China Glaze “First Mate”


IMG_8362A few months ago, I got an email from an amazing girl named Beth.  She offered to send me some nail polishes, because she was moving and couldn’t take all of her polishes with her.  Beth, I can’t thank you enough for everything! You were so kind to offer to send me 1 polish, let alone the number of polishes you did send! She ended up giving me a few lemmings, but a major stand out in the box was this polish!

I passed on this at first because it didn’t seem unique.  Even years after this polish came out, I would still look passed it at Sally’s.  But after trying it out, I’m hating myself for never giving this polish a chance!

IMG_8364China Glaze “First Mate” is a dark denim blue creme with a little bit of a grey tone.  The color is absolutely fantastic! It’s dusty, almost like an old pair of jeans, but dark and vampy at the same time.  Indoors, it looks like a really nice navy but still looks blue in every light.  Outdoors, like in the photos, its a gorgeous deep blue.

IMG_8363The best part about this polish is the formula.  This polish is just 1 coat! Seriously, a 1 coater! The formula is so opaque, so creamy, and so easy to use that I was just astounded. It was a little on the thicker side, but nothing that was an issue. The dry time was fast and the finish was smooth.  Overall, I’m just in love! I wish I had known about this polish years ago!

What do you guys think? What are your favorite blue polishes?

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14 thoughts on “China Glaze “First Mate”

  1. That looks gorgeous! I adore blue polish, it’s my absolute favorite to wear. My favorite is the Zoya PixieDust in Sunshine. That polish also happens to be my third favorite polish of all time! As far as blues go I also love Essie “Butler, Please” and Essie “Midnight Cami” and Essie “After School Boy Blazer”. I know you’re not the biggest Essie fan, but Essie really works for me. I will have to keep this in mind next time I pick up some China Glaze. I really got to beef up my CG collection, I only own like 8!

  2. I like this color! I just recently got my nails done at the salon and I got a color similar to this from OPI but I forgot the name of it, I’ve been on a hunt to find out the name because it is such a pretty color.

  3. This colour is so nice! I love deep blues. Also I tagged you to do the TMI tag 🙂 Not sure if you’ve already done it, but anyway :p

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