Monday, August 8, 2011

China Glaze Peachy Keen

I bought this polish a WHILE ago and had used it in nail designs and water marbling, but I hadn't worn it on its own yet. I was looking for something different than what I usually wear color-wise. And once we hit fall, I probably won't touch this color again until spring next year. So better late than never!!

China Glaze Peachy Keen Swatch

China Glaze Peachy Keen Swatch

China Glaze Peachy Keen Swatch

China Glaze Peachy Keen Swatch

2 coats Peachy Keen
1 coat Poshe

Peachy Keen is a difficult color to describe for me. It is a dark peach that leans orange rather than pink. But only VERY slightly. And it doesn't have a yellow undertone at all. It dries quite different from the bottle. A GOOD few shades darker and less orange/more pink than the bottle. I kinda wish it kept the aesthetic from the color in the bottle instead. They really are like two completely different colors to me. I really wish the color overall was lighter. Which is why I'm dying to get Illamasqua Purity. From comp photos I've seen, it seems exactly like what I'm looking for!!

The formula was interesting. It's a very predictable creme formula, which is just neutral, not necessarily a good or bad thing. It was uneven, but not streaky. Luckily, my top coat evened everything out. I had some cuticle drag on my middle finger, but I think that's just because I was way too overzealous with with my application on that nail, and I forced it to happen. I was going to do a third coat to try to see if it would even everything before the top coat, but I was afraid the color would be even darker, and I didn't want that, so I stopped at 2.

This is the peach color that I'm looking for:

Does anyone have any recommendations for this color!?

If you're curious, it's a screenshot from the CPR video on And now to step on my soapbox... If you haven't taken a CPR course, you totally should!! And even if you have no intentions of doing so, at least check out this YouTube video about Hands-Only CPR. You do not need to be trained to perform CPR, and you don't even need to put your mouth anywhere near theirs. All you need to do is compressions!!


  1. This is a pretty color, although I don't think it would work with my skin tone. It definitely is much darker than it shoes in the bottle. I don't have a single peach in my collection so I don't have any suggestions for you, sorry ;[

    If there's one useful thing I know, it's CPR. My brother is a medic as well (was AMR, currently working in Afghanistan) and that was the one thing he made sure to pass on to me from his training. I haven't had to use it yet but if the occasion ever arises I'm ALL OVER IT! ;p

  2. hmm, about the orange color you're searching for, maybe you should try Catrice - Apropos Apricot (:

  3. @WitchHazel
    I'll find the right peach eventually!! And that's awesome that your brother is a medic and it's even more awesome that you know CPR!! :)

    Thank you for the suggestion! Looking at swatch photos, some look as dark as or darker than Peachy Keen and others look exactly like what I want. Hmm...