China Glaze’s BFF review

Posted on Saturday, at bought • 1695 views

  • Manufacturer: China Glaze
  • Availability: originally released in July 2008 as part of China Glaze's OMG collection
  • Description: metallic mauve-rose holographic shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$6 for 14 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
  • Similar shades: China Glaze's Electra Magenta (same base color, less dense holographic effects)

NOTE 03/25/2013: I will no longer be purchasing or reviewing any new China Glaze products, aside from the two that I have in the publishing queue. All previously-published posts will remain up. Info & links of interest

China Glaze’s BFF

The day started out a typical Seattle winter - overcast, grey, drizzly - when suddenly there was sunlight!! Luckily I'd taken off IDK last night, so my nails were clean; and I gave myself a relatively fast two-coat manicure so that I could go down and take photos of this in sunlight. I actually missed my first window and had to wait for another break in the clouds. The sunlight I got was kind of weak, but it was sun!!

I guess that's another Sign that You're a Beauty Blogger: when you obsess and burst into a frenzy of motion to get weather and lighting conditions that are -=just right=- for photographing certain things. These OMG holographic polish colors look nice enough indoors, even under regular bulbs; and under my daylight-bulbs you can see the rainbow effect. But real, actual sunlight really brings out the full wow-factor.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of China Glaze's BFF Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of China Glaze's BFF Nail Files: China Glaze's BFF Nail Files: China Glaze's BFF

Ignore the cuticles. I know they're ugly. They're getting better, I'm using body butter daily on my hands; but they're still quite raggedy. (Another side effect of tripling the megapixels on my camera: I'm suddenly very, very very conscious of my skin texture. Ack!! Crash course in anti-aging and skin moisturizing!)

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