Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Far Out

China Glaze Retro Diva Collection for Fall 2009 – Part 1

For fall, China Glaze is bringing back the shades of the 70s for your polishing pleasure. Twelve shades with metallic-y finishes, soft shimmer, and lots of deep hues. Here are six of the twelve, with the second set to follow shortly!  Of these six, my favorites were Short & Sassy, Stella, and Stroll.

  • Far Out is a warm-toned caramel brown with golden-bronze shimmer. It applies evenly and is opaque in about one medium thick coat or two thin-to-medium coats.
  • Short & Sassy is a gorgeous, rich burgundy-red-wine with low shimmer. It’s a rich shade of garnet, which definitely makes it a perfect hue for the cooler fall season.
  • Stella is a purple wine shade with fuchsia-pink shimmer. It applies easily and streak-free with either two thin or medium thick coats.
  • Stroll is a mostly opaque strawberry-jelly shade of red with golden shimmer weaved through it. I really loved the color itself, but I found application a bit more finnicky, so more precise, clean application is a must.
  • Drive In is a fiery red with orange glimmer that really does remind mem of the way fire looks at night. Very pretty!
  • Free Love is a bright shade of orange with just a touch of brownish-red in it that keeps it from being too bright. I love the flecks of orange shimmer in it.

See more swatches

Short & Sassy



Drive In

Free Love

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19 thoughts on “China Glaze Retro Diva Collection for Fall 2009 Swatches Part 1

  1. I’m digging them.
    They totally remind me of my vintage jewelry collection!!!
    I’m exspecially into Far Out, Drive In, And Free Love.

    Peace Love && Lipstick.

  2. Natalie

    I want them all! Thanks for the enabling Christine! :)

  3. hi

    Forget Cruisin’, I’m SO getting Free Love instead for summer!

  4. marta

    I want all of them~~~

  5. MC

    I’m not crazy about this collection :( Cords is the stand out for me. I want Stella though bc that’s my dog’s name, haha. Thanks for the swatches!

  6. Heather

    omg i love them all

  7. Jackie

    free love is gorgeous!

  8. Sophie

    Does anyone know a good dupe for Free Love? It’s gorgeous!