While looking through some old folders on my computer, I found a manicure I wore quite a while ago.
The flash photos didn’t look so hot, but since I had a bunch of other photos in different lighting, I thought it was still worth sharing with you.
It’s an oldie, but a goodie – China Glaze Golden Enchantment!
In this post, you’ll see it layered over Cult Nails In A Trance, which I’ve previously reviewed. I think that Golden Enchantment looks the best layered over olive greens.
China Glaze Golden Enchantment lives up to its name. The holographic glitter makes an excellent top coat that transforms your base colour into something truly magical!
China Glaze Golden Enchantment Pictures
China Glaze Golden Enchantment Ingredients
China Glaze Golden Enchantment Swatches
All swatches have:
- Nubar Foundation Base Coat
- 2 coats of Cult Nails In A Trance
- 1 coat of China Glaze Golden Enchantment
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Sunlight Photos (Some are in dim sunlight.)
Natural Light Photos
Flash Photos - (Unfortunately, all the photos of this manicure I took with my camera’s flash didn’t meet my personal standards, so I opted not to post them this time. I felt like they wouldn’t add any value to this review. If I wear this combination again, I’ll try to capture it with the flash.)
√ Holographic gold glitter
- Name: China Glaze Golden Enchantment
- Collection: China Glaze Fashion Fairy Collection
- Colours Available in the China Glaze Fashion Fairy Collection: Fairy Dust & Golden Enchantment
- Amount: 18.5 mL / 0.65 fl. oz. (Hmm…it doesn’t look any bigger than my other regular 14 mL China Glaze bottles. It’s probably a misprint.)
- What I Paid: $2.75 USD
- Where to Buy: 8ty8Beauty, Trans Design, Nailsupplies & Victoria Nail Design
China Glaze Golden Enchantment Review
Golden Enchantment by China Glaze is a sheer yellow polish with lots of holographic glitter peppered throughout. Think of it like the golden version of China Glaze Fairy Dust.
I’ve never worn it alone, but I expect that it would take a ridiculous number of coats, and even then you wouldn’t achieve full opacity. This one’s meant for layering over other polishes.
This is a great polish to use when you just don’t have time to repaint your nails, but you want a new look. It gives your manicure an instant makeover.
Since the base colour is tinted yellow, you have to be careful what you layer it over. I suggest using it over greens, and of course, yellows. If you put it over a blue, there’s a chance that the finished look may wind up with a greenish tint. (That’s okay for the green-loving me, but maybe not so much for someone who wants the base blue to show through.)
Also, you may have disgusting results if you layer it over some pastels – it could turn out looking like ‘apple juice’…and not the kind you drink!
In the above swatches, I’ve shown Golden Enchantment layered over Cult Nails In A Trance, which I previously reviewed and swatched.
China Glaze Golden Enchantment has holographic glitter, so the finish isn’t as smooth as a creme. You can feel slight texture, but it’s not as rough as chunky glitter. And since you’ll probably just use one or two coats, it’s not as challenging to remove as traditional glitter polishes.
Application & Formula
This is an older polish, so the formula in my bottle was on the thicker side. It’s nothing that adding some polish thinner (not remover) can’t fix.
Even though the polish was thick, I had no problems with application. The lacquer was easy to control, and it still leveled out nicely.
Final Verdict: 8/10
China Glaze Golden Enchantment looks especially stunning over olive-green polishes, so if you have a nice collection of those, I recommend getting this so you can play around with some new looks!
How do you freshen up an existing manicure? Do you ever wear sheer polishes even if it shows your nail line?