China Glaze Ever Glaze Extended Wear System

12/01/2015



When I was at the gym locker room the other day, I have overheard a conversation of two girls - the topic were nail polishes. One girl had a rather firm stance that all nail polishes are the same, regardless of the price point or brand. Since it is rude to eavesdrop, I had to control myself and not intrude but I was truly tempted to let them know of my latest discovery. That is why I will share it with you guys!

Ever Glaze system made by China Glaze is meant to be a prep, long-wearing self fusing color lacquer that has a special top coat which doesn't require a UV or LED lamp to harden but the results are a gel-like quality with up to 10 day wear and it removes with just a normal nail polish remover. This three step system consists of Ever Glaze Prep, Extended Wear Nail Polish and Active Top Coat. Each costs $8.99 and they visually differ from regular China Glaze nail polishes, top and base coats by the white caps and the shape of bottles is top heavy cylindrical.

I was truly intrigued by these ten day longevity claims because rarely does a nail polish last that long on my nails between all the housework, hot showers. typing and the fact I don't spare my nails of any strain. I also wanted to know how much time would this three step system require because I really don't have too much spare time on my hands (who does these days?).

  • Prije par dana sam slucajno nacula razgovor dvije djevojke - tema su bili lakovi za nokte. Jedna od njih je bila cvrstog stava da su svi lakovi za nokte isti, bez obzira na cijenu i brend. Posto je nekulturno prisluskivati, kontrolisala sam zelju da upadnem u razgovor i sa njima podijelim najnovije otkrice. Zato cu vama pisati o njemu!
  • China Glaze Ever Glaze sistem je kreiran sa ciljem prep-a i dugotrajnih lakova koji uz pomoc posebnog nadlaka kojem nije potrebna UV ili LED lampa pruzaju kvalitet poput geliranja. Obecavaju trajnost do 10 dana a uklanjaju se obicnim skidacem laka. Ovaj sistem iz tri koraka se sastoji od Ever Glaze Prep-a, Extended Wear laka za nokte i Active nadlaka. Svaki kosta 11KM, nabaviti ih mozete preko Lilocosmetics Kakanj Facebook stranice (trazite Bojanu). Ovaj sistem se od ostalih China Glaze lakova razlikuje po bijelim cepovima a i oblik bocice je drugaciji.
  • Mene je iz ove price najvise zaintrigiralo to sto obecavaju dobru trajnost od cak deset dana. Ne sjecam se da je ijedan lak toliko trajao na mojim noktima pored kucnih obaveza, vruce vode, konstantnog tipkanja po tastaturi i uopsteno - ne stedim nokte kada nosim lak. Takodjer me interesovalo koliko vremena oduzima slijed sva tri koraka posto nisam spremna izdvojiti previse vremena na takvo nesto.



Ever Glaze Prep 14ml I thought would be a base coat but instead, it is a nail dehydrator - it removes all of the oil on the nail bed which should help nail polish last longer. It's recommended to start by washing hands in warm water, drying them and applying one thin coat of the Prep. I did as instructed and I have noticed that this Prep has a very strong acetone-like scent. Luckily, it goes away quickly as does the Prep evaporate and indeed, it leaves the nail plate very dry, oil-free and matte.

Next you apply two thin coats of Ever Glaze Extended Wear Nail Polish 14ml in desired shade. Out of a total of 48 shades, I have two - stunning cherry/burgundy one is called I'm Not Bordeaux and it's my fave! It has a thick but spreadable texture (almost gummy), is very opaque but to achieve full opaqueness two coats are best. This shade contains some extremely fine cherry shimmer which doesn't actually show on my nails - it just has a nice reflection on direct sunlight. It's very glossy and looks luxurious. 

The second shade I own is a deep navy aptly called Navy Night. It's a straight blackened indigo, very creamy and even formula and extremely shiny finish. The instructions stress waiting two minutes between coats and wrapping the tip of each nail at each step. This wrapping of the tip makes a huge difference and, along with the usage of the Prep can literally guarantee seven days of wear! Ever Glaze Active Top Coat 14ml is thick, spreads quickly, dries quickly, hardens like a gel and amps up the shine.

