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 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!
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.
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.