Monday, January 3rd, 2011


China Glaze Anchors Away Collection for Spring 2011

Sail away this spring in 12 nautically-inspired colors from China Glaze. These bold and confident brights are reminiscent of a carefree natural getaway, with soft ethereal hues that inspire leisurely thoughts of sand and sea. Colors in this collection include:

  • Life Preserver Highly pigmented and luxurious poppy crème
  • Hey Sailor Vibrant crème red
  • Ahoy! Delightfully intense pink that flashes with reflective glass speck
  • First Mate Sophisticated and rich navy crème
  • Starboard Hip and playful green crème
  • Lighthouse Multi-dimensional, bright yellow glass speck
  • White Cap Whimsical and sparkling multi-dimensional white
  • Pelican Gray High shine, cool toned grey crème
  • Sea Spray Calming pale blue crème
  • Below Deck A flirty mix of taupe and violet
  • Sunset Sail Delightful peachy pink high shine crème
  • Knotty Micro-particle beige shimmer

This spring, take a relaxing trip to the shore and sail away with China Glaze. Stop and smell the sea breeze!  The China Glaze Anchors Away collection will be available in two 6 piece acetates, a 12 piece display, a 36 piece rack, and as open stock colors.  China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.  China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Twitter.

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46 thoughts on “China Glaze Anchors Away Collection for Spring 2011

  1. leesie

    I’ve been waiting for this for months. So excited!

  2. Any idea on a release date?

  3. Nicole

    Wonderful.
    I need to see swatches :D

  4. shontay

    I’m all over the second set of polishes. I’m all about that color range now.

  5. Kathylulu

    Is that another Sephora by OPI Metro Chic dupe? God very brand is copying that color, it’s madness.

    • karen

      No, China Glaze put out a color before called Channelesque, and it has been discontinued, but still very popular. They have even said that this new color is the closest they can get to reproducing that color.

  6. AnGeLwInGz

    Possibly interested in Sea Spray, nay to everything else.

  7. Esther

    OMG I love this collection! *-*
    A shame it doesn’t come to Spain though T.T

  8. Chaia

    I’m curious if Ahoy! will be similar to Strawberry Fields.

  9. I think I want all of these. O.O

  10. Nathalie

    I’m all over Below Deck and Pelican Gray.

  11. Maisie

    I love all of the colors in the second set, they look sheer though, unfortunately:(

  12. ANCHORS? SAILORS? THE BEACH? this collection was clearly made for me!

  13. Ester

    These are cute. I love nautical themes. I am interested in Knotty and Sunset Sail.

  14. tia

    i am so stalking this collection. i can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  15. Caitlin

    So pretty! I love the bold colors… I think I want to get Hey Sailor, Pelican Grey and possibly Below Deck. Hopefully Ulta has buy 2, get 1 free with these! ;)

  16. Rachel

    I’m all over this range of colors. I’m already eying a good 3-4 seriously and the rest are all gorgeous.

  17. Jennifer Torres

    I want to love China Glaze but it just doesn`t work well for me! I only have two of their polishes but they are pretty streaky and kind of thick : (. I might give them another chance though haha.

    • Danielle Sharkey

      I know what you mean – I had that problem with some of the Pool Side collection colors but the rest of them work lovely – I have 30+ bottles of China Glaze and I really love them. I’ve been wearing Mistletoe Kisses ( W/O base or top coat) for close to a month now and even though my nails have grown and thus some chipping has occurred the polish still looks pretty and I still get compliments!

  18. I’m in love with nautical themes — my wallet will take a hit when this comes out!

  19. marta

    I can’t wait for the swatches! :)

  20. Jenn

    Sea Spray & Sunset Sail for me!

  21. Amy P

    Meh, total skip for me, like most spring collections.

  22. the_izzle

    It looks alright. Nothing really jumps out at me.

  23. great post! This year I have been really obsessed with nail polish, and with all of these beautiful colors, its not helping lol :)

  24. JM

    Love the colors! ♥

  25. Karen

    I was pretty pumped about this collection since ALU’s swatches and descriptions but now I’m kinda thinking I only want Sea Spray, Life Preserver, Ahoy! and possibly Below Deck or Sunset Sail. I guess I’m already ready for the brights of summer to come out!

  26. Sarah

    Is it just me or does the second set seem rather gloomy for spring? Gray, grayed out purple, and brownish colors just aren’t spring. However that pink color in the first set is rather pretty, but looks a lot like strawberry fields from summer before last.

  27. Jennifer

    CG’s spring collections are always pitch-perfect in terms of the color line-ups and themes. So fun and attractive…I can’t stop looking. That said, I’m very curious about Lighthouse!

  28. Anna

    Ahoy! Looks AMAZING!!!

  29. I love that China Glaze comes out with so many different colors in their collections. I’ll definitely be trying to get my hands on as many of these as I can. I can’t wait to see your swatches!

  30. Karin

    cute colors, but is anyone else sort of done with nautical for a bit? it was really in durning the summer, but i feel it ended.

  31. Meg

    In love of Ahoy!

  32. I think I’ll get starboard, but the other ones are a bit dupe-y.. I’m not a big fan of light colored polish, so half of the collection isn’t interesting for me from the start! And the other half isn’t that special:( Too bad, China Glaze is my favorite polish brand.

  33. Sandrine

    I already pre-ordered Sea Spray, Pelican Gray, Below Deck, and Sunset Sail! Can’t wait!!!

  34. Fey

    Starboard, Lighthouse, and Pelican Gray are looking faaaaAABulous! This just might be the one spring collection I’m excited about! Gotta love the cute sailor theme.

  35. Ashley

    I am liking some of the colors. The three on the right of the second one I like a lot. The whole first one has really nice colors too!

  36. I’m finding myself looking at the muted colors and drooling. Especially if they’re muted blues and greys!! (I guess after going on a fiendish polish-collection spree last year, and concentrating on the darker and more jeweltone shades, I feel the need to balance things out.)

    I’m looking at White Cap, Sea Spray, Knotty, and Sunset Sail. I think I’m one of the few bloggers who’s not aflutter over Below Deck :D

  37. Julia

    Below Deck = I want!

  38. Paulina

    I can’t wait to see all the swatches.

  39. wow….splendid ….!

  40. Emily

    can you buy these colors in sets? if so where?

  41. I love the dark blue it is gorgeous!