Monday, March 29, 2010

China Glaze Poolside Collection Summer 2010

China Glaze Poolside Collection
Summer 2010

Today I have the new China Glaze Poolside Collection.  If these hot colors don't get you ready to book a summer beach vacation, I don't know what will!

Pool Party
You know I love pinks, and the hotter, the better.  This is one HOT pink!
Pool Party is a neon blue-based pink.  It covered with two coats and dried fast.  It dried to a slightly chalky finish, so it requires a topcoat.  This shade takes me back to the summer after high school, when I worked in a tanning salon.  All of us super-tan girls lived in a shade so much like this - it was, and still is, the perfect summer color.  And I am happy to say that even now that I am uber-pale, it still looks awesome.  Now that's hot.
Ps: You know I have a ton (TON) of pink polishes.  No dupes for this though!

Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
I knew I would love Yellow Polka Dot Bikini on name alone (you know you've got that song running through your head too).  But I am so happy that I love the color as well.  I love yellow, yet I can't wear yellow clothing - I look like I have jaundice.  But I can pull off yellow polish.  Unfortunately, many yellow polishes are so streaky they take all the fun out of the sunny shade.  Not so here.  Yellow Polka Dot Bikini covered perfectly with three dry-fast coats and finished to a perfect, sunny, neon lemon yellow.  I've had a favorite yellow polish for a long time.  YPDB just knocked that one out of the water.  Like Pool Party, it dried to a chalky finish, but looks awesome with a topcoat.

Kiwi Cool-ada
I put off trying this one until the end because I was worried it would make me look a little too Wicked Witch of the West.  So lets say my expectations were low.  But I was surprised - and I can actually see myself wearing this one again.  It is a bright, springy green which looks totally different with each coat.  One coat is a really cool, sheer bright green, two coats is nearly-full coverage, and three coats is a medium bright/almost neon green.  It also looks brighter wet than dry.  Dries to a chalky finish, but looks awesome with a topcoat.  If you're like me and don't own a ton of neons, this is a very unique shade.  It's my first neon green!  I can see myself wearing this to a late-night summer BBQ.  This color has really grown on me.

Sun Worshipper
You're orange?  What?  I thought Sun Worshipper was yellow, but now that I've seen it in real life, it is obviously orange.  This isn't pumpkin orange or anything - it is the exact same shade as a yellow tomato (something I tried, quite unsuccessfully, to grow last year).  Sun Worshipper covered with three coats which, like the other shades, dried incredibly fast.  China Glaze, thank you for making polishes that dry unbelievably fast!  This is a fun and very unique shade.

Flip Flop Fantasy
Loving the alliteration, China Glaze!!  Flip Flop Fantasy is a crazy color.  If it was a smoothie, I'd name it watermelon-peach-mango.  If it was a crayon, I'd call it Coralmelon.  It's just something you can't really put a tag on because it is totally unique.  I'd say it leans most towards coral - but neon.  So neon coral creme?  This is one you need to see in real life to fully appreciate.  It did some really funky things to my camera.  It had the best application and covered with just two coats (and of course, dried insanely fast).  It dried with more of a sheen than the others and doesn't necessarily require a topcoat.  I love that this shade is unique.  Nice job, China Glaze!

Towel Boy Toy
Loving this!!  I've been seeing some amazing blues lately, so I was the most excited about Towel Boy Toy out of all the polishes in this collection.  Plus, the name is great.  Where can I get my own towel boy toy?  Towel Boy Toy is giving Pool Party a run for its money and to tell you the truth, it just might be winning.  This color ROCKS!  Towel Boy Toy covered with two coats, had a excellent formula, and dried fast.  It is a slightly pearly medium blue with a hint of shimmer.  It dries kind of matte - not as much as some of the others, but again, once you slap a topcoat on it is ultra shiny and good to go.  This one is not necessarily neon, so it is perfect for those who don't feel comfortable sporting neon shades on their digits.  This is a fun, pool-blue, summery color - the perfect shade for a Poolside collection!

