China Glaze Splish Splash Nail Lacquer ($6.49 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright sky blue shimmer.” This is a brightened medium sky blue with fine, pale white-blue shimmer. It’s a very swimming pool-inspired blue, I’d say. It’s not quite bright enough to be called a neon, but it’s certainly not subdued. I thought this would be readily duped, but out of all these blues, nothing came close enough. At a glance, China Glaze Blue Iguana seemed like a possibility, but upon closer inspection, it’s much, much darker, and it has purple shimmer. I’d love to hear from you if you have any dupe possibilities!
The color was opaque after two coats, but the formula was on the thicker side, so I actually had some pooling polish along the edges of the nail. I haven’t had this issue very often, so I’ll clarify so we’re all on the same page: I’m certain there’s a textbook definition of “pooling,” but here goes: when the polish seems to gather along the edges of the nail, so it looks thick and rounded. A good visual is thinking of slime or sludge as it covers more and more surface area. It’s not a good thing. I did two coats for swatches, and it took a long time for the initial coat to dry enough to apply the second coat, and a surprisingly long time for it to dry after that. Neon shades typically dry incredibly quickly, but this one took its sweet time. Once it did, it did dry to a mostly matte finish–you’ll want a really shiny top coat to get a glossy finish (I used Seche Vite).
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Where to Buy
This product can be purchased at the following retailers:
Sally Beauty, $6.49. You can also find it at other nail etailers for $4-5
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China Glaze® nail lacquer invites you to take an exotic expedition with its Fall 2012 collection, On Safari. Be captivated by the earthy tones, rich plums and celestial sparkles that make up this adventurous assortment of polishes.
Kalahari Kiss Light sand brown
I’m Not Lion Glistening gold and multi-color glitter
Call of the Wild Beautiful chocolate brown-dark cherry blend
Adventure Red-y Vivid red
Desert Sun Delicious caramel
I Herd That Brilliant copper glitter
Man Hunt Bold cobalt blue
Exotic Encounters Lush green creme with blue undertones
Elephant Walk Cool graphite gray
Jungle Queen Smoky violet
Purr-fect Plum Bold burgundy
Prey Tell Daringly dark red
Availability: At fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in July 2012; individual polishes retail for $7.00
What was the first China Glaze product you ever tried? Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely? What was the first China Glaze product you purchased? Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?
my answer: I’ve been in love with China Glaze since I first tried it! My initial shades were Tree Hugger and Secret Peri-winkle. Then it was the Rodeo Diva collection where I loved Wagon Trail. Cheap, good formula, and huge color range–what’s not to love?
Share your first time experiences with China Glaze in the comments!
China Glaze Summer Neons Collection for Summer 2012
The sun has nothing on you this summer! Rival its brightness and heat with China Glaze® Summer 2012 collection, Summer Neons. Featuring 12 new sizzling shades perfect for surf, sand and nightlife, the all new hot hues in China Glaze Summer Neons include:
Pink Plumeria Light pink with gold shimmer
Under the Boardwalk Fluorescent raspberry
Splish Splash Bright sky blue shimmer
Love’s A Beach Sizzling hot pink
Hang-Ten Toes Bubblegum neon with iridescent purple shimmer
Beach Cruise-r Glimmering fuchsia grape
Orange You Hot? Bright orange with attention-grabbing gold glimmer
Surfin’ For Boys Glistening bright coral
Flirty Tankini Shimmery strawberry smoothie pink
Ride the Waves Dark ocean blue
I’m With the Lifeguard Glimmering lime green
Sun-Kissed Hot highlighter yellow
availability: China Glaze Summer Neons will be available as open stock colors and 12-piece counter display. Individual polishes retail for $7 MSRP and the 8-piece box set retails for $56. China Glaze Summer Neons will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in June 2012.
China Glaze – Crackle Glitters Collection for Summer 2012
Sparkle all summer long with China Glaze®’s new Crackle Glitters collection. Once again taking crackle technology to the next level, this third-generation polish pairs the edgy innovation of crackling nail lacquer with glamorous glitters. The China Glaze® Crackle Glitters features four shimmering shades. The China Glaze® Crackle Glitters collection will be available as open stock colors and four-piece counter display. Individual polishes retail for $9 MSRP and will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in May 2012.
Array your nails in a myriad of color this spring with China Glaze®’s limited edition Prismatic nail polish collection! Inspired by the colors formed by the refraction of light through a prism, Prismatic by China Glaze® combines glitter and holographic particles to create the ultimate eye-catching, 3-dimensional manicure. China Glaze® Prismatic will be available April 2012. Individual shades retail for $8 MSRP. The collection will be available in a 3-D 12-piece counter display and as open stock colors.
Ray-Diant Greenish-gold shimmer filled with specks of silver, pink, green, orange and blue
Polarized Silver metallic sheen sprinkled with yellow, pink, orange and green glitters
Liquid Crystal Bright blue holographic with purple tint dusted with silver, gold, green, pink and orange
Prism Grape purple holographic gleams with pink shimmer and glitters with pieces of pink, blue, green, orange, silver and gold
Full Spectrum Baby pink bursts into holographic magenta to party with silver, gold, blue, pink and green particles
Optical Illusion Aqua green glimmers with a hint of purple filled with pink, yellow, silver, orange and green flecks