So it looks like I’m on a roll! Here’s yet another review on a China Glaze Sunsational Collection nail polish!
Oh yeah – I had such high hopes for China Glaze Keepin’ It Teal (and maybe it’s because I’m pretty much a sucker for anything that’s aqua, teal, blue, or green).
Maybe it’s because this colour tends to flatter so many different skin tones. It’s bright, but not too crazy to make some people shy away from it.
China Glaze Keepin’ It Teal Pictures
China Glaze Keepin’ It Teal Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strenghtener (Used as a base coat)
- 3 coats of China Glaze Keepin’ It Teal
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Turquoise (Yes)
- Jelly (Yes)
- Name: China Glaze Keepin’ It Teal
- Press Release: Click here to see the China Glaze Sunsational Collection press release
- Collection: China Glaze Sunsational Collection 2013
- Amount: 14 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trans Design, NailPolishCanada, 8ty8Beauty, Nailsupplies, Head2Toe, select Sally Beauty Supply stores & select beauty-supply stores
China Glaze Keepin’ It Teal Review
Keepin’ It Teal by China Glaze is a bright teal that will really pop on your nails. Yes, it’s bright, but it’s not neon. It’s the kind of colour that puts the focus on your nails and is really flattering on a wide variety of skin tones from the fairest to the richest. (I just love polishes that the majority of people can enjoy.)
It has a jelly finish, and the sheerness of this polish definitely is no exception to the rule. You can see by my above photos that even after 3 coats, you can see the nail line. (In person, it was a little more prominent.)
I still wore the manicure with visible nail line. Although, next time I wear this, I’ll be sure to layer it over a creme or a white polish to help build up opacity quicker.
But, if you love layering, I can see how this one would be great for layering under and over a glittery polish (i.e. glitter-sandwich manicure) to add depth.
Application & Formula
Keepin’ It Teal by China Glaze went on streaky, and the formula was watery. As long as you’re prepared for this, you should be able to avoid flooding your cuticles.
Final Verdict: 7/10
If you’re okay with using more than 3 coats or layering over another polish to get opaque coverage, then you may like this polish. But, if streaky and sheer polishes turn you off, you’d better avoid this one.
Do you wear any sheer or streaky nail polishes? How do you use them? When a polish is a one-coater, do you ever actually wear just one coat? (Out of habit, I always apply a minimum of 2, unless I’m doing a layering combination.)