Angel’s Breath was a polish that China Glaze put out a few years back in a Breast Cancer Awareness collection, but is now part of the permanent line. It’s a very sheer white with a slight hint of pink to it. The only reason I have it is because it was part of a gradient set I picked up about two years ago. Although it’s not anything I would have purchased on its own I do have a few sheers, including a couple pinkish ones, so I’m not opposed to the color itself. It’s just not anything special that would catch my eye and tell me that I must have it.
All of that to say as a disclaimer of sorts that I wasn’t prejudiced against this one before I even tried it. In fact, since my nails are in the awkward stage I was looking forward to a soft shade and wasn’t even opposed to a little VNL in the process. What I wasn’t looking forward to was four (!) coats of runny, cuticle flooding, streaky mess that left both bald spots and globs at the same time. And, although it doesn’t really show in the picture, the VNL was still really prominent after all those coats. There’s not a top coat on it because I could not get this mess off fast enough, so I didn’t even do both hands.
Even this Queen of Rationalization on why to keep something can’t recommend it as an undercoat, because the number of coats (four!) to even get a semblance of smoothness is way too many when you haven’t even added your main color or topcoat, or for a french, because after all those coats (four!) it’s not sheer enough for the nail color and not opaque enough for the tip color.
But, wait! (you might say), the picture doesn’t look all that bad… If you have the intestinal fortitude to zoom the picture, you’ll see the blobs, the patchiness, the raggedy cuticle line and and the complete non-leveling action, even after (did I mention?) four (!) coats. I suppose it could have evened and smoothed out at some point, I just gave up after four. Go ahead, zoom in, just don’t say I didn’t warn you…
3 thoughts on “China Glaze – Angel’s Breath”
Four coats to be barely useful is always a deal breaker for me. That color does not effectively make me aware of breast cancer, so fail on that front too. The only good thing is that maybe the color will be taken off quickly, so a blog post will be forthcoming with a new color!
Ha! Not to worry, that crap was off of my nails before I even looked to see if the picture turned out….
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