Monday, September 22, 2014

China Glaze Summer 2014 Off Shore Collection Part 2 Swatches & Review

Hey guys n' dolls, today I have the second half of the China Glaze Off Shore collection, the Dune Our Thing set! I reviewed the first half HERE if you missed it. This set is more cool toned and the other ones are on the warmer side. Half of this collection I purchased and half were sent to me for review. So, let's dive in!

Dune Our Thing is a medium berry magenta crème. Beautiful shade, I love this and wouldn't reign it in as just a summer color. Wonderful formula, really buttery. This is two coats, but you might be able to get away with one.
China Glaze - Dune Our Thing // kelliegonzo.com

Here is Feel The Breeze, a baby pink neon crème. I knew I needed this color when I first saw pics of this collection, it is just meant for me! A little thick but manageable in two coats. This one dries satiny so use a top coat for shine.
China Glaze - Feel The Breeze // kelliegonzo.com

Now Wait N' Sea is a freaking fabulous color! It's an aqua turquoise slightly teal crème with an impeccable formula, dries shiny. Two coats. And no staining!
China Glaze - Wait N' Sea // kelliegonzo.com

X-Ta-Sea is a medium purple crème that is not really bright still manages to be radiant enough to fit in this collection. Thin formula and a little patchy, dries shiny. I used two coats here but I think I should've used three.
China Glaze - X-Ta-Sea // kelliegonzo.com

This is Float On, which is the name of one of my favorite songs, but also a really great polish! Neon pink, in my opinion, can't ever do ya wrong. Two easy breezy coats, dries satiny.
China Glaze - Float On // kelliegonzo.com

And last is I Sea the Point, a lovely bright cobalt blue crème. I swoon over blues like this, I can never have enough of them. Perfection in a bottle, two coats. Dries slightly satin.
China Glaze - I Sea the Point // kelliegonzo.com

This collection is a total must have to me, I think there's only one I could do without (X-Ta-Sea). Great, great collection. Sally Beauty stores might still have these in stock, but if not you can search for them online and probably will be able to get them easily. What do you think of this collection? Do you wear seasonal colors in the "correct" season or do you make your own rules? Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a great week :)

❤ Kellie
Some of the products mentioned were provided for an honest review.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

China Glaze Summer 2014 Off Shore Collection Part 1 Swatches & Review

I know it's not summer anymore (well I guess technically Fall starts on September 23 with the equinox?) but I am not through with summer collections! I don't have rules when it comes to what polishes I wear when, I will wear a neon yellow in the dead of winter if I get the urge! But of course we know we will most likely see brights and neons released during summer and I'm always eager to stock up on them.

One collection I was especially excited for this year is China Glaze Off Shore, 12 eye popping summer shades worthy of hanging ten on our tips and toes. I got six of these shades for review and I purchased the other six myself. Here is the first half, the Stoked to Be Soaked set.

First up is Sun Upon My Skin a bright sun bleached yellow crème. This one was thin and not super self leveling. After three coats it ended up looking pretty good. I love yellow polishes and this is a super pretty one.
China Glaze - Sun Upon My Skin // kelliegonzo.com

Next is Shore Enuff, a bright lime crème. The formula was on the thick side but it wasn't hard to make work in two coats. Dries kinda satiny, so use a top coat for maximum shine. LOVE!
China Glaze - Shore Enuff // kelliegonzo.com

Next is If In Doubt, Surf It Out, a soft sun bleached peachy orange crème. I usually love soft oranges so I figured I'd adore this, and I do! Another thin formula but it wasn't difficult, two coats here.
China Glaze - If In Doubt, Surf It Out // kelliegonzo.com

This is Sea's the Day, a berry red crème. I love this tone of red, kinda pinky rather than a straight blue red. Makes it more wearable to me. Nice formula and very shiny finish. Two coats.
China Glaze - Sea's the Day // kelliegonzo.com

I really love Be More Pacific, a sun bleached lime crème. This color seems pretty unique to my collection, which is a feat, and I like it with my skin tone. Same formula as Sun Upon My Skin, not the easiest. Three coats.
China Glaze - Be More Pacific // kelliegonzo.com

Last is Stoked to Be Soaked, a bright juicy medium orange. I've noticed on some blog reviews that some people have a version with shimmer. I bought this one, it wasn't a press sample so maybe that's why? I'm not sure, but either way, it's a great color with a great formula. Two coats.
China Glaze - Stoked to Be Soaked // kelliegonzo.com

Again, I know the sunny summer season is mostly over, but just know that you can wear "summer colors" any time you want! You might still be able to find these in Sally Beauty Supply stores, but can definitely still get them online at various e-tailers. What do you think of this half of the collection? Did you pick up any of them? How do you feel about wearing brighter colors outside of the warmer months? Stay tuned for the second part of the collection, coming soon!

❤ Kellie
Some of the products mentioned were provided for an honest review.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Color Club Look Don't Tusk Review & Swatch

Hi there! I wanted to show you a polish I bought a few months ago but haven't tried until the other day. It's from the Color Club Safari Garden collection that came out for this spring. Look Don't Tusk is an off white crème with a beigey yellow tint. I imagine that it's inspired by an elephant's tusk. Sort of streaky on the first two coats but the third layer mostly fixes it. Not the worst pale crème I've used and not the best. I do really like the color though, very pretty.

You can purchase Color Club on their website for $8.50 per bottle. What do you think of this buttery cream color? I know it's quite basic, but it's very chic and would be a great alternative to white under some nail art. Until next time, have a good one!

❤ Kellie