Thursday 24 March 2011

Spotlight on: China Glaze

China Glaze
Where: USA
Started: 13 years +
Now: They've recently brought out a great range of Crackle Polishes, definitely worth checking out. Their official website also features a great water marbelling tutorial
Known For: OMG Collection (holos), Ruby Pumps, For Audrey, Atlantis
Polish Info
Chemicals: Free of DBP, Toulene and added Formaldehyde, contain China Clay as a nail hardener.

Brush: Thin brush. Very happy with the Brush on China Glaze Polishes, they are usually very easy to apply with, the only problem I've had is a little bit of fanning out of the bristles on a couple, but on the whole one of my favourite brushes.

Bottle Size: Standard 14ml
L-R Crackle Glaze Bottle, Christmas Collection Bottle, Standard Bottle

Coverage: Usually opaque in 2/3 coats on average
Average Wear Time: 3-4 days
Price: $3.99-$8(US) £5-£9 (UK)
Where to buy: International: http://www.transdesign.com, Sally's UK: Sally's,  
My Favourites:
Dorothy Who?                                                               Atlantis
Flying Dragon (Neon)                                                    For Audrey
Ick-A-Body                                                               Ruby Pumps
To view a complete listing of China Glaze Swatches on this blog please visit

My Favourite Collections:
Tis The Season To Be Naughty & Nice, OMG Holos (Sadly I don't have any of these), Wizard Of Ooh Ahz, Anchors Away

fast forward top coat
Other Products: 
Forward Top Coat - A great quick dry top coat, has a rather strange smell, but is a great 3-free alternative to Seche Vite, its dry time is nearly as good, and it has a lovely high gloss finish, one of the best top coats out there
Matte Magic - China Glaze's Matte top coat, makes any polish you like have a matte finish, I've not tried this out yet, but I've heard good things. 
Cuticle Oil - China Glaze's cuticle is quite popular, they released a special peppermint one for Christmas which got great reviews!

China Glaze is one of the best nail polish companies out there, there is an extensive range of colours and finishes, and loads of unique exciting shades, they are famous for the OMG holo range, which was an awesome range of linear holo polishes. They also do some great Glitter Polishes, they release several large collections throughout the year which are always themed for the season, I love the creative names of their polishes.  

  • Awesome and extensive range of unique colours
  • Usually easy to get a hold of
  • Some very unusual unique glitters
  • Awesome Christmas themed ranges
  • There are often buy 2 get 1 free deals at Sally's (UK)
  • can be a little hard to get a hold of in the UK if you don't have access to a Sally's
  • Promotions aren't international
What I want to see more of:
Bring back the OMG range of holos! 

Colour Range: 9/10
Price: 9/10
Wear Time: 7.5/10
Brush: 9/10
Bottle: 9/10
Overall: 8.7/10 


  1. For Audrey & Ruby Pumps are just gorgeus <3 :))

  2. Good series. I agree, China Glaze is one of my favorite lines.

  3. Nice blog, I love China Glaze, too bad you don't have any of the OMG (or Kaleidoscope personally I find those even prettier) You can still find them on ebay.

  4. thnx :D Yeah I would really love to get some of the Kaleidoscopes or OMGs they're just far too much on ebay :(