Sunday, December 6th, 2009


China Glaze High Hopes Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Up & Away Collection: High Hopes

China Glaze High Hopes Nail Lacquer is a bright orange-red creme. It’s almost like a really, really intense orange-coral with kind of a red flare to it. It’s definitely not “construction orange” nor is it a summery coral! It’s somewhere in the middle, and I’d say it is considerably bright for the spring season. I could just as easily see this shade being part of a summer launch as I do for a spring launch (I’d probably lean towards the summer side, though).

This was a very intensely pigmented creme formula — it went on evenly, smoothly, and opaque in one medium-thick coat. I still ended up opting for a thinner first coat followed by a thicker second coat for the swatches; I just felt like it gave it a more finished look and feel overall. The formula itself wasn’t too thick or gooey, and this one applied particularly well out of the bunch, so I was quite pleased!

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: For a brighter color on your nails this spring, High Hopes might make you hopeful (harhar!)!

Availability: January 2010

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China Glaze High Hopes Nail Lacquer


China Glaze High Hopes Nail Lacquer


China Glaze High Hopes Nail Lacquer


China Glaze High Hopes Nail Lacquer

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10 thoughts on “China Glaze Up & Away Collection: High Hopes Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Wendelien

    It looks GORGEOUS! The colour just makes me happy

  2. Total Bombshell color. Will def be picking this one up to help bring out my hot, sexy bitch!

  3. Tasha Sari

    OMG Need This!

  4. Lorna

    interesting color. kind of reminds me of pin up girls for some reason

    • Addison

      I totally agree with you ( It reminds me of a pinup girl too) …I am not sure if I like it though, I will have to wait and see this one in person!

  5. This one will definitely compliment my skin tone.

  6. amy

    This is gorgeous and is perfect for the summer with a tan and at the beach.

  7. Luisafer

    that color is so different, like it!!! oh my, my list keeps on growing LOL

  8. This one looks like so much fun!