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Swatch & Review: China Glaze Ahoy!

Been really sick for the past few days, didn’t really get the chance to blog since I was mostly sick in bed and only managed to feel better enough to head out on Sunday 😩

Was wearing China Glaze Ahoy! over the past few days. Please excuse any tipwear because this was like 3 days of wear.

2 coats:

Click to see closeups on microglitter

I wish my camera was able to capture these in their full glory. Ahoy! is a glass-flecked fuchsia-pink polish chocked full of hot pink microglitters even under indoor lights. Under sunlight however, the microglitters come to life as they appear gold and very sparkly. Super gorgeous when worn but the application was a little of a trouble because it was very goopy (like its popular predecessor – Ruby Pumps). Took a lot of effort just to get it to apply evenly (or it could be the lack of my hand-eye coordination since I was sick). Nonetheless, the formula for this wasn’t as good as the rest of the Anchors Away Collection.

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Swatch & Review: OPI Who Needs A Prince + China Glaze White Cap

This is my polish for work. OPI WNAP on its own is too boring for my liking so I layered ChG White Cap over it.

Sigh. It looks too feminine and “bridal-like” for me.

OPI WNAP (2coats) + ChG White Cap (1 coat):

White Cap adds a nice touch of gold shimmers to the entire look. The gold shimmers are more visible under low lighting. Prettiness.

China Glaze Anchors Away Collection Swatches

I picked up only 3 from the collection initially including Sea Spray, Pelican Grey and White Cap. I had since went on to order Ahoy after trying them out because I love the formulations in this collection! All swatches are 2 coats each with base coat and top coat.

Pelican Grey (topped with White Cap):

I wore Color Club’s Wild Orchid on my ring finger for comparison and contrast as these are the only greys I have in my collection. Pelican Grey is a very pale blue-toned grey and as you can see in the second swatch, the blue is really quite pronounced in an angle. From the bottle we can see faint micro-shimmer but the shimmers do not show up on the nail which is quite a pity.

Sea Spray:

Sea Spray is a dusty baby blue with very very micro silver sparkles in the bottle but barely noticeable on the nail. It comes off as a creme in my opinion. Also, it appears grey-er against my skin tone so much so that it looks like a blue-tinted grey under artificial lighting. The blue is more obvious in natural light. I am not too sure if this colour suits me as it tends to bring out a lot of red in my skin tone.

White Cap:

My favourite of the lot! This is like the nail polish version of the famous NARS Albatross highlighter. It is filled with gold shimmer in a jelly off-white base.. Just like Albatross. No I am not a fan of NARS Albatross, it doesn’t seem to work on my skin tone because of the gold shimmers, and the same goes for White Cap because the gold flashes are very obvious and too odd against my skin when I wear it alone. It, however, looks amazing and transforms any nail polish when you layer it over them (see above).

So far, I am rather pleased with how all these applied. They are incredibly creamy and smooth very unlike some China Glazes I have which can be rather thick and goopy. Overall a winning collection.