Thursday, May 8, 2014

China Glaze City Flourish

I always love China Glaze spring collections, they may not always be the most innovate but pastels are a spring staple for a reason!  This years spring collection includes 10 cremes and 2 shimmer polishes. I picked up 5 of the creme polishes

What A Pansy
A dusty medium purple with slight blue undertones. A semi sheer crelly formula, it is very self leveling and squishy.  This is 3 thin coats with no top coat, look at that amazing shine!

Before these next 4 swatches I'm going to post my review of just the formula. The formula is interesting… it isn't awful but if you don't love the color then I wouldn't want to deal with it.  I found the neck of the brush held excess polish no matter how much I wiped the brush on the neck of bottle.  These polishes dry to a strangely matte finish, careful application with prevent you from overworking the polish and making it streaky or lumpy. I applied 2 thin coats followed by 1 medium coat to even everything out.  Each swatch is shown with top coat.

Lotus Begin
A medium pink based lavender with a strong white, almost chalky, base.

In A Lily Bit
 A very whited out pastel pink based lilac. disclaimer- bubbles in the swatch were caused by thick topcoat- not the polish itself.

At Vase Value
A pastel yet neon turquoise. Love the color but it tends to give me lobster fingers.

Spring In My Step
This pastel corally-pink is my favorite of the collection.  The formula is terrible but I love the color so much.

I'll be doing a spring collection comparison post in the next few days, so if there are any colors you would like me to compare please leave your request in the comments.

Stay Sparkly,

1 comment:

  1. These are some pretty cremes! I like them a lot.