10.13.2012

NOTD - China Glaze For Audrey

It has been years since China Glaze introduced this Tiffany blue color and it is now undoubtedly a cult favorite.
I cannot deny the charm of this color (and Audrey, of course ) although I don't think this is the most flattering shade against my skin tone, so only once a year or so, I visit this color and hold my Tiffany box as if this is a ritual or something. ;)


China Glaze For Audrey





This has the typical China Glaze formula that is quite thick and slower to dry.
The color is very opaque and it is somewhat tricky to apply, but careful two coats with good topcoat would do fine.
It is one of those perfect paint like colors that makes my human hands look imperfect and ugly against it, but I can take that since the color itself is so pretty. 
I just need to try and look at my tips only, not the whole thing.



I think I have read somewhere that the Tiffany blue is actually patented (copyrighted?) so duplicating the exact same color in other products are prohibited. 
I don't know if that is true, and the polish color does look a little different after that, but who cares? It is darn close anyway. ;)

(Edit : Ok, I got curious and googled a bit. Tiffany Blue is not patented nor copyrighted but "Trademark" protected. )

I personally suggest looking into other dupes for this color like OPI  Mermaid's Tears  or Wet 'n' Wild  I need a Refresh-Mint  as well. 
They come with better application and different finish, which means they are human-hand-friendly.
Essie Greenport  and Turquoise & Caicos  are a bit different but good alternatives, too.

However, I certainly would not stop you if you just want "For Audrey" as it is.
You simply cannot beat the name and the image behind it. ;)


Another "Box" shot
Cheers!


29 comments

  1. Ahhhh what a fabulous color! It goes SO well with your skin tone, Lena! The only thing I have that might be similar is Dior Saint Tropez. I used it SO many times this summer!

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  2. I actually did a Tiffany box inspired mani with this polish last year: http://www.alison-elle.com/2011/12/tiffany-co-nails-china-glaze-for-audrey.html

    I love the colour!

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  3. So beautiful colour :)

    turquoisedreaam.blogspot.com

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  4. I really like turquoise. On the contrary, I think this color looks quite lovely on you:)

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  5. OMG !! this is so beautiful!! I'll hunt this color down now .. you are a bad bad girl,Lena :p

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  6. Lena, you hands and nails ALWAYS look exquisite girl! This tiffany blue shade SPEAKS to me! Omg'd it's gorgeous! I've never tried China Glaze nail lacquer. It's definitely on my Sweet or Not list to try. Uggh, about the consistency. That is what makes it so frustrating! Delightful review Lena. You did a great job with the application.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  7. Oooh, it's really really close to the Tiffany colour! Love it so much :). Btw, you nails are painted to perfection, teach me! :p

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  8. I love this color too... but I kinda agree that it wouldn't look great on me either.

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  9. tiffany color!! so so so so pretty!!! love it ^_~

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  10. What a gorgeous color. So cool that it's the signature Tiffany's color.

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  11. its SOOOO pretty!! like so beautiful! i need to get the wnw dupe!

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  12. i love the colour..i find it very weird when i read a certain company has copyrighted a colour..i am like "how filthy rich are you?!"..

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  13. Just beautiful! That's crazy that you can copyright a colour!
    x

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  14. thank you!
    you can copyright just about everything, it seems! :)

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  15. they must have spent a fortune to copyright a color but generally speaking it is not that expensive to put a copyright on something. ;)
    for example, it costs about $500 to copyright your name.

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  16. yes! the WnW dupe is excellent. ;)

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  17. it is a lovely color and that is the idea although it is not technically the signature colo of them. Tiffany would have flipped out. ;p

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  18. it is a difficult color for me but i still love it, too! :)

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  19. it surprising makes a good toenail color but i haven't seen many people pulling this off on their hands.
    good i have other alternatives that are more friendly. ;)

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  20. aww thanks, Teri! :)
    i think i've gotten better practicing over years. there was a time i would change my nail colors daily. lol.
    i am also lucky to have very little cuticles. :)

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  21. thank you so much, Kim! :D
    there is something about this rather "difficult" color, right?
    China Glaze is famous for their nail hardening formula and glass speck shimmer but i don't think they are easiest to apply, honestly.
    you can find them at beauty suppliers but if you don't, try the other dupes first. :)

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  22. now i am the bad girl? hahaha ;D

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  23. awww thank you, Rola. :)
    i have to moisturize my hands like a crazy woman when i wear this color, otherwise my hands look like paws.

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  24. oh your look is lovely. i love those little white ribbons. :)

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  25. awww thank you, Sunny!
    i've see the Dior shade on your blog and it looks beautiful on you.
    thank you for your compliment! :)

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  26. yeah i know it can be done affordably..and really depends on what it is and all..lol $500 is INR26500

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  27. Beautiful beautiful beautiful! But wow...trademark protected color? That's crazy!

    I can't imagine this color not looking flattering on your hands! The pictures look beautiful! I have Essie "Turquoise & Caicos" and get a lot of compliments on the color, so I imagine it would be the same for you and "For Audrey." =)

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  28. (ooh, late to see this comment! ;p)
    thank you, Diana :)
    people do comment on the color but i think they like the color itself. lol
    it makes a great summer toe nail colors, too.
    you'd rock any mint color, Diana. i can just picture the turquoise & caicos looking so pretty on you!

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