First and Foremost

Published June 4, 2013 by sabrinaleecopeman

I decided to start with a pink polish.  Only fitting since I adore pink (how girly and cliche, I know.).  I also just bought the bottle a few days ago, so it only made sense.

I have to tell you in advance – this isn’t the first time I used the bottle.  I’d applied it once before.  For the purposes of this blog, let’s pretend I’d never worn the color before.

Ceramic Glaze:  Exotic Dragon Fruit

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Not gonna hide my feelings on this one.  It was a piss-off.  

First, the color of the bottle is what got me.  So bright.  So pink.  I couldn’t resist.  When I applied the first coat, I was instantly disappointed.  It was a little watery and was clearly going to need at least 2 coats.  I’m used to that with polish though, so I moved on.  I noticed that it dried really fast, which is always a good thing for an avid nail polish fan.  I added another coat and when it dried, I was annoyed to notice that it finishes as more of a matte color, which I’m not fond of.  “Glaze” implies shiny, people.  At least in my world.  Top coat it is.

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You can’t really tell here, since the flash was on, but the color was flat.

 

Once the top coat was on and the color was dry, I was impressed.  The color was just like the bottle showed.  It was bright and summery.  I even got a compliment on the color when I was at the doctors office.  Awesome.

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cleaned up, dry and good to go!

LESS THAN 24 HOURS LATER….

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look at the chips! UGH!

My activity line up of the day was nothing overly fantastic.  I drove home for an hour.  I did a load of dishes.  I vacuumed the floor and cleaned cat litter.  I napped.  I didn’t even work yesterday – and this is the level of chipping that the polish produced.  I hate when my polish chips.  Sometimes you can just do a little damage control – but this is unbelievable.  This requires me having to redo my nails completely.

“Ceramic” implies strong, people.

 

 

So here’s the rating:

COLOR:  8/10

  • Without the top coat, it’s still a pretty color – if you like a matte finish.  It requires 2 coats minimum. 

WEAR:  1/10  3/10

  • Maybe that’s a harsh rating.  It took less than 24 hours to chip and it chipped beyond any kind of minor repair.  The polish does not seem to love a top coat and it bubbled a little.  

USE:  7/10

  • Was very quick to dry.  Was easy to clean up.  The brush is decent.

OVERALL RATING:  4/10

  • I don’t think I’d buy this brand again.  I’ve given the polish a couple of tries and it’s let me down.  I cannot stand when you have to do a repair to your nails the day after applying the color.  I think this company put a lot of time and money into the packaging, the name, and the colors.  The actual product itself falls short.  It’s a shame, too – cause the colors are actually really, really nice.

 

Stay shiny,

— sabrina

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