Hey There Polished People!
Today I have a quick swatch to share with you. My love of neons is no secret, so when I heard that the China Glaze On The Shore collection of neons was so incredibly crappy I was soooo disappointed!! China Glaze has kind of been hitting a rough spot lately if you ask me. Although I have to say, despite some bad reviews, I found the Hologlam collection to be really nice. Anyway- even though I was heartbroken, there was one color that just called to me so much that I had to get it even though I KNEW it was going to be the bane of my existence. That polish is/was:
China Glaze Highlight Of My Summer
First off- sorry about the white paint in my cuticles. I painted the white wall of the baby room and really didn’t notice how gross my hands still were until I am here posting this picture. Sorrysorrysorrysorry.
Highlight Of My Summer is a neon minty green color. What initially drew me to this color was that this polish reminds me of a green version of Flip Flop Fantasy which is one of my all-time favorites. It’s almost pastel, except that it’s NOT and instead its retina-searingly bright. I LOVE this color.
China Glaze made a mistake when they named this. I think what they meant to call it was “Lowlight Of My Summer” cuz you’d have an easier time getting some liquid Mylanta to look even and lovely on your nails. The formula is just what everyone said- uneven, chalky, terrible. You MUST wear white undies with this or you will regret the day you were born. Even with a nice clean white canvas to work with, I think I applied 3, maybe even 4, coats to get it to look nice and even. If I could find a dupe for Highlight Of My Summer and get my hands on it, I would give this to my worst enemy because without lots of practice, polish undies, and an excellent quality topcoat (Seche Vite), you’re never gonna get this to look nice. If you try this polish and don’t arm yourself with ample patience, may God have mercy on your soul.
Yes, Please! or No, Thank You:
I can’t recommend this to you all. I am still kinda happy I bought it because I do love the color, but I would hate to be like “Oh you haaaave to get this” and then you firebomb my house after your first attempt to use it. I’m having a baby in a couple of months, ain’t nobody got time fo’ that! If you get this, just make sure to use a white base coat, have patience and be prepared to apply several coats. The color is great… but that’s all it has going for it. It’s kind of like that Aaryn girl on Big Brother! Pretty on the outside, but pretty much rotten and irredeemable on the inside. No, Thank You.
Have you purchased any polishes from this collection? Do you find the formula problematic? Let me know how you like this and if you watch Big Brother in the comments below. As always, thank you all very much for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!