China Glaze Surprise Collection Swatches and Review Part One

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It’s a China Glaze kind of day!

Surprise Collage

Today I have 3 of the 6 new China Glaze Surprise glitter top coats to show you!  All 3 are a great mixture of matte and metallic hexes in a clear base.  I do have to say, all 3 of these seem to be unique colors mixed so I don’t have any dupes in my personal collection (big plus!)

Shine on with pops of colour and glitters galore. The six-piece, limited edition China Glaze® Surprise collection is the life of the party where you can confidently let the pieces “fall where they may” for the ultimate manicure. The chunky glitters bring together large matte and shiny particles in feminine, flirty and funky color combinations. Wear alone or as a top coat for an extra effect that’s uniquely you.

Let’s take a look!

Glitter Up

Glitter Up

Glitter Up is a mix of purple metallic hex glitters with matte turquoise and peach hex glitters.  I used 1 coat over China Glaze What A Pansy.

Glitter Up Side

Shine-nanigans

Shine nanigans

Shine-nanigans is a mix of pink and purple metallic hex glitters and matte lime green hex glitters mixed in.  I used 1 coat over China Glaze Metro Pollen-tin.

Shine nanigans side

Glimmer More

Glimmer More

While people may not feel this is a good color combination, I don’t care.  I love it for some reason.  Glimmer More is a mix of pink metallic hex glitter with orange and yellow matte hex glitters.  I used 1 coat over China Glaze At Vase Value.

Glimmer More Side

Overview

If you like glitter and slightly funky color combos, this is a great set for you!  I have already purchased the remaining 3, so I will post those up when they come in!  The clear base was a little thicker so for some of the larger matte hex glitters I did need to dab them on a little.  The smaller metallic hexes seemed to apply without issue though.  Worth the work?  It is for me.  All 3 glitters also work great with the 6 shades I received from the China Glaze City Flourish collection

Price: $7.50 

China Glaze® Surprise will be available in April 2014 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze), Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze) and Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial).

China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries.

Love China Glaze?  Be sure to check out past China Glaze swatches I’ve done in the Swatch Gallery

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China Glaze City Flourish Collection For Spring 2014 Swatches & Review Part One

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Today I have some fun Spring shades to share with you from the China Glaze City Flourish collection!  I usually put full collections in one post, but since I received this set of 6 from China Glaze to review, I loved the shades and ordered the remaining 6.  Once those are in, I will post those up as well!

City Flourish collage

China Glaze City Flourish is made up of a mix of vibrant pastels and hot neon shades.  Even the pastels have a nice, hot pop to them!

Take a look!

At Vase Value

At Vase Value

At Vase Value is a bright baby blue creme.  I needed 3 coats for this photo as the first 2 coats were streaky and typical pastel formula.  I adore this color, so 3 coats was definitely worth it to me.  At Vase Value will get worn by me a lot this season!

At Vase Value side

Grass Is Lime Greener

Grass Is Lime Greener

Grass Is Lime Greener is an odd one for me to describe.  It is a neon pastel creme. It has the typical pastel streaky formula on the first 2 coats, but nice and even on the third coat.  Again, I love the color so I would continue to use it despite needing 3 coats.

Grass Is Lime Greener Side

Metro Pollen-tin

Metro Pollen tin

Metro Pollen-tin is a neon peach creme.  I used 3 thin coats for this photo.  The first coat was slightly streaky, the second one evened it out, but I did need a third coat for complete coverage.  The color is pretty but didn’t agree with my skin tone.  Definitely a possible nail art shade for me.

Metro Pollen tin side

Lotus Begin

Lotus Begin

Lotus Begin is a neon lavender creme.  I used 3 thin coats for this photo as well.  Again, first 2 coats on the streaky side, but the third coat was even.  Another gorgeous shade I’ll wear this season (it’s purple… and you know me with purple).

Lotus Begin Side

What A Pansy

What A Pansy

What A Pansy is a purple toned medium periwinkle creme.  The best formula of the 6 I received and only needed 2 coats.

