China Glaze’s Sea Spray review

Posted on Saturday, at bought • 883 views

  • Manufacturer: China Glaze
  • Availability: originally released in January 2011 as part of China Glaze's Anchors Away collection
  • Description: pale greyed blue creme
  • Cost/Amount: USD$6 for 14 ml / .5 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes

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 Sea Spray

On one hand, it was nice to see this color because it's a soft, muted pastel blue creme…but it's not a faintly tinted white, like some pastel shades seem to be. On the other hand, it was a little unnerving…because when I bought my house, the exterior was almost this exact color. (And yes, I've repainted.)

Like the other cremes in this collection, the polish is almost too thin to be easily used for nail stamping. I've found a sneaky way around that, though: just refrigerate the polish (refrigerate, NOT FREEZE!!) for about 24 hours before you intend to use it. Storing your nail polish in the refrigerator won't stop it from separating; but it will thicken the polish and make it a little easier to work with. Same for regular manicures, too: when at room temperature the polish gave me full, even coverage in two coats; but when refrigerated I had an even easier time getting a smooth manicure and didn't feel like I had to overload the brush and get enough product on my nails - which also risked the excess puddling at my cuticle-line.

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

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