China Glaze Nail Lacquer in For Audrey, swatch

Throwback Thursday! China Glaze — For Audrey (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: China Glaze 2007, Something Blue

China Glaze’s 2007 collection, Something Blue, which I assume was released for the bridal season, consisted of just one color: the very popular For Audrey (77053). As you’d expect, it’s named for Audrey Hepburn and her role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, so the shade of creamy blue is reminiscent of Tiffany & Co.’s trademark turquoise blue.

For Audrey compared with a Tiffany box, which is actually my husband’s—
it’s a pair of cufflinks I got him years ago.

Personally, I’m much fonder of Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady and Roman Holiday, but I suppose neither of those is quite as iconic as the Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster and stills.

Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday (1953)
Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday (1953).

For a pastel shade, the formula is pretty decent. It does take a good two (generous) to three coats to get it fully opaque, but it’s really quite easy to get the coats on evenly. The polish dries to a nice, glossy shine.

If this were any other shade, I probably wouldn’t have recommended it as highly, but it’s such a classic China Glaze shade that I couldn’t possibly tell you that you don’t need it!

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in For Audrey, swatch

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in For Audrey, label

When it was first released, I believe that China Glaze only meant it as a limited edition shade. I guess it proved to be so popular that For Audrey remains in their core collection today.


China Glaze Nail Lacquer retails for US$7.50 and is 0.5 US fl oz / 14 mL. China Glaze nail polishes are free of toluene, added formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and are made in the USA.

China Glaze is part of American International Industries (who also own brands like Seche, EzFlow and Ardell), a private company based in Los Angeles, CA, USA.


7 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday! China Glaze — For Audrey (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

  1. I remember people lost their ish when this colour was released! It’s not a colour family that I wear often so I skipped it. Fast forward a few years and I saw it included in an ombré nail set on clearance so I grabbed it. It’s still in my untrieds pile! 😋 It’s lovely on you though! Very Spring-y! 🌷


  2. I’ve been planning on pulling this out as a TBT post as well, it’s been sat in my ‘to review’ pile for ages! I like how it sits against your skin for some reason I think it just makes me look yellow so don’t wear it very often!
    Glad yours has that weird unattractive tinge at the bottom too, thought it was just mine! xxx

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    • Yeah it’s a pretty warm-toned turquoise! Yes, a lot of my older polish gets that orange/yellow pigment sitting on the bottom! I actually wonder if the color should be greener since all that yellow pigment isn’t mixing back in properly. :/

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