What A Pansy side

Peonies & Park Ave

Peonies and Park Ave

Peonies & Park Ave is a color that flipped my camera out completely.  This is a neon pink creme.  I had some issues with it not wanting to level out, but aside from that, it’s a gorgeous shade.  I used 3 thin coats for this photo.

Peonies and Park Ave side

 Overview

As you saw from my descriptions, 5 of the 6 shades needed 3 coats for complete coverage without streaks.  I’m a patient person, so it’s not an issue for me.  The colors are worth it and only 1 of the 6 didn’t work for me (color preference and skin tone clashing).  As I stated way at the top, I’ve already ordered the remaining 6 for this collection because I do love the neon and bright pastel shades in it.  It’s really up to you to decide if 3 coats are worth it for you.  This collection screams Spring for me though and I’m loving it!

Price: $7.50

China Glaze® City Flourish will be available in March 2014 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze), Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze) and Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial).

China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries.

Love China Glaze?  Be sure to check out past China Glaze swatches I’ve done in the Swatch Gallery

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China Glaze Sea Goddess Collection Swatches & Review

3 Purchased & 3 sent For Review

ChG SG Collage

Now this is a collection that I have been waiting for since I first saw a press release floating around the internet… the China Glaze Sea Goddess Collection!  Sea Goddess is a 6 piece collection made up of matte textured nail polishes with a little sparkle thrown in!

Lets take a look at these 6 new textured shades!

Shell We Dance?

Shell We Dance

Shell We Dance? is a vibrant rosy pink texture polish with silver and pink glitter mixed in.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Shell We Dance CU

Wish On A Starfish

Wish On A Starfish

Wish On A Starfish is one of my absolute favorites from this collection!  Wish On A Starfish is a pale pink texture with intense gold shimmer.  I used 3 thin coats for this photo, and let me tell you – if you like it in the photo… you will love it in person.  The gold is still light and adds so much oomph to this shade!

Wish On A Starfish CU

Sand Dolla Make You Holla

Sand Dolla Make You Holla

When I first heard about this collection and saw shots of the polishes, Sand Dolla Make You Holla was the one I HAD to have.  This reminds me of confetti cake.  Sand Dolla Make You Holla is a white texture base with multi colored micro glitter within.  This is a very fine grit texture.  I used 2 thin coats for this photo.

Sand Dolla Make You Holla CU

Seahorsin’ Around

Seahorsin' Around

Seahorsin’ Around is another favorite!  This is a turquoise texture base with a softer gold shimmer within it.  The shimmer is pretty subtle but really gorgeous!  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Seahorsin' Around CU

Tail Me Something

Tail Me Something

Tail Me Something is a metallic lavender texture.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Tail Me Something CU

Teal The Tide Turns

Teal The Tide Turns

Teal The Tides Turn is a teal texture with green glitter.  I like this one, but I wish it had more sparkle!  This is also a fine grit texture polish like Sand Dolla Makes You Holla.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Teal The Tide Turns CU

Overview

 It’s safe to say I’m in love with this collection!  I am a texture junkie, so these all have nice little homes in my collection.  I like that there are some shimmer textures, glitter textures and metallic textures in this collection so it isn’t the same style recycled 6 times.  I had no application issues at all to speak of.

Price: $7.50

China Glaze® Sea Goddess will be available in February 2014 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze), Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze) and Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial).

China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries.

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***Some Products in this post were purchased by me.  All opinions are my own.***

China Glaze Crinkled Chromes Swatches and Review (Partial Collection)

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I have 3 of the 6 China Glaze Crinkled Chromes on the blog to show you tonight!

Now I know most people’s reactions when they first see these, and I will admit, it was kind of my reaction too.  BUT when you actually put them on, they are different and intriguing in a way.  Take a look

Aluminate

Aluminate

First up is Aluminate!  Aluminate is a chrome silver base with bar glitter and micro glitter mixed in for texture.  It looks like crinkled aluminum covering your nails.  I used 2 coats for this photo, no top coat.

