China Glaze Calypso Blue from the Bahama Blues Collection has been in my stash since it was released in 2008.
The odd thing? This is the very first time I wore it!
Yes, I hoped that Calypso Blue would forgive me for overlooking it just because a lot of flashy pretty things sauntered by and distracted me.
I took it out for a spin, and we fell in love. We went to dinner, saw a movie, and stared at each other by candlelight while sipping on some wine and having a heart-to-heart conversation. 😉
China Glaze Calypso Blue Pictures
China Glaze Calypso Blue Ingredients
China Glaze Calypso Blue Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 2 coats of China Glaze Calypso Blue
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Name: China Glaze Calypso Blue
- Collection: China Glaze Bahama Blues 2008
- Colours Available in the Collection: Calypso Blue, Blue Island Iced Tea, Bermuda Breakaway, Blue Paradise, Bahamian Escape & Caribbean Blue
- Amount: 14 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Around $2.50 USD
- Where to Buy: Victoria Nail Supply, 8ty8Beauty & Head2Toe
China Glaze Calypso Blue Review
Calypso Blue by China Glaze is a deep, alluring blue that doesn’t look too dark. You can tell that it’s blue and not black.
I especially loved wearing this on short nails because I think it looks edgier than on long claws. But, anyone can rock this!
This colour makes me think of sailing on the sea at night – mystery in the air that’s exciting!
Some people say that this has a creme finish, but I think there’s a bit of a jelly quality to it because it’s glossy. It has a lot of depth. And when I removed it, it came off like a jelly, which is even easier than a creme.
Application & Formula
Even though I had this polish since 2008, it applied perfectly! It wasn’t thick at all, and it flowed onto my nails smoothly. I found it was slightly watery, but not so much that I couldn’t control it.
When you remove this polish, it may make your fingers and cuticles a little blue. But, don’t worry – just wash your hands a few times, and the slight tint will go away easily.
Final Verdict: 10/10
Yup, I gave this a perfect score because I looooved wearing this! Sure, it leaves a little blue tint, but it doesn’t stick around forever, so I can deal with it. Just a few hand washings after removal and you no longer are a member of the Smurf club. (Although, it’s probably fun to be a Smurf.)
Do you have any polishes from the old China Glaze Bahama Blues Collection? What was an older polish you sported recently?