China Glaze Agent Lavender

My introduction to China Glaze started with the Operation Colour collection and the first color I wore was China Glaze Agent Lavender.  This was before I knew about base or top coats, and prior to it, I hadn't painted my nails in over 3 years.  Agent Lavender is a pale lavender creme with a hint of grey.  This bottle has been with me since March, and through the Texas summer heat, so I'm not sure how that's affected the formula.  Here is my swatch from March 2009 (which is when my obsession started).

In honor of the launch of my blog, I'm going to attempt to reswatch some of the older colors when appropriate, and this is definitely one of those colors.  (I used a coat of Seche Vite Crystal Clear Top Coat) The first coat was streaky and almost chalky on the nail, but also ran into my cuticles.  The second coat (which I made purposely thicker) got rid of any brush strokes.  I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.  I cleaned up the edges with an orange stick dipped in studio 35 beauty non-acetone polish remover.

China Glaze [official website] can be found online through several etailers, including my favorite Head2Toe Beauty [official website] or Sally's Beauty Supply [official website].