Tuesday, 6 April 2010

China Glaze: Peachy (not so) Keen

After lusting over the China Glaze Up & Away collection for a while I finally gave in and ordered Peachy Keen when I had some left over money in my paypal account. I can't believe I resisted for so long!
with the flash you can see the pale peach undertones of this orange polish
It finally arrived this morning and I am left a little disappointed! I think I had built up the arrival of this polish for so long that when I applied it, it wasn't at all what I expected. It seems far to bright and orange, compared to the colour I had in my head, or the bottle. I wanted a paler peach. It looks a little garish with my skin tone at  the minute, to be honest. I am hoping it will look a little better with a tan, as summer gets closer. 
The bubbles in the right picture are because of using an old topcoat (it's in the bin now)
Now, I feel bad for talking about a nail polish this way, I normally love China Glaze, and I have never been disappointed by a colour. I think however, this is one that has been raved about so much that the actual colour becomes twisted in your head. I do like the colour and I like it more each time I see it on my nails, it is just not what I wanted. It seems more like a creamy orange, rather than a pastel peach, which is what I really want.

As far as application and quality goes, it cannot be faulted. It is another smooth, perfect cream from China Glaze, a dream to apply, and is tough dry relatively fast. I am hoping that I can save this with some Konad or nail art as I really want to make this shade work for me.

Have you tried this colour? What do you think of it? Does anyone have any recommendations for a good pastel peach?

K x


The Amateur Kit said...

Hi its TAK from BeautyJudge.
Finally getting round to following everyone's blogs!


susies1955 said...

I just received the whole collection in the mail yesterday. Hope I love them. I like your manicure. :)
I'm going to try Towel Boy Toy this morning.
Have fun.