Tuesday, May 25, 2010

China Glaze Eyes Like Sapphires. MUST HAVE! :)

It's been a while! :) I was away for a week and then was pretty busy with my life (what a saying! lol). But now I'm back! Again! Missed you! :)

Let me present you a MUST HAVE blue! This gem is from my Transdesing order I made in March (yep, I am that slow with updating!). Can't believe I haven't seen this beauty before I accidentally came across it while searching for CG Fairy Dust on Transdesign website. I let my hubby choose between Fairy Dust and Eyes Like Sapphires. You know the outcome, don't you? :)


Direct sunshine

Natural light, flash

Natural light

Note: Because of its finish (and glossy top coat) this nail polish is extremely hard to photograph. It's x times more gorgeous IRL! :)

14 ml (0,5 oz), exp. date: 36 months after opening, made in USA.

Originally from We Adorn You collection, 2007. As far as I understood from CG brochure this nail polish was reformulated and is now a proud member of CG permanent collection.

Nail lacquer with hardeners (Kaolin/China clay).
3 Big free (but contains Formaldehyde resin). Note: if from a permanent collection.

Colour: It is sort of a more sophisticated (i.e. darker, more mysterious) version of Wild and Crazy Nail Enamel in Super Dooper Blue with some silver glitter added. Magnificent mysterious magic royal blue! Sapphire indeed! :) Gorgeous! No comments! lol

Finish: pearly creme-frost with silver glitter.

Application: a little bit tricky application because the nail polish is on the thick side and the glitter is a little bit too chunky-gritty, 2 coats (or even 1 would do!) are enough for a full coverage though. Take your time and work slowly, and you won't be disappointed. :)

Retail price: 2,5 USD - 10 EUR.

Pros: gorgeous blue, good coverage (1-2 coats!), pretty bottle, big 3 free.
Cons: strong smell, can be gritty (what's the point of that glitter? huh), the fact that it's so expensive here!

PS For some reason it reminds me one blue Lancome nail polish I saw x times in various magazines over a long period of time, but never remembered its name. :/ Ladies, if you like blue nail polishes, this one is a MUST HAVE!!!

PPS This is how I thought OPI DS Fantasy should look like (minus holo of course)! :)


  1. Definitely must have!


  2. Zuzu, definitely! :)

    SilhouetteScreams, you know what? I was on a hunt for the eyeshadow like this for a long time, but then I gave up (btw, I ended up with around 10 pretty average dark royal blue eyeshadows, AL Dominion being the closest match, but still far from this shade). Nail polish is just fine. And, the most important thing, I can stare at my nails whenever I want! lol

    PS Let's hope someone will find its eyeshadow dupe. :)

  3. Oh no you didn't! I haven't bought nail polish in over 6 months and this may break my streak, hehe. I wonder if they will be bringing it to Sally Beauty.

    SilhouetteScreams, have you tried 1.22 Gigawatts from Fyrinnae? It has a glowy quality and is very vibrant.

    I haven't tried this one out yet, but Morgana Lapis Lazuli might be a good bet too.

  4. Tally7, have no idea about its availability in US stores, but it still might be available in 8ty8beauty & co. ;)From 1.22 Gigawatts swatches I've seen on the web, I'd say it's a pretty close match indeed, just that CG is a tad darker and more mysterious (if it makes any sense)! :)