China Glaze has been dedicated to providing the highest quality of globally rich, on-trend, innovative colour lacquers and treatments. Their colours provide the perfect accent to any individual style. From their neons, to reds, corals, to shades of blue, their colours' inspiration is found on the shores of Tahiti, the nightlife in New York City, and beauty within every woman.
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This nail polish looks like nothing in the picture. And when you see it in person it is probably the ugliest nail polish I’ve ever seen. It looks like a watered down dirty cup of coffee. However, it is one of the prettiest colors once you have it on. It takes at least three coats to get it to that color where it is soooo pretty. It does have a pink sheen to it and after wearing it for about seven days , it still has not chipped. I am glad that I actually put it on my nails and didn’t just throw it away. I have had nothing but good luck with china glaze and I am always amazed when people say it chips. It definitely doesn’t chip for me. So I’m giving afterglow 5 stars because it does look very pretty on your nails but it is really ugly in the bottle.
What you see in the bottle looks even better on the nails, whether it's 1 sheer coat on bare nails or 2 coats layered over nude undies. The color is demure yet edgy, ethereal, divine, dreamy, and entirely lives up to its 'Afterglow' name. This is the perfect blue-tinge polish I've been looking for reminds me of a similar polish I wore in middle school, so I've got this nostalgic retro vibe thing going on, but this color is mature & elegant. It's joining my small collex of signature colors I've adored over the years & will certainly be buying backups. This adds glow to the fingertips & looks amazing with a summer tan (which I don't do anymore). The shimmery iridescent color effect is simultaneously dainty and mesmerizing. I keep staring at it.
I have gone through 3 bottles of this in about a year. I have a HUGE nail polish collection (like 300+ bottles. I have a problem, I know) and out of all those colors, Afterglow is one of my top three all time favorite colors I always go to. it just looks so clean and fresh, makes my nails and fingers look a mile long, and has great staying power. its rare that I go more than a day or two without repainting my nails, but the few times I've had this color on for a few days, its lasted great with no chips (I use mostly Good To Go topcoat by Essie and sometimes Seche Vite) I love the flashes of blues and purples this gives off in different lights. a truly versatile and flattering color!