Monday, June 8, 2015
NOTD: China Glaze Light as Air
Light as Air was released with China Glaze’s Spring 2010 Up and Away Collection. This collection is one of my favourites from China Glaze since it includes a good amount of pastel cream-finish polishes. Since Light as Air is one of my favourites in the collection, I thought it was about time that I reviewed it.
Although this pastel purple is pigmented and opaque, it’s also very wearable since it has subtle hints of pink and grey that make it very neutral. It leans toward lilac. For me, this is the perfect everyday colour that works well with any outfit and is more interesting than a standard nude polish.
The formula is a little tricky but still easy to work with as long as it’s applied in thin coats with ample drying time between each coat. I applied three coats in the photo above. After two coats, it was still a bit patchy in spots but looked flawless with three. It also dries fairly quickly to a slightly glossy finish. It’s not a shiny as polishes from Zoya without a top coat.
This polish lasted for a full week on me without chipping. I used Orly Bonder Base Coat and Poshe Top Coat to prolong the manicure.
Overall, I highly recommend Light as Air for those who love pastels, neutral shades, and versatile polishes that can be worn year round.