China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer

Let Blue Bells Ring

China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer ($7.50 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “icy blue shimmer.” It’s an electric cobalt blue with metallic shimmer and foil-like finish. The finish reminded me of Wet ‘n’ Wild Grew Up in Cobalt-imore a bit, but it’s bluer, less cool-toned. China Glaze Ride the Waves has a similar blue coloring, but it is a jelly-finish, so it looks very different. Zoya Song is much, much darker.

If every polish was like this, I’d own nothing but polish! It was fully opaque in one coat (and swatches are of one coat), dried down very quickly, and had a natural sheen (but not a glossy shine). The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, and it applied smoothly, evenly, and without streaking or bubbling.  I typically get a week of wear with China Glaze’s formula with minor tip wear but no chipping.

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Blue Bells Ring Nail Lacquer

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I have this nail polish and I agree, the color is gorgeous. Have you already tried removing it? When I did it didn’t want to come off and it stained my nails and my skin, I couldn’t get the color off my skin for 2 weeks.

I didn’t do a wear test for this one, but it didn’t stain my skin after having it on for an hour or so (a lot of ones prone to staining will still stain after that time).

That’s one stunning shade of blue, Christine! And, a one-coater at that. I might need to check out the nearest China Glaze counter and see if they have this in stock already. 🙂

I haven’t worn it for a week (I can’t test every shade for wear – I test about 45 polishes for wear each year), and after an hour or so, I didn’t have staining when I often will for a shade prone to staining. Reader Agata below said it stained hers, though!

when I took this polish off my nails it was a mess. It stained my fingers and my nails. Did anyone else have this problem?
I had buffed my nails and applied a base coat before applying the polish and I topped it off with a quick try top coat. Has anyone found a way to avoid the mess? b/c I LOVE this color?

I had the same problem. I love love love the color but taking it off was a mess, I almost cried. I used three different brands of nail polishes and my nails and skin were still stained. It took me like 2 weeks to get my nails to its normal state.

I believe it was this color that also left my nails yellow after the blue stain went away. Did that happen to you? I thought putting on a base coat prevented this from happening.

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