China Glaze Stroll

China Glaze Stroll is apart of the Retro Diva collection and is listed as a "deep red with gold glitter."  It officially won out as being my HBO True Blood Ultimate Fan Experience color and I'm so glad it did.  This polish is amazing.  I seriously consider it being the older sister of Ruby Pumps.  I wore it for an entire 5 days before removing it - no tip wear, no chipping.  I did, however, do something odd in the night to get white marks/scratches in the polish but didn't realize it until AFTER I took these pictures, so I just had to do some photochopping with it.  Enjoy.

I used a base coat of Seche Natural, 3 thin coats of Stroll and a top coat of Seche Vite.  The polish was amazing in application - not thin or thick, no pooling in my cuticles, and no staining of the hands because I'm horrible sometimes and get polish on my skin.  Also, I buffed all the ridges out of my nails right before applying this, so my nails were super smooth for this polish.

Oh yum, look at that rich red base and the gold and red glitter!  Such a wonderful lovely color to wear.

Now in bright actual direct sun, this wasn't my favorite color, but it never is with glitters.  Glitters look best in the shade or indirect sun so you can truly see all the sparkle and bling.


I really was very happy with this color.  Shout out to the Truebies who asked to see my polish at Texas Roadhouse - y'all really made my night special.  I'm wanting to try on some more of the Retro Diva collection - I really did love that collection but never gave it much thought on colors since I bought them a little bit after its release and was wanting to go back to bright fun colors again.

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