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 is a bright fuchsia polish, with a slightly purple-leaning, hot-pink base, and a strong shimmer that flashes decidedly blue. The formula is okay, though a little thin and a bit runny, and the polish is semi-sheer. This isn't a huge deal for me, but a lot of people are going to be put off by needing three or more coats to achieve opacity. Despite being pale and cool-toned, I can sometimes pull off fuchsia polish, but, sadly, not this one. On my hands, this is powerfully overwhelming, makes my hands look extra pale, and the blue flash tends to bring out the blue veins in my hands. This one has gone in my "give away" box. I think it would work much better on someone with a darker, warmer skintone.
My favourite part of this purple leaning pink shade is blue micro shimmers. Seriously, once you see this shade in the light, you'll keep on seeking the light so you can admire your nails! No picture of this polish has shown how this stuff looks when it hits the light.I don't usually go for girlie reds/pinks with mail colour, I tend to stick with blacks/greys/purples but Raggae to Riches is a perfect compromise and it succeeded in bringing me out of the dark side (well, the dark side of polish..).
Looked great on the pictures but IRL gave me the creeps.Funny name though...
In the bottle, this is a bright deep fushia/magenta colour with a dual chrome finish. I am hugely disappointed with this particular shade because it does not appear as opaque, rich and most importantly dark as it is in the bottle. I bought it because it seemed unique but its sheer application seemed more like a Revlon n/p which name escapes me now. This is not good enough given the price thought the color is ok. After 2 coats the build up is not opaque enough. Sorry CG, this does not get a passing grade.
Reggae To Riches (China Glaze), an awesomely bright fuchsia based polish with blue shimmer. I haven't seen this combomostly I've come across blues with pink/purple shimmer and purples with pink/blue shimmerso this was a pleasant addition to the stash.Application was alright at first with some problems toward the end. At first, the polish is very thin but manages to stay loaded up on the brush which is good but then around the second hand, it gets thick and goopy and needs a kick of thinner to loosen it up. Opacity is okay, but this did take three coats and there is a hint of VNL when the flash hits it. I say this is okay because you really can't tell, or at least I couldn't, in normal lighting which is really what counts.I am curious as to why the island theme when it comes to shimmery fuchsias? Case in point Essie's Jamaica Me Crazy which has a similar bright fuchsia base to Reggae To Riches.