Thursday, August 8, 2013

China Glaze "Grape Pop"

Hi everyone!  I hope everyone is enjoying what is left of Summer!  This week I decided to try out China Glaze's "Grape Pop" and just as the name suggests it is a fantastic deep purple color!  I purchased "Grape Pop" as part of China Glaze's four piece ombre set called Grape Expectations.  And I must admit that the fact that the name of the set is a reference to the classic novel Great Expectations is what prompted me to buy the set in the first place!  However I lucked out that all four colors in the set are very pretty!  Here is the unopened box set:

I was very surprised when I opened the box to pull the nail polish out and discovered that included with the Ombre set was 10 small sponges which can be used to create ombre nails!  (I haven't tried ombre nails yet but they are on my nail polish bucket list!)  Here is the open box and the sponges:

Now back to the one bottle I tried this week:  China Glaze's "Grape Pop."  "Grape Pop" has a great formula, which went on easily with no problems and was nearly opaque after one coat.  I used two coats to help even out the nail polish, which had some minor streaks after one coat but had none after the second coat.  As for chipping I'm not sure how long "Grape Pop" lasts before chipping because after babysitting for a couple of hours I looked down to discover that my nail polish had scratches all over it.  In the picture at the beginning of the post, if you look at the pointer finger (far left nail) you can see some of the scratches shinning in the light.  Over half my nails had scratches on them and looked awful so I was forced to remove the nail polish.

Overall I am very pleased with China Glaze's "Grape Pop" because the formula was nice and I adore the grape soda color!  However I am not sure how or why the scratches occurred, but I do plan on trying out "Grape Pop" again to see how the nail polish does.

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