China Glaze City Flourish Spring 2014 – Pollen in Love

Andra delen av china glazes vårkollektion är lite mer färgstark. Tyvärr är formulan i princip lika halvtaskig som förra delen. Den gula, gröna och neonrosa var sådär härligt besvärliga, men det är väl ganska festliga färger så det kan ju eventuellt vara värt det. Jag kan se att man kanske känner sig lite mer pepp på dem i sommar, de är lite för skrikiga i färgen för min vår-smak.

Thistle Do Nicely

Thistle Do Nicely

What a Pansy

What a Pansy

Don't Honk Your Thorn (shimmer)

Don’t Honk Your Thorn (shimmer)

Grass is Lime Greener

Grass is Lime Greener

Metro Pollen-Tin

Metro Pollen-Tin

Strike a Rose (shimmer)

Strike a Rose (shimmer)

English: The second part of china glazes spring collection. Kinda boring, kinda too much colour for my taste (I like more muted colours in spring), but I can see them maybe be more fun in summer. Formula was pretty bad on the yellow, green and neon pink.

China Glaze City Flourish Spring 2014 – Peonies & Park Ave

Detta är alltså ena halvan av china glazes vårkollektion, denna del innehåller en hel del av de ljusare pastellerna. Jag kämpade som ett djur för att få till de ljusaste färgerna bra, sen insåg jag att det inte riktigt ger en rättvis bild av hur de är att måla med om de ser perfekta ut på bild. För de är, som de flesta ljusa pasteller, skitjobbiga att handskas med. Jag hataråm. Eller ja, gillar färgerna, hatar att måla dem. De /kan/ bli ok på min icke-dominanta hand (eftersom jag då målar med min dominanta hand) men på den andra brukar det lätt bli katastrof. Ojämnt, buckligt, randigt, kladdigt. Gällande kollektionen och färgerna är de knappast speciellt upphetsande, jag gillar den allra mest rosa (Peonies & Park Ave), som är nästintill neon, den näst mest rosa (Petal to the Metal) och den lila (Lotus Begin), men de är inte direkt unika. De tre hade för övrigt helt ok formulas.

Petal to the Metal

Petal to the Metal

Peonies & Park Ave

Peonies & Park Ave (almost neon?)

Lotus Begin

Lotus Begin

In a Lily Bit

In a Lily Bit

At Vase Value

At Vase Value

Spring in My Step

Spring in My Step

English: part one of china glazes spring collection city flourish, this is the part called peonies & park ave. The three palest ones were, as expected, hard to work with. No fun. The other three had ok formulas. The collection isn’t all that exciting, although I do like the three ‘darker’ ones, but they’re nothing unique.

some recent china glaze

And now some bottle pics of recent China Glaze collections!

Bohemian – no plain jane, swanky silk, rare & radiant

Bohemian – want my bawdy, unpredictable, deviantly daring

On Safari – purr-fect plum, prey tell, man hunt

On Safari – elephant walk, exotic encounters, jungle queen

On Safari – desert sun, call of the wild, adventure red-y

On Safari – i’m not lion, kalahari kiss, i herd that

China Glaze Prismatic Collection

Full Spectrum

Liquid Crystal

Optical Illusion

Polarized

Prism

Ray-diant

China Glaze Prismatic collection. Sorry for the crappy pics. These are supposed to be kind of duo-chrome, but I don’t really see it. Maybe liquid crystal. Otherwise, nice formula, this is 3 coats with top coat. Even though they’re not all that duo-chrome, they are pretty, but the colors are very close to each other so unless you’re like me and gotta catch’em all, you won’t need all of them.

Ah, I have so much to show you, my box of un-swatched is filled to the brim (OPI spiderman, vintage minnie, color club take wing, essie bridal and neons, etc etc). And, of course, I accidentally tore of my middle nail (on my swatching hand) into a super nubbin’. Hope I will be able to swatch again soon!

China Glaze The Hunger Games – part 1

Dress Me Up

Stone Cold

Mahogany Magic

Hook and Line

Foie Gras

Fast Track

I know absolutely nothing about the hunger games, and I still don’t. Well, I watched the trailer and figured out it was based on some books. So I have no clue if the colors match the theme, but I think they are weird for springtime. They would be great for autumn though. I’m impressed with the formula, is it just me or have the formulas gotten so much better lately?

China Glaze Electropop collection – lights

Sweet Hook

Kinect Candy

Gothic Lolita (shade)

Gothic Lolita (sunlight)

Fuchsia Fanatic

Electric Beat

Dance Baby

One half of the electropop collection. Surprisingly easy to polish with, I remember china glaze’s spring collection 2010 with a lot of pastels that could be a bit tricky to paint with, it seems that the work on polish formulas is going forward!

China Glaze Eye Candy 3D Glitters swatches

The first photos are with artificial light, the second with flash.

Material Girl

Material Girl

Blonde Bombshell

Blonde Bombshell

Marry a Millionare

Marry a Millionare

Love Marilyn

Love Marilyn

Some Like it Haute

Some Like it Haute

Lorelei's Tiara

Lorelei's Tiara

As usual, you can never capture the true essence of a glitter on photos. These are a lot more blingy IRL. All but Marry a millionare was easy to use, marry a millionare was a little bit thin. For reference, these were better than for example OPIs burlesque glitters. Like glitters? Buy these.