Tuesday, 25 May 2010

China Glaze Summery Varnishes Review!


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Sorry about the sometimes messy application!
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Hey dolls =]
I was recently ever so kindly sent some China Glaze nail varnishes to try out (yay!)
I have 2 or 3 china glaze colours which I brought a few months ago which i wasnt too blown away with so i sort of stopped purchasing China Glaze for a while and stuck to BarryM, I LOVE BarryM polishes but the only thing is..there are only so many colours you can have of theirs whereas China Glaze have a MASSIVE collection! So thats exciting. I was wanted to try out some more sometimes but hadnt got round to it.

I was sent 5 China Glaze Colours and 1 Base coat which is really handy because my nails arnt in the best condition so a base coat will help!

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Here they all are together

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'Flip Flop Fantasy' This is from the Poolside collection like two of the other polishes

This varnish looks like a bright neon pink / orange in the bottle and thats how it comes out, i put 2 coats to get a good coverage as the first coat came out a little streaky. Its a great bright colour but as it has a slight orange tone that puts me off a little bit as im sworn again orange nails on me! I dont think they look nice haha but the colour will look pretty amazing on tanned skin.

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'Yellow Polka Dot Bikini' Also from the Poolside Collection

This is a very bright neon yellow, it looks very Neon in the bottle however when I have a few coats on my nail i feel like the neon aspect dimmed down a little bit and looks more just like a bright yellow which for me is actually better, i think neon yellow nails would scare me a little! It took around 3 coats to get the kind of colour that i like.

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'Towel Boy Toy' Also from the Poolside Collection

I really do like this colour, i knew i would as soon as i saw it! Its a gorgeous water-blue colour (if that makes sence...picture the perfect swimming pool...that kind of blue =]) Then it also has a subtle duo-chrome of a darker blue/purple colour which you dont notice too much once painted on your nail.
It actually dries kind of matt, i hoped it would be a little shinier but i suppose i just need to use a top coat =] Its a lovely bright beachy blue colour.

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'Light as air' From the up and away collection

*Sorry about the bad application & lighting! I will try to have better pictures up of it on the nail..its looks alot better than above lol*

This colour is gorgeous! It was another that striked me when i first saw it. Its a very very light lavender shade, very unusual for me..as in i dont have many colours like this atall and i love it, It works really well with my skin tone and i really love the subtleness of the colour. Im yet to paint all my nails with this one but i will be doing so tonight! It dosent dry as matt as the ones before mentioned which i like, its also a lovely summer colour (well most of them are)

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'Stroll' From the Retro Diva collection

This colour is lovely but it does actually remind me of Christmas! I think i'll be saving it more for nights out and the autumn/winter time as it really is quite a festive colour but it is stunning. I'd say its a dark cherry - red colour with a washed down gold colour shimmer..the shimmer isnt too obnoxious and actually quite subtle when on the nail. Apologies for having to see it on my smallest nail! It dries with a lovely shine and the colour it comes out is a gorgeous dark red, a colour which is one of my favourite 'when im feelin grown up' colours lol!

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and here is the base coat varnish, I dont have too much to write about it as its not like i have been trying it for long but it done quite a good job at being my base, theres nothing too amazing or bad about it! Handy to have around =]

Overall im very happy with the varnishes I got and it has definatly pursuaded me to buy more China Glaze as i was more sceptical before but they do have some lovely colours!

I recommend - 'Towel boy toy' 'Light as air' and 'Stroll' most =]

Im very gratefull for having the chance to try them out and glad i got to share the experience with you guys!

Do you have any China Glaze? Which are your favourite colours?

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9 comments:

Olenka :) said...

some pretty colours! :)
you're so lucky to have been sent these
can you even buy china glaze in the uk or is online the only option? xxx

Anonymous said...

Its spelt subtle, and subtleness.
Not 'suttle' or 'suttleness'
:)

Shantel121 said...

Very pretty colours =) love the blue one!
Love your blog!

I don't really think the spelling matters :)

xx

Sophie Louise said...

they are really beautiful.
spelling doesn't matter. when writing a blog you shouldn't have to worry too much, it's what you think- not how you spell it.

MW said...

i love that yellow & blue!
xx

Savannah a.k.a. Seannah said...

I adore stroll and towel boy toy :O

FabDiva20 said...

I have Flip Flop Fantasy, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Towel Boy Toy and Light As Air! I own so much China Glaze nail polishes that it's not even funny lol

Be Gorgeous by G said...

I would recommend Frostbite by China Glaze. It is definitely one of my favourites ever. Also, Fairy Dust if you want to make your polish glittery.

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