China Glaze Passion for Petals

Hello gentle readers.

Happy Monday. I hope that you all had a great weekend.

Today I have China Glaze Passion for Petals fro the Spring Avant Garden Collection to share with you. Passion for Petals is a deep pink creme. Shiny and warm and slightly dusty. This isn't unique, by any means but it is a solidly pretty polish that can work and play well anywhere and on a wide variety of skin tones.

This swatch is... Two? I think? Coats. I forgot to write the number of coats in my notes on this polish. But I think it may be two. I topped this with Seche Vite.

This polish has a nice formula, it is easy to apply, smooth, biddable and doesn't run, pool or flood my cuticles. Dry time, especially with Seche Vite is danged respectable.

What do you think of China Glaze Passion for Petals? Have you picked this up? If you are interested in grabbing it, you can find it where China Glaze is sold.

Thank you for popping in and reading. Have a great day and may your polish never bubble.


  1. What a great color! Perfect for spring :)

  2. This is such a beautiful color; your nails look perfectly painted and shaped, too. :) I have to ask, what's your cuticle "routine"? Mine NEVER look that nice. :P Do you put cuticle oil on before you paint?
    I picked up a few from Avant Garden: Fancy Pants, Tart-y For the Party, Mojitos Before Manis...I might be forgetting one. Now I want this one, too.

  3. Isn't it pretty? :)

  4. Good choices. :D

    Thank you so much for your kind words. :D My cuticles are pretty low maintenance, for the most part. I am almost obsessive about keeping them pushed back. I use the soft, rubbery pusher end of my cuticle tool to keep them pushed back. I do it daily, that way they stay in place and I don't get that icky skin/cuticle growing up my nail. I hate dealing with them when they get like that... It's weird and it hurts so I avoid it. LOL I use one of those Trim cuticle trimmers (a little v-shaped blade) to trim dead, dry skin and hangnails from the skin on the sides of my nails but I never cut my cuticles, themselves.

    On a rare occasion, I need to use cuticle remover, but not often. This will vary, of course, by the individual but I find that keeping my cuticles pushed back means I don't have to use remover much, at all. I use a good, moisturizing lotion several times a day and I make sure to massage it into my cuticles every time I use it. I use oil on my cuticles at bedtime at least several times a week and cuticle cream when I remember. (I go through phases with it... Lazy slag that I am! LOL) I oil my cuticles when I polish. I do it after my polish is on and my top coat has had a chance to set for a couple of minutes. If I oil too soon and get oil on my nail, it can cause my top coat to wrinkle and pull. If I am swatching, I apply oil after every swatch and I photograph with the oil on my cuticles.

    I keep natural oil in a cleaned out nail treatment bottle and put little drops below each nail. I have a small natural hair eyeshadow brush that I use to spread the oil all around my nails and the thin, chiseled edge makes it possible to get the oil on my cuticles and even the bare part of my nails, around my polish without smearing up my polish.

    I know that this may sound like a lot but it isn't really. The actual time I take "caring" for my cuticles isn't much. A minute or so to push back, a minute or so to do any hangnail or dry skin trimming, a little oil, lotion, cuticle cream. It is a routine and really easy. :)

    If you have any other questions, feel free to ask, I'll help in any way I can. :D


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