China Glaze “Ride the Waves”


I have to admit, I wasn’t excited over the China Glaze Summer Neons collection this summer.  I am not the biggest fan of neon shades personally.  I don’t know why, I like bright colors, but I was never a huge fan of bright pinks, oranges and yellows.  Most neon shades are highlighter colors like hot pink and yellow.  There are a few blue and green neons but I had never gravitated towards those colors either.  That is another reason why I don’t buy too many polishes from summer collections.  I have a few really bright blues and greens which I really like but none that are classified as a neon.  I didn’t want any of the China Glaze Summer Neon colors until I saw swatches of this beauty on other blogs.  I fell absolutely in love and this climbed to the top of the wish list when I went to Ulta of the other day.

China Glaze “Ride the Waves” is a cerulean blue jelly.  I love that I knew the exact color to describe this as! Normally I’m soooo awful describing a color and normally just revert back to the simplified descriptions of colors.  But the minute I put this one I literally said out loud, “oh my freaking god, this is the same color as my all time favorite crayola crayon! I have needed this in my life for-freaking-ever”  My boyfriend laughed for about 2 minutes, called me a freak and told me I’m way too obsessed, and I didn’t care at all.  This my love from 3rd grade in grown-up form.  The crayon that I loved so much that I turned every disney princess into a smurf was made into a jelly finish nail polish!

Ok, first off, I love jelly polishes.  Y’all know that.  I think a lot of people are really getting into jelly polishes and I love that Zoya now has 3 jelly polishes coming out (I want every one).  This is 3 coats and you can still see my VNL (visible nail line).  I don’t really mind it because it really does look like a gummy bear, that is if they made gummy bears in this color.  It looks like I could smush my nail down and it would bounce right back up.  Or, like a deep dark swimming pool that you can see down to the bottom of.  I like the depth of this polish so I don’t mind that it isn’t completely opaque right now, especially because its even and not splotchy.

But why I really love this color, aside from the fact that it is a jelly, is the color itself. I know I said I love this shade of blue.  I love that in direct sunlight it is super bright and the perfect shade of bright cerulean blue.  But indoors it looks like the perfect royal blue, almost reaching on a navy.  I noticed how dark it was indoors at night and I was seriously in love.  I know this is new, but this is definitely climbing to the top of my favorite blues of all time.  I love that outdoors, it creeps up to a neon level of brightness, but indoors its a deep royal blue.  Its so versatile and has so much depth.  Be prepared for some jelly sandwiches with this polishes!

What do you guys think? Do any of you have this polish?

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20 thoughts on “China Glaze “Ride the Waves”

  1. I haven’t had the chance to try their jelly polish yet, but it looks pretty! I just did a review on a couple of their neons today, and I wasn’t that pleased either. :/ They should have just called them “China Glaze Really Bright Colors” lol As far as neons go, their Poolside collection is wayyyyy better

  2. The colour is good! I like neon ones. my fave this year would be Julie G bikini i think.
    But i also have pink plumeria from china glaze. Ohhh did you see wedding white from picture polish anyway?
    I want that colour soooo bad and it must be a pretty white colour for you too!!! the shipping costs are too many 😦

  3. You know, I wanted a few colors from the Summer Neons bunch and my Sally’s didn’t have any of the ones I wanted, except this one. I’m happy now that I only purchased Ride the Waves because it is GORGEOUS!

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    • no not yet but i know that i need to. i loved it so much as a jelly that i never wanted to try it over write. but i think the best way to try this out properly should be over a white

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    Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Cheers

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