Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle

I have to say I was pretty stumped for this week's Twinsie Tuesday theme: beach-inspired. I wasn't really sure what direction to go with this one and I'm sure my fellow Twinsies will get much more creative than I did. But neon polish always makes me think of lying out in the sun at the beach, so I went with a neon for my beach mani--specifically, China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle from the new Sunsational Collection. It's a bright aqua creme that is absolutely to die for! I fell hard for this beautifully vivid and cheerful shade of blue!

The color may be amazing, but unfortunately I can't say the same about the formula. I've read a lot of mixed reviews about the formulas in this collection and Too Yacht To Handle was a bit of a problem child for me. It has a ton of drag to it, in addition to being fairly streaky. It was opaque in three coats, but I wound up doing four to touch up some brushstroke marks and even out areas where the polish didn't self-level. However, I'm willing to overlook the cruddy formula though, because I love this gorgeous color so freaking much! But be warned that Too Yacht To Handle is as temperamental as she is beautiful.

So there you have it: my rather uninspired beach mani. I hope my Twinsies will forgive me for not being very imaginative with this one. :) What colors do you like to wear for a lazy day at the beach?

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Kelly at Tuxarina
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Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Traci at DrinkCitra


  1. Gorgeous color, but I've avoided these just because of all of the bad formula reviews.

  2. Love the colour but i definitely would not buy it after reading about the formula. What a shame :(

  3. I love this color I'm so border line at whether or not to get it!

  4. This is lovely! I did the same thing with just using one polish. :) Sometimes, it just works!

  5. Love the color!!! Too bad about the formula though :(.

  6. I always think of neons for the beach too! My TYTH formula was manageable (unlike some other ones from the collection), sorry about yours - what a bummer!

  7. Too bad about the formula, but the color is amazing!

  8. I hate when fantastically colored polishes have wonky formulas :/

  9. Too bad about the formula, this is a beautiful color!

  10. awesome color, too bad about the formula!


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