Aluminate side

Crush Crush Baby

CrushCrush baby

Crush Crush Baby is a lavender chrome base with bar glitter and micro glitter mixed in.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

CrushCrush baby side

I’m A Chromantic

I'm a Chromantic

I’m A Chromantic is a chrome pink base with bar glitters and micro glitters mixed in for the texture effect.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

I'm a Chromantic side

Overview

Ok, I get that this collection won’t be for everyone, even those in love with texture.  I do have to hand it to China Glaze though, they definitely thought outside the box for this collection.  I’m not incredibly thrilled with the set BUT it is intriguing because it’s so different from everything I own.  The more I wore them (and I have worn them all a few times now) the more they grew on me.  The chrome bases are incredible and I would love to see a chrome collection with these bases.  They were all practically 1 coaters, I did 2 for these photos for more texture.  Crinkled Chrome is definitely a fitting name for this collection because they do resemble just that.  Of the 3, Aluminate was my favorite and my most worn.  Application and formula on all of these were outstanding.  They were not thick or difficult to apply by any means and I wish more polishes were this easy to put on.

Price: $7.50 Each

Where to Buy: Available in January at beauty supply stores nationwide including Sally Beauty Supply and Ulta

What do you think?  Are you feeling the China Glaze Crinkled Chrome Collection?

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The Beauty Clutch Shop Review with ORLY and China Glaze

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I’m back again with more reviews for shades that are available on The Beauty Clutch shop!  The Beauty Clutch is a fabulous nail polish and cosmetic one stop shop with a lot of well known and popular brands to choose from!

Today I will be showing you 3 Orly shades from the Fall 2013 Surreal Collection as well as 3 China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze 2013 Collection.

First up, the ORLY shades!

Angel Rain

Angel Rain

For me, this was the stand out shade of the collection!  A beautiful sky blue with flashes of pink and purple.  You can see some minor brush strokes, and I needed 3 coats as it was a little sheer.  I love the outcome though – so I can deal with it.

Angel Rain CU

Pixie Powder

Pixie Powder

Pixie Powder is a fine lavender micro glitter in a sheer lavender base.  I used 1 coat over Angel Rain and really love the combo.

Pixie Powder CU

Digital Glitter

Digital Glitter

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from Digital Glitter!  At first I thought it was a tinted or jelly base, but when I put it on, I was pleasantly surprised to find it was actually a clear base!  Digital Glitter is a clear base with fine fuchsia shimmer, red micro glitter and gold hex glitters and gold holographic square glitters.  I used 2 coats over a black creme base.

Digital Glitter CU

And now the China Glaze shades!

Elfin Around

Elfin Around

Elfin Around is a red rust with an aluminum-like mirror finish.  Another almost one coater, but I used 2 for this photo.

Travel In Colour

Travel In Colour

Travel In Colour is an iridescent effect top coat.  I used 1 coat over Just Be-Claws.  It transforms shades into a snowy opal effect.  Really gorgeous.

So Blue Without You

So Blue Without You

My favorite of the 3!  So Blue Without You is a gorgeous Blue with an aluminum-like mirror finish.  This was almost a one coater, but I did use 2 for this photo.

You can purchase ORLY from The Beauty Clutch for $6.99 per bottle

You can purchase China Glaze from The Beauty Clutch for $5.35 per bottle

You can find these shades as well as the full collections for both brands!

These polishes are just a small taste of what The Beauty Clutch has to offer!  Why pay a ton of shipping from several sites when you can get it all here?  They are also up to date with the newest collections, so no need to wait!  One of my favorite glitter topper polishes is from their shop – you can look here to see it (It’s the Verity!)

Make sure you check out The Beauty Clutch on their website to see all the brands they carry!  If your order comes to $55 .00 or more – shipping is free!

Also Like them on Facebook to see current deals and new arrivals!  They also have Giveaways on Facebook from time to time, and you don’t want to miss out on those!

If you are a Pinterest Addict like me – make sure you check out The Beauty Clutch Pinterest Board as well!

Will you be checking out The Beauty Clutch?

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