visiting my BFF and we decided to get mani’s and pedi’s. I don’t usually have either done, as I really do like the time I get to spend doing my nails. That, and the fact that $45 for a mani/pedi could buy be 4 bottles of nail polish. However, I am pregnant, tired, and it felt good to sit and talk with my bestie while someone did the hard work for me.
I opted to go with “Neon Shocking Pink” by China Glaze. I’d never tried this brand before and the color was perfect! Great way to start spring off.
I should have known right away to pick a different color. A different brand. ANYTHING but the one that was about to be applied to my nails. When the technician opened the bottle, it was chunky. As soon as she added a thinner to the bottle, I knew it wasn’t going to be good news for my nails. I hate confrontation, though, so I just let her do what she was going to do. In less than 12 hours, I had my first nail chip. In 30 hours, this is what my nails looked like.
My toes are still holding up, but I don’t really know how.
When I got home, I decided that I needed to change the color and went to Sally Beauty Supply Outlet. It was there that I saw they sold China Glaze, and they had the color I’d just had on! I figured that I should give the brand a fair try, knowing that the salon kind of screwed them and me out of the true way the polish is meant to be used. The BSO was having a sale and if you bought two, you got one free. I was getting the pink and a top coat anyway, so I went for the deal.
Let’s just say that this brand and color are reminding me a lot of the Ceramic Glaze review I did a while back. In case you don’t remember, I’ll refresh: Not A Happy Camper.
Once I got home, I cleaned my nails up, applied not one, not two, but THREE coats of color. Then I had to add a top coat! In the end, the nail polish chipped horribly after about 24 hours. Not even just a little chip… it would crack in weird spots, it would peel off completely in others. You may or may not recall that I am not working at the moment and the most my nails are exposed to are to utensils lifting my food to my mouth.
I am not impressed at all with this brand! I do have the other bottle that I got in my package deal from the BSO, and I’ll be trying it out today. I am not expecting to be impressed. In fact, I am willing to bet that I’ll be donating these polishes to a “lucky” reader who’d like to try these colors out for themselves. Stay tuned for that.
Here’s the rating:
◾ The color is amazing once it’s on and dried. The color of the bottle does not mislead you in any way! It’s a great summer color and very fun. Looks adorable on my fat sausage toes, too. However, if you do not use a top coat, this is going to dry matte, which I am not a fan of. GLAZE IMPLIES SHINY (in my world, anyway!)
◾ Just plain awful. Having this professionally applied did me no good whatsoever, it was chipped in a matter of hours. Applying this myself wasn’t much better and the chips were very much there within 24 hours. Top coat did not do much at all.
◾ The color is very watery and needed THREE coats. Even after three coats, there were some streaks on the nail. Each coat did dry very, very fast. Clean up around the nails was good, you are even able to buff color off of the cuticles with just water and soap. The brush is really small, so covering the nail in just a couple of strokes is harder than with, say, an OPI brush.
OVERALL RATING: 4/10
◾ I wouldn’t buy this again. Unless this FREE purple color I have can turn my opinion around on China Glaze, I really would never recommend this to anyone. You don’t get the have the color on for very long, which is something we all want in a nail polish! The price point, however, is good and their colors are amazing. Again, what good is it to have the perfect color that doesn’t last more than a day?!
You have been warned.