03 October 2013

China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise

Okay, seriously, just...wow? Even before we met, I knew I was absolutely going to love China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise, and I was very not wrong. Turquoise neon with a fantastic shimmer? Yes! Yes, please!

China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise swatch

China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise is a green-leaning teal (or, y'know, a turquoise) with a beautiful, blue shimmer. Possibly a shade greener than it's showing here? Possibly not? Teals are wily little minxes on camera. Anyway! It's very well pigmented and was nicely opaque in about two coats. Though, it's worth noting that it's apparently not a fan of the self-level. Thanks to how bright and practically neon this polish is, it actually dries--relatively quickly--to a satin/matte finish. Cool-looking, absolutely! But when applied by my robustly caffeinated hands, it was also full of bumps and ridges that required the sweet, soothing magic of top coat. Fortunately for me the original finish was more surprise than feature, so I breezed straight past the awkward lumps and on to shimmer-fabulous!

China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise swatch

According to my Google-fu, China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise was part of the 2008 Ink Collection, and that's the extent of my informative learnings. Basically, I'm nuts about the colour and the shimmer, and if I could figure out how to write it, the rest of this post would pretty much be me standing next to a big, blown up picture, pointing at the bottle and doing that annoying, "Haah? Haah?" thing people do when they're trying get you to say, "Fine, yes, it's very nice!" Also I'm probably nudging you with my elbow too because the noise alone isn't quite obnoxious enough.

China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise swatch

It took me a long time to finally meet China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise in person, but we are so very happy together now. I mean, our relationship isn't without its problems--after all, I did have to pretty much manipulate it into settling down--but once we got past those little bumps, it was brightly shimmering bliss.

17 comments:

  1. I don't remember if this one is on my wishlist, but it's gorgeous! The shimmer is awesome.

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  2. Hahaha, you are so funny - and I love my Turned Up Turqouise so much too!

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  3. I have wanted this for so long but so many people said the formula was awful and it dried incredibly slow. In the end I was turned off of buying it :(

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  4. This is one of my favorite China Glaze polishes!

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  5. This is one of my favorite China Glaze polishes!

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    1. I had to check my polish list, I was like "crap, do I have this??!" but I doooo!!! :D!!! So happy about that!

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  7. This is an absoutely stunning colour! Lucky you for getting it!

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  8. I just picked this one up myself! After seeing it on you, I can't wait to try it on! :)

    ~ Yun

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  9. This is such a lovely shade. It looks really good on you!

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  10. So pretty! I can't believe I haven't used it yet.

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  11. This polish really is gorgeous! It looks amazing on you!!

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  12. Madre mía que preciosidad! Es el turquesa perfecto <3

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  13. For me and many others this one chips in just 10 hours! And they are large chips too.

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