Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

China Glaze Summer Days Are Here!

You know the first taste of summer you get, how it’s just so sweet? California’s been having a few of those days lately–sun’s shining, skies are blue, and there’s just enough warmth to make you forget about spring. (Though technically, spring has only just begun… but shh!) China Glaze’s Summer Days polish collection is very much like a bright, sunny day to bring you warmth during your winter-spillover-into-spring.

The colors are all glittering, shimmering specimens of colors that represent lazy days by the pool, flip flops, and having some fun in the sun. All of them apply well and have good color pigmentation–none requiring more than two coats for even, opaque color. With all that shimmer, you won’t even feel it; nails are left smooth to the touch but they just sparkle, especially in the sun.

Watermelon Rind is a green-based teal, with softer teal glittering shimmer. Though the name is fitting for the season, it’s really not the color that comes to mind when I think of watermelon rinds (which is a brighter pop of green).

Grape Juice is a light purple-lilac kind of color. It has almost silvery-shimmer, which makes the color a little more spunky than if it was more similarly colored.

Strawberry Fields is a gorgeous shade of medium-to-dark pink base with gold shimmer. This is THE color to get out of the six (in my opinion!). It’s SO summer, and the way the gold shimmer reflects and dances in the light is phenomenal.

Cherry Pie is an orangey-red color with shimmer. This color didn’t strike me like the others; it’s pretty, but it didn’t do anything for me, you know?

Orange Marmalade is very much like its name: an orangey base with orangey-gold shimmer sparkles. Very pigmented and bold.

Raspberry Festival is a deeper red, seems blue-based to me. It’s not quite as berry as a true raspberry color, but I do like this more than Cherry Pie. (I actually would have thought this one would be named Cherry Pie.)

See close-ups and swatches


Watermelon Rind, Grape Juice, Strawberry Fields


Cherry Pie, Raspberry Festival, Orange Marmalade


Watermelon Rind


Grape Juice


Strawberry Fields


Cherry Pie


Orange Marmalade


Raspberry Festival

You can purchase China Glaze at etailers like head2toebeauty.com, 8ty8beauty.com, transdesign.com, as well as your local Sally’s Beauty Supply Store. Regular price is $5.99 a pop!

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56 thoughts on “China Glaze Summer Days Keeps Me Sane

  1. Kayc

    I’m really loving the colours. They really are perfect for summer! :)

  2. cloudburst

    Watermelon Rind is pteery – but I agree, when I think of watermelons I think of a vibrant yellow-y green.

  3. reesa

    I’m loving the look of this set!

  4. S.

    Holy shit, I like them all! LOL Christine, you did not tell where we could purchase them and at a good price :) please let me know.

  5. victoria

    i’m so into dark purple during winter that i can’t give up purple just yet. that grape juice looks like the perfect transition and grape juice is my favorite for the warm weather.

  6. Lizzclare

    love strawberry fields

  7. OMG why did I open this post lol….Now I have to go buy all of them lol. My addcition to nail polish is insane!!! Do you know if Sally’s sells them in that pack? Or Just individually?

  8. I am totally lemming this collection. I like Strawberry Fields the most but I think I’m getting Grape Juice and Watermelon Rind as well. The midwest is still pretty miserable but I’m all prepared for summer!

  9. Watermelon Rind is divine!

  10. Ariana

    lovely! i’m diggin raspberry and strawberry! yummy!

  11. Raspberry Festival looks amazing, as does Watermelon Rind…thanks for sharing those pretty pics!! :)

  12. Ashley

    i love watermelon rind and raspberry festival!

  13. Diana

    Watermelon Rind, Strawberry Fields (reminds me of the Beatles song :) and Orange Marmalade will be mine! They’re all so gorgeous and sparkly.

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    OMG, these look so pretty =D I really want to get all of these

  15. Whitnee

    it’s funny you should mention being done with spring, because here in the midwest we’re still praying for its arrival lol.

  16. Liz

    I am in love with strawberry fields and Orange marmalade!

  17. I absolutely love all of those colors!!! They are gorgeous!!! :-)

  18. Erin

    I ordered all of these the other day and can’t wait for them to come! It’s really not even spring here in CT (it’s like 35 degrees today), but I am going to rock these as soon as they arrive lol!

  19. I received my order of these babies yesterday, I love them! I got Strawberry Fields, Raspberry Festival and Grape Juice. Wearing Raspberry Fields today

  20. kat

    I’ve heard so many good things about this brand but I’ve never tried it! I want to.. and these colours are so pretty!

  21. Katherin

    Where can I purchase this set, or any china glaze set for that matter? I love china glazes.

  22. Rio

    The colors are lovely!

    I hate summer though. *shifty eyes* It’s too hot! Fall is my favorite, Spring a close second.

  23. Mikki

    Oooooh I still want to buy Watermelon Rind!

  24. elle

    These colours are gorgeous. I especially love the watermelon and grape ones. I’ve been looking for a new brand that has a wide range of colours (MAC’s is just too limited) and these colours are all amazing.

  25. Pam

    I love the colours. My favourite is watermelon rind. I’ll definitely have to get these!

  26. Jayne

    Strawberry Fields is soo pretty. I love nail polishes but I don’t always have the time to change it unfortunately. These are the sorts of colours I wish MAC would have permanently.

  27. Lisa

    Wow, I love them all- the green, the purple, the pink they’re all really pretty. I want them all!!!