China Glaze - Exceptionally Gifted Review | Frankly Kiersten Reviews

Hey, y'all! I wasn't paying attention when I was scheduling and I ended up with two similar pinks in a row, which is really weird considering my neutral feeling towards pinks. Oh well, just a happy coincidence I suppose! This is one of those random purchases I make when I'm manic in the drugstore and I want to have the instant gratification of purchasing and having it in my hand...thus random drugstore polishes in my collection.



Exceptionally Gifted is a metallic pink with a gold shimmer.



Brush macro.


Glossy nail macro.


Considering that this polish is metallic, the application and look of it is actually pretty okay. I always fear that metallics will show all of the ridges on my nails and end up making my nails look worse than they are, but not that here!


My main issue with this polish was the bits of unmixed pigment that caused strange texture to come up. It was pretty irritating and didn't completely smooth even with lots of top coat.


Matte nail macro.


I really love this matte. I'm not sure what about the matte coat makes me such a fan but overall, it's goregous!


Formula: Good.
Coats for Opacity: Two coats.
Ease of Dry: Normal dry.
Texture: Minor texture noted.
Finish: Satin.
Removal: Normal removal, no issues noted.
Top Coat Used: Glossy/Matte.

As always, let me know what you thought of this polish in the comments!

Kiersten Faythe
Kiersten Faythe

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