China Glaze - Afterglow 0.5 oz - #70697
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.
*All China Glaze colours are free of DBP, Toluene and added Formaldehyde.
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!
Really beautiful but the application is rough. I wanted a bit more blue so mixed w a bit of Sally Hansen hd laser and it looks amazing. Needs seche vite or will not look shiny enough. Am uploading picture but it does not do the real thing justice. Just did tonight so cannot speak to wear (in pictures only the pointer finger has 2 coats of Meteor Shower --the other nails have one coat and a topcoat of SH hd laser mixed w Meteor Shower
This is the first polish from China Glaze I have tried and I am pleased with it. The consistency was not too thin or too thick, and it went on evenly. It dried pretty quickly, and once dry, didn't develop any air bubbles. It has a nice shine, but I did add a clear top coat for a little extra shine. Afterglow is a very pretty, sheer, iridescent pink. It's kind of like the color of the inside of a shell. It is great on its own (about three coats, which is less than you need with most sheer polishes) or as a topcoat to add iridescence over other colors.