China Glaze Champagne Kisses Nail Lacquer – Review, Swatches, Long-Lasting Test

Hello pretties!

I’m hopping you still remember the beautiful China Glaze Champagne Kisses nail polish from my China Glaze Holiday 2012 Holiday Joy Collection preview (swatches) but unfortunately I got to wear and test it only the other day because in January I haven’t worn any nail polish, only nail treatment so my nails can recover faster after I removed my acrylic nails. I did swatch this glitter though once back in December for my Festive Nail Lacquers & Nail Manicures (swatches, swatches and lots of swatches of Orly, Kinetics, China Glaze, Essence, Max Factor)



Now and

China Glaze Champagne Kisses nail lacquer (14 ml/ 0.5 fl oz for 24.00 Lei/ $8.00) is described as a bubbly rose gold glitter but to me it looks like a true champagne color with subtly gold, rose and silver sparkle so effervescent and so festive looking. The holographic glitter gives a beautiful sparkle depending on how the light hits. For it was love at first sight with this color so I will be definitely wear it again and even try to pair it with other colors and formulas.

Now moving to the application step which was almost perfect, the formula is in between thick and thin, just the right one and glides perfectly on the nail. It dries so fast because it’s a glitter so you can easily layer a second coat for a more intense sparkle. The color is not fully opaque in one coat but it’s wearable if you don’t want to much sparkle and you are OK with the little transparent parts on the nail. The second coats brings full opacity, super sparkle and shine and if you want to feel your nails a little bit softer on the surface add a top coat. I’ve used Kinetics Nano Shark Treatment (review & swatches) only on left hand nails.

I worn Champagne Kisses for about 4 days and a half and it looks almost perfect on the nails were I’ve applied top coat, only some minor tip wear. On the other nails which haven’t received the top coat’s protection things are looking a little bit different as you can see some visible tip wear. The color is still absolutely gorgeous and sparkling, no damage suffered there and it even takes a lot of patience and acetone nail polish remover if you want to get ride of it.  I knew I would like this glitter from the start because it looks a bit like China Glaze United nail lacquer (review, swatches, long-lasting test) which is a brown, gold, green and bronze glitter looking a little more towards the dark pink side rather than this true champagne gold.

Enjoy more photos…




China Glaze Champagne Kisses Nail Lacquer – one coat


China Glaze Champagne Kisses Nail Lacquer – two coats


China Glaze Champagne Kisses Nail Lacquer + top coat (this was taken in December 2012). It looks even better on longer nails.


China Glaze Champagne Kisses Nail Lacquer – two coats


China Glaze Champagne Kisses Nail Lacquer – 4 days later – with top coat


China Glaze Champagne Kisses Nail Lacquer – 4 days later – without top coat

What do you think of this shades ladies? Do you like it as much as I do? Look out for my upcoming post with different styles to wear this glitter.

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