Saturday, January 12th, 2013

China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer

This Polish is on Fire!

China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer ($8.00 MSRP for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “pepper red shimmer.” It’s a rich, molten orange-red with fine red shimmer running through it. The finish is almost metallic but very… fluid. Cult Nails Annalicious has more gold shimmer but is very close–perhaps a litle less orange-toned. Milani Melt With U has larger shimmer. Essie Braziliant is more orange, less shimmery.

The finish is interesting, because you can almost see brush strokes, but it’s so reflective and naturally glossy that it almost just looks reflective. I’d describe it as having very subtle brush strokes in places that were fairly easy to control and get to look straight. Bend Over Backwards has full, opaque color coverage after two coats but was mostly opaque after one. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it applied evenly and fluidly across the nail without bubbling, streaking, or pooling along the edges. I typically get seven days of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping with China Glaze’s polishes.

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I love how much depth this shade has--the effect of the shimmer and brightness of the shade really make it look like molten fire; like it's glowing.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Dupes
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China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Cult Nails Annalicious has more gold shimmer but is very close--perhaps a litle less orange-toned. Milani Melt With U has larger shimmer. Essie Braziliant is more orange, less shimmery.

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14 thoughts on “China Glaze Bend Over Backwards Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Fliss

    This looks just like OPI’s Deutsche You Want Me Baby to me – do you have that to compare?

    It’s a gorgeous colour, but I have the OPI one above so will pass :)

  2. wow, I can’t say I’ve seen a shade like this before! I love being surprised like that.

  3. Sylvermynt

    Absolutely gorgeous.

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    It reminds me of Danke my Shiny Red by OPI, which I love !

  5. Heather

    I’m actually wearing this color right now. Its a beautiful polish and the consistency is great!

  6. Chantal

    Anyone know how this compares to Orly Emberstone?

  7. Megan

    Very pretty but looks too much like OPI’s Deustche Want Me Baby, so I won’t be gettin this one :/

  8. Ana

    This is a must have for me.

  9. lili

    Pretty colour, love it. The name made me laugh and gave me a disturbing picture in my head though.