Manicure Monday: Wish on a Starfish

February 24, 2014

Happy Monday! Anyone else sad that the Winter Olympics are over? Last night I thought to myself... "what on earth am I going to do in class now?" Hah, I promise I'm actually an awesome student. But in all seriousness, I'm SO proud of the Canadian athletes and their performances at the games. There's no better time to show off Canadian pride!

To kick off this week, I have one of the newest shades from China Glaze to share with you today. It made it's first appearance in my Valentine's Day inspired mani, but I wanted to show it off on its own. Wish on a Starfish is one of six shades from the China Glaze Sea Goddess collection for Spring 2014. I would categorize all six as pretty Spring shades, but what is unique about them is the fact that they are all textured polishes. This was something difficult for me to get used to as I love my nail polishes to dry smooth and flat.

To me, Wish on a Starfish is a pretty bubblegum pink base loaded with small gold glitter and a textured filler. After the application of two coats, the polish dries sparkly and attains a texture similar to that of sand. I thought that the addition of a top coat may reduce the textured effect, but it actually didn't change anything and felt like the polish just completely absorbed my top coat. It's a little strange to have a finished manicure feel bumpy and rough, but it allows for an ultra sparkly finish and a long lasting manicure. I got five full days of wear with two coats, and when the polish starts to chip you hardly notice it as the sparkles fill in the gaps. It will be a great colour for the upcoming warm-weather months and available via Nail Polish Canada if you're interested.

*Disclosure: This product was sent for consideration of a review.

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  1. I haven't tried anything with this particular texture but experienced something similar with some glittery polishes. They eat up the top coat right away! LOL
    This color is soft and feminine. Very pretty on you! :)

  2. What a beautiful and interesting texture! I love the color and I imagine this can last a very long time :D

  3. Nice color and I like that sparkling detail.

  4. The color is beautiful and stated for 5 days. That's great
    Keep in touch

  5. Oh my, this is such a fun shade! I'm not a fan of textured polishes but a teal or pink like this I think I'd make an exception for!

  6. Hey Andrea, I'm bit sad olympics over but I'm HAPPY we won GOLD! Back to watching hockey. Love this shade, it's very pretty!

    xo Jo

  7. I love this pink color for nails! Pink like my apple blog!!

  8. Gorgeous color. Love the texture of it :)


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