Sunday, April 18, 2010

China Glaze Pool Side Collection

I had planned on getting these swatches up a few days ago but like a moron I left my camera up at my in-laws. When I opened the box and saw these polishes it was instant love. I'm sure you have seen these a million times but the crazy neon of these will never wear off for me. I'm missing Kiwi Coolada but I'm thinking I've gotta have it now...

In all swatches my pointer and ring fingers have a coat of Seche Vite while the thumb, middle and pinkie are without a top coat.
Sun Worshiper. 4 coats. This one gave me the most trouble with applying of the bunch, it wanted to be streaky but the 4th coat fixed it although that is still a little much for me.
Towel Boy Toy. 3 coats. This is the least neon of the group and the only one with a slight shimmer. Yellow Polka Dot. 3 coats. Holy highlighter yellow, this is blinding.
Flip Flop Fantasy. 3 coats. This is so gorgeous and I can't wait to wear this all summer. Such a perfect eye catching girly shade.
Pool Party. 2 coats. I seriously almost didn't order this one and omg I'm glad I did. This is my favorite from the collection. First off it is absolutely friggin stunning to die for pink. But secondly the application was the best in the collection.

I have to say, after reading other reviews I was ready to be disappointed in this collection despite my high hopes for it. I'm actually happier with these than I thought I would be, which is saying something considering how excited I am about neons. They all are jelly and will have a VNL unless applied over white and they do have a strange finish and need a top coat. Before a top coat they do appear a little streaky but once you apply the top coat it seems to be fine.


WizardsOfBling said...

Gorgeous swatches! Need me some Pool Party!

Jan said...

i was actually thinking of putting this collection on my wishlist. hmmmm.. thanks for posting the swatches. i think i still like them and wanted them for myself LOL LOVE THE FLIPFLOP FANTASY :)

peripatetic33 said...

Those bright neon colors look so pretty and summery on you.

Jan said...

i tagged you -->

thank you!

R3Beauty said...

Wow - these do look amazing. I am not sure how I feel about actually wearing neons - but I might break and try a few of these!

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

Great line. How did these apply for you? I bought ChG Sweet collection and they applied thick and had heard this line did too. Was curious on their application for you. Great colors no matter what!

l0verlada said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone :)

And thanks for the tag Jan :) I look forward to following your blog!

As for the application on these, I had an easier time with these than the Sweet collection. I really liked the colors from the Sweet collection but found them streaky and gloppy in application which kind of ruined it for me. These are a little streaky but otherwise I found them easy in application!

susies1955 said...

I just received the collection and tried Towel Boy Toy. It is a three coater like you say and looks great with the third coat. I found it sort of hard to know what I mean. The first coat seems very thin and streaky but it sure looks great when you are done.
Your swatches are great and I love how you tell how many coats it takes. :)

Jessica said...

Ohh I want Sun Worshiper, Flip Flop Fantasy and Towel Boy but after seeing your swatches I think I want Pool Party too!

Justine said...

is flip flop fantasy that vibrant in real life? it's beautiful.

l0verlada said...

Yes they are! And if applied over white they are even more neon.

Blu11 said...

Those look great on you! :) I have three of them and they are fabulous. I now wish I got Sun worshiper too...

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