- Liz P.
- Dance Baby (Spring 2012)
So I am really big on nail polish. I am one of those change your nail polish every week kind of gal. Out of all my nail polishes I own, China glaze is the best. This specific color is my absolutely favorite. Its a bubblegum pink. I constantly get compliments on it.
I love china glaze but sometimes if you put it on your nails and it dries it starts to feel kind of hard but otherwise I highly recommend for you to try out this product
I love the Turned Up Turquoise color, it's gorgeous!
The only downside I've noticed is it isn't glossy after it dries, it's very matte (I'm not sure if all China Glaze products are that way) so I had to use a top coat with it.
It chipped very easily which I wasn't happy about!
And it seemed to thicken up pretty quickly!
I do love the color selection that China Glaze has so I will be purchasing more also since I haven't used much of their stuff.
One coat, solid coverage for weeks.
I needed a color like this, a nice bright but true green, and was so glad to find they had the perfect one in stock for the china glaze selection at the local Sally's. I've heard so many good things about china glaze and wanted to get some, anyway, so it was perfect especially considering how amazing this is. I brushed just one coat onto my toenails and have literally been wearing it for almost two weeks and it's barely chipping on just one big toe, which is a major concern for me because I'm very prone to having nail polish chip. But my first ever china glaze product, no base coat, no top coat, one layer, AND on my toenails and I'm sold because it's still on.
The name fits!
First, let me start by saying that I'm not the biggest fan of China Glaze. I think that for the price you pay the color should stay on way longer than it does. But I'm starting to realize that if you have natural nails no polish will stay on for very long. : ( I am writing this review strictly re the shade Riveting. It is beaauuuuutiful! It's a deep orange base with gorgeous orange shimmering glitter. So pretty! I can't stop looking at my hands. Just put it on last nite and I haven't done much since then so not sure how long it will last. But the color is gorgeous. If you like orange or even if you just want a pretty unique color...give it a try!
Personally China Glaze is my fav! They have the best colors, im into brights and metallic and they have a great selection. I usually get them for 2-4 dollars at the beauty supply by my house, i see other's pay around 6-8 for them, either way ill continue to buy :)
Loved it in the bottle.
So here is my thing... I love this color it is unlike many I have seen... But here are some down falls... It is realllllyyyy runny, and took 4-5 coats for it to even be the correct color... But once it was one my nails it looked amazing!
LOVE China Glaze
I first rec'd China Glaze for Xmas. I rec'd 8 bottles. They were in holiday collections so three in one box, three in another, and two in another. OMG!! I fell in LOVE!! This is the best polish I have ever used. I have tried OPI, Nicole by OPI and Essie. Nope, not fans of them. However, China Glaze has made me so happy! In about two and a half months I went from 8 bottles to 24! I picked up some clearance at Sally's and Ulta and also rec'd a bottle free when I bought Seche Vite top coat at Sally's. Today I rec'd my nail mail of the complete Electropop Collection! I love it!!! So, IMO, China Glaze is the best! I know others swear on other brands, but not me. : )
China Glaze's Holly Day nail lacquer is from their limited edition Holiday 2011 collection. It's a deep green with a creme finish. I purchased my bottle at Sally's for $3.50 for .5 fl oz. It was like 35% off. China Glaze varies in price depending on where you get it, and how new the collection is, and retails for between $5-7 normally. China Glaze does not test on animals and is made in the USA. Their products are DBT, Toluene, and Formaldehyde free.
I really like China Glaze's packaging. Their bottles are round and made of thick glass. Their caps are made of black, texturized plastic that are easy to grip. The China Glaze logo is embossed on the top of the cap, always a classy and subtle touch. The cap is firmly attached to the top of the brush.
China Glaze's brushes are long and fairly flat with a lot of give. They're not the best brushes I've worked with. By no means are they bad brushes, or difficult to work with, I just prefer firmer bristles.
Holly Day has a good formula that's neither too thick nor too thin. It's the perfect consistency for nail polish. The application of Holly Day is fabulous. It goes on in smooth, even, streak free coats. I tend to wear two coats of Holly Day, but its nearly opaque in one. A single, generous coat would be completely wearable.
Holly Day's color is hard to describe. A cool, medium-dark green. I want to call it like a slightly darker, generic Christmas green. It's a unique color for a polish. Not really the color of really holly leaves, but fake ones. Holly Day has a cream finish that's super smooth and shiny, even without the help of top coat. It kinda looks like the overly waxy looking leaves in Christmas decorates. I don't know if that's what China Glaze was trying to convey with this polish, but they got is spot on. Kudos, China Glaze
I find that Holly Day doesn't wear as well as the other China Glazes I have. China Glaze is the brand I get the best wear from. I'm pretty sure it's infinite really. I've gotten 10 days of wear from For Audrey once. However, I've worn Holly Day four times, and it's averaged 3 days of wear. That's not awful or anything, it's just not up to par with China Glaze's usual wear time. I star getting tip wear on the end of the first day, and major chips on day three, at which point I remove it. It's also not super water-resistant, so it can come up in the corners a bit if you take a long bath or wash a lot of dishes.
Holly Day isn't a fast drying polish. It takes each coat roughly a minute to dry, which is pretty average.
I recommend checking the clearance racks at Sally's to see if you can still find Holly Day. It's not the best China Glaze polish I've used, but it's pretty good. The color is unique, while still being wearable. It looks awesome with Zoya's Ivanka layered over it. It doesn't have the best wear, but a little top coat can probably fix that. Best of all, unlike most green polishes, Holly Day doesn't stain! Swish. I'm not sure if I would've picked up this polish at full price, but for $3.50, I'm quite pleased with Holly Day.