Wednesday, March 20, 2013

China Glaze Lemon Fizz & a Nail Fail

I'm sure this will be the first of many nail fail's I'll share with you. I had every intention of trying some Spring Time Monarch Nails to share with you, but things went poorly. Enough that I removed it before I even photographed it. First I started off with a base of China Glaze Lemon Fizz.


This polish is from China Glaze's Up & Away Collection from Spring 2010. In theory I love this polish. Just look at it's lemony goodness. In reality, I hate it. Boo.


This polish was a nightmare. The first coat was streaky, the second coat left big bald spots. I had to do a really thick third coat and even then I wasn't happy with how it looked.


It's all streaky and nasty. I want it to be awesome, but I just can't get it to work. After letting the third coat dry, I sponged on a gradient of Lemon Fizz and Essie Orange, It's Obvious. I think I needed a lighter orange, but I was prepared to move on. After the gradient, I tried outlining the butterfly wings in black and things just kept getting worst. I removed it immediately. How awful.

Maybe I'll try again someday, but until then I'm going to pretend like it never happened.

Have you had a better experience with Lemon Fizz than I have? I'd love to hear about it.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee

*all polishes in this post were purchased by me

11 comments:

  1. I find that colors that come out like that look fine over a solid white base so that you can do one or two thin coats of the actual color and it ends up smooth and opaque.

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    1. That's a great idea. I'll try this next time I use Lemon Fizz.

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    2. I used Lemon Fizz without a base coat with only two coats. It was nice and even no splotches or anything. Letting is dry completely probably helped with that

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    3. Maybe I got a bad bottle then. I might add some thinner and see if that helps next time I use it.

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    4. Maybe, I could've gotten lucky for all we know. Hopefully it works out well for you.

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    5. If you did, I'm jealous. :-)

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  2. I have had this EXACT same problem with China Glaze's Sun Worshiper. Such a pretty color. Goes on horribly.

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    1. Boo...I really hate when that happens. This is my first really experience with a bad formula, so it was very disappointing.

      Sun Worshiper is a great color, but I guess I'll remove it from my wish list now. :(

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    2. I have Sun Worshiper and love it to death. Yea it needs a base coat of white but it is intensely orange.

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  3. I think I have this polish but not sure. My love affair with yellows continues so now I want to go search for it. Personally, I would have liked to see your disasticure because I kind of enjoy that.

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    1. Next time I'll take plenty of pictures just for you.

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