Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sometimes Pretty Doesn’t Translate–China Glaze’s Sea Spray

It seems to be the color of the Anchors Away Collection.
It’s light without being bright. It’s like a blue sky but after a rain. It’s Sea Spray.


I’d seen some swatches posted online and thought it was so beautiful. Not wanting to fall into a mad search for the new it color though, I decided not to hunt. Wouldn’t you guess that I’d just happen to run into the one hype product that I don’t go looking for? There it was starting up at me from a rack at Ulta. I had to get it.
I think the universe has played a little trick on me.

The prettiness in the bottle just doesn’t translate across onto my nails.


Somehow what’s pretty in the bottle translates to borderline corpse-esque on my nails. It’s still a beautiful shade, but maybe one meant for me to admire in the bottle. Maybe I’ll do some layering experimentation with other polishes to see if I can change it into something more flattering.

Have you ever had a polish whose beauty in the bottle just didn’t translate?


  1. This is another case of "It looks lovely on you to me but I'm sure you have good reasons for thinking it doesn't!" Seriously, it does look really good. I didn't pick up anything from this collection but Sea Spray is the one that I looked at the most.

  2. I agree with Liz - I think it looks lovely! But I am definitely one of those people who think things look strange on me but have people tell me otherwise. So I don't want to be hypocritical :P In any case, I hope you can find a way to make it work for you (layering etc.)!!

  3. Liz: haha that seems to happen a lot. Maybe the photo didn't show the overall impression well.

  4. beauty-obsessed: I ended up layering some pink-purple glitter on top of it trying to go a bit springy. It definitely helped, but still wasn't the perfect solution. I'll have to experiment mroe later :)


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