Friday, April 18, 2014

China Glaze: Gelaze Polish In 'Turned Up Turquoise'

Purchased.


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I am a polish hoarder we all know that. I also love gel polish. China glaze came out with their new version of gel polish, gelaze. I obviously needed to get it pronto. Click down below to see what I think of china glaze gelaze.

What it Promises: 
Two-in-one formula in stunning shades delivers in innovative strength of a Base Coat and durable finish of a Gel Polish. 

What I found:
To say I love china glazes shade turned up turquoise is an understatement! As soon as I saw china glaze came out with a gel polish version of it I knew I HAD to have it.

I of course had to use this right away. It claims when using it you do not need to use a base coat, so I followed the direction and skipped the base coat.

One thing I noticed right away was the fact that before I even cured my nails there was shrinkage at the tips! Shrinkage before I even cured it!! What is that? I never heard of that before.

Shrinkage before curing aside this applied super smoothly. It took 3 coats to be opaque. This shade is as neon as the regular polish by the same name, but it has more of a shimmer to it. I love the color of this polish it's beautiful.

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             With Flash above, No Flash below. 

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Now for wear time, it failed miserably. I was so disappointed tip wear AND a giant chip! It wasn't even my dominate hand! I was so disappointed. I kept this on for three days before I removed it due to chipping.
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I can not explain how disappointed when it chipped, and had pre-cured shrinkage. My friend Ashley painted her nails with periwinkle Gelaze she noticed some pre-cured shrinkage but her mani lasted over a week no problem!  I'm not sure if I got a bad batch, I haven't tried this specific polish again since.
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I'm annoyed with the such short wear time of my first manicure with it, but I know I'll give it one more go before I make my final verdict of if I got a bad batch or not. 

VERDICT: This didn't last that long for me, I'm not thrilled. I love the color but the staying power isn't there which it should be considering it's a gel polish. I give this an eh rating, pass. 

Did anyone else try Gelaze yet? What colors did you pick up?



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2 comments

Kelly LaGrange said...

If you cool gelaze before application(opposite of other gels), it won't shrink.

Anonymous said...

Gel polish shrinkage is often due to incorrect nail prep and some natural (or synthetic) oils which may not be visible to the eye remaining on the nail plate before product application. A swipe with acetone would on most occasions prevent this.
Also I can see the polish is seeped into the cuticle area on some nails which would always mean your gel mani will not last more than a few days.
Hope this helps x

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