Tuesday, May 3, 2011

China Glaze Sea Spray

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I'm loving China Glaze more and more lately. I usually gravitate towards Orly, but I've recently hauled a ton of China Glaze's that I'll be blogging soon. I don't plan on posting a haul of all of them in one post, but I'll mention they were part of my buying craze when I post them individually. The reason for the haul was that B2G1 Sally's and Ulta had. You can combine brands at Sally's, but not at Ulta. I hate when you can't combined brands!! Anyway, I got no OPI because OPI really isn't my favorite and I seem to repeatedly get disappointed by the polishes I buy. That and because Ulta doesn't combine brands, I wasn't going to try to find 3 OPIs I wanted. If they combined brands, it might be a different story... Anyway, I picked up a bunch of China Glazes and a couple of Orly's. I also grabbed two Essie's when Rite Aid had their B1G1 1/2 off with a $1 coupon.

Today's nail is China Glaze Sea Spray. This color has been out for a little while, but can still be found at Ulta (it's not at Sally's). Be forewarned that I ended up choosing 10 photos of this polish that I loved. I may take some out, but tentatively, there are 10!!

China Glaze Sea Spray Swatch

China Glaze Sea Spray Swatch

China Glaze Sea Spray Swatch

China Glaze Sea Spray Swatch

China Glaze Sea Spray Swatch

China Glaze Sea Spray Swatch

China Glaze Sea Spray Swatch

China Glaze Sea Spray Swatch

China Glaze Sea Spray Swatch

China Glaze Sea Spray Swatch

2 coats Sea Spray
1 coat Poshe

This is a very, very opaque formula. You can get full coverage with just 1 medium-thick coat if you're rushing out the door. I went with 2 to correct some imperfections at the cuticle. It's so opaque, though, that if you're going 2 coats, try to keep them thin-medium. Mine went on a little thick. But with that, there was no cuticle drag and it was no uneven. With each brush stroke, it looked like it was going to be SO streaky because of the thickness and each bristle made it's own dent/smear through the polish. But it immediately evened itself out even before top coat. No signs of streakiness once done!

I'd describe the polish as a very blue toned grey or a very grey toned blue. It's one of those colors you could go either way with because it has such strong hints of each. Reminded my mother of Kate Middleton's mom's dress she wore to the wedding. People questioned maybe it's a powder blue, maybe more of a grey.
This polish also has shimmer in it, though you'd never know on the nail. The bottle does have this shimmer/sheen to it, but it looks totally creme once on. It also looks darker on the nail than in the bottle. But really, it looks SO SO SO creme on the nail I had to work with the camera for you to be able to see the "shimmer" in a few of the photos above. I'm not complaining about the lack of shimmer, though. It would be nice if it were more prominent because it would have added an interesting dimension. But the color is so interesting and dynamic on it's own that I don't think the lack of shimmer is disappointing.

Song:
The Ataris - In This Diary
I'm really slacking with posting songs!!

3 comments:

  1. I never thought grey polish could look nice until I saw NAILTASTIC's blog. Its a colour that grows on you but I like it now.

    A nice polish, looks great.

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  3. looks great!! :D
    no wonder y u had 2 upload 10 pics!!!! ^^

    no signs of streaky-ness at all now :) PERFECT!

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