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China Glaze Tranzitions Collection for Spring 2013

For Spring: China Glaze Tranzitions

There’s nail art and then there’s China Glaze® nail couture. Reverse French manicure, half moons, ombre, basket weave, dots or racing stripes: nail designs are intricate and multi-colored. China Glaze® introduces a new way to get multi-color, unique nail art with fewer bottles of polish with the new color-changing Tranzitions collection!

China Glaze® Tranzitions’ revolutionary new nail lacquer reacts when a clear top coat is applied, changing the color from one shade to another for a stunning effect. Wear any of the six beautiful, color-shifting shades alone, or allow your creativity to run wild and create intricate nail designs by applying a top coat in specific places. Try different looks using nail art brushes, free-hand designs or nail guides. Because each shade changes color, you get two lacquers in one, creating an entirely new look with just one swipe.

The China Glaze® Tranzitions collection features six shades, though with the color transition, you get 12 unique shades including:

  • Split Person-NAIL-ity Dusty pink shifts to fuchsia
  • Duplicity Mint green shifts to vibrant teal
  • Modify Me Periwinkle blue shifts to indigo blue
  • Altered Reality Teal blue shifts to turquoise
  • Metallic Metamorphosis Silvery grey shifts to bluish-charcoal grey
  • Shape Shifter Smokey violet shifts to dark purple

How It Works:

  • Step 1: Apply a base coat.
  • Step 2: Apply two coats of China Glaze® Tranzitions shade of choice. Allow to completely dry.
  • Step 3: Lastly, apply one coat of clear top coat such as China Glaze® Fast Forward and watch the color change right before your eyes.

Availability: The China Glaze® Tranzitions collection will be available in January 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide.

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Rachel Avatar

I love the idea of these, and you could do some really awesome designs, but I much prefer my nail polish with a top coat all over. If only there was a specific top coat that changed the colour instead of any doing the trick.

Ani_BEE Avatar

I always like the look of colour french manicures. Some of these shades don’t look that striking in difference but I like the tone of the Duplicity one.

You can in theory use Konad plates with top coat to get pattern effects. 😉

Lorena Avatar

You can do this already by using a top coat on matte polishes, at least I was able to do something similar with Zoya mattes. But maybe this color change is more dramatic. Either way they’re pretty colors and I definitely will be picking up a few!

Sabriel Avatar

It’s cool that they’re catering to the nail art trend and I might pick one up just to play with it, but I really need my top coat or else I get tip-wear within 24 hours.

I also find that a clear top coat makes nail art look better because it levels everything off and somehow makes lines look cleaner.

Sharon Avatar

We got these super early in my area and the collection is super hit or miss. Some of them have great contrast (the pale blue and rose) but the ones I wanted most were the worst (grey and teal).

Madison Avatar

I’ve seen them in online stores already for some time, but the reviews/swatches I’ve seen of them didn’t make me want or need them.
It’s an interesting concept that I can see these being used in a lot of different ways.

JennJam Avatar

I agree with Rachel.

I was wondering about how easy the mani will chip, too, if your design left the tips of your nails (especially) without a top coat.

Too bad CG didn’t make a ‘special’ top coat for the color change, allowing any typical top coat to keep the initial color when applied over all at the end.

MichelleChefNYC Avatar

This idea is cool, but all adding the top coat seems to do is darken the existing color. This isn’t really the dramatic change they are toting in their press materials, and the low contrast isn’t going to appeal to anyone except those going for a monochromatic look. I also wonder how these wear without topcoat on the whole nail. Will be curious to see these in action.

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