While I’ve worn saturated orange polishes before, this is my first peach polish!
I thought that on others, peach looked delicious, but that China Glaze Peachy Keen wouldn’t work with my skintone. So, I didn’t blink an eye at a peach polish.
As a result, that eye became very dry. Mr. Eyeball pulled me aside, gave me a stern lecture about eye functioning, and said that if I don’t blink, he’ll go on strike. He said that he already had the protest sign painted.
Now when I hear about peach polishes, I blink an eye – both of my eyes, simultaneously, just so one doesn’t claim unfair discrimination.
(The last time I had to go into Eyeball Court, the verdict was harsh. I suspect it was because the judge’s name was Iris…) The law is never on my side.
China Glaze Peachy Keen Pictures
China Glaze Peachy Keen Ingredients
Note: The print on my bottle’s label was really grainy – this was the best I could photograph it. Please let me know if you find it un-readable and then I’ll type it out.
China Glaze Peachy Keen Swatches
All swatches have:
- Name: China Glaze Peachy Keen
- Collection: China Glaze Up & Away
- Colours Available in the China Glaze Up & Away Collection: Peachy Keen, Grape Pop, Sugar High, Something Sweet, Light As Air, Heli-Yum, Flyin’ High, Re-Fresh Mint, Four Leaf Clover, High Hopes, Happy Go Lucky & Lemon Fizz
- Amount: 14 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $2.75 USD
- Where to Buy: Victoria’s Nail Supply, 8ty8Beauty, Head2Toe Beauty & Sally Beauty Supply website
China Glaze Peachy Keen Review
Peachy Keen by China Glaze is a very interesting colour because it’s like nothing else I own. When you look at it in natural light, it seems to be an obvious pastel peach that has some bite to it. In other words, it doesn’t look like a pale peach that’s going to faint – there’s something robust about it.
In certain artificial lighting, the orange became more vivid. It took me by surprise, and it makes it difficult to categorize the colour. Is it a pastel? Is it stronger? It’s both…at least on my skin tone, it seemed to play tricks on Mr. Eyeball. (Serves him right for being such a Mr. Cranky Pants!)
The flash photos I took bring out the richness of the orange personality. Even to my naked eye, in some low lighting and artificial light, I saw this colour. But during the day, I saw what’s depicted in my natural-light photos.
I have yellow undertones, so maybe this explains why it looks more orange on me than other people I’ve seen sport this shade.
Peachy Keen by China Glaze is a creme polish, which made it a breeze to remove when I had to say RIP to this manicure.
Application & Formula
Peachy Keen has a great consistency that’s easy to control. And it’s also highly pigmented. Really, you can probably get away with 2 coats.
(I, however, had to use 3 coats to achieve full opacity because my second coat was sloppily applied and there were bald patches as a result.)
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
China Glaze Peachy Keen was a pleasant surprise, and it has made me wonder how many other peaches I may be able to wear.
Random: When I was a kid, I found my mother’s school yearbook. Nearly everyone in her class who wore glasses had the same thick-frame, Cat-Eye style that was popular back in the day. And I remember reading what someone (not from my mom’s class, but from the graduating class) wrote in part of the published farewell-message section. “Congratulations, keen beaners!” The reason I’m bringing this up is because the name China Glaze Peachy Keen reminds me of that person, and it makes me laugh.
Do you wear peach or orange nail polish? Are you a keen beaner? Do you wear beanie tops with the propellers?