More Poolside Fun!
Index: 1 coat Kiwi Cool-ada
Middle: 3 coats Kiwi Cool-ada

Sun Worshipper
left: with a school bus yellow swatch in left corner (in real life, the swatch is not butter yellow as it appears)
right: with a pure pumpkin orange swatch in left corner
Like I said, this color did not love the camera.  It is disguising itself as a school bus yellow, but it is totally the same shade as a yellow tomato (which is typically orange).

China Glaze's Poolside Collection is available at Ulta, Sally Beauty, and many nail salons.  The Poolside Collection releases April 1.  Yippee!

Thanks for checking out China Glaze's Poolside Collection!
Which shade is your favorite?

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Tierney said...

I love ALL of these, I don't know if I can pick a favorite! I too love Yellow Polka Dot Bikini because of the name, haha. I just can't wait to get these. Neons are my favorite<33

Alisa said...

Great colours. I feel the summer sun just looking at them!

Unknown said...

I agree Tierney! I'm surprised by how much I like the neon shades - they are so fun :)

Thanks Alisa!! I totally agree. I wish it was a sunshiny day so I could get some spring flower pictures to go along with these fun polishes!

polishedlyrics said...

Sun Worshiper, Towel Boy and Flip Flop Fantasy are my faves at this point. I think my fave neon from ChG is Rose Among Thorns

Unknown said...

I love all of these! They will definitely be in my next haul!

Susie said...

I WANT "ALL" OF THEM! I like Sun Worshipper the best. :)

nihrida said...

Blue and orange one are my favorites. And I don't even like orange. =)

Libbeh said...

Oh my! These are the best jellies I've seen in awhile! I really like Flip Flop Fantasy the best. Corals just make my heart swoon :)

BTW, I love your nails Brooke! They're the perfect length (IMHO) for swatching/reviewing colors! How do you keep them from breaking?

- said...

Orange is going to be huge.

Unknown said...

Jessica, I just looked up Rose Among Thorns - COOL shade!! I'm totally obsessed with Towel Boy Toy (although I keep wanting to call it 'Pool Boy Toy'!)

Jackie, can't wait to see them on you!! Glad you love them :D

Susie, Sun Worshipper is super unique, IMO. I think it will look great on you :D

nihrida, I'm in the same boat = not an orange lover! But Sun Worshipper is a pretty cool, nontraditional orange. Glad you like it :)

Unknown said...

Thanks libbeh!! Glad you like them!! and thanks about the nails, although in all but the Polka Dot Bikini shots, I'm wearing all 4 fakes!! I decided I would put fakes over top of my reals to protect them from all the remover while swatching. Now I need to fix my right hand nails before I go to work tmrw, because they are shortie short shorts! I broke three of them this weekend :(

jellynat, I totally agree :)

Susie said...

Thanks kiddo. SO many polishes to buy. :)

Freckles said...

I love these colors. I love them so much that I just goggled the company. However, I'm having problems finding a place that sells them. Is there an online store?

Michelle said...

Hmm, I don't own neons BUT I think Flip Flop Fantasy is worth trying..

Thanks for swatching!

Unknown said...

Nicci, glad you like them!! I normally buy China Glaze at ULTA or Sally Beauty Supply. Do you live near either of those?

I highly recommend China Glaze, especially if you like fast drying polishes. I have never tried another polish that dries as fast as China Glaze. Their holographic polishes are insanely amazing too (like OMG, DV8). Send me an email at if you don't live near either of those stores and let me know around about where you are and I'll help you find a place that sells China Glaze.

Unknown said...

Susie, I know what you mean!! :D

Unknown said...

Michelle, I barely have any neons either. I do agree with you - Flip Flop Fantasy is a really unique shade. Thanks :)

Mae Espiritu Makeup Obra said...

love them all!

Polish and Powder said...

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Crystal said...

thanks for the swatches! i like them so much more now :)

deepak said...

British racing green is one of my favorite FAVORITE colors!

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Unknown said...

Thanks art of nail!!

Thank you BabyD :)

Youre welcme Crystal - glad you like them!!! :D

Thanks deepak!

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