Like every other kid, I too went through the rebel phase and I took to wearing black polish, rather than creating panda eyes. Even when I outgrew the phase, I have a special place in my heart for black nail paint. It makes your hands look lighter and just gives a punk rocker edge to your entire look. So when, I was deciding on my China Glaze haul, I wanted a black nail paint too. I picked up 3 and each one is decidedly different from the other. The nail paint I am going to review is from one of China Glaze’s Halloween collections and is beautifully textured; read on to find out more about it.
$4 (without shipping); 250 INR for 14 ml.
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. 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 looks sturdy but I am not going to be dropping it any time soon 😛 The product details on the bottle have already started fading, so would have preferred some etched or raised text that won’t fade.
My Take on China Glaze Texture Nail Lacquer – Bump in The Night:
My long nails broke due to a series of unfortunate events! *sniffs dejectedly* They will grow back, but I miss them so :(( Anyway, this polish is a textured polish, so it certainly isn’t for the shiny talon-ed brigade. The finish veers towards matte and needs at least two coats to be completely opaque. This is a perfect nail colour to get a punk rocker edge to any outfit.
It needs at least two coats for complete opacity and like all textured polishes, suffers from the flaw of tip wear. The polish begins having tip wear within the first few hours and is really irritating due to the same, but it isn’t that noticeable as such and can be ignored. Actual chipping only beings on the 3rd-4th day, which is to be expected from textured polishes.
There might be a slight nail polish build up on the nail tips that needs to be filed away, but the finish is so darn interesting and eye catching that I can’t help but overlook the inherent flaws of this polish.
Pros of China Glaze Texture Nail Lacquer – Bump in The Night:
- Travel-safe packaging.
- Brush doesn’t absorb that much excess product.
- Large brush provides non-streaky finish.
- Matte black brush handle.
- Large quantity provided.
- All China Glaze colours are free of DBP, Toluene and added Formaldehyde.
- Semi-matte finish.
- Two coats are enough for a uniformly textured finish.
- No major chipping for 3-4 days.
Cons of China Glaze Texture Nail Lacquer – Bump in The Night:
- Takes at least 10 minutes to set completely.
- Marked up prices in India.
- Tip wear begins in the first few hours.
- It’s a top coat drinker, like all textured polishes from CG.
- The polish makes the edges of your nails textured too, which sometimes needs to be filed away to maintain uniformity.
Would I Repurchase China Glaze Texture Nail Lacquer – Bump in The Night?
Nah! It ain’t finishing anytime soon!
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