Friday, October 3, 2014
China Glaze "Rose Among Thorns"
Hi everyone! Happy October and Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month! During the month of October I only wear pink nail polish to show my support of Breast Cancer Awareness. This week I decided to try out China Glaze's "Rose Among Thorns" which is a hot pink neon. Since "Rose Among Thorns" is a neon polish I decided to try it with and without white nail polish underneath it.
First I tried out China Glaze's "Rose Among Thorns" without any white nail polish as a base. I applied a clear base coat, two coats of "Rose Among Thorns" and then a quick drying top coat. Formula wise "Rose Among Thorns" is very good. I had no trouble at all applying this nail polish as it was neither too thick or too watery. After two coats the polish was not completely opaque but it had no visible streak marks. As with most neon nail polishes "Rose Among Thorns" dries matte. (I used a quick drying topcoat that creates a glossy/shiny finish for the photos in this post!)
(Also sorry for the photo of only three finger but I smudged my pointer finger beyond repair and decided to just photograph the nails that came out nicely!)
Secondly I tried out China Glaze's "Rose Among Thorns" with a white base coat. I applied a clear base coat, one coat of Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in "White On," two coats of "Rose Among Thorns," and then a quick drying top coats. This time the brightness in "Rose Among Thorns" was much more visible, which is perfect since this is a neon polish! However there were some minor visible streak marks because of the white polish.
Overall I really love how bright China Glaze's "Rose Among Thorns" is and the formula is great. But I struggled to decide which version I liked best. Without the white base I loved how smooth and even the polished look but with the white polish you really get the neon pop of color! In the end I will probably wear both versions again and again. Also I think "Rose Among Thorns" would make a great nail polish for a Summertime pedicure!
Thanks for reading my blog and Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month! :)