When I first heard of China Glaze Gaga For Green, thoughts of Lady Gaga dressed as a frog on a glittertastic lily pad came to mind.
Although Gaga For Green isn’t that dramatic, I still really loved wearing it because of how fresh and clean it looked. Plus the formula didn’t croak. 😉 It applied well.
You know that I have a soft spot for green nail polish, but it takes something extra to make me want to reach for it more than once.
China Glaze Gaga For Green has that something special, and I thought of a nail-art design I could do with it as the base. I’ll try to execute and photograph the idea sometime in March for a tutorial
China Glaze Gaga For Green Pictures
China Glaze Gaga For Green Ingredients
China Glaze Gaga For Green Swatches
All swatches have:
Natural Light Photos
- Name: China Glaze Gaga For Green
- Collection: China Glaze ElectroPop Collection (Spring 2012)
- Press Release: Click here to see the China Glaze ElectroPop Collection press release
- Colours Available in the China Glaze ElectroPop Collection: Aquadelic, Gaga For Green, Kinetic Candy, Electric Beat, Sunshine Pop, Make Some Noise, Wicked Style, Fuchsia Fanatic, Gothic Lolita, Dance Baby, Sweet Hook & Techno
- Amount: 14 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was sent to me by PR.)
- Where to Buy: NailPolishCanada, Trans Design, Nailsupplies & Victoria Nail Supply
China Glaze Gaga For Green Review
Gaga For Green by China Glaze is a fresh kind of green that reminds me of spring because it’s light and carefree.
It’s a simple shade of green that I respect. It’s easy for a polish with glitter to get your attention, but when you get a colour that’s simple, it’s not always easy for it to stand out in the Sea of Bells and Whistles.
Despite having a lot of greens in my collection, I really do like this one because of the finish. The colour, itself, isn’t that unique, but I think it’s nice. (If you don’t have tons of greens, this is a good one to have.)
I love this polish because the finish is an interesting hybrid between a creme polish and a jelly polish!
When I first saw Gaga For Green by China Glaze in the bottle, I thought that it was just going to be your standard creme. Then, I applied it and it didn’t look flat like a traditional creme – it has a little bit of depth…a shiny quality.
But unlike typical jelly polishes that are super sheer, I was able to use just 2 coats to cover most of my nail. In direct sunlight, I could see a little bit of visible nail line (which could be rectified with 3 coats), but in all other lighting, I found that 2 coats did the job.
Application & Formula
China Glaze Gaga For Green applied very sheer with the first coat, but the second did a great job covering the nail, as I mentioned earlier.
The formula itself is watery, so you have to be more diligent about application or you could risk flooding your cuticles.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
I gave this polish a really high score because even though I have a lot of green polishes I love, it takes a lot for me to really love a green that’s free of glitter, holo, or other effects. The finish really drew me in.
Do you know of any other creme-jelly hybrid polishes? Do you have a go-to nail colour for the spring? Will you be going on a spring break this year?