Friday, February 18, 2011

China Glaze Anchors Away: Knotty Nauticals

Knotty Nauticals is the more vibrant of the two Anchors Away! Collection. Check out its neutral, calm sister, Sand and Sea. On to the colors!

I don't own a lot of oranges, because they just don't seem to flatter me. Life Preserver, however, looked rather good on me, if I do say so myself! The formula was great, and the dusty orange with a slightly red hue is the exact color of lifejackets! 2 coats.

Hey Sailor is going down as one of my favorite names in the history of polish. A bright red cherry creme, and it could have been done in one coat! I used two, though. It's very similar to OPI Color So Hot It Berns.
Left is Hey Sailor and right is Color So Hot It Berns. Can you tell the difference?

My favorite from the collection. Starboard is a soft grass green and I love it! The formula was nice and it took two coats.

First Mate is a GREAT navy blue. It has a dusty quality to it, and good be done in one coat. I did two, of course. What can I say? I'm a creature of habit. This is actually a perfect match for one of my school's colors.

I'll admit, I'm kind of disappointed in Lighthouse. I was just hoping it was more opaque. Above is four coats, and you can still see VNL. It went on streak-free, though, and dried smooth. This is a color I wish they'd put in the The Wizard of Ooh, Ahz Returns! Collection. Wouldn't this have been the perfect yellow brick road color?

Ahoy! is a great magenta with shimmer. It has a glass-fleck finish to it. This one truly is gorgeous; at first, I didn't think it seemed to fit into the collection, but I believe it's right at home among the other colors. Surprisingly, it covered well in two coats. I was expecting some VNL issues, but there were none!

Overall, these two collections are nice, but they aren't wowing me. The formula is pretty good, though. Also, these colors dry really fast, and I like that!

What do you guys think? This collection's gotten really positive reviews, and while this isn't a negative one, I'm  not raving. Any that you have to have? Which ones?

Which of the Knotty Nauticals polishes is your favorite?
i bought these products myself. see disclosure policy for more information.


  1. Yeah...I really only love Sea Spray from this collection. The other colors are nice, but like you said, not "wow."

  2. HELLO,

    I like your manicure, the way you wear your polishes, would you give me some hints and tips,

    I am no way good at this, I remove n wear it over and over repeat this business until I get a bit satisfied...



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