China Glaze polishes are raved about by numerous people because of their affordability and unmatched quality, but sadly, they are priced exorbitantly in India. So, when my sis-in-law decided to come to India in January, I jumped at the chance and almost bought out China Glaze completely 😛 My list included safe colours, but it also included some really funky colours that had been given rave reviews. One of them is the royal plum that I am now going to review. Gorgeous to look at, with an almost perfect formula one can’t help but love it.
$4 (without shipping); 250 INR
From our neon’s, to reds, corals, to shades of blue, our colours’ inspiration is found on the shores of Tahiti, the nightlife in New York City, and beauty within every woman. Our unique lacquers contain China Clay as a nail hardener, the same material that gives porcelain its shiny finish. These glossy lacquers work in perfect cohesion with our professional nail treatments for lasting strength, durability and overall gorgeous nails. For a flawless application every time, use our quality formulas with our optimized 440-strand brush. Nothing says the perfect nail like China Glaze. All China Glaze colours are free of DBP, Toluene and added Formaldehyde.
It comes in the classic China Glaze packaging. Big glass bottle with a matte black brush handle that feels sturdy, but I am scared to drop it and find out if it actually is.
My Take on China Glaze Queen B Nail Polish:
First off, please excuse that black ring on my index fingernail, it’s my voter’s mark that refuses to go. I have a feeling that my nail is permanently stained and I will need to let the mark grow out. *sigh*
Anyway, one thing that I have noticed about international brands is that their nail paints are very rarely single coaters. They need at least 2-3 coats for complete opacity, which also helps with the subsequent longevity of the nail paint, but this colour is a perfect single coat-er for short nails; longer nails may require 2 coats, but just that single coat opacity does make your heart sing.
The formula itself is a tad thicker than regular CG nail paints, which is probably why it is a single coat-er. It is a gorgeous royal plum that doesn’t look the least bit out of place on my nails, like regular purples tend to. It truly is a colour worth Queen B, which I am guessing comes from Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf.
The brush is the regular CG brush, that provides a non-streaky finish and covers my entire nail bed in 3 strokes.
Pros of China Glaze Queen B Nail Polish:
- Travel-safe packaging.
- Bright colour that looks gorgeous.
- Looks equally good on all nails, or just an accent nail.
- Easy removal.
- Matte black brush handle.
- Large quantity provided.
- Stays for over a week on my nails with very minor tip wear.
- No major chipping.
- All China Glaze colours are free of DBP, toluene and added formaldehyde.
- On short nails, this is a single coat-er.
Cons of China Glaze Queen B Nail Polish:
- Takes at least 10 minutes to set completely.
- Marked up prices in India.
- On long nails, one might have to use two coats for complete opacity.
- Too much quantity provided.
Would I Repurchase China Glaze Queen B Nail Polish?
Nah! This is gonna go on for eons!
Would I Recommend China Glaze Queen B Nail Polish?
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