Pastel nail polishes tend to have streaky and patchy formulas, and often require three coats for full opacity. China Glaze released their Pastels collection this Spring and I have three of the new colours to show you. Let’s see if these nail polishes followed the usual pastel ways…
Let’s start with My Sweet Lady, a beautiful peony pink crème. This is the first one I tried and I was quite impressed with the formula because it was fully opaque with only two coats! I did go a bit thicker with my second coat, but that’s always what I do with pastels and most still need a third coat. Not this one, it was perfect with two coats. I then finished it off with a layer of top coat and this is the result.
Next up we have A Waltz In The Park, a beautiful cool-toned purple crème. This one also reached full opacity with two coats with a thicker second coat, and was finished with a top coat.
I saved my favourite colour for last: Spring Jungle, a light pistachio green crème. This one, like the other two, reached full opacity with two coats (thicker on the second) and was finished with a top coat. I mean, look at it!!! 😍
I was seriously impressed with the formula of these polishes. As I mentioned earlier, pastel polishes tend to be more work because of their formulas, but not these ones.
One thing to keep in mind is that you absolutely NEED a base coat for these. I first tried them without a base coat and the formula was HORRIBLE. However, a base coat fixed that issue. I always use a base coat, but am sometimes lazy and tired and try to save time by skipping it, but a base coat is a MUST.
What colour(s) would you go for?
– Chantal 🙂