There are some polishes that crave the bright lights and the attention of a flashing camera in their direction. (They even wear over-sized sunglasses so they come across as bigger stars than they actually are…)
Then there are those that huddle in the corner and act like shy wallflowers. You have to coax them to come to the spotlight, and you have to tell them that their doting fans wish to see them.
China Glaze Gothic Lolita from the ElectroPop Collection wasn’t shy, but it wasn’t a diva, either. It just refused to show me its true colours in front of the camera despite me taking pictures in different lighting conditions!
After spending some quality time with Gothic Lolita, she finally opened up to me over a cup of coffee. She’s really a pink purple rather than a blue purple like she looks in my photos.
(P.S. Check back again tomorrow to see what I put on top of this polish. Any guesses?) 😉
China Glaze Gothic Lolita Pictures
China Glaze Gothic Lolita Ingredients
China Glaze Gothic Lolita Swatches
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- Name: China Glaze Gothic Lolita
- 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 Gothic Lolita Review
Gothic Lolita by China Glaze is a purple polish that’s pretty, but that didn’t make my jaw drop. It’s nice, and it does look wonderful solo or with nail art on top (probably), but it doesn’t stand out to me.
That being said, it does have an intriguing finish…
The interesting thing about this polish is that at first, I thought it was just a standard creme polish, but when I closely inspected my nails, I could see that there was an interesting speckling of going on.
Looking so closely at my nails that is very unnatural (haha), I saw purple and blue specks. You can only see them sometimes in certain lighting conditions. I thought this was pretty cool – like a hidden surprise just for the wearer.
Application & Formula
Gothic Lolita by China Glaze was easy to apply – the formula went exactly where I wanted it to go, and it was pigmented enough that I only needed 2 coats to achieve full opacity.
Final Verdict: 8/10
Gothic Lolita by China Glaze is a nice purple, but because I have tons of purples in my Helmer, I don’t think I’ll be reaching for this one too often because it’s not terribly unique. But if you don’t have a purple like this already, this is a great choice.
What polish finish makes you drool the most? Is there a polish finish that you never or hardly wear?