China Glaze is a famous name in the professional nail care industry.  Their unique nail lacquers contain China Clay as a nail hardener – the same material that gives porcelain its shiny finish.  I was delighted when I was sent China Glaze First Mate from their Anchors Away collection to review.

 I lost my China Glaze virginity to First Mate!!!!  LOL!!!

China Glaze blue nail polish, China Glaze Australia

China Glaze First Mate is a beautiful royal navy blue colour which looks absolutely amazing with my skin tone!  I only needed one coat to achieve this rich colour and I was genuinely surprised at the extra shiny finish – it must be the China Clay.

China Glaze nail polish, First Mate, royal blue

Even my Husband complimented my shiny nails.  And compliments from him are very rare!  Looked fab paired up with my nautical blue striped handbag!

China Glaze nail polish

China Glaze First Mate was the first China Glaze nail lacquer I have ever tried and I was extremely pleased with it.  Loved the colour and shiny finish.  Loved that I only needed one coat of polish.  Loved the even distribution of colour without blobs.  And love the fact that all China Glaze colours are free of DBP, toluene and formaldehyde.

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13 comments on “China Glaze First Mate”

  1. Ee, the nails match your bag perfectly!! You must wear that combo next time we see each other, it’s so beautiful~~

  2. I love First Mate too. I’ve always been looking for a creme finish navy that didn’t contain any shimmer at all, & wasn’t so dark that when worn it looked black!

    It really suits your skin tone!

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