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Friday, 11 July 2014

China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise Review + Swatches

Hi guys and gals,
I've been absent for about a week now as I've been holidaying. I've finished uni and the boy had work off so we took a little trip to Fraser Island for some 4x4 camping goodness. It was great, like really amazing! On the way home we dropped past the post office and my China Glaze polish haul had finally arrived! So I decided that I needed to get one of those pretties onto my nails quick smart. I present to you Turned Up Turquoise by China Glaze!

China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise

During a sale on Ozsale back at the start of June China Glaze was on offer for $4 a bottle. That's a pretty darned good price and I decided to treat myself to 5 bottles. Along with the $10 shipping I spent $30 in total which isn't too shabby. I like Ozsale for polish hauls as sometimes they have OPI and the like for quite cheap. I was particularly after Ruby Pumps which is prompted this purchase. The only issue with Ozsale is that it can take nearly two months for the product to arrive. But if you're ok with that then it is a good place to shop. there's actually another China Glaze sale starting on Wednesday! From the 5 I bought I decided to use Turned Up Turquoise as I am going to stamp over it and I had a design in mind.

China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise - Sun
Turned Up Turquoise is a really bright (you guessed it) turquoise with an ultra fine aqua shimmer running through it. Depending on the light the polish can look super saturated or a bit muted, it's very interesting. These pictures show two coats topped with Poshé. One thing you may not realise from looking at the bottle is that Turned Up Turquoise is actually a satin matte. Go figure huh? It was only when i started applying it and it was drying super fast that I realised. the formula is quite thin, but relatively easy to handle. It's super pigmented and if you were careful you could probably get away with one coat, depending on how long your nails are.

China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise - Sun
I was pretty messy with my application and had to clean up all my nails quite significantly (I got a lot of polish down the sides and it pooled between my nail and the skin). The upside to this was that it didn't stain my skin when I cleaned up. So hopefully that means limited staining on removal too. Just to be safe I used two coats of basecoat. My nails are looking pretty good at the moment and I don't want them turning blue again!

China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise - Shade
I'm quite a fan of this colour and how smoothly it applied on the nails. If you look really closely at the photos you may see some brush strokes. I wasn't particularly careful with application and the shimmer can show brush strokes it for don't apply it evenly. 

China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise - Shade
All in all I highly rate this. I have only had it on for a day and I've heard the chipping can be be bad. But these photos are shown after I washed dishes (without gloves) and after showering. So it's not terrible. I'll update this if I end up getting huge chips.

China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise - Sun
What do you think of this colour? It has a very summery feel to it. It's actually more what I expected Zoya Zuza too look like. That polish did dissapoint after all the amazing photos I'd seen :(
Turned Up Turquoise is unique in that you can wear it matte (without topcoat) or make it super shiny, it's up to you!

Stay tuned for some upcoming nail art!

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