China Glaze - Celtic Sun 0.5 oz - #80845
China Glaze has been dedicated to providing the highest quality of globally rich, on-trend, innovative colour lacquers and treatments. Their colours provide the perfect accent to any individual style. From their neons, to reds, corals, to shades of blue, their colours' inspiration is found on the shores of Tahiti, the nightlife in New York City, and beauty within every woman.
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Vertical Rush is from the Ski (winter 2009) collection, and is a blue-toned red that looks shimmery almost metallic in the bottle. When applied to the nail, the shimmer sorts of fades into the red base of the formula for a pearl finish; this 'faded shimmer' effect actually works in the polish's favor, as it gives the shade a lit-from-within molten quality. In swatch pictures online this shade has a pink undertone for a raspberry look, but on me it is a definite blue-based red shade [not too far from cranberry] which disappointed me a bit, because all mainstream brands do pearly red shades China Glaze themselves have several.The shade didn't wow me at first, but the molten glow of the polish is so pretty and the formula is a winner, so I can't stay 'meh' with it; you really only need one coat for complete coverage, that matches the shade in the bottle I do reccomend two coats though, as I've noticed better wear this way. It is so smooth to apply that it almost seems to apply itself, it hasn't streaked or pooled, it dries quickly, and it wears well. Use of a topcoat doesn't effect glossiness or wear time either way. If you don't already own a red pearl polish, then Vertical Rush is a good option. Amazon and some other retail sites still carry it.
Took 4 coats of color to get decent coverage. The matte formula dries relatively quickly. A great neon color but takes a lot of work to apply.
Pretty color, too bad you can't get it out of the bottle. I used a base undercoat of an off-white and stopped at 3 coats of this neon polish. The thinner I tried to apply it the more it streaked, so I ended up applying thicker coats than I am used to but it did look much smoother that way and as long as I kept the brush strokes very light I could keep balding and patches from occuring for the most part. I stopped at 3 coats but I also planned on doing art over this so I wasn't requiring a perfect base color like I would if I were wearing this alone. The formula is thin and watery and difficult to work with. It does dry fairly quickly though and is matte when it dries. This looks like I colored my nails with a yellow highlighter. This is pretty but it does require work and some skill to get a good look with this thin streaky polish. I really should have used 4 coats though as there are still some thinner spots visible and I was wanting to finish my mani up as I have other things to do and seriously needing 4 or 5 coats to get a decent look is unacceptable considering this is a $7 polish. Shame on you China Glaze. Usually they have great polishes and are a great deal, but this one was a bust.
I am editing my old review. I bought essie blanc and layered one coat of that under one coat of this and it was beautiful. Somewhat opaque, and very bright. I used my natural tint sally hansen hard as nails base and LA girls calcium builder as top and I got no chips at all for 4 days (idk if it wouldve went longer cuz i removed it for Fourth of July). can't wait to use this again!
This is the color I reach for when I need a pick me up. This is a very bright, highlighter yellow. In a dimly lit room it glows. Due to it being a neon white undies are a must and it dries matte, but top coat fixes that. If you like bright colors this is a must buy.