China Glaze Tempest Nail Polish

Hi guys! Hope you all had a great weekend! I had a bit of a closet purge, sorting out clothes for donation. Attacking the shoe closet next!

You might already know, I have a thing for blurple nail polishes. I think I’ve found one with the perfect balance. Is it purple? Is it blue? I can’t make up my mind and I love it!

China Glaze Tempest is a pearlescent nail polish with a purple base and fine blue shimmer. The shimmer is a bit duochrome and shifts the blue tone from dark to light. It tends to look more blue indoors but purple in direct light. It’s gorgeous!

Tempest does feel like the lovechild of Sally Hansen Azure and OPI Ink, the former being more blue and the later most definitely purple. China Glaze Frostbite is a brighter blue while Essie Aruba Blue is more navy. Even so, I thought I’d include it in the comparison below.

The formula is really good but you have to be careful with it. Applying too much can result in some streaky pooling. The consistency is medium so it’s very easy to apply multiple coats. It’s opaque in two coats and is reasonably glossy. China Glaze polishes wear really well on me, almost an entire week with just tip wear.

China Glaze is rare to find in India, I bought this one from Jabong when I had a voucher. I’ve listed links where you can get it below. If you buy it from the right place it can cost as little as $3.

Any favourite blurples I should know about?

Photos below!

China Glaze Tempest Nail Polish 1

China Glaze Tempest Nail Polish 2

China Glaze Tempest Nail Polish 3

China Glaze Tempest Nail Polish 4

China Glaze Tempest Nail Polish 5

China Glaze Tempest Nail Polish 6

China Glaze Tempest Nail Polish 7

China Glaze Tempest Nail Polish 8



Name: Tempest

Brand : China Glaze

Colour : Purple base with blue duchrome shimmer

Product Amount : 14ml

Consistency : Medium and creamy.

Finish : Glossy

Coats : 2 coats.

Application : Some streakiness in first coat

Durability : 6-7 days

Shelf Life : 36 months.

Price : $3-$5 if you buy from US sites or eBay. Rs.500 to 600 on Indian websites.

Available at : FlipkartBeautyKafeCherry Culture8ty8beautyBeyondPolish, eBay

Overall : 5/5



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  • Linda Libra Loca

    I love the finish. On my nails today is Essie: For the twill of it, which isn’t a blurple, but also a metallic.

    Good luck sorting out, I totally have to do this, too.

    LindaLibraLoca Beauty, Baby and

    • Xuvious

      For the Twill of it is gorgeous, I know why you mention it, that duochrome effect is too pretty. xx

  • Krithi Marla

    such a pretty purple
    even i have a thing for purple,dark blue nail paints

    • Xuvious

      Seriously anytime there’s a swatch post I’m stuck staring at the bright blue ones. Have to mentally reassure myself “you have this, you don’t need it”. 😉

      • Krithi Marla

        It never come to me the thought you have it I always think this perticular hint of shade I don’t have it

  • Kiss & Make-up

    It lasts for a whole week? That is awesome! It’s a lovely shade.

    • Xuvious

      I’m starting to think nail polish lasts longer on me. :p

  • Richa Saxena @ CoralswithBlues

    wow! Such a gorgeous polish…I had love to get my hands on this one…Beautiful swatches :)

    • Xuvious

      Glad you like it, thanks Richa! xx

  • Beepsa Biswas

    Its such a gorgeous shade. Love the finish and the staying power is too good.

    • Xuvious

      Yep, love this as well! ^_^

  • Laarni

    Blurple is such a cute word! I should use that too! haha! Temptest is gorg! xo

    • Xuvious

      My reaction when I first saw it on some nail blog, “it makes so much sense…” Bit odd to pronounce out loud but it’s a cute word. 😉

  • Miss Makeup Magpie

    Wow that is SUCH a stunning shade xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

    • Xuvious

      Love it a lot, thanks Gemma! xx

  • Jennifer Monforton

    Ooh, gorgeous! Love the blue/purple duochrome finish. I can see why you love it :)

    • Xuvious

      Metallic duochrome polishes always catch my eye. :)

  • Jaa

    Lasts a whole week with only tip wear? That’s pretty awesome! Love the blue-purple duochrome effect! 😀

    • Xuvious

      Lol, I’m starting to think nail polish lasts more on than that some people. I’ve very rarely had a nail polish that comes apart and chips on me.

  • Agata

    What a pretty shade. Purple and blue- count me in!

    • Xuvious

      It’s so lovely, can’t stop staring at my nails when I do wear it. :)