China Glaze Sunsational Swatches & Review Part 2 The Jellies

by Lisa Heath

China Glaze Sunsational Swatches & Review Part 2 The Jellies

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I showed you Part 1 earlier tonight, and I honestly didn’t expect to get Part 2 done so quickly!  The China Glaze Sunsational Collection contained 6 cremes and 6 jellies – Part 1 was the cremes, so now it’s time for the jellies!


Ready to see the jellies?  Take a look!

You Drive Me Coconuts:


You Drive Me Coconuts was my favorite of the 6 jellies!  Why?  Well for starters it’s a gorgeous hot neon pink.  The other reason?  It took 2 coats for good opacity.  That’s right – TWO!  I love jellies that save me time!



Heat Index:


Heat Index is another neon pink in the collection, slightly lighter than You Drive Me Coconuts.  I used 3 coats for this photo, and it’s another gorgeous jelly!





Another favorite!  I’ve used this about 4 times now before I did this review.  Shell-O is a neon coral jelly.  Perfect for summer!



Are You Jelly?:


I love the name for this one!  Are You Jelly is a bright (but I wouldn’t call it neon) purple jelly.  This one required 3 coats, which is about what is expected of a jelly!



Keepin’ It Teal:


Keepin’ It Teal was a little sheerer than the previous 4.  I needed 4 coats for this lovely bright teal color.  I wouldn’t classify this as a neon either – but it is bright!



Isle See You Later:


This one was the flop for me – and I hate to say that about polish.  I LOVE polish.  Isle See You Later required 6 coats for me to be happy with the opacity.  That’s right. SIX.  Part of the issue was me, I’ll admit that.  I have slightly yellow tinged tips from a swatchfest I did and I was out of basecoat, and really – I asked for the nail staining I got.  It’s growing out, but even at 5 coats, you could see the staining through the polish.  If you don’t have staining – 4 or 5 coats should work.  If you do – good luck.  Isle See You Later is a blue jelly, again, not neon, but it is bright.



The 6 Jellies were honestly hit and miss, some were phenomenal while others just weren’t up to par for me.  I don’t think I will hassle with Isle See You Later again, but my top pics that I will use again are Heat Index, You Drive Me Coconuts and Shell-O.  The  Cremes were definitely more “me”.  Really, it’s preference though!

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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Sarah Samarium June 13, 2013 - 8:48 pm

<3 They really did a KILLER job with this collection! I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Lisa June 13, 2013 - 8:51 pm

The colors are gorgeous!

Jacki June 14, 2013 - 3:30 am

Love it! I actually ordered some from Glisten and Glow with the top coat and they are coming today! thanks for the swatches so now I will be happily watching for the mail man!

Lisa June 14, 2013 - 12:35 pm

Which ones did you grab?? They are so pretty!

Jess Scull June 14, 2013 - 3:48 am

LOVE! I definitely agree – I like the cremes better!

Lisa June 14, 2013 - 12:37 pm

These will make some great Jelly Sandwiches, but the cremes won me over!

Shipra June 14, 2013 - 10:47 am

I was really excited for these especially the blue, teal and purple, but bummed that most people did 5 – 6 coats on the blue, so skipping it. I really like Shell-o and the others! Do you know how Shell-o compares to Flip Flop Fantasy?

Shipra June 14, 2013 - 10:48 am

Color-wise, that is!

Lisa June 14, 2013 - 12:35 pm

I actually do not have flip flop fantasy so I’m not sure!

Kelly R June 16, 2013 - 3:43 pm

These look great on you. Great swatches!

Fatimah Zan October 6, 2013 - 12:28 pm

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