Aug 14, 2011

China Glaze's Hey Sailor (#946)


I hope you are all having a nice Sunday.

It's raining and gloomy here today, so I decided I needed a bright polish to forget the crappy weather. Didn't feel like wearing a neon or a bright whitish pink, colors I love, but decided to go for a classic true red. 

The polish I used, China Glaze's Hey Sailor, is my preferred red, even more than Chanel's Fire, Coromandel and Dragon. When I think of red, this is exactly the shade I visualize. The color on the nails is true to the one seen in the bottle.

The formula on this polish, like most China Glaze's, is a bit streaky for the first coat, but it smoothes down and dries evenly when you apply a second coat of lacquer. The drying time is rather short and the finish is ultra glossy, even before I applied my topcoat (1 coat of Sèche Vite).

What is your most reached for red?


Photo 1:   Outdoors, daylight (late PM), no flash.

Photo 2:   Outdoors, daylight (late PM), no flash.

Photo 3:   Outdoors, daylight (late PM), no flash.

Photo 4:   Indoors, artificial lighting, no flash.

Photo 5:   Indoors, artificial lighting, no flash.

Photo 6:   Indoors, artificial lighting, with flash.


  1. I love a classic red! I have this polish but I have yet to use it!

  2. @Something Polished. I had it for a while too, only having used it on my toes for some nail art, but I put it on my hands for the first time yesterday and can really like it. Try yours and post a photo. I'm curious to see what it looks like on somebody whose skintone is darker than mine.