I recently read a blog post by Light Your Nails where she is working her way through the alphabet swatching polishes and loved the idea. I have so many polishes that go unused, I don’t think to use or I wear a lot but for some reason never show on the blog. So the alphabet of nail polish is a great way to go through my stash and show some polishes.
Each week, I will share a polish from my stash. This week, I have China Glaze’s Avalanche for you and next week will be a polish with a name starting with the letter B.
China Glaze’s Avalanche was released forever ago and probably one of the earliest China Glaze polishes I owned. Obviously, this is a newer bottle. I bought the replacement after the last one became too thick to use, only to wonder why I kept it around the first time. I love the colour, a metallic frosted lavender silver but the finish is horrible for brush strokes and it is fairly slow on dry time compared to most polishes.
I have tried a few dupes but they all lean more silver, and it is the lavender hue that makes Avalanche so wearable – if only it didn’t have the brush marks and apply with streaks.
Even out of the bottle, you can see the slight separation of polish in China Glaze Avalanche that causes the streaky finish that is just compounded by the visible brush strokes.
As mentioned, the dry time is slow on Avalanche and I found some dents in my nails some time after polishing them. Two thick coats or three regular coats are needed for full opacity, but thick coats reduce the brush strokes as it settles on the nail. The wear time is decent, as with most China Glaze polishes and there were no visible chips when I removed it after three days. Overall, doesn’t put me off China Glaze but I won’t be buying a replacement.
China Glaze Avalanche Nail Art
I bought Bundle Monster’s BM-409 stamp a while ago for the cute tree themed stamp but this design catches my eye whenever I am going through my plates so I thought it was a good time to use it. I stamped the purple Mariposa polish (you can pick up a set of 6 polishes for $3 at Dollarama) over Avalance and topped with top coat. My top coat has suddenly become really thick (an excuse for polish shopping) so that is what caused the marks at the side of the nail.
Some of the other members of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers will also be sharing Alphabet Nails posts, check them out here: