Friday, April 8, 2011

China Glaze Island Escape Summer 2011 Collection - Swatches and Review

First summer collection I have for you is from China Glaze. It consists of six bright colors and I can already tell you that they are way better than I even hoped. Here are my swatches:

The swatches are all without a base or top coat and are in natural daylight (no sun or lightbox).

PAPAYA PUNCH
Bright orange creme. It is very bright but it is not a neon. This was two coats, formula was great. I already got a request to compare this with other bright oranges, will post that soon.

108 DEGREES
Is Hot! I am wearing it right now and loving it all the way! I love the micro glitter finish. The picture is with two coats, you can still see some VNL but it was not so much visible as on the pictures. I think three coats would be fine for full overage.

SENORITA BONITA
Here it goes, a purple! I love it, seriously. Just look at the close-up picture. Do you see the pink micro glitter? It really is beautiful. This is two coats.

BLUE IGUANA
This collection is just awesome, look at this blue. This will be so perfect in summer. Blue Iguana will be great on toes and nails. Only minus is that it is a bit sheer, this is three coats and still some VNL but it will not stop me from loving it.

CHA CHA CHA
You know what I write about greens...I don´t like them much. Not this one, I could wear it and I know I would like it. This is a very pretty bright shimmer. Covered great in two coats. Oh and I like the name :)

ELECTRIC PINEAPPLE
Maybe my least favourite color from the whole collection but just because the collection is full of great polishes. This is that kind of a yellow green creme. Thought it would not go well with my skin tone, but not bad at all. Two coats.
My overall thoughts? I LOVE this collection. Honestly. The color selection is great (yes, there is a purple). You have three finishes to choose from and wearing the polishes really makes you want to go on a tropical island and run in the sand with these on your toes.
What do you think about the collection? Which shades do you want?
If you have any ideas for a comparison with these, let me know in the comments and I will see what I can do :) have a great weekend and hope summer comes fast!

* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company

46 comments:

  1. They're so pretty! Usually I'm a cream fan but this time I want every single one except for that ones.

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  2. Electric pineapple is my favourite! :) It's amazing :)

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  3. a big WOW!!!! I love all your nail posts :) a big fan of yours.

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  4. I love them all but the ones I´m going to get is Blue Iguana and Senorita Bonita:)

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  5. Girl I just love your swatches!! you make every polish a lemming!!!

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  6. I have them all but so far I've only tried 108 Degrees and Blue Iguana. I absolutely LOVE both of them. My auntie borrowed Senorita Bonita the other day and it looked great.

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  7. you make me want every polish ever.
    EVER.

    i got senorita bonita a few weeks ago and i LOVE it so much! i also suffer from purple addiction like you do.

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  8. Ok I must admit that when I see the publicity about this collection, I was not very seduce but after watching your post, I changed my mind ^^^ Some of them are really beautiful XD Senorita bonita reminds me a little OPI purpose a purple even if OPI has less pink glitter. Thanks for these swatches :)

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  9. I want them. All. GOSH they are beautiful.

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  10. The Papaya is a must have for me. Thanks for the swatches.

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  11. You're right, they're all beautiful!

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  12. Beautiful swatches!! I love the purple! The electric pineapple is amazing too - I am sure that these polises will make their way into my collection :)

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  13. Your swatches are always gorgeous... would you mind comparing Ahoy! with Senorita Bonita please??? I just feel like I've seen these colors before...pretty, but I probably have something close enough in my collex already.

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  14. I would looove you to comapre Blue Iguana with Austin-tatious Turquoise from OPI. Thanks!! Great swatches by the way. :)

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  15. I love this collection! I was excited to swatch them but even more excited that the formulas were equally as impressive!! good job china glaze!

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  16. Wow! Beautiful swatches, as usual! I love these, but just don't know if I'll get any of them yet. But boy, 108 degrees is gorgeous on you!

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  17. They're all so bright and fun! You rock them all. :o)

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  18. Nejvíc se mi líbí Senorita Bonita :)

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  19. Wonderful swatches. Everything you wear I want! I narrowed it down to Senorita Bonita and Cha Cha Cha. So tough to do but I have so much.

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  20. Fakt povedená kolekce. Moji favoriti jsou zelená a růžová!

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  21. I would looove to see these match up's
    Papaya vs. China Glaze Breakin'(Breakin' has a shimmer, but color is similar)
    108 Degrees vs. CG Ahoy! or CG Endurance
    Blue Iguana vs. OPI Catch Me In Your Net, or Teal the Cows Come Home
    Cha Cha Cha vs. Zoya Apple
    Electric Pineapple vs. OPI Fiercely Fionna?

    <3 your blog! xo

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  22. This is such a pretty collection!

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  23. I've to say that your pics are THE BEST. I wish I could take half as lovley pics of my notds. Keep up!

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  24. I'm so in love with your nail swatches. they are always gorgeous!
    CHA CHA CHA is my favourite. :)

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  25. The more I know China Glaze, the more I think they don't put their collections in evidence on the promo pics !
    As for the Anchors Away collection, I wasn't interested at all with the promo pic, but now I've seen your pics ... I think I need them all !
    108 Degrees and Cha Cha Cha are really amazing !

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  26. Thank you for all the comments .) looks like I am not the only one who enjoys this collection.
    And also a big thank for all the comparison suggestions, if I have the polishes, I will make them.

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  27. I love the blog and visit it everyday!
    I realy enjoy this collection.
    Thank you for the great swatches and personal impressions. =D

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  28. Could you do a comparison between Blue Iguana and Zoya Charla? They look very similar to me.

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  29. These are great swatches, the best I have seen anyone do... your nails are so gorgeous! I want Senorita Bonita, Cha Cha Cha and 108 Degrees, although 108 Degrees looks exactly like Ahoy! in my opinion and I think I have a more opaque polish similar to Blue Iguana (Nicole by OPI You're S-Teal the One)

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  30. I normally don't go for oranges, but I'm dying for Papaya Punch! Great swatches!

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  31. LOVE your swatches of these, they're fantastic! Thanks :) I've been wondering how a couple of these compared to some discontinued and much loved ChG shades - maybe, No Way Jose and Drinking My Blues Away? Just because they seem kind of similar.

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  32. Senorita Bonita <3
    Your swatches are perfect, as usual ^^

    xx

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  33. papaya punch is very pretty!

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  34. Looooove all the shimmery polishes in this collection :D

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  35. Would love to see Papaya Punch compared to Illamasqua's recent Gamma

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  36. can you compare fiercly fiona and electric pinapple?

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  37. augusta: I am sorry but I don´t have fiercly fiona :( will ask my friends if they don´t.

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  38. LOVE THEM ALL! By the way, I am going to do a big order in 2 of the sites you said in an older post you buy polishes from. Can you tell me if you have ever had problems with the customs? I've heard of many European people complaining that boxes simply go stuck at the customs for months and months, and many times they also get lost O_O So I am a bit worried :-(
    V

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  39. PlatinumV: no, I never had problems with the customs. But it really does vary a lot. I hope you will not have any problems...fingers crossed for you :)

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  40. Love the blue, green, purple and orange!!!! Must have them!!! :)

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