China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada Swatches & Review

China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada SwatchesSometimes I crave a color that screams, “I’m hyperactive!”

China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada is a shocking neon green that does just that.

It’s very strange, but in low light, this neon nail polish seems to appear a hundred times brighter. Looks like it could glow in the dark, even though it doesn’t. Yes, that’s how bright it is!

I can never accurately capture neon polish with my camera. Photos always turn out more muted than the color in real life.

Take a look at my swatches. Now, imagine them being waaaaay brighter much like a highlighter! That’s more accurate.

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China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada Review

Color

Kiwi Cool-Ada by China Glaze is my favorite neon-green nail polish to wear because it makes my nails pop. It’s exactly the same color as a strong green highlighter.

Since I tend to talk with my hands a lot, whenever I wear this, it’s pretty funny what kind of reaction I get from others. Other people have stopped mid-sentence while talking with me to look at my nails. And once, a guy said that he just saw ‘flashes of green light’…hehe!

Application, Formula & Finish

Like your typical neon, Kiwi Cool-Ada dries matte and goes on streaky even after putting on 3 coats carefully. When you add a shiny top coat, it minimizes the streaking and also amplifies the neon-ness. And it appears to have a jelly finish.

The one good thing about the formula is that because it’s matte, it dries in a flash!

Despite the lackluster formula, I still really love wearing this polish. And I suggest that if you wear it, that you always wear it with a shiny top coat or else it looks pretty terrible.

Also, in person and in some lighting, you can see visible nail line. This doesn’t bother me much, but if you don’t like it, try layering it over white.

Ingredients

China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada doesn’t contain Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, or Formaldehyde resin, which makes it Big-4-Free.

Pros

  • Shocking neon green
  • Dries extremely fast
  • Big-4-Free (No Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, or Formaldehyde resin)
Cons

  • Applies streaky (a top coat minimizes this)
  • Dries matte (a top coat makes the neon pop)

Final Verdict: 8/10

China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada is a fun neon green to wear. If you don’t mind putting up with a streaky matte formula that requires a shiny top coat to look good, this is a great polish!

You could also try layering this over a coat of white polish to reduce the streaking and to intensify the neon even more.

Do you rock neon nail polish? Which is your favorite neon polish to wear? Do you layer your neons or wear them alone?

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8 thoughts on “China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada Swatches & Review

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Kee!

      Hehehe…even my mom’s cat was staring at my nails today. It was like he was mesmerized. Pingu has good taste…haha!

      Reply
  1. Andii

    Oh, I love this color and it looks great on you! I had considered buying it but didn’t because I thought I had a dupe but I see now even though the colour is similar it is not near the same! I love the neon colours, especially now that it is summer :D

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Andii!

      Thank you so much! Having a lot of fun wearing it. :D

      My photos aren’t totally accurate. Something about neons – they just don’t seem to cooperate with my camera! The best way I can describe it is a green version of those orange safety cones you see on the road. Kiwi Cool-Ada is a stronger green than my pictures would suggest. No faded green here – it’s like the green highlighter markers.

      Hope that helps!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Nicole!

      You’ll love it. It’s crazzzzzyyy on your nails, and you’ll keep staring at it. Please let me know how you like it when you give it a go! :D

      Reply

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