Saturday, November 12, 2011

China Glaze ~ CG in the city

China Glaze ~ CG in the city
A clear base, with fine black, pale purple, and coppery gold glitters

This is a nail polish I've been so much looking forward to trying. It looked sooo cool in the bottle with the purple glitter. I was very excited!

The first layer went on, and I was "Hmmmfr!", disappointed. It was so sheer that I actually considered whether I had to give it a darker colour underneath. I decided to give it another layer, and that left me like "meh...". Still way too sheer for my liking. So I went for the third layer, and then it was actually OK. Take a look: 

That's three coats and a layer of Seche Vite.

Not as bad as I feared it would be, but seriously, this is so not living up to what it looks like in the bottle. I like the glitter, it's sparkly and shiny as it should be, but the colour is really not me, to be honest. I'm not quite sure what's wrong with it, but I'm definitely not happy with it. I think it's too nondescript, not a definite enough shade, if that makes sense.

So I'm going to take it all off tomorrow and try it with a dark base coat underneath it. I do think it's a pretty glitter, it just needs the right conditions to work properly. I already have another CG in mind as the base.

Watch this space... :D

The temporary result:
Opacity: 4/10
Colour, prettiness: 4/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: N/A
Overall: 5/10
Buy again: We'll see...


  1. So not a fan of this glitter- or any glitter! Hope it gets better for you after the layering.

  2. I hope it looks better on darker too.

  3. I hope so too. We shall see tomorrow. Thanks you two. :)

  4. I love glitters too. This just didn't do *it* for me. :)

  5. I still have those in my untrieds... I love glitter and this polish gets me drooling every time!

  6. Yes, and I still think it's pretty when I look at the bottle. But it wasn't just me on the nails. Not alone, that is. :)