Sunday, March 24th, 2013

China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer ($14.00 MSRP for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “midnight sky blue.” It’s a darkened, stormy blue with linear, holographic shimmer. I couldn’t come up with any dupes, though, even for something similar in color (but without holographic shimmer).

This looks many times more interesting in the photos than it ever looked in person. I found it difficult to detect the holographic effect under indoor light, because it is very, very subtle. My camera did a far better job picking up the holographic shimmer than my own two eyes did! In brighter light, like sunlight, it is somewhat more obvious, but it’s not a strong holographic effect (definitely not the “strong linear finish” they noted in the press release) and at double the price, disappointing to see (or not see, in this case).

I had no trouble applying Strap On Your Moon Boots, though.  It dries down faster than the average polish, and as a result, it’s important to wait for the first coat to dry before applying a second as it will pull at the polish if it is still drying.  I used two coats for completely opaque color coverage.  I tested this particular shade for wear, and it lasted five days with minor tip wear but after seven days, the tip wear was more than my norm for both China Glaze and polish in general (and if you’re not familiar with my reviews, most polishes wear a week on me and chipping is very rare).

The Glossover

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product

Strap On Your Moon Boots

B
The holographic effect is very subtle and only visible under really bright sunlight. It applied well, and the polish as a whole had good color coverage.

Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

8ty8beauty.com, $6.30 ($14.00 MSRP).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Nope!

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18 thoughts on “China Glaze Strap On Your Moon Boots Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Pretty! I don’t mind that the effect is subtle.

  2. Moni

    Wow, so pretty. I want it. But I already owned so many blue nail polishes….

  3. Smidge

    Hey, we get to admire your loverly ring, too! Bonus. :3

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mirian Vermeulen mirian

    $14 ?? Did I miss something?

  5. Samantha

    For readers who may not be super familiar with qualities of holographic polishes, they are generally known to be fast driers, more prone to chipping, and the holographic look can be sometimes dimished when using certain top coats.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    Perhaps it’s just my screen, but this seems quite similar to L’Oreal Stroke of Midnight. I realize they are not dead-on dupes, but for 1/3 the price (or less, with sales, coupons, and/or BOGOS), it may be worth a look, especially for those not planning to wear blue polish too often.

    • I think it has a similar “vibe,” you know? Like the colors aren’t really alike or they’re not quite dupes, but they give off a similar feel – I think it’s a subdued, smoky quality.

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

        Exactly, although I find Stroke of Midnight more complex, and actually like it better. I think those who are really interested in makeup will notice a difference, but I can almost guarantee if I wore one one week, then switched to the other the next, not one person, who I see nearly everyday, could tell they were two completely different polishes. Again, the price difference is significant enough (for me, anyway) to just go with Stroke of Midnight, and the formula is a winner, too.

  7. VickyM

    This is very pretty! Just my type of color, if we had China claze in my country I would totally buy it :) .

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

    How disappointing. I have been willing to jump to that MSRP for polishes with a linear holo in more interesting shades than your standard lighter colors/silver, but all the swatches of the China Glaze collection have been quite disappointing.

    If you just want to try a linear holo polish, the recent Color Club holo collection was excellent in Cherubic, the color I purchased in terms of both holo effect and formula. Application was a breeze, I didn’t find the effect of the holo diminished after my usual top coat regimen (1 coat of Zoya Armor + 1 coat of Poshe for drying), and my wear time was about my average with polish. I removed it after four days, and I only had one or two small chips which were from the corners of my nails bending. If I didn’t have some breakage on a thumbnail I needed to pare down, I probably would’ve worn it for a week.

    I don’t know what the MSRP on them was, but I picked Cherubic up at my local Meijer for less than $8.

  9. This colour looks awesome even without the holographic, at least based off the pictures! And the name is pretty cute too.

  10. This is such a pretty blue. I feel like I have seen it before though. A lot of the new nail polishes out there just seem so boring now. I’m waiting for the next big thing :D