China Glaze Keepin’ It Teal Swatches & Review

China Glaze Keepin' It Teal Swatches & ReviewSo 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 Sunsational Swatches

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China Glaze Keepin' It Teal Review & Pictures

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China Glaze Keepin' It Teal Sunsational Collection

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China Glaze Keepin' It Teal Sunsational Collection

China Glaze Keepin’ It Teal Swatches

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China Glaze Keepin' It Teal Swatches & Review

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China Glaze Keepin' It Teal Swatch & Review

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China Glaze Keeping' It Teal Swatches

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China Glaze Keepin' It Teal Swatch, Review & Photos

China Glaze Keepin' It Teal Swatches, Review & Photos

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China Glaze Keepin' It Teal Swatches

Claims: TRUSTED

  • Turquoise (Yes)
  • Jelly (Yes)

Key Notes

China Glaze Keepin’ It Teal Review

Colour

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.)

Finish

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.

Pros

  • Pretty bright turquoise
  • Sheer formula would be great for layering (e.g. glitter-sandwich manicures)
Cons

  • Watery, streaky formula (visible nail line, even with 3 coats)

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.)

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18 thoughts on “China Glaze Keepin’ It Teal Swatches & Review

  1. Joyce

    Lovely color but streaky and sheer? Nope, not for me…
    *starts searching for a similar, not streaky or sheer polish*

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Joyce!

      I was sad about the sheerness, but I think I’ll need to try doing a glitter-sandwich manicure with it. :) Gotta put it to good use!

      Reply
    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Lizzy!

      Sounds like we’re in the same boat. I don’t have Turned Up Turquoise, but I have Misa The Grass Is Greener on My Side, which is supposed to be similar.

      Reply
  2. Tanya

    Your posts make me want every nail polish there is :). So I don’t go broke, I’ve told myself only textured nail polishes until after my birthday in October. We’ll see how long I actually stick to that ;).

    Reply
    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Tanya!

      Haha, I don’t know whether to feel flattered or guilty! ;) Maybe a little of both! So, thank you and I’m sorry. Haha!

      Reply
    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Olivia!

      Yes, that one is really great, especially with a tan! But, even on my fairly light skin, it pops. Peachy shades like that are some of my favourites for the summer.

      Reply
  3. karen

    Oooh…pretty color! Shame about the streaky/sheer thing, but it might work well for a gradient mani.

    Just me or the pics? It kinda reminds me of For Audrey. Either way, I’d love to have it but it will have to wait. After my last extended visit at Sally’s, my account needs to breathe….that place is SO dangerous!

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Karen!

      I think that Keepin’ It Teal is more saturated than For Audrey, but I’d need to compare them side-by-side to be sure. I feel like Keepin’ It Teal has a touch more green.

      Haha, I know what you mean about Sally Beauty Supply, especially when you see the polishes on clearance! ;)

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  4. Gelic' nail art

    I really liked this! Such a vibrant color.

    I like jellies but it depend on how jelly/sheer they are. I think that the smiley and the other part of the nail (or how to say) should have a smooth difference, ie the VNL shouldn’t be in your face, more subtle, that’s how I like my jellies anyhow. I also like jelly sandwiches an stuff like that so there’s always something to do with them :)
    Gelic’ nail art recently posted: Pretty and Polished – Boy Bleu, swatch

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Gelic’ Nail Art!

      I agree – there’s always a great use for jellies. I have yet to do a glitter-sandwich manicure, but I must try one soon. I’ve seen so many gorgeous swatches, and the depth the manicures have is incredible!

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  5. Tennyoceres

    A base color of nude or beige should hide visible nail line if it ruins your look so much. You’re right the color is bright but not stark neon. I used to hate the jelly/squishy see through look but now I’m starting to like it. It reminds me of jellybeans and lollipops. Also great for putting some depth in my glitterbomb polishes.

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Tennyoceres!

      That’s a really good idea! I would typically use white as the base, but using nude or beige would probably blend in more.

      Reply

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