Tuesday, 13 January 2015

China Glaze Skyscraper Swatch and Review

Today I have a swatch of a polish that has sat in my untried pile for literally years, China Glaze Skyscraper is from the Metro collection which came out in 2011! I have a love/hate relationship with this polish which I will explain below:

First off doesn't this just look magical? Skyscraper is a blue jelly base with blue and silver micro glitter  floating throughout. It reminds me of a less chunky version of Deborah Lippmann Today Was A Fairytale. 

My issues with this polish comes from the application, the jelly formula was just so thin that is was almost like water to apply. This is four coats and honestly I think I could have used another for opacity really. My swatches show a layer of Seche Vite as well to smooth out all the glitter.

I mean don't get me wrong, painting all those layers adds real depth to this polish but the lazy part of me just can't be bothered by it!

Do you think a pretty polish is worth as many coats? I know that I could layer it over a blue to minimise the number of coats required but it's just not the same!! #firstworldnailpolishproblems

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  1. How sparkly and pretty that is.

  2. Mine is a two coater, weird... I guess it goes to show that earlier releases of polishes might have batch variations. Lovely lovely polish however, despite application issues.

  3. It looks great!! If I love a nail polish enough I will put up with the application issues... though it is always a shame. Good review! :) xxx

  4. Mine also goes on in two coats. Might try leaving the lid cracked for a bit to thicken it up some!

  5. This is gorgeous, too bad about the formula!


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