  • Za Ever Glaze Prep 14ml sam mislila da je standardni bazni lak ali je ipak dehidrator nokta - uklanja svo ulje koje se nalazi na nokatnoj ploci sto pomaze da lak za nokte traje duze. Preporucuje se da se ruke operu u toploj vodi, posuse i potom da se nanese jedan tanki sloj prep-a. Postupila sam u skladu sa instrukcijama te sam primjetila da prep ima dosta intenzivan miris, slican acetonu. Srecom on brzo nestaje posto prep za par sekundi ispari sa nokta, ostavljajuci ga potpuno nemasnim, mat i suhim.
  • Nakon sto se prep osusi, nanose se dva tanka sloja Ever Glaze Extended Wear laka za nokte 14ml u zeljenoj nijansi. Od ukupno 48 nijansi, ja posjedujem dvije - fantasticnu nijansu vina/tresnje pod nazivom I'm Not Bordeaux koja je ujedno i moj favorit! Guste je teksture koja se lijepo maze (gotovo je gumenasta), odlicne je prekrivnosti a dva tanka sloja su recept za najbolji rezultat. Ova nijansa sadrzi izuzetno sitni shimmer boje tresnje koji uopste nije primjetan na noktima vec samo daje lijep odsjaj na direktnom svjetlu.
  • Druga nijansa je nocno plava pod odgovarajucim nazivom Navy Night. Ovdje se radi o izuzetno tamnoj indigo boji, veoma kremaste i ujednacene teksture te izuzetno sjajnog finisha. Preporucuje se da pri lakiranju posebnu paznju posvetimo "zatvaranju" ruba nokta, prelazeci cetkicom dodatno preko njega. Mislim da ovaj korak uz prep znacajno produzuje trajnost Ever Glaze lakova i doslovno garantuje sedam dana manikira! Ever Glaze Active nadlak 14ml je gust, brzo se nanosi, brzo se susi i otvrdne poput gela te pojaca sjaj laka.



I have tested this three step system two times (each nail color got two wears) and I have concluded that every time they hold up for a week. I get straight seven days of wear and although it's not the ten day maximum - I think this is pretty impressive! 

First three days my nails look pristine. On the fourth and fifth day I note light tipwear. On the sixth day I get one tiny chipping on a nail which flakes the most (my nails are generally weak, thin and flaky). Day seven and eight I notice the nail polish has lost its initial high shine and I see more chipping, after which I took it off because I also couldn't stand the growth at the cuticle. But I could have worn it longer and anyone who isn't bothered my chipping or nail growth at the cuticle would. 

Removal was easy with regular polish remover. I was also worried about staining because the Prep is not a real base coat. However, both nail colors were fine - the blue one left light staining which was easily washed by water and soap. Overall, I'm rather impressed! I would say that the Prep is an important part of this system and I skipping it would cut on the longevity for 1-2 days. The entire process of applying the prep, two coats of color and the top coat requires no more than 10-15 minutes which I think is worth of a week-long manicure. 

How does this sound to you and would you be interested in investing in this Ever Glaze system?

  • Obje nijanse laka za nokte su prosle testiranje dva puta i zakljucila sam da sam uvijek dobila cistih sedam dana trajnosti. Iako nije deset dana koje sistem obecava, morate priznati da je i sedmica impresivna! 
  • Prva tri dana nosenja, nokti izgledaju besprijekorno. Cetvrtog i petog dana se pojavljuje tanka linija trosenja pri rubu nokta (tipwear) Sestog dana su se pojavio i prvi chipping tj. odlomio se sitni komadic pri rubu nokta koji se najvise lista - moji nokti su generalno jako slabi, tanki i listaju se. Sedmog i osmog dana lak je izgubio na pocetnom sjaju, ostecenja laka su postala vidljiva i odlucujem ga skinuti jer nisam mogla podnijeti liniju izrastanja nokta. Ako vama ne smetaju ove stvari, onda bi ovaj lak mogle nositi i koji dan duze.
  • Uklanjanje obicnim skidacem laka je bilo jednostavno. Zabrinula sam se da li ce lakovi ostaviti stain na noktima i okolnoj kozici posto prep nije standardni bazni lak - plavi je ostavio malo traga koji sam lako skinula vodom i sapunom. Sve u svemu, jako sam zadovoljna! Mislim da je prep jako bitan korak i da bi njegovo preskakanje skratilo trajnost za 1-2 dana. Cjelokupan proces nanosenja sva tri koraka oduzima 10-15 minuta, sto mislim da je prihvatljivo zauzvrat za sedam dana jako lijepog manikira.
  • Kako se vama cini Ever Glaze sistem i imate li zelju isprobati ga?


