China Glaze Silver Lining Review

 China Glaze is my favorite nail polish company, yet somehow this is my first glitter polish from the brand. Silver Lining is part of the brand's permanent line. China Glaze boasts a unique formula that contains kaolin clay, or as they call it "china clay as a natural nail hardener, the same material that gives porcelain it's shiny finish." China Glaze polishes are formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP free. Each China Glaze polish contains 14ml (.5 fl oz). This polish was sent to me in a swap with my friend Stephanie. China Glaze's lacquers vary in price from $3-8, depending on where you buy them. China Glaze does not test on animals. This polish was made in the USA.

 China Glaze has pretty nice packaging, their polishes come in a round glass bottle with a texturized black cap. The China Glaze emblem is embossed on the top of the cap. The China Glaze logo and product name are printed on the front of the bottle in black lettering. The back and sides of the bottle offer miscellaneous information in various languages. The shade name and number, along with a full ingredient list can be found on a label on the bottom of the bottle. China Glaze claims that their brushes have 440 bristles, every single one is perfectly in place. This brush is long, round, and thin - quite easy to work with but not too flexible.
 Silver Lining has a thin, watery formula. This polish is essentially a clear base loaded with silver micro glitter - it looks like a shaken up snow globe in the bottle. I'm sure this polish was designed for layering, but Silver Lining also works very well on it's own. One coat of this polish will give a frosted, glittery look that's great over just about color. I prefer to wear Silver Lining on it's own though, it has such a cool effect - almost like a matte foil. It takes 3-4 coats to get Silver Lining to full opacity. Whether applying one coat or four, this polish is easy to work with and quick drying. It seems like each coat only takes about 30 seconds to dry. Like many glitter polishes, Silver Lining is dry and brittle on the nail, so its quite prone to chipping. A nice, thick top coat will likely solve the problem. The problematic wear is totally worth it, Silver Lining has such a cool, textured look and feel on the nails. Also worth mentioning, Silver Lining is a particularly pungent polish.
 China Glaze's Silver Lining is a surprisingly interesting glitter polish. The glitter polishes are all uniform in shape with subtle color variance. Silver Lining looks the same on the nail as it does in the bottle. A bright, true silver glitter. While the glitters are obviously reflective, Silver Lining dries to a mattified, visibly gritty finish. With a gloss top coat over it, this polish looks like crinkled aluminum foil. Very cool.
I like China Glaze's Silver Lining. The formula is very thin, but not runny. Dry time is super quick, it almost seems immediate. If you'd like to keep this polish on for more than a day or two, a good top coat is needed. Silver Lining is a great silver glitter polish that can be used alone or with any polish in your collection. Silver Lining has only strengthened my love for China Glaze. If you want a great silver glitter, check out Silver Lining, I think you'll love it! 

Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Alcohol Denat, Polyethylene Tetraphalate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid, Neopentyl Glycol, Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Tripentyl Phosphates, Trimethyl Pentaryl Diisobutane, Acrylates Copoylmer, Silica, Kaolin, Violet 2