Monday, March 30th, 2009

Entourage, Paper Chasing, Custom Kicks

China Glaze’s Kicks Collection debuts this April, in addition to their Summer Days Collection, and it’s all about celebrating Sneakerheads. Twelve lacquers from lime green to cherry red are included in this summer launch, with each lacquer retailing for $6.50 a pop. It’s available at right now if you gotta have your fix.

There are two “parts”, each consisting of six colors. This post includes reviews of the first six, as well as swatches and images for the same. Look for a second post featuring the next six to follow!

Kicks Part 1 Includes:

  • Entourage is a vibrant lime green–it’s very much what I think of when someone says “lime green.” It’s not quite neon, and it’s actually not as bright as it could be, which is a good thing. I guess it’s kind of the like the interior of a lime, not the rind itself. I love the subtle shimmer that reflects in the light.
  • Paper Chasing is a deeper, vibrant lime green–this is much more like the rind of a lime than Entourage. It has lots of shimmer in it, and it’s a bright color for summer.
  • Custom Kicks is described as a “dusty teal,” and I’d say that’s not a bad description. It’s a medium teal with gold flecks of shimmer. The gold shimmer lightly dusted in the polish is what makes this polish stand out. I find it leans more as a blue-teal than a green-teal.
  • Sky High-Top is a periwinkle blue; it’s cool-toned with blue/silver shimmer in a blue base with some violet to it. It’s very pretty, and it reminds me of ultra blue summer skies.
  • Fly is a fuchsia-purle shimmer shade that’s not fully expected in the collection, but it is a welcomed color. It’s deeper without being vampy, and it has just enough color to be bright without being over the top.
  • It’s Poppin is a hot, shimmery pink with a little kick of red tones to it. It doesn’t seem like it runs too cool or warm, which makes it wearable by more people. It’s a pretty bright shade, though!

My Top Picks: Entourage, Custom Kicks, Sky High-Top

See swatches and photos of China Glaze’s Kicks Collection!

Sky High-Top, Fly, It’s Poppin



Paper Chasing

Paper Chasing

Custom Kicks

Custom Kicks

Sky High-Top

Sky High-Top



It’s Poppin

It’s Poppin

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53 thoughts on “China Glaze Kicks Collection: Swatches & Photos, Part 1

  1. Looks like it’s going to be a great collection!! It’s Poppin is gorgeous

  2. wow, more nail polish to drool over *runs to add the two blues to wishlist*

  3. Courtney

    I love them all, but I really might need to pick up Entourage and Custom Kicks. Mmm!

  4. Ceci

    These colors are poppin! They seem to really go on evenly too. I will definitely score some of these when they come out. Thanks for the swatches!

  5. Leigh

    I really, really wish I didn’t bite my nails :( (have been since 3rd grade)

  6. Flora

    I love Entourage, Custom Kicks and Sky High Top! So many choices…

  7. Carla

    I simply ADORE the blue ones!

  8. Thanks Christine, this is definitely the ‘me’ half of the collection! Do you know if these are the same kind of gritty weird finish as their neon collection was? They look like they might be but idk

    • Same here, Brooke!

      I don’t think the finish is gritty at all, but I never swatched the Neon collection, so I could tell you how it compares. I didn’t experience any issues with these, though! I liked them, formula and finish and all!

  9. Wow! The blues are just stunning.

  10. Umm, I think I need ALLLL of them. :) And most of the 2nd 1/2 as well.

  11. Nicole N.

    I’m in love with Paper Chasing already.

  12. HoneyBrown1976

    Paper Chasing is it!

  13. Elizabeth

    Oh boy…and the lemmings keep comming!!

  14. custom kicks is hot! hot! hot!

  15. Kayc

    Wow the colours are really impressive. I’m loving all of them!

  16. Miss QQ

    Beautiful colours! I love Entourage, Sky High-Top and It’s Poppin!

  17. Brittany

    i love cool colors! this is beautiful i want all of them

  18. Mikki

    OMG i want them all!

  19. JennXOXO

    Ooh, I have my eyes on Sky High Top. So pretty!

  20. Melody

    So pretty..
    I want them all :)

  21. viv

    my favourite is definitely Entourage!

  22. S.

    So so pretty. Gonna have to make an order but purchase like 3-4 since I wasted my money on SallyH. and they suck!

  23. OMG, I totally agree w/ you on the must-haves. I am so totally getting them! Or well… ahhhh, I have to see Zoya’s Midori first, and then decide if I want Entourage or not. If Midori is sheer, I’ll go with Entourage, but in general I prefer Zoya’s formula.

  24. Ashley

    When will these be released? Sorry if someone already asked this question but I can’t find a date! Thanks!

  25. Deniz

    I was going to order custom kicks, but not sure if it’s too close to shower together… =/ All swatches I found look different =)

  26. rowan

    soo stunning!