China Glaze BFF…or the best Sunday EVER!




You know when you’re having a shitty week and then you’re looking forward to one thing and it kind of doesn’t happen and then the crushing disappointment is so bitter that you just want to crawl under a rock? Yep, that happened to me yesterday. It’s going to sound silly, but all I had been wanting all week was to get my hands on the China Glaze Sea Goddess Collection so when that didn’t happen on Saturday, I was so incredibly disappointed. It wasn’t so much about the polish but about one more disappointing thing happening this week. So today I woke up early because I needed to run some errands and wash poor Basil because he was so gross and dirty. Yesterday I didn’t recognize my own car because it was so dingy so I definitely needed to go to the car wash. After that, I decided to go to a few dusties that I haven’t visited in a long time. At first I thought that I was just looking for the Sea Goddess Collection, but I ended up just scoping out all their old polish. I don’t think that you will truly understand what happened when I stumbled upon these two…

DSC03104Yep, this is OPI Ink Suede and China Glaze BFF. I must have squealed like a tween at a Justin Bieber concert because one of the owners came over to see what the problem was and asked me if I was ok. Of course I turned around and this happened:

I grabbed them and ran out of the store like I had just found the holy grail. I was so excited that I was literally shaking. Is this normal? I think other polish freaks will say yes, but most normal people would probably say there is something seriously wrong with me. Oh well…who cares. I got my polish. So let’s take a look at my swatches of China Glaze BFF and see if it was worth all my spazing.

China Glaze BFF 1China Glaze BFF 2China Glaze BFF 3China Glaze BFF 4China Glaze BFF 5Ok, this is not the color I was expecting. I thought BFF was supposed to be a deeper hotter pink….right? Thanks to google, I learned that it appears that there were 2 formulas: one that was hot pink/purple, which is the one I wanted, and this one which appears more pink/brown/salmon. To be honest, I think this one is really beautiful as well so I’m not going to get all bummed about it. If anything, the high of seeing that label is going to keep me pumped for at least another day. hahaha! As my pictures show, the polish can look a little different depending on the lighting but that holo effect is really strong. It’s not very sunny here today so I couldn’t take any pictures in direct sunlight, but I bet it’s going to be awesome! The formula is a little tricky because it’s super easy to create bald spots if you’re not careful. Initially I tried to apply it over a ridge filling basecoat because I have some nasty ridges going on, but it applied really poorly. Once I applied it on my bare nails, it was much easier to work with.

And because I want to share the happiness of finding a polish that I thought I would NEVER get without resorting to evilbay, I am going to give away one bottle of China Glaze BFF to one lucky reader (yep, i got more than 1 bottle!!! lol) In order to enter, just use the rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open internationally, but please make sure that you don’t enter if you know your country has strict restrictions on shipping this type of product.
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So what do you think about this polish? I know it’s not the hot pink I was expecting, but it’s still beautiful. I hope you’re enjoying your weekend and good luck if you decide to enter the giveaway. Talk to you soon!


114 thoughts on “China Glaze BFF…or the best Sunday EVER!

  1. As of the time of this writing my biggest lemming is Enchanted Polish Dream On. I had it in my cart but got cart jacked πŸ™

  2. I actually laughed out loud reading this post. Very pretty color too, although it wasn’t the version you were expecting.

  3. Yey, congratulations on your haul πŸ˜€ my biggest lemming in the “if-i-ever-win-the-lottery”-category is Chanel Ciel de nuit. In the “might-actually-happen-one-day”-category we have Nubar Reclaim, together with pretty much every polish on earth (except for the ChG Crinkle chromes, I’d pass on those), lol.

  4. My no.1 lemming was Pretty & Polished Cuttlefish, but I just got it so yay! So I guess now it’s Dollish Polish It’s So Fluffy I’m Gonna Die or Femme Fatale Winter Hyacinth. And then there’s the Lime Crime Les Deserts D’Antoinette collection which is really hard to get here. And I would love a polish named Helen…I can’t chose! Haha!

  5. Love this polish! And lol, the same thing happened to me this weekend! I was hoping that there would be some of the new polish collections out at Ulta, but there wasn’t so I ended up buying some old Zoya polish. πŸ™‚

  6. I have never owned a Chanel polish and am very curious about them… but the price discourages me. CG BFF is beautiful!

  7. I desperately want to find OPI’s Parlez-Vous, as I wore it once and loved it, but this was before I got into nail polish, so I didn’t know to go ahead and buy it then. Alas, I hunt for it still.

