China Glaze Blue Island Iced Tea
I have a lot of blue polishes in my untried stash. In particular, medium blues. I really love dark blues, but for some reason I’m not that into the lighter blues. (One can ask why I got them in the first place, I blame unconsciousness while buying. ;)) I thought I’d better swatch them to see what the deal is.
China Glaze Blue Island Iced Tea is a light blue polish with oodles of glass fleck glitter, it’s almost a foil finish. It’s from China Glaze’s 2008 Bahama Blues collection. I was quite apprehensive when applying this, the color just looks and feels weird on me. It gives me an unflattering washed out look. Bit of a shame, because in theory it’s actually a really beautiful polish. It sparkles wonderfully in the sunlight and it’s nice and shiny on the nail. This would be a great summer vacation polish.
Another thing I don’t like about this polish, is the formula. It’s so thin and runny, and really hard to control. It’s also very sheer, I’m wearing three coats in these pics, and I still can see a hint of visible nail line. Bummer.
So what do you think of this polish? Pretty pretty polish, or just weird alien-hands-making polish?