Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Flying Dragon?

Hi Ladies,

Today I have for you China Glaze - Flying Dragon, I love the name :) In the bottle this polish looks amazing, a medium to deep purple base with a ton of blue and pink shimmer. There are people who either hate it or love it, when I first bought it I thought I was so cool, after application I was very disappointed.

My hand are not that red in real life, i adjusted the color to get the polish right and forgot to fix my fingers in this pic!

On the nail the purple was a lot deeper than I expected and the matte finish hid the beauty of the glitter. This was my second time trying this colour, I saw it in my stash last night and wanted to give it another chance. Did it redeem it's self? Not really, but is it a horrible colour? No, it's not. I think that if this was a jelly polish it would really shine. I am actually thinking of mixing this to try and create a jelly.

What I used:
1 Coat China Glaze Base Coat
3 coats Flying Dragon
1 Coat Orly Top Coat

Application was okay, if not applied quick enough you may get bald spots. From the last time I wore this it did not wear for very long. I may change up this color tonight because of that, and also because I'm not feeling it as much anymore.

China Glaze Flying Dragon, yay or nay?


  1. I LOVE jellies myself, I say go for it and mix a jelly! You might end up liking that more. :-)

    I'm following now so please show us your jelly franken if you do mix one. I can't get enough of jellies!

  2. Asami- thanks for following :) I really love your blog, It is definitely my fave! I might play around with polishes tonight, I've only made 1 franken so far and it was nothing special, just a simple grey lol

  3. Thank you very much! That is very sweet of you to say!

    I have only made about two or three frankens myself, (as I very rarely have an empty bottle to use,) and my favorite one is actually a grey too! It's hard to find greys! :-)

  4. Yup, same with me, I made it because it was hard to find a light grey :)

  5. I am really curious if the Jelly Franken will work out, so please keep us updated in your experiment!

  6. Oh that's too bad about this polish, because I'm a HUGE "80's purple" fan. And the name of it certainly tickles my fancy. I look forward to hearing about a franken!

  7. I'm like you - I love this color, but since it's a "neon", the finish is semi matte and it sucks! LOL I have Blue Sparrow from this collection and it's the same thing.

  8. Charis - For sure, if I have some time tonight to play around you may see the franken tomorrow :)

    JQ - Its not a horrible colour, it just bugs me that it could be so much better!

    Megan - I always pick up blue sparrow at Sally's and put it down, I always have to remind myself about the finish on flying dragon lol

    ** on a side not, the lighting at my desk at work is really bringing out the glitter more :) it's making me like it more lol

  9. hey!
    you have a nice blog!
    please pass by mine if you have time and follow.
    now i'm having some problems with google friend connect, so i can't follow you, but i promise to come back and try again.


  10. MaRyya - thanks a lot :)

    I checked out your blog, i'm now a new follower :)

  11. This color grew on me. It dries so much darker than what it looks like in the bottle. The top coat makes it pop and in the right lighting it kind of glows. But even though I like it now I also get tired of it much quicker than other colors. I bet it would look really cool as a jelly but I have no idea how to do that.

  12. swellmel - I know what you mean, although disappointing, it dos grow on you after a couple of days. In the future I will probably try again to mix some polish together to make it a jelly


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