Wednesday, January 11, 2012

China Glaze ~ Skyscraper

China Glaze ~ Skyscraper
Silver micro glitter in a blue/purple base

Skyscraper is from the Metro Collection from Autumn 2011, and just as pretty on the nails as it is in the bottle.

Applying was pretty easy once I got the hang of it. It’s a fairly thick jelly, so it’s possible to move the brush around until the polish covers evenly. I only needed two coats to reach the opaqueness I was hoping for.

Here’s two coats, no top coat:

I love the colour. The name Skyscraper fits the polish perfectly. It’s like a night sky full of twinkling stars! In the daytime it’s definitely purple. But when it’s dark outside, it switches to being blue. It’s so pretty.

But! I wanted to stamp on it. I went for Bundle Monster, plate 213, and Konad’s own white stamping polish. It went pretty well, take a look:

I’m more than satisfied with this mani. The design wasn’t quite big enough for the thumbnail, but I managed to work my way around that with a bit of careful double stamping.

I have read a number of reviews of this polish, and they almost all say that it chips very quickly. Well – let me say I didn’t experience that, for some reason. I don’t know if it’s got to do with the base coat or the top coat that other people use. Perhaps.  Anyway, I used Poshé’s base and top coat for this mani, and it went pretty well for me. This is a really nice polish.

Opacity: 8/10
Colour, prettiness: 10/10
Durability: 6/10
Value for money: 8/10
Overall: 8/10
Buy again: Yes


  1. I love this! The polish looks really pretty on its own but I love it with the stamping. I haven't used that stamp myself but it looks great on you :-)

  2. Thank you so much. :)
    I wonder what people with really long nails do when it comes to all nail designs. I mean, my nails are not long, and not particularly wide either, and there aren't many of the designs on the plates that would actually cover my entire thumbnail. I'm puzzled.

  3. This is so freakin awesome! You're stamping is really great! Sorry am very behind in my blog reading!~

  4. I take that as a huge compliment when it comes from someone who is as good at stamping as you are. Thank you so much!!

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    1. Thanks! I ended up being very satisfied with it myself. :)