Saturday, February 19, 2011

NOTD: China Glaze AHOY!


Now this is more like it! AHOY! (their punctuation not mine) is a completely fabulous raspberry colour with some super pretty gold shimmer thrown in. This colour is one of the 3 polishes I picked up from China Glaze's Anchors Away collection and I love it. 

Despite having a larger than average nail polish collection I don't own many berry or red shades, which I found puzzling after realising how flattering these colours are on my skin tone. I honestly think it is because of those hideously long fake nails of the 80s that had blight colours in hot pink and magenta - you know what I mean right? Anyway THIS polish is NOT one of those.

CG is back to formula perfection with this and the other colour I have tried (Sea Spray - which chipped after waiting the best part of a week for me to get around to photographing it). This dried quickly and was opaque in 2 coats (maybe even one but I can't be 100% sure on that). What I can say writing this on Saturday night is that this polish has lasted a week of work with no tip chips and just some very minor peeling away at the cuticle. I'm impressed.

I'm almost tempted to have this one again this week but I have First Mate to try - as well as Sea Spray to try and get a pic of as well. BTW Sea Spray is so beautiful. It's one of those lovely shades that took me a couple of days to work out if I even I liked it.