China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with This Teal

China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer ($3.00 to $7.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “lush green creme with blue undertones.” It reads as a dusty green-teal with a cream finish on me. Not a dupe, but reminiscent in the kind of color family, Rescue Beauty Lounge Jack has a similar green-teal coloring but is much, much darker. MAC Screening Room is much bluer. Though blue, Illamasqua Muse had a similar dusted quality. Β I was surprised to find that I could not discover any dupes within polishes I’ve reviewed–none of three I mentioned in the post are dupes.

The color was mostly opaque in two coats (there is just a shadow of the nail line visible at times), and it had a really great consistency: creamy, not too thick or too thin, and flowed well across the nail without pooling along the sides, bubbling, or streaking. Β  I typically get a week of wear with minor tip wear but no chipping with China Glaze’s formula. Β The polish retails for $7, but you can find it at various e-tailers for under $4 (the one linked in the post sells this shade for $3).

Exotic Encounters

LELimited Edition. $7.50.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total
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China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Exotic Encounters Nail Lacquer

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Christine! I have been sitting here at work and making a list of the current polishes I have, that would go with this colour. I have a very long list going. I guess I should be doing some work too 😑

IF I end up getting this colour and doing a mani with it, I’ll share it with yall lovlies.

I have this and I adore it, but I was not prepared for the removal the first time I wore it. My nails were stained so, so badly, I couldn’t believe it. That’ll teach me not to bother with a base coat, I guess!

$3? That’s insane! We pay about Β£6-7 here, about $14!

I have this, along with a few other polishes from this collection, and I adore them.

But $3!!!!!! I feel robbed πŸ˜›

I’ve never found China Glaze in the UK but this colour looks similar to one of the new L’Oreals in Blue Reef/613. Not sure if you have that colour in the US though!

This is lovely. Once again I’ll be on the hunt for a gel polish dupe πŸ™‚ But we haven’t started seeing the gel fall collections yet, so I have hopes. (I also have a fantastic nail tech who always seems to know exactly what I want on my nails *g*)

I go every two weeks but I probably could stretch to three if I had to – I have gel enhancements, too, so it’s a fill/polish combo. I could do three weeks but I was finding my nails were chipping more at three weeks and they were getting too long to deal with, so I switched to going every two weeks.

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