Ever Glaze Prep Ingredients: / Sastojci:

Isopropyl Alcohol Ethyl Acetate Isobutyl Acetate

Ever Glaze Extended Wear Nail Polish Navy Night Ingredients: / Sastojci:

Ethyl Acetate Butyl Acetate Nitrocellulose Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer Acetyl Tributyl Citrate Isopropyl Alcohol Stearalkonium Hectorite Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate Iron Oxides (CI 77499) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Ultramarines (CI 77007) Violet 2 (CI 60720)

Ever Glaze Extended Wear Nail Polish I'm Not Bordeaux Ingredients: / Sastojci:

Ethyl Acetate Butyl Acetate Nitrocellulose Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer Acetyl Tributyl Citrate Isopropyl Alcohol Stearalkonium Hectorite Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate Mica Iron Oxides (CI 77499) Red 34 (CI 15880) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Yellow 5 (CI 19140)

Ever Glaze Active Top Coat Ingredients: / Sastojci:

Butyl Acetate, Toluene, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate,,Benzophenone-1, Di-HEMA Trimethylhexyl, Dicarbamate

*Post includes products sent for me to review. For more information read the disclaimer.

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12 comments

  1. trula višnja je jako lijep, ali plavi je pravi ljepotan <3
    tjedan dana-wow!

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    1. Okej, ja sam budna jer radim nocnu - koje je tvoje opravdanje sto lutas bespucima interneta u tri ujutro?! :D
      Znaci tebi je srce ipak ukrao plavac - i da, sedam dana bez ikakvih problema. Odlicni su!

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    2. nemam opravdanja ;)
      ulovila malo slobodnog vremena pa me poneslo :D

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    3. Hahaha ma salim se ali sam se stvarno iznenadila da je jos neko budan kada i ja :D

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  2. Ovo zvuči itekako woow, pa ko ne bi želeo što duži manikir?! :)
    Međutim, meni i Essijevci, bar primerci koje ja imam, traju i 7+ dana ali ih ja skidam nakon toga jer me nervira izrastak a i lak nema više onaj sjaj. L.

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    1. Mell javlja da joj Essie lakovi traju i do deset dana, evo tebi vise od sedam a meni je cini mi se najvise bilo 5-6 dana i to je uopste najvise sto jedan lak (to je obicno Essie) samostalno moze trajati na mojim noktima. Oni su jako tanki, jako slabi i mnogo se listaju. Meni je bilo fenomenalno dozivjeti sedam dana ali da, taj izrastak mi je bas isao na zivce :D

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  3. 7 dana? Pa to je savršeno! Zelim ovaj prvi...ili bilo koju takvu boju! :)

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    1. Cistih sedam dana na mojim slabasnim noktima - ja se odusevila! :D
      Joj, pronasla sam na netu neku lila nijansu ma da ti oci ispadnu koliko je lijepa. Mogla bih je nabaviti za proljece!

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  4. krasni su za one koji ne vole mijenjat svako malo boju noktiju ko mi ovisnice :D

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    1. Oooo, definitivno sam ovisnica! :D
      Ali moram priznati da je olaksanje ne razmisljati o lakiranju u nekim periodima kada sam 'kao bez glave'.

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  5. Prva, crvena nijansa mi je nesto najsavrsenije! :) <3

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    1. I meni se ona vise dopala iako, kao ljubiteljici plavih lakova - priznajem da mi je srce ugrijalo brdo lajkica plavog laka na Instagramu :)

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