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

by Lisa Heath

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


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 or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze), Pinterest ( 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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[…] 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 […]

Chelsea Quinlan March 9, 2014 - 8:29 am

I love pinks and purples. Can’t wait to see the rest


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