Monday, March 10, 2014

Mani Monday #9: China Glaze

I'm in love with this beautiful creamy peach, I could have gotten away with one coat but I wasn't being too careful. If this is the quality of all China Glaze polishes, I'm running to the store ASAP! I broke my streak of horrendously monstrous manicure jobs and did just a slightly frightening look this week, I go through phases where I can do immaculate paint jobs, but typically I'm in the "a five-year old colored in my nails" category. This polish was so creamy and lovely though it definitely deserves a lot of credit in what I deem socially acceptable nails this week.

Mani Monday is a weekly feature where I put a different brand of nail polish to a 7 day test. I chronicle my activities for each day with thoughts of things that could potentially attribute to chipping my polish. I use the same base and top coat each week, and this week applied two coats of China Glaze's Peachy Keen. There will be a full list and links to all previous Mani Mondays at the end of this post.
Day One. This winter has not been dry on my hands, they are so dry and disgusting so I apologize ahead of time for these pictures, I'm doing the best to mask the withering state of my hands while still providing a good shot of my nail polish. Nothing strange today, a little typing, some hair washing and ten nails still looking fresh out of the bottle.
Day Two. I struggled a lot this morning opening compacts. In my newly found motivation to really get a move on my Project Pan REMIX I attempted to use every product on my face. I spent a good two minutes trying to pry the eye shadow quad open and I was surprised that my thumbs didn't chip at all from that. Day two and we are still looking good!
Day Three. Tragedy! As I was peeling open a fresh new pack of contact lenses in the morning a huge chip on my thumb (right) started peeling off, but since it didn't detach I just firmly pressed it back against my nail and for now it is sticking. Some reason I'm noticing that my nails are looking rattier than usual already.
Day Four. Seriously why does it look so ratty? Everything by the cuticles is looking kind of chipped and I feel like it's lifting off my nail.
Day Five. So I finally lost the battle with that peeling bit on my thumb and there's a nice healthy chip on it it. Otherwise w are still looking good. Today was really active with the walking around so my nails weren't in danger. The thumb actually chipped as I was dressing in the morning, odd.
Day Six. Along with that thumb chip (that's gotten a little larger) there's a chip forming on my middle finger on my right hand. There was typing and there was a lot of cleaning and organizing today so I was surprised that my nails don't look worse.
Day Seven. Another typical day of typing resulted in my thumb chip getting a TINY bit bigger but otherwise the rest of my nails have stayed in tact and shiny all week!

Final Thoughts. Despite that chip I need to give this polish an A. It applied like a dream and resisted disaster for so long. Even when it should have chipped, pressing the piece against my nail actually had it lasting for awhile. I'm definitely going to look into getting some more China Glaze nail polishes.

If you missed the previous weeks be sure to check them out here!

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