Friday, December 4th, 2009


China Glaze Something Sweet Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Up & Away Collection: Something Sweet

China Glaze Something Sweet Nail Lacquer is a soft, baby girl pink with just a smidgen of lilac creme polish. It’s just pink enough to have color, but it’s still fairly pale and pastel, thus spring-appropriate.  It’s pinker in soft light/shade, but the lilac is more apparent in brighter light.  I did find this one to be a little harder to apply (the paler shades I had more trouble, overall, as compared to the deeper shades). I tried two different applications, and I found doing a thinner coat first (even though slightly streaky) and then layering a thicker coat on top ended up being a better route.

The formula itself is incredibly thick and very pigmented – if you go for a thick coat, you can easily go opaque with just one layer. If you’re not used to cremes, you may find it takes an application or two to figure out what works best with you. Also, be sure to keep hands flat while waiting for each coat to dry a bit, because the thickness of the formula can move to the sides if you hold your hand on the tilt. It also best to give each layer some time to dry and not just layer it on immediately.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 3/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation:  If pastel, baby pinks appeal to you, Something Sweet is just sweet enough.

Availability:  January 2010

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China Glaze Something Sweet Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Something Sweet Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Something Sweet Nail Lacquer

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22 thoughts on “China Glaze Up & Away Collection: Something Sweet Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Maribel

    I think it looks nice, but I can’t wait to see some of the other colors! :)

  2. Jenny

    Gosh that’s beautiful. /covet!

  3. Mai

    Your swatch looks awesome :D Did you use a top/base coat with it?

  4. Wow that is a cute colour.

    I’m so scared to wear light pinks though because my skin is more yellow-toned and the pink usually turns out ashy =(

  5. This reminds me of OPI’s “Mod About You” which is quite difficult to apply (i.e. streaky, uneven thickness). So I was hoping that this China Glaze one would be a cheaper dupe with better & easier application, but I guess not… :( Oh well, I will still definitely pick it up though because OPI’s “Mod About You” is one of my favourite shades & again, this looks very similar!

    • I think I might have that one, but I don’t remember (I only *just* bought OPI after probably not buying anything for a year or longer).

      I do think the application on this is just fine, BUT it might take a test application to “get the hang of it” so-to-speak, y’know?

    • Lorna

      ill be picking this up as well because i love mod about you. i had problems with opi nail polishes but no problems with china glaze so this one is a no brainer for me.

    • Cherie

      I thought ‘Mod About You’ as soon as I saw this shade too. I liked the colour and didn’t have any problems with application. Maybe I got lucky with my bottle? :)

  6. Beautiful quality photos! I always love seeing your swatches. I love pink but don’t think I could pull this one off :P

  7. amy

    this is pretty and classic!

  8. I waant! I’ve been looking forever for a colour like this ! The just don’t sell China Glaze over here :(

  9. Wilcoa

    This is such a sweet shade of pink so subtle and wearable. Love it! Actually I’m loving all the shades!

  10. Magnolia

    Very pretty. It will be mine!

  11. f

    I just bought an Sephora by OPI color just like this (I think it was “A True Romantic”) and after application it’s still not perfect — I can still see my actual nails after several coats. :S I’ll try doing it again with the tips you put in this post. Thanks so much!

  12. Jess

    pretty :) it reminds me of my favorite nail polish: OPI-Mod about you♥

  13. Stacey

    This collection is killin’ me over here lol
    Something else to save up for.
    I need more nail polish like a hole in the head though. ;)

  14. Hmmm, this may be the baby pink base I’ve been looking for!