Many months ago I was gifted with this beautiful creamy pink nail polish from China Glaze. It has been sitting in my drawer until recently I changed the shape of my nails and immediately took this out to use. I’ve been saving it for the nails as I knew it will be beautiful, and I was right 😀
Hopeful is the shade that I received. It is a part of a 12 polishes in the United For A Purpose Collection which is also a China Glaze’s 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness release. These 12 polishes namely Faith, Angels Breath, Hopeful, Pearls of Wisdom, Dare to be Bare, Heart of the Matter, Hello Gorgeous, United, Beauty Within, Live Love Laugh, Exquisite and Always a Lady. Most of them are pale shades of pink but there is also a few glittery ones and bold fuchsia.
Is it so easy to guess what is my liking cause May from China Glaze Malaysia knew which shade that I will like 😀
Hopeful appears more of a milky color with a hint of pink tint. Did you notice that I said a hint of pink tint? This means the milky color dominated the color payoff. You will still get the pink but just slightly.
I applied Seche Clear™ Crystal Clear Base Coat first to protect my nails from turning yellow and also to protect my nails from the nail polish. Then I apply a layer of Hopeful but the texture is uneven and it’s not opaque enough to cover all my nails. So I waited for it to dry and apply a 2nd layer of Hopeful. I managed to cover the unevenness just a bit but it wasn’t as smooth as I thought. To overcome this I apply a layer of Seche Vite™ Dry Fast Top Coat and voilà! Every unevenness, streaks, lumps are all smoothen out. Let’s not forget that my nails are shiny too 😀
I have seen other reviews on this and theirs appear more pinkish on their nails compared with mine. As you can see, mine appears more milky. I got to say…I kinda like it. I have always wanted to apply milky color on my nails. But milky shade doesn’t look nice on short nails. I can’t keep long nails as my nails is quite thin and brittle. I can now apply this after changing my nail shape 😀
Disclaimer: Gift from a friend.