Amor de Lacquer: China Glaze Anchors Away, part I

Welcome to another post of Amor de Lacquer….the series all about nail polish and nail care! Send me your requests, suggestions and ideas to

This collection isn’t THAT new. It has been out for a few months and while it didn’t cause a lot of fanfare in the nail polish world, I think Anchors Away was one of China Glaze’s best collections. And I’m a little delayed at reviewing it but hereeee we go! First up, the darker shades…

Ahoy!, I think is the safest of all of the shades. This would be the color that most women would run towards. It’s beautiful and starwberry-esque with a nice shimmery finish. It’s not the most unique but I absolutely love it.

I love this kid! Then again I love most orange polishes. Life Preserver applies beautifully. Depending on if you add a top coat or not, it is quite reminiscent of a pumpkin.

What can be said about Hey, Sailor!? It’s a red. China Glazes has many reds and this is just another one to add to the collection.

I’ve never been the biggest fan of these gray/purple types it’s nothin’ that a little nail art can’t handle. It’s an interesting color to say the least.

I hate to be a pop culture repeat but this polish is #WINNING. I love greens and I love how this one is streak-free and dries to a jelly finish. This is gorgeous!

First Mate is a true blue. Just…wow.

I applied 2 coats for each polish and as always, the formula were awesome. I never have any application issues when it comes to China Glaze polishes. Stay tuned for part II of the Anchors Away collection!

See any that you like?



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  • McKenna

    wow, these are all awesome! i love how smooth and shiny they look. i’ve never tried china glaze before but i may have to make a shopping trip soon :] my favorites are ahoy and life preserver.

    • Brittany

      You should! China Glaze is definitely one of my favorite nail polish brands.

  • gio

    That green is gorgeous!

  • First mate is beautiful!

    • Brittany

      First Mate + White Cap=LOVE!

  • Organicgurugirl

    Wow! I liked all of those. My daughter would love them too!!

    • Brittany

      They are hotness!