Jun 6, 2013

All time favourite: China Glaze Flying Dragon



What I'd like to share with you today is an oldy but goody from China glaze: Flying Dragon. this colours is a little controverted because as far as I know there are two versions of it, one is the "neon" version and it's the one I own.

This is a pretty fantastic shade a magenta-purple with blue and pink glitter dust. The particularity of this polish is it dries to a matte finish, that makes the shade look dusty indeed (I was going to say "dull" but thought it was so negative, it's not that bad). BUT when you apply a topcoat: boom! there's why they call it "neon". I don't see it neon, still quite bright, I like it much better with topcoat. So much better that : I forgot to photograph it without topcoat! So you have to take my word on its looks until I wear it again and update this post with a proper topcoat-less picture.


The pictures show two coats of Flying dragon with one coat of Mavadry. The formula on this one is good, nice to apply. It applies like a jelly at first, but it dries pretty fast to a matte finish. You need two coats to reach opacity.
Do you own this shade? how do you like it better, with or without topcoat? (for those who own it)
Love,
Nati
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17 comments

  1. Qué color tan bello me encanta , mucho

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    1. Es muy lindo, a mí también me encanta!

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  2. you've captured it beautifully! i should wear this polish soon.

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    1. Thank you shine eye! You certainly should wear it.

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  3. I have this shade and I think this works as it is and with a top coat.
    It's gorgeous. :-)

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    1. I think I've seen it in your blog! It is gorgeous indeed

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  4. I don't have it, so I can only say that this version looks great! :-)

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  5. Ciao Nati! I have this polish too but I haven't tried it yet and it has been in my stash for nearly three years now... oups... I really need to try it! It looks amazing! I like shiny polishes best ;) Baci! xx

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    1. OoOh Jezz, you should definitely need to try it! I have many untrieds too, 170 for being precise... can you imagine??
      bacioni, xx

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  6. It's a great polish! I have it too and like it a lot.

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    1. I agree, Helena, I think is a "classic"!

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  7. Oh wow, from up close you can really see the blue flecks in it, gorgeous!

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    1. I'm glad you like it Melissa!

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  8. I love love love Flying Dragon but I totally share your feelings: I never even attempted to take pics of it without top coat, it's just not appealing :)

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  9. Aw, darn cute polish..and guess what? I've missed it! Must get my hands over it, I think it looks awesome! :D

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  10. Wow what a beauty! I can't believe I've never come across or heard of this before!! I think I need this so bad!

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