Hey There Polished People!
How was everyone’s Valentine’s Day? Mine could have been better. Guess what I got? SICK! Boo hoo! I had a bit of a scratchy throat the day before but man, on Friday it just hit me hard. I must have went through 30 tissues, couldn’t breathe, sneezed Madeline awake every time she fell asleep in my arms, I just felt like a big ol bucket of snot. Lovely imagery, huh? Also, somehow I injured my shoulder and could barely move my right arm. What a mess!! Luckily today I’m finally starting to feel a little better. At least my nose is only 80% stuffed now, and my arm only hurts a little. YAY! I hope your day was better!! 🙂
Today I have the two China Glaze Sea Goddess polishes that looked most interesting to me. I chose Sand Dolla Make You Holla (which just pains me to say, I hate that name!!) and Teal The Tide Turns. I will show them to you and then tell you what I think.
First off, I was an idiot and didn’t realize these were textured when I bought them. Maybe the silver cap was supposed to be my clue but shouldn’t the front of the bottles say “textured” or something?? I mean I, as a nail blogger, should have known, but a regular consumer may not and would be in for a big surprise when they applied these to their nails. Anyway speaking of textured polish, I’m used to the Zoya-type “matte sparkle” texture, and didn’t really even enjoy their brief foray into the “foil sparkle” finish. This weird semi-shiny textured finish does nothing for me. SDMYH isn’t even textured so much as “not smooth” so I ended up top coating that one and actually quite like the funfetti-esque look, but the weird sandy texture pieces in it do nothing for me. I layered two coats of SDMYH over a white polish for these pictures. The application of this polish was no problem.
Yes, Please! or No, Thank You
Mehhhh. I wish it didn’t even masquerade as a textured polish, but it’s alright. Don’t expect anything fantastic though. I want a polish like this only regular- White jelly w tiny multi glitter. Anyone have a recommendation?
Teal The Tide Turns (no top coat)
TTTT was a whole ‘nother story. These pictures show 4 coats, no base nor top coat. The formula of this polish was HORRIFIC!!! Bald spots, super thin yet chunky, just atrocious. It’s like they took their crappiest teal jelly, threw a little glitter in there and some white sand and marketed it as this
Sandy Seahorse Sea Goddess polish. (Points to Jessica for coming up w Sandy Seahorse, I thought that was hilarious when she said it.) You can see some of the white texture pieces around the edges of my nails. The Zoya and OPI and even Julie G Pixie Dust, Liquid Sand and Frosted Gumdrops, (respectively) polishes are COLORED textured bits in with a colored base. I’ve never seen a textured polish that expects the jelly base to cover gross little sandy bits and make it look like a pretty, sparkling textured polish. What the heck, China Glaze? What. The. Heck. Luckily the other polishes in this collection don’t look to be as appalling as these, but after trying these, I’d be a little cautious.
Yes, Please! or No, Thank You
Do you really have to ask? I’d rather have sand in my shorts for a week than wear this again. No, thank you. It looks like dried toothpaste. Anyone wanna prove they have completely lost their mind and trade this for a Salon Perfect Neon Collision Polish? Ha.
Am I the crazy one for not liking these? Did I just pick the two worst ones? Let me know what you think in the comments below. As always thank you all for commenting and till next time- Happy Polishing!!!