China Glaze Summer 2015 Electric Nights Collection Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath
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China Glaze Summer 2015 Electric Nights Collection Swatches & Review

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Ready for more neons?  Good, because today I have the China Glaze Electric Nights collection for Summer 2015 to show you!  This is a wonderful collection of 9 neon shades plus 3 incredibly fun neon glitter toppers.

I have several China Glaze neons from over the years and before I start I will say that this collection has a much smoother formula than previous neon/bright collections that they’ve put out which thrilled me to no end.

Let’s get started!

Can I Get An Untz Untz

Can I Get An Untz Untz

Can I Get An Untz Untz surprised me a bit and turned out to be my favorite of the 3 glitters.  From the bottle it looks like a primarily green glitter top coat with some purple sprinkled in, but when I put it on it was a nice mix of neon green and neon aqua hex glitters with a nice mix of neon violet hexes in there.

I used 1 coat over a white base for these photos.  Application was ok, the base is a little on the thicker side so I would wipe the brush off on the rim and then grab the glitters still sliding down the neck and apply those.  The method worked well to rid my brush of excess base.

Can I Get An Untz Untz macro

Point Me To The Party

Point Me To The Party

Point Me TO The Party is the ultimate neon glitter topper that has a mix of neon pink, orange, violet, green, aqua and yellow hex glitters in a clear base.  I used 1 coat over white for these photos and I had zero issues with this one.

Point Me To The Party macro

Let The Beat Drop

Let The Beat Drop

Let The Beat Drop is a hot pink and orange glitter topper.  This had the thickest base for me so I did need to use the dabbing method for application.  My clear base also seemed to be tinted an extremely light pink.  Not sure if it’s a bleeding glitter issue or if my eyes were just messing with me after all the neon, but my base didn’t seem completely clear.

I used 1 coat over a white base.

Let The Beat Drop macro

Daisy Know My Name?

Daisy Know My Name

Daisy Know My Name? is a bright yellow creme.  Indoors (like my photo) shows a sunny bright yellow, but outdoors in the sun it becomes an almost highlighter yellow.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos.

Daisy Know My Name macro

DJ Blue My Mind

DJ Blue My Mind

DJ Blue My Mind is a gorgeous medium bright blue creme.  There are 2 blues in this collection and this is the deeper of the 2.  I used 2 coats for these photos and formula was flawless.

I experienced a light staining with DJ Blue My Mind, so be sure to use a nice base coat for this.

DJ Blue My Mind macro

Glow With The Flow

Glow With The Flow

Glow With The Flow is a neon pink creme.  It looks fairly tame in my photos, but in sunlight it becomes much more neon.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos and application was really nice.

One thing I noticed (and you can see it in my bottle) this had a white “swirl” in top half of the bottle.  Shaking didn’t rid my bottle of it.  It didn’t alter application so it’s still usable but it was the only bottle in the collection to have this.

Glow With The Flow macro

Home Sweet House Music

Home Sweet House Music

Home Sweet House Music is a neon orange creme.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos since the first 2 still showed some light patchiness.

Home Sweet House Music macro

Plur-ple

Plurple

Plur-ple is a bright blue leaning purple creme.  I used 3 coats for these photos and found it to be the thinnest formula in the collection, but still usable.  I didn’t have a flooding cuticle problem but I did need 3 coats to build up to a more opaque look.

Plurple macro

Red-y To Rave

Redy To Rave

Red-y To Rave is a neon red leaning orange. This is actually more red in person but it made my camera flip out a bit.  Perfect formula on this sucker.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Redy To Rave macro

Treble Maker

Treble Maker

Treble Maker is another favorite in the collection because it isn’t the common bright green choice in other collections.  This is a minty neon green shade.  I used 2 coats for these photos.

I experienced VERY light staining (shame on me for skipping a base) so make sure to use a good base coat for this one.

Treble Maker macro

UV Meant To Be

UV Meant To Be

UV Meant To Be is the lighter bright blue creme in the collection.  Application was really nice for this one and it’s on my toes right now!  I used 2 coats for these photos.

UV Meant To Be macro

Violet Vibes

Violet Vibes

Violet Vibes is my favorite!  This is a bright violet creme.  This has a sheerer formula and I used 3 coats to build it up to full opacity.

Violet Vibes macro

Overview

I love love LOVE bright colors and this collection didn’t disappoint.  Overall application was so much easier for this collection than past China Glaze brights/neon collections.  I didn’t use a white base for any of the shades in this collection (except the glitters obviously) and I didn’t feel any needed them.

All of my photos are done under artificial lighting (day job prevents sun photos!) so these actually seem tamer than they are in sunlight.  In sunlight some look like completely different polishes from the brightness. To see what I mean, make sure to check out Jen from The Polishaholic’s review of the Electric Nights collection

Price: $7.50 Each

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9 comments

Color Me So Crazy April 28, 2015 - 5:36 pm

I love the squishy jelly neons I here. I know the build is a pain, but the brightness, I love!! The glitters make great toppers, too!! Great swatches!

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Shawna April 28, 2015 - 7:48 pm

Treble Maker is a beautiful green!!

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Marisa Cavanaugh April 28, 2015 - 9:22 pm

This looks like an awesome collection! I think I need to pick up those glitters soon!

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Roselynn April 29, 2015 - 8:01 am

Gorgeous swatches. This has been the best CG collection in a while. I cannot wait to get to mine.

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Deborah April 29, 2015 - 8:40 am

I love how smooth these look, but neons just aren’t for me. Too bad that one topper seems to be bleeding a bit, you aren’t the first one experiencing it!

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Alpsnailart April 29, 2015 - 8:53 am

Beautiful swatches. After seeing everyone posting CG neons, i am tempted to buy one too.

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Simona April 29, 2015 - 12:31 pm

I really like Treble Maker and I agree with you that it’s not the usual green neon!

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Painted Fingertips April 29, 2015 - 11:06 pm

I love the neon glitters!

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Katherine May 2, 2015 - 7:33 am

Love this collection! I can’t decide how many of them I want/need to pick up! (And your swatches aren’t helping to sway me away from “all of them!”)

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