Hi Everyone! I hope you're all having a nice weekend. It's been SO hot where I live, and finally today things are cooling down just a bit. Last night I was doing my nails before going out- not yet sure what I wanted to wear. So I reached for my new China Glaze nail polish in Awakening- and I'm so glad I did- it's absolutely gorgeous! I'm not sure if this will make any sense: but when it goes on your nails it looks the very same as it does in the bottle- which tends to be different in every light. The color can look anywhere from mauve to magenta- while always giving a gorgeous, almost metallic golden undertone. So it complimented any number of outfits I'd pick out.
I have 2 coats of polish on my nails in these pictures. Honestly, If I was in a hurry, one coat would've been fine. Then I topped it off with Sally Hansen's Mega Shine topcoat for added shine & strength. I'm able to find China Glaze polishes at my local Sally Beauty Supply store- but if you know of other places people can find them- please comment and let me & everyone else know :) They cost around 5 or 6 dollars- and sometimes there's a BOGO deal. It seems a little pricey to me for a nail polish- but it's a price I'm willing to pay from time to time for the following reasons:
- Variety of shades... like the one featured in this blog, some of the China Glaze colors are so unique- you just wouldn't find them from another brand.
- Sometimes it only takes one coat... with certain shades you can totally get by with one coat
- It goes on so smooth! No streaky finish- it always ends up looking creamy & beautiful!
- Long-lasting... in my experience, these polishes maintain a fresh appearance and it takes quite awhile for them to start chipping. Obviously if I'm having an especially active week I can expect some premature chipping, but overall I think China Glaze can outlast most other polishes.
Have a great week everyone! Thanks for stopping by the blog! :D