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. Celina
    24/03/2011 at 12:59 pm (7 years ago)

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

    • Ling Tung
      24/03/2011 at 1:13 pm (7 years ago)

      @Celina, Thanks gorgeous. And yes, can’t wait to meet you 🙂

  2. DanniiBeauty
    24/03/2011 at 1:31 pm (7 years ago)

    OMG I love that colour blue! Its gorgeous – thanks for this post, I will definitely look out for this colour.

  3. littlelucy
    24/03/2011 at 1:36 pm (7 years ago)

    What a pretty colour! I wish somebody sent me a freebie : (

  4. su
    24/03/2011 at 2:29 pm (7 years ago)

    This would look fab with denim! Love your nails! x

    • Ling Tung
      24/03/2011 at 3:03 pm (7 years ago)

      @su, Didn’t think of pairing it up with denims! Thanks for the idea!

  5. coco
    24/03/2011 at 9:18 pm (7 years ago)

    i love this color! so pretty!

    • Ling Tung
      25/03/2011 at 1:02 pm (7 years ago)

      @coco, Yes, I love it too 🙂

  6. 25FLONDON
    24/03/2011 at 11:57 pm (7 years ago)

    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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