China Glaze Budding Romance Swatches & Review

China Glaze Budding Romance Swatches & ReviewChina Glaze Budding Romance is the geese-poop green from the Avant Garden Collection for Spring 2013.

You know I’m a fan of green nail polish. (I think I’ve mentioned it, oh, just a bazillion times!)

Swampy, dirty greens like this are by far my favourite! To me, they’re unusual and edgy. They’re the ‘ugly pretty’ that I’ll never get sick of. You don’t see them nearly as often as kelly, lime, or hunter greens, so they’re more special.

Ogre snot. Baby’s poop. Yeah, this is what I like. So lady-like, I know. Haha! ;)

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China Glaze Budding Romance Swatches

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China Glaze Budding Romance Review & Swatches

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Key Notes

  • Name: China Glaze Budding Romance
  • Collection: China Glaze Avant Garden Collection 2013
  • Press ReleaseClick here to see the China Glaze Avant Garden Collection press release
  • Colours Available in the Collection: Budding Romance, Sunday Funday, Fancy Pants, Snap My Dragon, Passion for Petals, Mimosas Before Manis, Life is Rosy, Pink-ie Promise, Tart-y for the Party, Fade Into Hue, Keep Calm, Paint On & Dandy Lyin’ Around
  • Amount: 14 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
  • What I Paid: $3.12 CAD
  • Where to Buy: NailPolishCanada, 8ty8Beauty, Head2Toe, Trans Design & Victoria Nail Supply

China Glaze Budding Romance Review

Colour

Budding Romance is absolutely the perfect name for this nail polish because this type of green is love at first sight to me!

It’s a yellow-based green, but not your typical lime green that’s fun and upbeat. Budding Romance by China Glaze is like the green that’s more mature. It has dated enough to know what it’s looking for in a long-term relationship. ;)

This green has a level of sophistication that I find a lot of other greens lack. And I love how this one reminds me of a safari and army gear. Greens like this are really chic and editorial.

Finish

As if the colour itself didn’t make my heart flutter! The finish is a cream-like jelly! By that, I mean it is very shiny, but the opacity is buildable, so you can get great coverage.

Application & Formula

Sometimes jelly polishes are watery, but Budding Romance by China Glaze wasn’t overly watery. It had a heavier consistency, so I found it easier to control.

I could’ve stopped at 2 coats, but I decided to add a 3rd coat because when I use Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat over jellies, a lot of times the polish shrinks and I get premature tip wear. An additional coat sometimes helps me avoid that. In this case, it worked! :) (I also waited longer in between each coat to further prevent shrinkage.)

Since I added 3 medium coats, I got bubbling. However, it didn’t annoy me. When it comes to jelly polishes, for some reason, I’m more lenient about bubbling. Bubbles look neat to me with jelly polishes because I always imagine a fish swimming around and blowing those bubbles, and that makes me smile. (Pretty random, I know!)

And when I get bubbling with greens like this, I imagine toad skin, which is nasty, but also really cool!

Pros

  • Really interesting poop green that I love
  • Buildable jelly finish
  • Super shiny
Cons

  • Might give you premature tip wear if you put a fast-drying top coat on it too soon (I’m really reaching for a Con here!)

Final Verdict: 10/10

Maybe a lot of people think this shade is ugly, but this is exactly the kind of green that makes my heart race like Usain Bolt! I wish there were more lacquers like this – soooo gorgeous!

Do you like poop greens, too? What other ‘ugly pretty’ shades do you dig? Have you worn any of the hues from the China Glaze Avant Garden Collection?

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14 thoughts on “China Glaze Budding Romance Swatches & Review

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Icequeen81!

      Thanks – it’s one of those shades that people seem to either love or hate. For me, this type of green is so incredible…even if it looks like something that came out of a goose. ;)

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  1. Barbara

    Poop green is a perfect description. And yes, I hate it. With my skin tone, I would never be able to wear it anyway!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Barbara!

      Haha, it’s interesting how some people hate it. I couldn’t hate it if I tried because this type of green really speaks to me. Sometimes this shade of green also reminds me of new flower buds, which is probably why it’s called Budding Romance. :)

      In a way, though, I’m glad that some people don’t like it. If everyone liked the same shades, the colour would sell out too fast…hehe! So I’m happy that at least people who DO like this shade will have a better chance to own it.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lilnol!

      Hahahaha, I have to credit my mom, I suppose. When I wore another green polish that was similar and earthy like this, my mom looked at it and said, “It’s geese poo!” After that comment, whenever I wear shades like this, I can’t help but hear her saying those words. Perfect description!

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  2. Lizzy

    OMG “Geese-poop green”…. Now I have to have it. LOL I’m a huge fan of these ugly colors as well. I could totally pair this with Nails Inc ‘Hampstead Gardens’, which is a mustardy yellow. Okay, totally getting ‘Budding Romance’. I have to. ;)
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lizzy!

      Haha, the mark of a true green nailphile is wanting a polish because it looks like geese poop. I guess the general public will never understand us crazy ones. ;) Hehehe!

      Mustard yellow is also another one of my favourites. I don’t have many of those. I think I just have China Glaze Trendsetter, which I enjoyed wearing because it was different.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Karrie!

      I wore this polish for a few days, and when I removed it, I didn’t get any major staining on my nails. As for staining skin, I can’t say because I hardly got any polish on my skin while painting. And when I removed the polish, it didn’t seem to stain my skin, either.

      I’m actually surprised that this would stain anyone’s skin because it’s more of a jelly polish, so it comes off very easily and quickly.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey another Cristina!

      I really wish that more people would give this shade a chance. :) But…in a way, I’m also glad that not too many people are going crazy over it. If everyone loved it, this shade would sell out too fast and be hard to find.

      This is totally a green that’s me! :)

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