Sunday, January 20, 2013

China Glaze Lemon Fizz

Hello my lovelies and happy Sunday! I'm having a busy weekend but I still wanted to get a post up for you on this beautiful day. I haven't done a China Glaze swatch post in a while and it's a shame because after all, it is my favorite brand. It's just that I pretty much showed you everything of theirs that I have in my collection. But there was one that didn't make an appearance on the blog yet and it's a shame, because this polish always cheers me up. 

China Glaze Lemon Fizz indoors, artificial light
Lemon Fizz was part of the Up&Away collection for spring 2010, which is my favorite collection from them. I'm not sure where you can find these, but they are still available online (I just ordered Four Leaf Clover yesterday). It's a beautiful light yellow creme, a bit on the pastel side, but definitely not chalky. I don't have many yellow polishes in my collection because it's such an unusual color and because it usually applies horribly, but sometimes I do get the urge to put some yellow on my nails. This one looks great with my skin tone and it's not that bright, so it can definitely be worn in the cold season too. 

China Glaze Lemon Fizz indoors, artificial light
 As usual with yellow polishes, this is pretty hard to apply. It needs 3 coats to look decent, but I would say that's not so bad for a yellow polish. The first 2 coats go on very uneven and streaky and the 3rd coat is better, but there is still unevenness. Top coat helps smooth everything out but not entirely. There were still some streaks on the nail, but they are not visible in the pictures. 

China Glaze Lemon Fizz indoors, artificial direct light
I can't say I've worn this polish a lot in the almost 2 years since I got it, but it's nice to have and take out every once in a while. It is definitely one of the better yellows out there. I've also layered some fun glitter on top of this but that one deserves its own post, so I will show it to you next week. Stay tuned! 


  1. Hmmm...o am si eu dar la mine nu arata nici pe departe asa :D Sunt curioasa ce topcoat ai folosit si daca sunt prelucrate pozele in zona cu lacul. Asa arata la mine, ca sa imi intelegi frustrarea:

  2. Nu sunt prelucrate deloc. Da, am folosit top coat (Seche Vite) si base coat (OPI Nail Envy). Am citit la tine in postare ca ai aplicat numai 2 straturi. Ojele galbene au nevoie de 3. Eu n-am intalnit oja galbena care sa arate bine doar in 2. Formula proasta e obisnuita la ojele galbene, chiar si la Mimosa, din cauza pigmentului. Trebuie un pic de efort suplimentar ca sa le faci sa arate bine.:)

  3. Am incercat sa o aplic si in 3 straturi si atunci efectiv se zgaraie si raman urme pe ea cand ating unghia de ceva :( Trebuei sa imi iau si eu Seche Vite, poate asta o face diferenta.
    Si acum musai sa imi spui cu ce si cum faci pozele, ca eram sigura ca sunt prelucrate, arata foarte bine!

  4. Din ce-mi spui tu, pare ca uscarea e problema. Seche Vite ajuta foarte mult cu asta si unghiile devin lucioase si sunt protejate. Iar in ceea ce priveste pozele, lumina buna e cheia. Camera mea nu e foarte scumpa si n-are setari prea speciale.


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