Monday, April 14, 2014

Six Shades from the China Glaze City Flourish Collection

Hi everyone :) Today I have six shades from the Spring 2014 China Glaze collection, City Flourish. A lot of people who've reviewed this collection have said the formulas are not so great, which I have to agree with. On the whole, they are rather chalky and streaky and are on the thick side. However, they are not unusable by any means. They just require a bit of TLC and a good topcoat to make them look their best.

First is Peonies & Park Ave, which made an appearance in one of my last blog posts. I used it as undies for a glitter topper I reviewed. It is a beautiful bright neonish pink, not too in your face neon but nicely vivid. This had a pretty ok formula, not as bad as the others. Two coats.
kelliegonzo: China Glaze - Peonies & Park Ave

At Vase Value is a beautiful pastel blue. The cool thing about these pastel shades is that they are so bright, they are basically neons which is weird and awesome. Not awesome is how hard this was to apply nicely. Three coats.
kelliegonzo: China Glaze - At Vase Value

Here is Lotus Begin, another shade that I showed you under a glitter in a previous post. This is a beautiful pastel purple that is still bright but not as much as the others in this collection. The formula on this was also lacking. Three coats.
kelliegonzo: China Glaze - Lotus Begin

This is a freaking cool shade, Grass Is Lime Greener. I had heard a lot of buzz about this shade from other polish ladies on youtube and instagram etc. before I got it. I really didn't think it would live up to they hype I had heard, but it does. It's dope. It's a very bright lime green pastel. It also makes me look hella tan which is a bonus. Unfortunately the formula is sh*t. This is three coats.
kelliegonzo: China Glaze - Grass Is Lime Greener

This guy had the best formula of the six I tried, What a Pansy. A pretty periwinkle shiny creme, but I don't really love this on me, not sure why. This is two coats.
kelliegonzo: China Glaze - What a Pansy

And last is Metro Pollen-tin, a really pretty radient pastel-ish but not pastel yellow. It almost looks kind of dusty in real life. I really love this color but it has a super craptastic formula. This is three coats.
kelliegonzo: China Glaze - Metro Pollen-tin

So these might not be the easiest colors to paint with, but they are really pretty. It's too bad that the formulas are as difficult as they are. You can purchase these at Sally Beauty and Ulta. Did you pick up any of these spring colors? If you have tried them, what do you think of the formula? See ya next time!

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