Thursday, June 27, 2013

China Glaze Sunsational Collection Swatch & Review

Hi everyone!  I have the China Glaze Sunsational Collection for you today.  Let me start by saying that this is, without a doubt, the most difficult collection swatch I have ever done, and was also the most difficult to photograph.




Bottoms Up


Bottoms Up is a medium pink neon creme.  The formula did not apply evenly and was very streaky.  Even after three coats, I still had to touch up a few areas that were very thin.  I am crazy about this shade though, I love how glowy it is when the light hits it.
Shown is three coats of Bottoms Up.



Neon & On & On


Neon & On & On is a light coral neon creme.  The formula was very thin and streaky.  As with Bottoms Up, some touch up spots were needed after the third coat.  I am so crazy about corals right now.  This one does remind me of Flip Flop Fantasy a bit, which definitely isn't a negative.
Shown is three coats of Neon & On & On.



Shell-O


Shello-O is a bright coral neon jelly.  The formula was very thin and a little difficult to achieve a smooth and even finish.  Another awesome coral!!
Shown is three coats of Shell-O over white base.



Heat Index


Heat Index is a bright pink neon jelly.  The formula was thin and did not apply evenly.  This one might be a little too pink for me, but that's just my taste.
Shown is three coats of Heat Index over white base.



You Drive Me Coconuts


You Drive Me Coconuts is a bright magenta neon creme.  The formula was thin and very streaky, but was easily built up.  I would have liked to have seen something a little different, since this one just seems to be a creme version of Heat Index.  
Shown is three coats of You Drive Me Coconuts.



Sun of a Peach


Sun of a Peach is a bright peach neon creme.  The formula was a bit better here, but was still very streaky.  I adore peach shades, especially for summer.
Shown is three coats of Sun of a Peach.



Highlight of my Summer


Highlight of my Summer is a pale green neon creme.  The formula was very thin and did not apply evenly, but was easily built up.  I was really excited to see such a soft bright green!
Shown is three coats of Highlight of my Summer.



Too Yacht to Handle


Too Yacht to Handle is a light teal neon creme.  The formula was a bit better, but was still very streaky, but was easily built up.  This is definitely a fun shade for summer.  I really like it!
Shown is three coats of Too Yacht to Handle.



Keepin' It Teal


Keepin' It Teal is a bright green neon jelly.  The formula was very thin and did not apply evenly.  I was surprised at how much I liked wearing this one.  It's a great green.
Shown is three coats of Keepin' It Teal over white base.



Isle See You Later


Isle See You Later is a medium blue neon jelly.  The formula was very thin and did not apply evenly.  I would have liked this one a lot more if it hadn't have been so patchy.
Shown is three coats of Isle See You Later over white base.



That's Shore Bright


That's Shore Bright is a light purple neon creme.  The formula was much smoother in this one, but was still rather streaky.  I adore this one!  A bright and fun purple?!  Yes please!!
Shown is three coats of That's Shore Bright.



Are You Jelly?


Are You Jelly? is a bright purple neon jelly.  The formula was a bit better in this one, but was still very streaky.  I really love this one as well.  The flashes of pink the in light are amazing!
Shown is three coats of Are You Jelly? over white base.


I was so excited about this collection.  I am absolutely crazy about the colors, but the formulas really need some work.  Some of the jellies are so thin that you'll probably have to use a white base for an opaque finish.  They honestly felt like I was trying to paint my nails with water colors.  The cremes are much better as far an an opaque finish goes, but it still took a great deal of finesse for a smooth look.

Happy Painting!




*Products provided for the purpose of an honest review*

8 comments:

  1. Wow, these are gorgeous! I hadn't really given this collection a second glance until I saw your swatches, and now I want half of them. lol!

    It's a shame the formulas are tricky, but I don't mind a bit of work when the colours are good enough :)

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  2. You swatched these gorgeously! I'll have to try the jellies over a white base next time - they look much more neon that way :)

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  3. These are all beautiful - I can't pick a favorite!

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  4. Aw, that stinks that the formula's so thin. I love the colors!

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  5. Thank-you for honest review. I rely on blogger reviews and I generally love the CG polishes. The negative feedback will help ensure CG doesn't release more dodgy formulae, so it's good for customers and the company!

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  6. these are so bright and gorgeous!!

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  7. Ive got half of this collection just love it!!

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