  8. “Of course I turned around and this happened:”…

    I almost peed myself, too funny! I know the feeling and that gif is the perfect representation. My #1 lemming is easily Maelstrom by Femme Fatale. Unfortunately it is unattainable as it was a 1 of fundraiser polish but when I saw it my mouth started to salivate and I began to fantasize. EVERYTHING about that polish is sheer perfection. My #1 attainable lemming is probably Taboo by Chanel but I’m just too cheap, I’d much rather buy 3 indie polishes than 1 chanel polish!

  9. You lucky duck! It’s probably not normal to get this excited about nail polish, but it’s okay, I do it too! I remember the first time my mom was able to find a bottle of Hard Candy Beetle (which is now called something totally different) at our Wal-Mart… they were always out of stock. I think I had a similar reaction when she told me over the phone.

    I have SO many lemmings… I have a giant list that isn’t even CLOSE to finished because I still have to browse the selections of a lot of brands, mostly indies. But I’d say that the ChG OMG polishes are DEFINITELY way up there on my list. So winning this would be a dream come true :’)

  10. Great post, love the Gif. My top lemmings at the moment are the illamasqua raindrops (both original and pink). Swoon. Thanks for the giveaway, good luck everyone!

  11. Polish lemming: Be Happy – Sinful Colors. Actually that entire 2012 Cast Away Collection. I know not an expensive lemming, but one I really want!

  12. Mine would have to OPI’s Mermaid’s Tears. I’ve gone through two bottles and now I can’t find it anywhere.

  13. Had to look up a pic of the two BFFs side by side, but this warmer version is definitely the one I’d choose. How freaking pretty is that holo!
    My lemming is Nicole by OPI’s “Sing You Like a Bee”, I have been to all of the Walmarts, Targets, Fred Meyers etc. around here and not having any luck. Feel like I am missing something as they have the other Carrie Underwood colors :c

  14. An oldie but goodie-Chanel Vamp. It created a never ending need to wear a nail color so dark that it looked black, but wasn’t. Thank you for the giveaway.

  15. I love this CG OMG collection which I have none of! My biggest lemmings are several htf Chanel polishes. I didn’t buy them when they were out b/c of the price and now it’s impossible! Great giveaway!

  16. Oh there are so many..I really want Chanel Taboo (I know its not extremely hard to find just out of my range) and OPI What’s With The Cattitude and then a bunch of long gone indies. Thank you for sharing with us πŸ™‚
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  17. It’s cute that you think I can pick a #1 lemming.. Hmmm.. OPI Sanderella, DS Original, the full OMG collection.. All the holo DS’s that I don’t have..

    Congrats on an amazing find!

    1. So I was back here to see if I could do something again for more entries.. Apparently I never got the entry for commenting, so more lemmings – Pretty Serious Rae’s Rainbow, Ninja Polish Mystic Glacier..

  18. Oh! Why don’t we have such stores here?? Allways sees girls in the US find lemming after lemming. O.o
    I have a Bounce of Lemmings but I think that the popular OPI Absolutely Alice is the biggest one even if it aren’t the most Beautiful polish in the world hm. Also Jade Vermelho Surreal have been on my radar for a looong time but may not be a lemming.

  19. I have a few but the one I’d really love right now is a discontinued polish by Ricki’s New York Mattese Elite – Fantasias. It’s from the Carnival Collection. Also anything from Nail Ventorous Polish.

  20. I actually like this formula better that the brighter pink. I have a lot of lemmings but the two biggest ones are Limestone from Elevation Polish, and Indulgence from OPI’s DS line. It’s the closest dupe I’ve ever found of my favorite polish ever that got dumped out by my son when he was like 4.

  21. Yes, I know the disappointment you a referring to, because the disappointment you are referring to relates to not finding the nail polish (or other beauty product) you wanted, and it also occurred to me this weekend.
    I am dying over the part where you found these and they had to check on you (and the Frye gif). I so wish I could have seen that, lol.
    The holo on this is amazing…and this isn’t even in the sun. And…so exclusive! You fancy now. πŸ˜‰

  22. My biggest polish lemmings are Enchanted polish Disco Barbie and Hey Jude. And also Max Factor Fantasy Fire. Actually I could write a mile long list, I luuuv nail polish! πŸ™‚ And I luvluvluv your blog Cynthia!

