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September 30, 2016

China Glaze Nail Lacquer With Hardeners In White On White

China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners in White On White ($7.50 each / 0.5 oz) is a permanent shade from the 82-color Nail Lacquer with Hardeners collection. It’s a straight mod white that applies smoothly with two coats being enough to provide full coverage. I purchased this lacquer when Ulta had an online promotion going for get one get the second half off. If you’re looking for a nice, sleek glossy white polish that produces full coverage color without a contrasting undertone and resists color fading, you might want to check out White On White.

China Glaze’s nail polish formulas are made with a special balance of polymers and resins that combine to create a nail lacquer that is long lasting, chip-resistant and resistant to color and shine fading. I have read mixed reviews on the Nail Lacquer with Hardeners line, the common complaint being that it chips really easily. My day-to-day job is extremely physical and requires all hand interaction for 8 solid hours lifting, picking, processing, and not even a more high-end brand can keep its polish from chipping after me working for only a mere few hours. So yes, in that aspect the nail polish does chip very easily and I find myself reapplying just about every other day. That being said, when I was on vacation for two weeks the polish did last a lot longer, wearing well into 5 days, and that was without me reapplying a top coat every two days.

Swatched with two coats:

I sincerely apologize for my unkempt nails and hands right now, but this is literally how they started looking a week into my new position. Nails look like a weasel has been gnawing on them, my hands are perma-stained .. it’s just a shitshow going on around those parts.

I like this polish despite that it unfortunately chips so fast. As I said, my job is very physical and I have yet to meet a brand that can last through the first hour let alone a full 8. It’s a good drugstore price at $7.50. Most whites tend to be on the sheer side requiring at least 3 coats which can either cause bubbles or make the color look thick on the nails. China Glaze’s White On White covers fully with just two coats without any of the unflattering side-effects mentioned previously. All-in-all, I really like it for the price but am always on the hunt to find the next perfect white nail lacquer. If any of you have suggestions don’t hesitate to mention them in the notes!

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