China Glaze Anchors Away Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)


China Glaze Anchors Away Collection

China Glaze Anchors Away: Part 2

China Glaze’s nautical-inspired collection consists of twelve new shades, and this post features these six: Lighthouse (multi-dimensional bright yellow glass speck), Pelican Grey (high shine, cool toned grey creme), Sea Spray (calming pale blue creme), Starboard (hip and playful green creme), Sunset Sail (delightful peachy pink high shine creme), and White Cap (whimsical and sparkling multi-dimensional white).

  • Lighthouse is a bright, sunshine yellow gold with flecks of metallic gold sparkle. This shade just seems so fun and positive, and it’s gold, which means I’m all over it. I used two coats, and there was some nail line showing, so I think a third would make it opaque. It is a richer, more vibrant version of Cowardly Lyin’–well, that is the closest dupe I could come up with, and I wouldn’t say they’re that similar.
  • Pelican Grey is a soft, cool-toned gray with very faint white micro-shimmer. It is slightly bluer (and has shimmer) than Zoya’s Dove. I used two coats.
  • Sea Spray is a pale baby blue cream with silvery-blue micro-shimmer. I used two coats. I couldn’t think of a dupe for this one.
  • Starboard is a brightened grass green cream with a shiny dry down. I used two coats. It’s kind of like Four Leaf Clover–but with a yellow base (which makes them quite distinguishable from each other).
  • Sunset Sail is a warmed up, peach beige with soft beige micro-sparkle. I used two coats. It reminded me a bit of China Glaze III–lighter and more opaque.
  • White Cap is a gold-tinged white shimmer-glitter. It doesn’t go on opaque, and it actually reminded me a lot of Chanel Pearl Drop, but obviously the finishes are entirely different.

Though the formula on these seemed to be a bit thicker than average for China Glaze, application was still even and smooth. I ended up with at least two coats on all of these, though some I did three with. China Glaze is one of my personal favorite brands, because of their color and finish range–I really feel like they bring out a little something for everyone in each of their seasonal collections. China Glaze polishes last a good week on me with just minor tip wear by day seven.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

FINAL THOUGHTS: From thee six, my favorites were Lighthouse and Starboard, but I also found both of the more subdued shades like Pelican Grey and Sea Spray a refreshing change from the vamps of fall and winter.

WHERE TO BUY: January/February 2011


China Glaze: Lighthouse, Pelican Grey, Sea Spray


China Glaze: Lighthouse, Pelican Grey, Sea Spray


China Glaze: Lighthouse, Pelican Grey, Sea Spray


China Glaze: Starboard, Sunset Sail, White Cap


China Glaze: Starboard, Sunset Sail, White Cap


China Glaze: Starboard, Sunset Sail, White Cap


China Glaze Lighthouse Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze Lighthouse Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze Lighthouse Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze Lighthouse Nail Lacquer (Flash)


China Glaze Pelican Grey Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze Pelican Grey Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze Pelican Grey Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze Pelican Grey Nail Lacquer (Flash)


China Glaze Sea Spray Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze Sea Spray Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze Sea Spray Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze Sea Spray Nail Lacquer (Flash)


China Glaze Starboard Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze Starboard Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze Starboard Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze Starboard Nail Lacquer (Flash)


China Glaze Sunset Sail Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze Sunset Sail Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze Sunset Sail Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze Sunset Sail Nail Lacquer (Flash)


China Glaze White Cap Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze White Cap Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze White Cap Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)


China Glaze White Cap Nail Lacquer (Flash)

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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You might already have an answer, but just in case… For just two, it’ll be $7. That’s why I go with bigger orders from etailers–it’s just not worth it unless you don’t have access to China Glaze where you are.

Starboard reminds me a little of Essie – Pretty Edgy and Sunset Sail seems similar to Coney Island Cotton Candy + shimmer.. I really love Sea Spray though

Some of these look nice and they all have “sea”-ish names, but I don’t really get how it’s a collection. It’s not cohesive at all in terms of colors. It’s just so random.

I love this collection colours but I experienced 2 collections of china glaze which disappointed me..though most people do not seem to hv the problem :/ too bad,there’s no dupes against chanel’s…love the grey & green one 🙂 thank u,christine for the great work:)

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