This is my first time trying China Glaze Gelaze. It’s a new line of gel polish that has the base coat and color in one. They do make their own Gelaze top coat, but I used my Gelish Top It Off. I have good luck mixing and matching my gel polish brands, but that’s just my opinion. It’s nice to cut out a step in the gel polish routine, but I did end up feeling like my manicure wasn’t quite as strong. I had some peeling on a few nails after 4 days. Please take that with a grain of salt, because this was my first time using this formula. I’m also very rough on my nails.
This color is Flip Flop Fantasy, which is one of my favorite non gel China Glaze colors. I’m excited to have it in gel form! I found the gel formula to be a bit less streaky than the regular polish. I used 3 thin coats in the picture above. One thing to keep in mind is the shrinkage. Some gel polishes shrink back from the edges a bit during application. I could only do two nails at a time with this polish before having to cure. So, that took a little bit longer in the long run.
Overall, it’s a gorgeous color and I did like the polish. I have one additional shade from the Gelaze line to try, Flying Dragon. Sally Beauty has BOGO on these polishes thru the end of March if you are interested in trying them. ( I think they retail for about $9 or $10) Come link up your manicure with us at The Nail Files! Happy Friday!