I fell so hard when I first saw swatches of China Glaze Water You Waiting For, all blue and green and just so dazzling! This and Def Defying (my base here under Mardi Gras) were the two I knew right off I would absolutely need from the Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away Collection.
Water You Waiting For is predominantly blue, with highlights of smaller green, and it's absolutely brilliant. Light honestly dances over it like water! It took me a little while to actually wear it, though, because the formula and I didn't quite get along at our first meeting. The first time I tried it, it was thin and runny. It pooled in my cuticles, and I didn't want to deal. Took it off and set it aside to try again later. This time, without doing anything at all but waiting a little while, it was very nearly the opposite! Remembering my first try, I started with a very thin coat and found it kind of gritty and hard to spread. It clearly needed a less hesitant hand--and it was most definitely not so thin anymore--so I went right back over that first coat and had a much better time of it. It was still thick, much thicker than other opaque China Glaze glitters I've tried (Angel Wings and Winter Holly, for example, or last year's On Safari golds), but then I guess that's not surprising, given that Water You Waiting For contains slightly larger pieces of glitter than the others. It wasn't prohibitively thick by any means, just thick enough that it's something to be aware of during application.
I ended up doing three coats, thanks to my too-thin first, but two coats should be just right for Water You Waiting For. It's definitely a top coat eater, so even with two coats, I could have stood a third to make it perfectly, glassy smooth, especially if I'd planned to wear it for a few days.
Really hoping all this blathering about the formula doesn't take away from the polish itself, because it really is a beauty. So much depth and texture and colour and brilliance! China Glaze could do this polish in umpteen different colours, and I would probably need them all.