I’ve been dying to try Ya Qin An stamping polish ever since I used one of their stamping plates a few months ago. I’ve come to expect pretty good quality from this company, and I was sure that their nail polish would hold up to their standards.
Let’s start off by addressing the packaging. The nail polish comes in a box, which instantly makes the level of the product seem more classy. The box also has the added benefit of protecting the bottle. Who wants to risk the glass bottle banging against another hard surface and chipping or breaking as a result? I don’t!
The sticker was added by Born Pretty Store for inventory purposes, but the Ya Qin An brand name is printed on the box underneath the label.
Also, although I’m sure no one who is buying this would need this, there are instructions for use printed in Chinese on the back of the packaging. Even if you can’t read Chinese, you can figure out what to do based on the pictures.
Instructions for use are conveniently pictured on the back.
The bottle itself holds 18 mL of nail polish, which is actually more than your average bottle. Orly nail polish is the same size, but most brands give you 12-15 mL of varnish. Safe to say, this bottle will last you awhile.
Ya Qin An stamping nail polish in color 19.
What I also love about the bottle is how the base is pretty much a cube. Not only will it be easy to store alongside other colors of the same brand, but it also makes the base nice and sturdy so that it won’t get knocked over easily.
Although the color is listed as #19 on the Born Pretty website, the packaging does not make any reference to the number anywhere. In any case, it’s a pretty pale blue. I think of the “periwinkle” crayon from the Crayola box when I see it.
It makes a nice looking manicure when used on its own.
Pretty pastel. 2 coats of Ya Qin An polish in color 19 pictured without topcoat.
As a stamping polish, this light blue works like a charm. It transfers onto all colors with even consistency and is completely opaque. I love how subtle this color looks over a white background and the vibrant contrast it has over a black background.
Stamping done over the following colors with plate BPL-028 from Born Pretty Store: Sephora by OPI- What’s a Tire Jack?, Orly- Snowcone, and Sephora by OPI- White Hot. No topcoat applied in this picture.
A coat of Seche Vite topcoat smooths everything over beautifully.
I think this polish definitely is worth buying. I’m going to need more room to collect the other colors made by Ya Qin An!
Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)
If you are interested in purchasing this nail polish (retail price is $8.66 USD), the link for the item is shown below. Using code RSSPX31 will get you 10% off your order, and Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Happy polishing!