Tuesday, April 12, 2011

China Glaze Island Escape Collection Summer 2011

Yaay! It's my turn now!

  I was super excited to see these come in the mail (Fed ex? lol)! This is a small collection that packs some serious color punch! I wont blab much and get straight to the pictures!

 First is Papaya Punch. This is an amazing Candy- Corn- Neon- Orange. I LOVE this! Add me to the ranks of Orange-aholics (not so) Anonymous. For the longest time I thought I shouldn't wear Orange but I was wrong. love this! The formula is a dream to work with, very smooth and well pigmented. This is Two coats. Bring on Summer!

 This is Electric Pineapple. Now, a lot of gals have expressed their dislike for this color. Me? I can't help but love it for some reason. Like a Pug, it's so ugly it's cute lol. This is a murky Highlighter Yellow creme. I don't own any other color like this one and for that reason alone I like it. The formula on this was great! Unlike the neons in my collection this was buttery smooth and even. This is Two coats. AND! It didnt give me lobster hands even though it is a Yellow tone. I am slowly getting over my fear of Yellows.

 Cha Cha Cha... Hhmm... I like this but I don't love it. Something about it doesn't sing to me like the rest of the collection. This is a Limey Green shimmer with a slight Golden flash throughout. It's pretty but not my favorite from the collection. The Sunlight pic really shows how intense the sparkle is on this one. This is Two coats, but looking at pics now I'm thinking a Third would've been better.

 Say hello to Señorita Bonita. This is a lovely Orchid Purple shimmer. UH-mazing! This is one of my favorites from this collection. I love the sparkle in this shade quite a lot because it gives it depth and then there is that flash of Blue that is so beautiful. This was Two coats but just like Cha Cha Cha, I wish I had done Three coats.

Blue Iguana. And we come to my favorite of the collection.This is a beautiful Electric Blue jelly packed full of Blue glassfleck shimmer. Love... just Love! In the bottle there are some slight Purple flashes but I didn't really see it on the nail. The formula is great but just a bit sheer. For this I used Three coats of color. Soon I will be layering this over a black shade to see it come out to play :)!

108 Degrees is made of pure HAWT! This is an awesome Raspberry toned jelly packed full of matching glassfleck shimmers. How could anyone not love this? It is a Pink , but it a bright vivid and uber flattering tone so by default I love it! The formula on this was great and easy to work with. For this I used Three coats.

I love this little collection. I love the finishes, I love the color range and the formulas are good. I love that in only Six colors China Glaze can cover Three different finishes and please just about everyone. You have your glitters, your cremes and your shimmers covered in lovely shades that are Summer Perfection. When I looked at all these together I was getting thirsty for some fruity Cruise Ship drinks! I love all the colors and I am so glad I live in the Sunshine State to justify wearing these beauties all the time!

I'd have to say my top Three are Blue Iguana, 108 Degrees and Papaya Punch! Which are your faves?
<3 Cristina

(** These were sent to me for review**)

23 comments:

  1. Wahhhh I wanted these so bad! You are so lucky! As per usual, your nails look amazing and these are great swatches! Love your blog babe! x

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  2. Omg I love them!!! My favorite is blue, purple, green and orange! They are a must have!!! :)

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  3. Great swatches Cristina!
    Definitely Blue Iguana is my favorite but Papaya Punch has something that make me love it.

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  4. I just looooooove 108 Degrees! <3 I want!

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  5. Every single colour is flaming awesome! I seriously need to own this collection....fast!! =P

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  6. Wow - I think I want ALL of these colors!

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  7. Papaya Punch is the one I do need. I feel like I have versions of the other ones already. Maybe for the exception of the highlighting marker but I do have a one or five markers at home. ;)

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  8. I love this collection and can't wait to see it! My faves are the green (I don't really have any greens!) and the purple! The blue and pink one will probably be on my list also! I really only like oranges if they are more melon colored and shimmery. I have a fear of yellows...

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  9. senorita bonita is calling my name! I really want this collection they are so fun and so me!

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  10. Señorita Bonita looks alot like coconut kiss, already one of my favorites... in real life are they pretty similar?

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  11. they all look great on you, even cha cha cha ;)

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  12. boo, i hate that i love them all, there goes my pay check!

    pretty swatches though :)

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  13. Such a lovely collection, I love Papaya Punch!

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  14. I WANT ALL OF THEM! LOL Now I just need to talk the hubby into it.

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  15. When I got Senorita Bonita about a month or so ago, I wore it for six days straight. On the sixth day I was admiring how gorgeous it looked in the sun (as I did every time I stepped outside), and walked right into a telephone pole.

    That colour really is so pretty it hurts. >_<

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  16. Gorgeous swatches!
    I love the greens in this collection <3

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  17. Hehe, I thought too I was a non-orange nail polish junkie. And then DS Tapestery happened with Orange Marmalade and the rest was history. ;) I'm craving Papaya Punch and Blue Iguana!!! Soooo gorgeous and bright!

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  18. I'm in Florida too (just north of Palm Beach on the Treasure Coast)and it is SO great that we can wear all these colors throughout the year. The fashion rules are so different here and I love it!

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  19. Great stwatches! Thanks :)

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  20. Wow - I think I want ALL of these colors!

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  21. Great swatches Cristina!
    Definitely Blue Iguana is my favorite but Papaya Punch has something that make me love it.

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