China Glaze Texture: In the Rough; Itty, Bitty & Gritty; Of Coarse!
The new China Glaze Texture collection is already available in Singapore. I went down to one my usual sources, DYON International, and bought three of the six shades today. They are: In the Rough; Itty, Bitty & Gritty; and Of Coarse!.
Naturally, you’ll be most curious about the texture. I’m guessing they’re pretty much the same technology as the OPI Liquid Sand shades. However, the CG collection does not have glitter and sparkle. In the bottle, they look like regular creme polish. Application was a breeze. I applied two easy coats and did not feel the need to clean up as the polish was easy to control. As the polish started to dry, the texture appeared. It was pretty quick-drying. As one of the Inky Polisholicious girls said, it looks like textured wall paint!
[EDIT TO ADD: Some of you were curious about the removal. I found removal easy, like a regular creme polish. That wasn't surprising since I found the OPI Liquid Sand easy to remove as well, despite those having some glitter.]
Here’s a shot taken with flash.
This next photo was taken under a daylight lamp.
And here are macro shots of each shade.
I don’t really know how to describe the colour that is China Glaze In the Rough. It’s either a yellow that leans green, or a green that leans yellow. It’s sort of like OPI Did it on ‘em or Who the Shrek Are You, but more yellow-leaning.
China Glaze Itty, Bitty & Gritty is a bright coral shade. It’s almost neon. I said ‘almost’ as it did not drive my camera crazy as neons tend to do. It is a bright and summery shade for sure and I plan to use this in a pedi. Somehow, I feel that the texture will make a pedi look more interesting.
China Glaze Of Coarse! is bright blue with a slight hint of dustiness.
As with the OPI Liquid Sand shades from the Mariah Carey collection, I’m still not sure how much I like these. Since they don’t have glitter, I won’t feel compelled to put a top coat over them to make the glitter pop better. That means I can leave them alone in their textured glory.
I do like the bright colours and how they’re more interesting than a regular creme. The ease of application does make it hard to dislike them. I know I definitely prefer them to the crackle look. It’s also a plus point that these will be a great choice when I need a quick mani since they dry fast. I do kinda like them and I don’t regret buying them for sure.
How about you? Do you think you’ll be getting any shades from this collection?