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?
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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
Win It! China Glaze + Hunger Games Nail Lacquer Collection!
Two lucky readers will each win a set of China Glaze’s Capitol Colours collection, which includes twelve nail lacquers inspired by The Hunger Games. This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only. Simply use the widget below to enter this giveaway…
China Glaze & Hunger Games Collection: Colours from the Capitol
China Glaze Colours from the Capitol Collection is slated for March launch. It features twelve shades with each shade being named after a different district. This post features these six: Hook and Line, Luxe and Lush, Mahogany Magic, Riveting, Smoke and Ashes, and Stone Cold. Reader Kim did an excellent job explaining the names-to-district component.
Hook and Line is a warm gray with threads of pale silver. This shade is named after District 4 for fishing. It’s opaque in two coats, but this is a little thick, streaky, and has a ton of brush strokes. The color is a little reminiscent of Zoya Dove but it’s darker and warmer.
Luxe and Lush is a duochrome top coat with various sizes of flakies that reflect gold and pink with a little blue. This shade is named after District 1 for luxury. I applied two coats so you could see it on its own as well as over Smoke and Ashes. I don’t have a dupe for this shade. The closest I could think of were Zoya’s Fleck Effects.
Mahogany Magic is a warm brown with a yellow base. It was opaque in two coats. This shade is named for District 7 for lumber. Illamasqua Taint is a cooler-toned brown. Chanel Khaki Rose is lighter.
Riveting is a vibrant orange with orange-tinted gold shimmer. It was opaque in two coats. This shade is named for District 3 for technology. Zoya Tanzy is a little lighter and has more shimmer/glitter. Nubar Arencia is similar but a touch darker. Milani Metal Gear is darker and the shimmer doesn’t appear as light.
Smoke and Ashes is an inky blue-based black with green and blue shimmer. It was opaque in two coats. This shade is named for District 12 for mining. The base color reminded me of Zoya Cynthia a bit, but it’s blacker. Cult Nails Living Water has a similar look but the shimmer is more dominant and leans bluer.
Stone Cold is a soft black with silver shimmer–and it’s matte. This shade is named for District 2 for masonry. It’s similar to Nubar Midnight and MAC Butterfly. Orly Iron Butterfly should also be a dupe.
The consistency of Hook and Line was the worst; a little thick, not quite goopy but close, which all resulted in a streaky finish. I had better luck with Riveting, Smoke and Ashes, and Stone Cold, which were easy to apply and didn’t have any consistency concerns–they weren’t too thick or too thin and applied evenly without bubbling or pooling along the sides. Luxe and Lush has a thicker consistency, which actually helps the flakies distribute fairly evenly over the nail. Mahogany Magic was on the thicker side, but it wasn’t as problematic as Hook and Line.
This set of six was better overall compared to the six from part one--only two shades gave me problems, while the other four were easy to work with and had a good formula.
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