Review: China Glaze Peonies & Park Ave City Flourish Nail Lacquer Collection

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Peonies & Park Ave
Lotus Down

Spring in My Step
At Vase Value

I have way too many nail polishes but when I saw this China Glaze collection being sold at Costco for only $20, I definitely had to get it. It was such a fantastic deal that was impossible to resist! I purchased this set of nail polishes around a month ago and I wanted to try them all before I gave my review. Above are swatches of some of the polish in the collection.

Who can use it?
All girls! And I guess boys who like having some colour on their nails?

What is it?
They're just typical nail polishes/lacquers. They do have hardeners in them as well.

When do I use it?
Anytime! Since the colours in this set are more bright and pastel-like, I like to use these particular ones moreso in the spring and summer (but that's my own preference).

How do I use it?
I get lazy and I just paint my nails without using a base coat or top coat. However, the best way to ensure that the polish is lasting and chip-resistant in addition to protecting your nails would be to use a base coat and top coat with the colour polish.

How much is it?
An individual China Glaze polish can retail approximately $5 (some places lower in price, some other places higher). I got this entire collection for only $20! Definitely try and purchase nail polishes from a beauty outlet or warehouse rather than at a regular drugstore because it costs a lot cheaper!

My thoughts?
I was bittersweet about these polishes. I really liked the colours of the polishes in this set, they're beautiful for the spring with the pastel colours and it looks great in the summer with the brighter colours as well. The polish dries quickly and the colour doesn't fade with wear. However, I found that these polishes (perhaps China Glaze as a brand) tend to chip very easily, even when I do have a base and top coat on. I would find little chips by the second or third day which is disappointing. Other nail polish brands that I've worn don't even chip as easily as these ones. If you're someone who doesn't mind touching up their nails whenever they chip then it's not too big of a problem (I, on the other hand, am one who doesn't usually retouch).

Maybe China Glaze and I just don't get along. China Glaze users, did you have the same experience as I did?

Until next time, Des


  1. Cute polishes! Too bad it chips. Although I find that OPI, Essie chips really easy on me while certain drugstore brands won't.

    1. That's very true, some of my drugstore nail polish are the ones that can give the most long lasting manis!

  2. Super cute colors! Although I have never been a fan of China Glaze... I'm always an OPI girl, although I've been loving CND Vinylux lately, or Sally Hansen Miracle Gel (which is similar to Vinylux).

    Zoe | La Vie en Zoe

    1. Yes, I would say I'm more of an OPI fan after trying these! Ooh, I shall look into those and perhaps try them!

  3. Wow, those colours are all gorgeous!


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