China Glaze Spring 2017 Spring Fling Collection

by Lisa Heath
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China Glaze Spring 2017 Spring Fling Collection

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It’s my 35th birthday today and I wanted to quickly squeeze in a post before we have cake and head to bed! Tonight I have the China Glaze Spring 2017 Spring Fling Collection to share with you!

This 12 piece collection is a mix of finishes, but as you can see from above – there are a lot of the same color families throughout. We have a lot of neutrals, some peachy pink tones, blues and some metallic shades (ok I know metallic isn’t a color family, but whatever)

Overall, I liked the colors within the collection. Some of the finishes aren’t my favorite but that’s completely a preference thing.

The collection as a whole has some nice colors, but they are slightly subdued. In the bottles a lot look vibrant,, but they aren’t bright, in-your-face colors.

Let’s take a look!

China Glaze Blanc Out

China Glaze Blanc Out is an interesting shade. In some lighting it looks white, but in others it looks like there is a touch of bluish grey mixed in there. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

China Glaze Life Is Suite!

China Glaze Life Is Suite! is a light, slightly peach toned nude matte and there is a hint of delicate silver shimmer in the bottle, on the nail it’s almost non existent. While I love mattes, unfortunately this one dries faster than I can move, so there were overlapping issues and it just didn’t look right in the end. You can see ridges where I just didn’t move quick enough.

Color wise, I like it. I also show it with top coat which I much prefer to the matte finish for this particular one.

China Glaze Life Is Suite! with Top Coat

China Glaze We Run This Beach

China Glaze We Run This Beach is my kind of neutral! This is a pale pink tinted nude. It’s not quite baby pink, but it’s not quite nude, it meets in the middle. I did need 3 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos and I found the formula to be a touch on the thinner side.

China Glaze I Just Cant-aloupe

Before I describe it – I will say this shade looks a little duller in my photos than it does in person. It’s slightly more vibrant and a bit more pinkish.

China Glaze I Just Cant-aloupe is a peachy pink melon creme. I used 2 coats for these photos.

China Glaze Suns, Out, Buns Out

China Glaze Suns Out, Buns Out is possibly my favorite from the collection. This is a orange to gold shimmery topper.  I suppose it can be used alone, but it’s incredibly sheer. I used just 1 coat over I Just Cant-aloupe.

China Glaze Moment In The Sun

China Glaze Moment In The Sun is a medium peachy pink with a gold flash to it. I used 2 coats for these photos.

Color wise – I love this one. Finish wise?  Not for me personally. It looks a bit textured, even though it’s not.

China Glaze Kiss My Sherbet Lips

China Glaze Kiss My Sherbet Lips is a vibrant fuchsia pink creme with tiny blue sparks and gold shimmer. I used 2 easy coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

China Glaze Crushin’ On Blue

China Glaze Crushin’ On Blue is a medium cobalt blue with an aqua flash. Light brush strokes are visible, but overall a really pretty blue. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Also, this polish smells a bit skunkish which is common for cobalt blue shades.

I also forgot to take a macro, so I cropped the main photo to show it closeup. Sorry.

China Glaze Don’t Teal My Vibe

Don’t Teal My Vibe is a teal metallic with a turquoise flash. Light brushstrokes are visible and I used 2 coats for these photos.

China Glaze Beach It Up

China Glaze Beach It Up is a shimmery bronze metallic with matching microglitters mixed in and silver holo shreds.

Honestly, not my cup of tea. Had they left it without the holo shreds I think I would have liked it more. This also reminds me of a shade that China Glaze would have added into their Winter or Holiday collection.

I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

China Glaze Too Much Of A Good Fling

China Glaze Too Much Of A Good Fling is a slightly dusty mint creme. I love mint, so I love this one. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

China Glaze It’s A-Boat Time!

I love this one… but it also let me down.

China Glaze It’s A-boat Time!  is a silvery pewter metallic shade and in the bottle it has some sparks of green. It’s delicate – but I see it in the bottle… but it is not on my nails.  I was really looking forward to it being on the nail. I still like it, but I was hoping for that pop of green.

Light brushstrokes are visible and I used 2 coats and no top coat for these photos.

China Glaze Spring 2017 Spring Fling Collection Overview

Ok so overall, I do like this collection. I’m not sold on all the polishes, but moreso the finishes than the actual colors involved. It’s a preference thing and what I’m not into, others are. All of the colors also played well with my skin tone, which I was happy about. Usually the neutrals are hit or miss, but all 3 lighter cremes were really nice on me.

My main issues application wise were with Life Is Suite! but adding top coat made it more enjoyable for me and We Run This Beach was thinner than expected. Most metallic like finishes showed visible brush strokes but that’s to be expected.

My top picks: Blanc Out,  I Just Cant-aloupe, Suns Out Buns Out, Kiss My Sherbet Lips and Crushin’ On Blue.

China Glaze Spring 2017 Spring Fling Collection will be available at Ulta, Sally Beauty Supply and other fine salons for $7.50 each

You can also find China Glaze online at Harlow & Co (Canada)

For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze® on Facebook, Instagram,Twitter and Pinterest

In addition to the 12 shades, the Spring Fling collection will include two nail art sets – Nice Melons! 4-piece nail art kit (Ulta.com, $13.50) and Spring Cuties 6-piece micro minis kit (Ulta.com, $8.99) – AND the adorable Beach Please makeup bag (Ulta.com).

I kind of REALLY want to find the Beach Please Makeup Bag.

So what did you think? Are you into the China Glaze Spring 2017 Spring Fling collection?

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7 comments

Nail Polish Society March 23, 2017 - 7:49 am

Happy birthday Lisa! Great swatches as always, even if there are many in this collection that I am not loving. I am looking forward to buying Suns Out, Buns Out though for sure!

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Lisa Heath March 23, 2017 - 6:50 pm

Thank you! Suns Out, Buns Out is a definite must have and I need to try it over more shades!

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Lara Leaf March 24, 2017 - 7:02 am

Fabulous swatches! I must be in some kind of mood ’cause I’m not feeling the love for this collection! Usually, I get all excited to see the China Glazes Spring or Summer polishes. Well, for one thing, I detest collections with so many polishes in it. But even then, the colors aren’t appealing to me – and the finish on some of them. Think I’ll go get some more coffee!

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Painted Fingertips March 26, 2017 - 6:43 am

A belated happy birthday!
Honestly, I don’t see anything in this collection I’m crazy about.

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Sara R March 26, 2017 - 9:44 am

I’m not pleased with this collection. I’m feeling I always own those colors in my stash

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Steamy Nails March 28, 2017 - 3:25 pm

Loving the creams, but not so much the others. Great swatches!

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China Glaze Summer 2017 Summer Reign Collection | Cosmetic Sanctuary May 14, 2017 - 1:51 pm

[…] drawn to this one, but it looks very close to the same shade as Too Much Of A Good Fling from the Spring 2017 collection. Kind of surprised me to see it released back to back. There might be a slight difference in color […]

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