I am fast forming an attachment to the China Glaze nail polishes! Out of sheer boredom one day because I woke up too early to do much of anything, I decided to test drive one of my new polishes, the China Glaze in a color called 'Watermelon Rind.'
The first picture is obviously a slightly blurry (my bad) shot of the bottom of the bottle and the second shot is the way after.
I really liked this color and it looked great after three coats, though two is sufficient (I had just made a little oopsy that got covered up by coat number 3). The polish itself was a bit more liquid-y and thinner than I thought it would be, but in the end it still came together on my nails.
I started off with a coat of a Sally Hansen basecoat / topcoat polish. Once that was sufficiently dry I put on three coats of the green and finished with a coat of the basecoat / topcoat polish. All in all it was five coats that went onto my nails and that took awhile since I would get into what I was doing while waiting for my nails to dry enough to go onto the next coat.
This nail look was also an experiment in a way. And by that I mean that I don't normally use any sort of basecoat or topcoat polish since for some reason I find that when I do my nail polish chips off all the faster. But this actually worked this time around. I don't know if it was because the China Glaze bottles come with hardener already in the polish or not, but the topcoat actually worked this time. I had the polish on for about 3 days and the only signs of wear (which you can see in the pic where I'm holding the bottle) was the fading at the tips of my fingers. That can be contributed to the fact that I'm on a computer a lot, both for work and recreational purposes. But other than that my nails were perfectly fine up until tonight when I took off the polish so I could try out another color.
The best part is that, thanks to a new member coupon from Sally's that I had hanging out in my wallet, I paid only $5 and change for this and another bottle (which will probably get its own post at some point in the near future).
**Pictures are mine, please do not use**