Update: the china glaze polish began to chip after only 2 days if wear. Looking at online reviews confirmed this. Too bad:-( I still love the color but will need to keep in min the constant need for touch ups if I wear it.
For some reason the last couple of weeks have found me more and more interested in nail polish. I usually always have my toes painted but never really painted my finger nails. Mainly because I’m lazy and constantly dealing with cracking, chipping, painting, repainting, etc. get annoying after a while. But…
I got a serious hankering for this bright neon purple colored nail polish which I had a really hard time finding. I ended up with Flying Dragon (neon) from China Glaze. It’s a really beautiful bright purple with blue and pink glitter flecks. What’s weird is that when this nail polish dried, it dried matte (see 2nd picture). I find this very unusual but just rolled with it by applying a layer of clear, shiny topcoat (see 1st picture below).
All in all, it’s a beautiful color. I can’t speak of China Glaze’s staying power or resistance to chips, but I’m liking it so far. I used the ULTA basecoat followed by 2 coats of the Flying Dragon, then 1 coat of the ULTA clear topcoat. In the pictures the color appears more pink but I think it’s actually more purple. Another note is that I found China Glaze to dry quite quickly.
If you like Flying Dragon (neon), you can pick it up at many retailers but I bought mine at Sally Beauty Supply for about $5.
I’d also like to recommend ULTA brand polishes, I picked up 2 colors, 1 clear topcoat, and 1 basecoat during their buy 2 get 2 promotion and I’m pleased with the results. When applied nicely and in 2-3 even coats on top of a basecoat, the ULTA nail polishes lasted about a week on my finger nails. They also dried fairly quickly, but I did notice that they’re difficult to apply in thin layers because the polish seemed thicker than China Glaze.
Tips to avoid bubbles in your nail polish:
•If you use a basecoat or topcoat, make sure it’s completely dry before you apply the next layer
•Don’t shake your nail polish bottles, roll them between your palms instead
•Don’t paint thick layers; thinner layers of polish are less likely to bubble
•Make sure each layer of polish is completely dry before applying the next one
•Use a small desk fan to help dry your polish; you can hold your fingers under the stream of air blowing
Any new nail polish colors you’re coveting this season? I think my next polish color might be grey…