China Glaze Bump in the Night Swatches & Review

China Glaze Bump in the Night Swatches & ReviewNail polish is one of the things that go bump in the night! 😉

China Glaze Bump in the Night is a black textured nail polish from the Monsters Ball Collection.

Before wearing it, I wasn’t sure if I’d like it just because I’ve grown fond of textured lacquers that have some glitter dispersed throughout compared to ones that don’t. (I feel like it gives the overall look more dimension and visual interest.)

But something about Bump in the Night really works. The texture adds an edginess to the raven black, so I really enjoyed it. The drama and bold contrast are right up my alley.

This is especially great for a spooky Hallowe’en manicure, but I think I’ll sport it again any time of year because I love the effect and how dark the black is.

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China Glaze Monsters Ball Bump in the Night

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China Glaze Bump in the Night Swatch, Review & Pictures

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Bump in the Night China Glaze Monsters Ball Collection

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China Glaze Bump in the Night Swatches, Review & Pictures

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China Glaze Bump in the Night Swatch Monsters Ball Collection Swatches

 

China Glaze Bump in the Night Swatches

All swatches have:

    • OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
    • 2 coats of China Glaze Bump in the Night
    • No top coat!

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China Glaze Bump in the Night Swatches & Review

China Glaze Bump in the Night Monsters Ball

China Glaze Bump in the Night Monsters Ball Collection Swatches

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China Glaze Bump in the Night Swatches

China Glaze Bump in the Night Review & Swatch

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Chian Glaze Monsters Ball Collection Bump in the Night Swatch

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China Glaze Monsters Ball Collection Bump in the Night Swatch

Claim: TRUSTED

  • Black texture (Yes)

Key Notes

China Glaze Bump in the Night Review

Colour

Rich like mysterious obsidian and deep like wet asphalt, Bump in the Night by China Glaze has a heart of darkness.

There’s something really sexy and gothic about this polish. It’s a jet black that doesn’t lean grey like some do. This is saturated and definitely not for the faint of heart.

I love the drama of a simple black nail polish. Instead of messing around with near-black lacquers, I like to go for an actual black that’s bold. This certainly fits the bill because it doesn’t have any nuances of others shades – it’s a pure black.

Finish

The textured finish is a really awesome twist. It reminds me of stucco ceilings the more I look at it.

When you run your fingers along the texture, it doesn’t feel very sharp, but you notice a lot of bumpiness.

You’ll need to pay special attention to your application along the free edge of your nails because if you don’t smooth it out and there are jagged pieces, those can actually feel sharp and snag on your clothing. But, if you avoid that, you’ll be fine.

Application & Formula

The textured finish of Bump in the Night by China Glaze is neat to paint with because with a single coat, you get complete coverage and colour that’s intense. It’s opaque in 1 coat, but I used 2 out of habit.

Although watching paint dry is commonly referred to in jokes indicating that a person’s bored, I actually watched Bump in the Night dry on my nails and thought it looked so cool!

It starts off looking wet and slightly bumpy, but then as it dries, the bumpiness becomes more prominent. It’s a neat visual indication that the polish has dried. And the beauty about textured polishes like this is that they dry very quickly, which makes them a wonderful choice when you don’t have ample time to spend on your manicure.

Although the formula and application are great, I noticed that removing this polish was more challenging than other textured polishes I’ve worn before. I had to scrub and spend a bit more time than what I was used to. That being said, I didn’t feel like I was scrubbing my fingers raw like with some crazy glitters.

Pros

  • Intense jet black
  • Textured finish (Can be a Con for some)
  • Dries quickly
  • Visible indication when the polish is dried (it becomes bumpier)
  • Saturated, pigmented colour (opaque in 1 coat, but I used 2 coats)

Cons

  • Textured finish (Can be a Pro for some)
  • Takes more time to remove than other textured nail polishes I’ve worn

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

I absolutely loved wearing China Glaze Bump in the Night because it’s been quite some time since I sported a true-black manicure. It’s amazing! The only drawback is that it’s harder to remove than a typical textured polish, so I had to deduct half a point from a perfect Final Verdict score. Nevertheless, I thought this polish was stellar, and I’ll definitely be wearing it again and again!

Do you wear black nail polish? Are near-black lacquers more your thing, or do you prefer pure-black polishes? What do you think about textured polishes that don’t contain glitter? Yay or nay?

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18 thoughts on “China Glaze Bump in the Night Swatches & Review

  1. Joyce

    I love black and near-black polishes and textured polishes are the best thing since sliced bread as far as I’m concerned but for some reason this one doesn’t do anything for me.
    Maybe it’s the wet look, the bumps, I don’t know…
    I guess I’ll just stick with Zoya’s Dahlia for black textured nails 🙂

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Joyce!

      Aww, sorry to hear that it didn’t float your boat. This is the first all-black textured polish that I own. I have another one with sparkles, but it’s not the same. I like how this one is so dark!

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  2. FedoraHarp

    This one definitely has a different look from other texture polishes I’ve tried. I don’t know if I’d wear that kind of extreme texture in such an extreme color, but I’d definitely be curious to give it a try! This seems like one of those colors where it’s hard to tell if you’ll like it until you put it on.

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey FedoraHarp!

      You’re right about it being extreme. Hehe, I think that’s why I enjoyed it so much! I like wearing polishes that have a lot of drama! But I can see how a lot of people would reserve something like this more for Hallowe’en.

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Icequeen81!

      The cool thing about the finish on this is that instead of being flat or really matte like some are, this one has a bit of sheen, which I like.

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Erin!

      Haha, but if you’re in the middle of cornfields, wouldn’t things that go ‘bump in the night’ be more readily available? Hehe! It’s just that in horror stories, I often see cornfields. Brr! 😉

      Yes, this one’s perfect for Hallowe’en, although I definitely will want to sport it any time of year. I love how dark it is! Maybe it’s just me, but I love the look of a straight-black polish, so when you throw texture into the mix, it’s even more fun to wear.

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Viktorija!

      Glad you enjoyed the photos! 🙂 I really had fun wearing this polish, and I must wear it again soon. It’s gothic like a regular black polish, but the texture makes it trendy.

      Interesting description they gave of the polish – “Leather and Sand”!

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Cindi!

      In person, there’s a sheen to the texture, so it’s not as flat as a lot of matte textures out there. You may like it more if you try it. In the bottle, I couldn’t tell if I’d like it (even though I’m a fan of jet blacks). But, on the nail, it’s very interesting! Gothic with a trendy textured twist!

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