My Favorite Product: China Glaze- Ridge Filler

Last August, I was in my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding. As a bridesmaid, I was required to get a french manicure, and made the mistake of getting acrylics put on. While I like the looks of fake nails most of the time, they make my fingers hurt, and I find them hard to function with. I went to the salon the next morning and had them taken off. A little over a year later, I’m still in the process of repairing the damage done to them. The initial ridges and divots are grown out, but I find that ridges and stuff occasionally pop up. And while you can’t really see them with the typical polish, stuff with a metallic, shimmer, or glitter finish make ridges and divots painfully obvious. So I initially got the ridge filler to use with those types of polishes.

The point of the ridge filler is to create a smooth surface to apply polish to. Having had such an easy time with this product, I tend to use it with all my polishes. As you can see from the photo, my nails are smooth and even. No ridges or divots to be seen! For the purposes of swatching, I used two coats of this, but I typically only use one coat. The only issue that I have with the ridge filler is that it’s formula leads to it sometimes pooling in the crevices of your nails. So make sure you do a round of cleanup before applying your color.

Please excuse my yellow nails. I usually give my nails a day off here and there and I hadn’t in a reeeeeeeeeeeeeally long time when I swatched this.


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Posted on September 4, 2011, in China Glaze, Favorite Products and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. it seems really a great product. I got the same damage with a tecnich call “kapping” when I take it off really ruined my nails. But here in Argentina we only got the China Glaze nail polish but not the treatments

    • well boooooooo on that. It’s a really great product. I’m not using it quite so much anymore. Only when I use metallics and foils because they show imperfections. It goes give a really nice, smooth surface to paint on.

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