Saturday, July 14th, 2012

China Glaze Love's a Beach Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Love’s a Beach Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Love’s a Beach Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Love’s a Beach Nail Lacquer ($6.49 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “sizzling hot pink.” It sizzles, all right! It’s a brightened neon pink with subtle yellow undertones and fine white shimmer. MAC Girl About Town is darker, blue-based, and has no shimmer. Zoya Reagan is purpler, cooler-toned, and has a cream finish. MAC Toco Toucan is darker and bluer. Essie Super Bossa Nova is more fuchsia and a bit darker. Urban Decay Woodstock is similar but a cream finish. Illamasqua Collide is a cream finish and doesn’t have shimmer–so it doesn’t look as pink.

It was fully opaque after two coats, though the consistency was surprisingly on the thick side (as were many of the shades from this collection–at least the ones I’ve swatched so far). Not so thick that it’s really gloppy and unmanageable, but thick enough where you do have to be more concerned about pooling around the edges. I didn’t experience it with this shade, partially because I was more aware of the potential for it. It took a bit longer than average for each coat to dry, and I really recommend waiting between coats to avoid drag.

The Glossover

LE
product

Love's a Beach

A-
The polish could use a little thinner, I think, or else be very careful with how thick each coat is! It's very bright and perfect for summer, though there were some noticeable brush strokes under really bright light.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4/5

Results
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China Glaze Love's a Beach Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Love’s a Beach Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Love's a Beach Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Love’s a Beach Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Love's a Beach Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Love’s a Beach Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Love's a Beach Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Love’s a Beach Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Love's a Beach Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Love’s a Beach Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sally Beauty, $6.49. You can also find it at other nail etailers for $4-5.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Girl About Town is darker, blue-based, and has no shimmer. Zoya Reagan is purpler, cooler-toned, and has a cream finish. MAC Toco Toucan is darker and bluer. Essie Super Bossa Nova is more fuchsia and a bit darker. Urban Decay Woodstock is similar but a cream finish. Illamasqua Collide is a cream finish and doesn't have shimmer--so it doesn't look as pink.

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7 thoughts on “China Glaze Love’s a Beach Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. beachgal

    I like the shimmer in this one and a few others in this collection. But I am on the OD over neon polishes now. I pulled all mine together and I really never need to buy another neon in my life!

  2. xamyx

    I’m completely over this color. It seems to pop up *constantly* (even one brand may have around 5-6 at any given time, that are nearly identical). How many bright/neon pinks does one person need? Even if there are subtle differences, they’re never dramatic enough to make a difference.

  3. Unfortunate about the thick formula, especially since it’s such a lovely, bright pink for summer. I will definitely pass though–I can find something similar with an *amazing* formula, I know

  4. Delis Jaadla

    jagatud

  5. @MusicalBlaze just tagging u cuz ur awesome. what do u think of this color?

  6. freshpinklips

    Awe sad to see it’s not a great formula. I am still loving the color though!

  7. I usually love bright pinks…but this is way too “Barbie” for me! Can’t wait for some of the darker colors fall will bring (ahem, Chanel!).