Saturday, January 30, 2010

china glaze up & away pt. 1

here are the first few China Glaze Up & Away collection polishes that i have worn so far. there hasn't been enough sun (or effort on my part heehee) to do a swatching session with all of them, so i've been just wearing them as full mani's and doing flash pics. so sadly there is only one sun pic below. oh well! i think the colors are pretty accurate nonetheless.

something sweet is a lovely opaque pastel pink. this is 3 coats. the formula on this was a bit thick, but one of the easier ones to manage from the collex. 2 coats still looked a bit streaky, but 3 covered them nicely. i love the bit of lavender undertone the color has, which makes it look a bit mod.
high hopes was definitely one that i loooooved, it being a CORAL and all (i heart corals) and this one did not disappoint. super pigmented, as with all the other polishes in this collex, it looks almost neon in some lights. this is 3 coats, only because it leaned towards one of the thicker ones. i got so many compliments on this polish i could not believe it.
weak sun
lemon fizz was the hardest polish to work with out of these few. it was very thick and streaky, but so are MOST yellows, so i'll let it slide. a few drops of thinner next time and i'm sure it will be cake. mmm...yellow cake. haha, anyway, i really loved how this turned out tho, very nice color. 4 coats.
i wanted to do a comparison shot between lemon sorbet by nubar and lemon fizz by ChG.
lemon sorbet is on the left, lemon fizz on the right. as you can see, sorbet is the slightest bit  more pale and dare i say..easier to work with. fizz is great for those who need a warmer tint to their yellows tho.
grape pop is my favorite out of the bunch so far. it cannot do wrong in my opinion! two coats and you're outta there! and i swear, i probably could've done just one. the second coat just MELTED into the first, like my nails were painting themselves. and hardly any cleanup with this one. perrrrfection. i think the color is pretty close to how it looks in the pics, but maybe a tad less blue.
 *the above polishes, with the exception of grape pop, were sent to me for consideration from the PR company. all opinions stated above are my honest opinion.*

12 comments :

  1. Great swatches, they look so pretty!

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  2. Do you happen to know how similar to OPI "Mod About You" is ChG "Something Sweet", Kelly? I have the OPI, that'd be silly to buy a dupe... I find Something Sweet terribly appealing.

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  3. jellynat - i don't have mod about you, but from the swatches i've seen, they're pretty close to perfect dupes. i wouldn't get both :)

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  4. Great colours, they remind me of sugar almonds :) Love the first shade, so pretty

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  5. These look so pretty on you! I really want Grape Pop!

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  6. I *REALLY REALLY* like High Hopes and Lemon Fizz. Not crazy about Grape Pop, and I think the pink would look bad on me. I need my Sally to get these in STAT!

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  7. Pretty shades. I love them all. I'm going to try and resist these for now. You always take fantastic pictures.

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  8. High Hopes is the winner for me! Gorgeous colour, but all the swatches look great on you :) x

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  9. High Hopes is really making me wish it were summer. And Grape Pop reminds me of purple jelly beans!

    Love them all!

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  10. You made some great swatches there! I love them :D High Hopes is def. my favorite of them :D

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  11. Awesome swatches, I looove big photos :-D

    Lemon Fizz looks so pretty! And I'm not even that much of a yellow lover :-O

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  12. Great swatches! I love this collection. I didn't get Lemon Fizz, but your picture makes me want to!

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