Polish Name: Pre-Sale (Ships March 21): Smoke And Ashes by China Glaze
Size: 15 mL
Brand: China Glaze
Collection: Hunger Games Capitol Colors Collection
This product contains no toluene, DBP or added formaldehyde.
About China Glaze: China Glaze creates exciting, modern colors. They use China Clay as nail hardener resulting in long-lasting wear. Their non-thickening formula allow for excellent coverage. China Glaze has been featured in dozens of publications including Elle (with Kelly Clarkson), Lucky (with Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Nylon (with Avril Lavigne).
Application Instructions: For best results first apply a base coat to clean, bare nails. Then apply 2-3 coats of colored polish (depending on its consistency and thickness). For long lasting wear finish with a top coat.
I was unsure how this would look in real life, as the sheen is a little more blue and intense from the bottle picture.
It goes on as an opaque black with gorgeous subtle green sheen created by the green microgliter. I love this polish.
Requires 1-2 coats depending on how thick you like to put on your polish. But in most cases you can get an even opaque later with one application. 123
I tried this polish for nail art and do love the tiny flecks of emerald. The polish was opaque enough to show the stamped design. Did tilt bottle back and forth to bring the emerald fleck to top. 123
I am not an expert or professional , but an owner of a bottle and quite few from China G. I really liked black color on others and I was very much afraid to wear it myself. I found this combination of solid black and I think two shades of emerald tiny flakes in it . This brilliant idea of breaking bold black colour by sparks of greenish-emerald-turquoise gave me confidence of wearing it .
I do love it . Definately , I would say this polish coming alive in the evening and sparks appear more visible out of black - like a tiny stars on the night sky !!
ps. I agree - tinner layers and top glossy coat :) 123
I tried this polish and used slightly thick layers when I applied it. Wasn't terribly impressed with the glass flecks in it. Then I tried it again when I was going to do a glitter gradient manicure, and went thinner. Much more noticeable the second time!! Does make a big difference. I think the flecks might sink in the thicker layers, but I'm really not sure. Also, the base colour is difficult to pin down. In some lights, it looks very deep teal, and in others it looks black. Overall, I'd say it was a three with the thick layers, but a solid four with the thinner ones. 123