Sunday, December 6th, 2009


China Glaze Sugar High Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Up & Away Collection: Sugar High

China Glaze Sugar High Nail Lacquer is a vibrant medium pink with a coral kick creme. When I swatched it, I saw a fair amount of coral in it, so I wouldn’t classify it as a hot pink at all. It does have the brightness one would expect in a hot pink, though, but there is definitely some coral in it. I actually think the smidgen of coral makes it a more interesting than it otherwise would have been.

Like other deeper shades in the collection, Sugar High applied like a dream–even, smooth, and opaque–in just one or two coats. I didn’t find myself worrying much over streakiness with this, like I did with some of the lighter shades, which was nice. The formula is similar to the other shades; thick, richly pigmented, and has a beautiful slightly glossy creme finish.

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

Recommendation: Though a little summery, this is one beautiful pink-coral shade for nails!

Availability: January 2010

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China Glaze Sugar High Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Sugar High Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Sugar High Nail Lacquer

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

  1. Cherie

    SO I missed out on Elodie from the Gossip Girl collection by Zoya.. methinks this shade may be similar!!! I’m so excited for this :)

  2. The color’s so cute and girly. Loving it.

  3. Okay, I just had to add this to the shopping list. It’s gorgeous and I like the combination between plain pink and a little bit of coral.

  4. margot

    This is such a pretty, girly shade. Me likey

  5. Sam

    I have a question. Why do you leave that gap at the root of your nail when you paint your nails? Do you do it like that when you paint your nails in real life, and not for these reviews?

    • No, I don’t. I just don’t want to cause any unnecessary wear and tear on my cuticles, just for swatching purposes, as well as it makes it easier to remove! :)

  6. Ashley

    This is gorgeous. I think it would look fantastic on toe nails. If only there wasn’t 3 feet of snow everywhere!
    One question: Do these polishes come separately or all together? Because there are a few shades that have been swatched that I really dislike, and I’d hate being stuck with unused product!

  7. Lorna

    i like this color, i have been looking for a mid tone pink color. this could be the one…

  8. amy

    This looks like a perfect carnation pink! Very cute. I am so in love with this collection and want it all.

  9. Luisafer

    this light pink is another one I have to get!!!

  10. Ooh, I like this color :)

  11. Liz

    OMG want! It looks like it belongs on a woman in a pastel Oleg Cassini suit, a la Jackie O.

  12. Lydia

    Oh I love this collection so much!

  13. love this colour, just ordered it after seeing it on you! x

  14. Laura Hamann

    I ♥ it !!