China Glaze’s FYI review

Posted on Thursday, at bought • 1201 views

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

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

Yesterday we had sun for, oh, 15 minutes...and I ran outside and got a shot of the polish that's been on my nails since Tuesday.

China Glaze’s FYI

On Monday I received my final “birthday” order, a package of nail polishes. The first one I tried was China Glaze's FYI - a neutral-ish looking color with holographic effects. (Neutral-ish because I have a meeting next week that would probably go better if I were not wearing blue duochromatic polish…and I really wanted to try and let the polish last a while.) I was able to capture the holographic effects, despite a) being not the world's best photographer and b) having one coat of topcoat atop the polish. I used three coats of FYI and one coat of Nubar's Diamont topcoat.

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 FYI Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of China Glaze's FYI

From top left, you can see the predominant green, red-orange, and then (at bottom) the taupe-gold base color.

I really like how the polishes apply, and how they dry fairly quickly. I've previously used Sally Hansen holos and had to really lay the polish on a bit thick, or use four coats, to get good coverage and holographic effects.

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