Wearing China Glaze Swanky Silk color on my nails feels almost like playing “I Spy” game and trying to spot all the multi-chrome color changes that this color provides! 🙂
It’s a sophisticated champagne color with very strong rose and khaki-gold flash. Indoors with artificial light i could swear i’m wearing an intense platinum mirror metallic polish and once i step out it becomes its laid-back rose-gold polish self again.
Due to the way it creates two darker lines at the sides, it makes my nails appear more narrow and elongated. I personally like this effect.
The name is very appropriate, since this color does remind me a lot of this pale gold-rose silk taffeta used in evening gowns and i almost expect it to produce a swishy sound when i look at it 🙂
Application of metallic polishes is a bit on a tricky side. Please make sure you leave around 1/3 of polish on the brush and try not to go around the same spot too many times. Allow full 3-5 minutes dry time between coats. For China Glaze Swanky Silk color, 2 coats were enough for full coverage and color show.
I find that China Glaze Swanky Silk color is work-appropriate and low-maintenance, considering that it’s more forgiving on the tip wear and matches all your outfits. On me it almost matches my skin color and i kind of like that. It’s a nice wearable neutral with a twist.
Hope you enjoyed the review and more swatches to come!
China Glaze Swanky Silk swatches and review
from Fall 2012 “Bohemian” multi-chrome collection