  23. My number one lemming is probably a tie between OPI Absolutely Alice & Enchanted Polish I’m Kind of a Big Deal

  24. Oh, and because I failed to comment on my #1 polish lemming, I will comment once again. Um…I have a whole wishlist (of course I do, haha). The Carrie Underwoods (obviously), the spring Pixies from Zoya, and Sephora X Hyped are up there.

    1. Ooops, I was supposed to mention a lemming – I was going to say A England Briar Rose, but I recently scored it!

  25. That’s tough…I think it would be an old China Glaze, like any from the OMG collection, or Limonyte. I keep buying shimmery neon greens in the hope that they’ll be like Limonyte and they never satisfy the need πŸ™ Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. My number one lemming is EP Water for Unicorns. This CG is a gorgeous holo, unlike their latest holo line. Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. I just had my own “shut up and take my money” moment on eBay. Within 10 minutes I bought OPI’s Love. Angel. Music. Baby, the Push and Shove duet, and Ink Suede. I need to disconnect my internet before I go broke!

  28. Cirque Coronation, and Dior Minuit are my, “Boy I wish I was rich enough to blow that kind of money on my nail polish!” polishes.

  29. Beautiful color! Someone will be very happy! No lemmings for me as of yet. Just started getting into polish, so no idea yet as to what I may have missed out on!

  30. So many lemmings, lol. I just squashed my hunt for China Glaze Zombie Zest at a dusty. Now I’m really hoping to get my hands on No Way Jose and 100 Proof Pink from the Tequila Toes collection. OPI DS Design and Extravagance. Chanel Taboo and Illamasqua Pink Raindrops! Last, Marc Jacobs Petra. πŸ™‚

    1. Oh and I forgot! Emily De Molly Cosmic Forces, Femme Fatale Edge of the Cosmos, Max Factor Fantasy Fire, Clarins 230, Nfu Oh 51, Cult Nails Midnight Masquerade, Essie Starry Starry Night, Nerd Lacquer Hyperspace Bypass, Nerd Lacquer Entirely Unlike Tea, Ninja Polish Zultanite, Color Changing Garnet and Mystic Glacier, and Enchanted Polish I Am the Walrus. Out of control.

  31. My number one polish lemming has always been Nfu-oh’s #65. I remember it being the first holo I had ever seen. I was just getting into nail polish and the only nail blog I knew was Michele’s Lacquerized. Number 65 was the queen of holos πŸ™‚

  32. Atm, I can’t claim to have any outrageous lemmings. But I did see some pretty great swatches online the other day of Milani’s Sugar High, so that’ll probably be the next polish that I’ll actually have to ‘hunt’ for to find lol. Great giveaway btw, your very lucky to have found bff & whomever wins will lucky too!!

  33. There are lots…OPI Bond Girls, Zoya Pixie Dust, among others. Your post was incredible because I would do the same LOL!!

  34. I know what you mean. I had the same feeling when found a few other polishes from this collection. Went out of the shop weak at the knees πŸ™‚

  35. My all time favourite is OPI Meet Me on a Star Ferry. I would like to use it every time I polish my nails πŸ™‚

  36. I’m not sure how I *just* saw this giveaway since I seem to spend rather a lot of my time reading your blog haha! I actually really like the more brown/salmony pink colour to this polish πŸ™‚ My current lemming is China Glaze’s Kalahari Kiss, but then the OPI Brazil Collection just came out and I’m gonna say they’re pretty much all lemmings xD
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  37. My longest lemming has been China Glaze Millenium and 2030 for stamping and of course the entire holo collection that was released along with BFF. Alas the prices on evilbay are truly outrageous so a giveaway or polish swap is my only hope πŸ˜€ Lovely mani btw, I’m so looking forward to seeing OPI Ink Suede on you!

  38. How cute! OMG I have too many…my #1 right now must be:
    Dior Trianon Spring 2014 Frosted Effect Nail Polish – Perle No. 187

    I am just not sure how I feel about the price. My bday is coming up though and I think I just might need this in my life. <3

  39. Shoo Cynth… My biggest lemming is probably a black and white glitter hey. I know it isn’t anything WOW or extreme but I love black glitters
    I was sure I commented before on this post to say how awesome BFF looks & that it’s such a striking but classy colour but I didn’t apparently.

    1. LOL, kinda got to excited here and pressed “post”. I can’t decide for only one polish. I’d love to own the whole OMG-collection (I only have 2nite now) but most of the time I buy all my lemmings in the end.. Floam from Ninja Polish was for long a lemming which I snagged when I got the chance. But I really adore Salon Perfect Neon Collision Collection… I’d loooove to get that one, but it’s not sold anywhere… gaah.
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