Tuesday, January 8, 2013

China Glaze 2NITE

Who watched the NCAA National Championship last night?  I watched the first half then passed out on the couch, lol.  Oh well, I tried!  I didn't really have a dawg in that fight (see what I did there?), but I was a bit bummed that it was such a blow out.  I'm going to come right out and say it - I think the real national championship was played in Atlanta last December.  Just sayin'.

Aaaaaaanyway!  Tonight, let's take a look at China Glaze 2NITE.  I found this at a salon a few months ago, and they laughed at me when they sold it to me for $3 because it was used.  I laughed at them the whole way to the car while clutching my precious.  

Color: Dusty blue

Finish: Holographic – pigment gives polish a rainbow in the sunshine.
Bottle / Brush: China Glaze brush – lid is a little hard to hold if you have problems grasping things.  The length and width of the brush are average with average application.
Opacity: Medium – achieves opacity at three to four coats.
Glitter Application: N/A
Consistency: Fluid – thin but flows easily from the brush.

See that blemish on my middle finger?  Yeah, terrible application.

Overall Ease of Application: Hard – drags, clumps, streaks, and balds in spots.  Requires quick work to get a smooth result.
Stampability: Not tested for stamping.
Dry Time: Quick – dry to the touch without smudging in under 3 minutes.

Overall Thoughts: Wow.  While this polish is absolutely gorgeous, it is a MASSIVE pain in the tukus to apply.  You have to have on an aqua base or you need to buff your nail to a shine in order for this polish to apply well.  I've seen some people who can wear Orly Bonder as a basecoat who are still able to get an even application, but I haven't found that to be the case for me.  You have to work extremely fast or it will wrinkle, bald, and clump.  Plus, the wear time wasn't great and chipped within a day.  While this is a seriously gorgeous polish, the formula kind of kills it for me.  I definitely need to test it out with different base and top coats to see if I can get better wear out of it.  To be honest, I think that there are better holos coming out of the indie community that are just as gorgeous with much better application.

This little baby was discontinued a while ago and is an uber hard to find polish.  It was the first OMG polish I found in the wild.  While I was always into nail polish, I didn't really buy a lot of polish before this past year.  Plus, I usually stuck with just OPIs, so I probably wouldn't have gotten a China Glaze anyway.  Now, however, I love me some China Glaze.  I also love me some holos.  I'm obsessed, actually.  I can't wait until the new China Glaze holos come out this year!!!  I'm going to put those on the calender to purchase the whole set!  Although, I'm really hoping they fix the formula issues.

Are you planning to buy any of the new China Glaze holos?


  1. Fun find! I had forgotten that China Glaze is doing new holo's this year. I guess it depends what they look like and if I can find them.

  2. great find! too bad the formula was difficult. I can't wait for those holos to come! i want them all!

  3. The OMG collection doesn't need an aqua base. Aqua base doesn't affect it. It dries really quickly so you have to polish fast and do slightly thicker coats than normal. The application is nowhere near as annoying as applying the Layla holographics without an aqua base.