Thursday, February 7, 2013
Nails Review: China Glaze Texture
I believed most of us have heard or seen preview of the China Glaze Texture that will be officially released in March 2013. I am lucky to get a set of this earlier. Let's look at the swatches first before I comment on my thoughts.
Itty, Bitty & Gritty
A bright coral shade. I am really liking this shade as it cheers me up just by looking at it.
A sweet pink shade. This one is an absolute beauty! Being a fan of pink, this is my favorite from this collection. It's just so sweet looking on the nails.
Bump & Grind
This one is more closer to a rosey red shade. Very intense color and will definitely goes well with a red lip color.
In The Rough
A lime yellow shade. This is definitely not my color but it's very unique as I don' have anything cloes to this.
A bright orange shade. My bottle comes with a faulty brush and it made the application super hard but the color is very pretty, so I might get a new brush myself to replace the faulty one. If you love bright and sunny color, this one is a must have.
A very pretty sky blue shade. I wasn't expecting myself to like it as I am not a huge fan of blue (but I still like it though), but it won me over once I swatched it out.
Overall, I am amazed by this collection as the texture effect is very pretty and unique. While I was doing the swatch, I realized that to get the best texture effect, it is best to only apply 1 thick coat. Putting on a 2nd coat will reduce the unique look of texture. From my swatches, you can see the difference between 1 coat (for unrefined & Toe-Tally Textured) as compared to the rest with two coat. If you pickup a good amount of polish, full opacity can be achieved with just one coat.
Some people asked me how I find this as compared to OPI Liquid Sand. Personally I wasn't wowed by the OPI Liquid Sand. For the OPI Liquid Sand, it turns out looking more like the glitters were standing out instead of a coarse surface like China Glaze Texture. The China Glaze Texture gave me a feeling that I am looking at a carpet at times. The dry time is also much faster for China Glaze's as compared to OPI's.
If I were to make a choice, I will choose China Glaze Texture because it definitely defines texture polish better.