China Glaze Sunsational Collection Swatches & Review Part One The Cremes

by Lisa Heath

China Glaze Sunsational Collection Swatches & Review Part One The Cremes

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Today I am going to share with you the first half of the China Glaze Sunsational Collection for Summer 2013!  The first half will be the cremes!


Like with most neons, my camera freaked out taking photos.  I got them as close to accurate as possible.  All photos were taken indoor with normal house lighting.

Now on with the swatches!

Highlight of my Summer:


Highlight of my Summer is a bright mint green!   I used 3 coats for the photo and I adore this color!  I did have minor streaking issues with the first 2 coats which is why a third coat was needed.



Sun of a Peach:


My favorite based on names!  Sun of a Peach is a bright peach color.  I had the most trouble with application on this one, after 3 coats (which is pictured) I still had minor streaks.



Too Yacht To Handle:


One of my favorites in the collection!  Too Yacht To Handle is a bright turquoise.  I used 2 coats for this photo, and no application issues.



Neon & On & On:


Neon & On & On is a light neon pink creme.  I used 3 coats for this photo, and overall, no real issues to report.  The first coat was streaky, but beyond that – it smoothed out.



Bottoms Up:


Bottoms Up is a medium neon pink creme.  Another favorite of the collection!  I used 3 coats for this one as well and same as Neon & On & On, the first coat was streaky, but the other 2 went on fairly well.



That’s Shore Bright:


That’s Shore Bright is the bright purple of the collection, and I would put it more as a crelly than a creme.  Application was good, I used 3 coats, none of which were streaky, but because of the “crelly” consistency – it needed 3 to cover my VNL.



Overall, I like this half of the collection, but I don’t think it’s for everyone.  The colors are really pretty and either neon, or bright enough to almost border neon in the sunlight, but they do need patience when applying.  Most took a minimum of 3 coats.  I have been using these like crazy as glitter polish undies, and I will continue to do so because I do love the colors.

My top picks from the cremes are Bottoms Up, That’s Shore Bright and Too Yacht To Handle!

China Glaze® Sunsational will be available in July 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.   I have seen them available through etailers such as Transdesign and 8ty8beauty.

They can also be found through Glisten & Glow!  I used her HK Girl Fast Dry top coat for all of these swatches, so you can order your China Glaze AND snag a bottle of top coat in one shot!

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 (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial) and Pinterest (

China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries.

Do you have any top picks for this half of the Sunsational Collection?

***Products in this post were provided for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.***

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Doria June 13, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Pretty! I think they’re nice summer shades

Lisa June 13, 2013 - 5:07 pm

They really are!

Kelly June 13, 2013 - 2:46 pm

WOW, I love these, but Too Yacht to Handle is my fav!! I can’t wait to see the jellies ahhh!!

Lisa June 13, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Too Yacht To Handle is even better in person! Gorgeous gorgeous color!!

Emily Lacquerologist June 13, 2013 - 4:05 pm

These shades are super pretty…bummer to hear that the formulas are a bit difficult, but you definitely made them look good! I think the colors will be worth the careful application =)

Lisa June 13, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Thank you Emily! You need to be patient with some of the formulas – but the colors are worth it to me, I know others won’t want to deal with it though!

Jess Scull June 13, 2013 - 5:06 pm

This is seriously the best collection! Love them!

Lisa June 13, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Yes!! Love!!

Jessica June 13, 2013 - 5:15 pm

Your swatches are gorgeous and make my wallet cry.

Lisa June 13, 2013 - 5:22 pm

Thank you! I guess I’ve kinda done my job? I’m apologizing to your wallet ahead of time too!

Shipra June 13, 2013 - 5:28 pm

S glad I got the ones I did! Love these!

Lisa June 13, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Which ones did you get?

Erin-Paint Those Piggies! June 13, 2013 - 5:36 pm

I really love the colors of this collection but I’m not sure I can handle the formulas :(

Lisa June 13, 2013 - 5:39 pm

That’s why I mentioned the issues I had :( While I can handle it, I know not everyone will want to deal with it :(

Sarah Samarium June 13, 2013 - 7:50 pm

These are all beautiful I want them all! Especially That’s Shore Bright!!

Lisa June 13, 2013 - 8:28 pm

They did a pretty good job color wise on this whole set!

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