Sunday, May 19, 2013

China Glaze "White on White"

Hi everyone!  I can't believe May is halfway over!  This year seems to be flying by!  So earlier this year I purchased one of China Glaze's Ombre sets and in this set was the nail polish "White on White."  (The Set is called "Wait Til You See!" and features 3 teal blue colors and one white and is made by China Glaze.)  Now I am very excited to try the Ombre set out, but I decided to try China Glaze's "White On White" on its own to see if it can be used in nail art.  And because white nails for Spring have been popular this year!

I am always looking for a good white, so I decided to test out "White on White" to see how it would work as a base for glitter polishes, and let's just say I am less than impressed.  First off "White on White" kept separating and the formula was very watery.  In the bottle the polish looks fine but even after shaking the bottle several times and applying the polish to several nails there was no consistency in the formula.  Also because of its watery ways it dripped ALL over the place, which was awful!  I could not get any even coats because sometimes the brush held a lot of polish and other times it held none and I always dip the brush, pull it out and lightly swipe the excess back into the bottle.  And what nail polish did stay on my nails was extremely uneven and looked hideous!

I thought maybe this was just a one time occurrence or I wasn't at my best the first time I tried China Glaze's "White on White" so I decided to give the polish a second go.  On the second go the nail polish was a little better, but I still found the formula to be watery and difficult to control.  And in the end "White on White" was still so streaky!  I am pretty sure it cannot be worn on its own ever.  (Though I did wear it by itself for this post and it wasn't as awful as I thought, but that being said I probably won't do it again!)  As for chipping China Glaze's "White on White" surprised me and lasted four days before I even started to see any chips!  And even then the chips were very minor, mostly tip chips!  However what I did notice was that white nail polish, much like red nail polish, shows every little chip and flaw.  So even minor tip chips were pretty obvious.

Overall I am not too impressed with China Glaze's White on White" and I probably won't wear this nail polish too often, but I was pleasantly surprised with how little chipping occurred!  But in the end I bought this nail polish because I liked the other three colors in the four piece Ombre set.  If you are looking for a good white nail polish I would definitely NOT suggest China Glaze's "White on White" but I would suggest Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear nail polish in "White On."  It is less expensive but goes on well and leaves almost no streaks.

So side note about the China Glaze 4-piece Ombre sets.  They are amazing!  It is four FULL SIZED bottles of China Glaze nail polish and I managed to get mine for $12 (US)!  Which means that each bottle of polish was roughly $3 (US), and that is a fantastic deal because usually full sized China Glaze nail polishes cost about $5-$6 (US) a bottle!  So I suggest grabbing these Ombre sets if you can!  :)

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