China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around

by - 3/06/2013

I was really looking forward to this polish. Looking forward to buying it, looking forward to wearing it... And then... take a look at the pics...

China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around

China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around

China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around

White Shimmer Polish

China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around MACRO

This is Dandy Lyin' Around, one of the polishes from China Glaze's Avant Garden collection. Out of all 12 polishes, I was most excited for this one and really couldn't wait to wear it.  And now...

I kinda can't wait to take it off!

I don't really know what happened. I can't help but wonder if I didn't shake up the bottle enough or I was just too tired and shouldn't have been painting my nails. Maybe not long enough between coats? Ick. I really have to say, this polish was disappointing. The formula is just not that great, and I usually adore China Glaze polishes. I know that this can be a gorgeous polish. I've seen swatches that are gorgeous. That's part of the reason this was tops on my gotta-get-it-now list.


I'll have to try this shade again and take a little more time during the application. Maybe it was all the shimmery awesomeness? I don't know.

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around
1 Coat Seche Vite

You would think that 3 coats would be enough for opacity, and honestly, I thought it would be enough too. However, as evidenced in the above photos, Dandy Lyin' Around has a streaking problem.

Green Amethyst Cocktail Ring
From a distance, add some blur, and this mani rocks!


The pics I saw that made me want this polish made it look all shimmery and gooey... Like a melted shimmery white marshmallowish crelly polish. It doesn't look like that on my nails at all. It's lacking the softness I saw in a lot of other swatches, and that was my biggest reason for wanting to purchase it. I thought it would be like a white version of Vanity Fairest by essie... one of my favorite polishes. (Seriously, I could wear that for weeks!)

The shimmer lends a nice touch to the polish, but overall, it's just not the look I was going for. There's a harshness here that I can't quite put my finger on. This polish may be relegated to the frankening drawer. Duh, duh, duh.

Have you ever picked up a polish that left you disappointed?

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