Wednesday, May 9, 2012

China Glaze Summer Neons Collection 2012 - Swatches and Review


Good afternoon my dear readers. First of all I would like to thank you for all the positive comments under my last post, where I showed you how I swatched the whole China Glaze permanent line. Thank you so much once again!

I am continuing with the China Glaze wave on my blog with their newest collection for summer which is called Summer Neons...twelve super bright and neon polishes that are a must for summer! 

China Glaze says: "The sun has nothing on you this summer!  Rival its brightness and heat with China Glaze Summer 2012 collection, Summer Neons.  Featuring 12 new sizzling shades perfect for surf, sand and nightlife, the all new hot hues in China Glaze"

Here are my swatches:

PINK PLUMERIA

UNDER THE BROADWALK

SPLISH SPLASH

LOVE´S A BEACH

HANG-TEN TOES

BEACH CRUISE-R

ORANGE YOU HOT?

SURFIN´ FOR BOYS

FLIRTY TANKINI

RIDE THE WAVES

I´M WITH THE LIFEGUARD

SUN-KISSED

As you can see from the swatches the collection just screams summer to you! As a whole the collection has a very nice variety of colours from a highlighter yellow to a jelly blue. Now you might say that we have seen similar colours before not only from other brands but also from China Glaze. Yes, that is true but I love these anyway. Why? First of all they are very easy to work with. Neons can be very hard to apply. These are not....they are not streaky and mostly cover in two coats (I used two coats on all of these swatches). They are also different because of the shimmer most of them have. My least favourite are the two jellies which are Ride The Waves and Under The Broadwalk. Other than that I love all of them. Just please keep in mind that they are even better than on my pictures...neons are so hard to photograph! Can´t wait to wear these on my toes on my summer vacation.
Which ones are you getting? 

China Glaze® Summer Neons will be available as open stock colors and 12-piece counter display.  Individual polishes retail for $7 MSRP and the 8-piece box set retails for $56.  China Glaze® Summer Neons will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in June 2012.

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

40 comments:

  1. Love these! Can't wait for my Sally's to get them.

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  2. Yes! They have shimmer to it! I am so buying the whole collection now!!

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  3. These swatches are excellent, thanks! I've been waiting to see some good swatches of these

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  4. They are all beautiful, but Flirty Tankini and Pink Plumeria are special!

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  5. Oh no! I love 'em all and I love your swatches. They are really awesome. :)

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  6. Vypadají líp, než jsem čekala. Pár si jich určitě pořídím.

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  7. This is gorgeous! I can't picky my favorite pink lol! They are so pretty.

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  8. A really great collection!!
    I love all the colors!!

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    1. China Glaze is doing great collections this year!

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  9. Lol it's kind of funny that the jelly polishes are the ones you don't like because those were the ones I liked. Great swatches!

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    1. Yeah, I know I am strange in the nail polish blogging world...everyone loves jellies, I don´t :)

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  10. Great swatches, I had been searching for these! I will definitely be picking up a few for summer!

    Did you apply a top coat over your swatches? I ask because They look glossy and usually neons are matte.

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    1. The swatches are not completely dry, so that is the reason. I do not use top coats for swatching but always when I do my nails for myself :)

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  11. beautiful! I want all of them <3 esp the pink shades, and tht's strange because I always fall for the blue ones, lol.

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    1. The pinks came out really good! No wonder you like them..

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  12. Ha, konečně pořádný swatches :)
    Chci se zeptat, neztrácejí ty barvy na "neonovitosti" tím shimmerem? Konkrétně mě zajímá Pink plumeria a Love´s a beach. Díky :)

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    1. Dashi, díky. Pink Plumeria bych určitě jako neonku neoznačila, Love´s a beach naopak ano. Ta tím shimmerem vůbec nic neztratila.

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    2. No, díky, možná pořídím :)

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  13. I was totally ready to write these off. I've had enough with all the neons and they've never been my 'thing'. OMG...when I finished looking through your swatches, I at LEAST need half of these! The shimmer/jelly combo is amazing and your of course, your pictures do these great justice! Pink Plumeria and Surfin for Boys are my absolute favs!! Beautiful job, as always :)

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    1. Oh thank you Maribeth. This collection really deserves some attention :)

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  14. Lots of nice ones here, but I'm with the lifeguard certinaly needs to be in my collection!

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  15. They are so pretty! I can't wait to hold some of these babies!:)

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  16. Some great polishes in this collection! I love that there is some proper neon neons but some colours that are still bright but just a little bit more subtle! Can't wait to pick up a few of these especially Pink Plumeria, I'm With The Lifeguard and Flirty Tankini. Great swatches, thanks:)

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  17. they are all gorgeous, I'm loving them!

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  18. neskutocne rozpravkove farby, najviac ma berie ta fialova:)

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  19. Really amazing swatches! ♥ I'd just like to know how are they compared to Poolside collection, especially if is Love's a beach really compared to Pool Party, just with shimmer? :) I'm really not a fan of Pool Party cause it looks way to orange on my nails as in the bottle. :/
    Which one is a really barbie neon pink without hints of orange or red?

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    1. Ivana, I will try to make some comparisons asap. But I can definitely tell you that these have a much more easier application and better coverage than polishes from the Poolside collection :)

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  20. Wow, these colours where so pretty!! It's amazing you you get the time to make swatches for all there phenomenal polishes. BUt we really appreciate it :)

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  21. amazing pics! the NP community thanks you! <3

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  22. Hi!!

    I'm Rosana Rodrigues, and i like your blog very much. Your posts are very good, diverse and enlightening and the photos are great we can really see the true color of the nail polish. I'd just created my blog i invite you to see it. I'd like that very much! This China Glaze collection has very nice colors, and my favorites are Pink Plumeria and Under the Broadwalk. I have a few China Glaze and we can see that they're very good!

    Oh, almost forgot the most important, your nails are awesome!!!!

    Kisses,
    Rosana

    eternalfeelingss.blogspot.pt

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  23. I can't wait to get my hands on splash splash and I'm with the lifeguard. I'm so excited for this collection even if I seen it tons of times!

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  24. I want every one of them but probably will get maybe 5 or 6 and then kick myself for not getting the whole collection! Did you need to put on a white base coat under these like most neons need? I am thinking not from the couple that I can see VNL. Are they REALLY all neon or just some bright colored? I adore Beach Cruise- R. Love to know which you consider REAL neon vs bright colors. So glad that CG if FINALLY sending out collections to bloggers for review - seems this collection should have released in May and not June. Thanks for the major fab shots!

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  25. i love I´M WITH THE LIFEGUARD the best... i don't know, i expected more from this collection :-/

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  26. This whole collection is gorgeous! Thanks for your beautiful swatches :D

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  27. THANK YOU FOR POSTING THESE SWATCHES :D THEY ARE SUCH GREAT HIGH QUALITY IMAGES :D GREAT WEBSITE

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  28. Ahoj par krat som uz bola na tvojom blogu, ale dnes si ta musim pridat na odber :) mas proste uzasne swatches...prosim ta, ale chcem sa ta spytat jednu vec..tu poznamku, ze produkty boli zaslane PR spolocnostou, mozem sa spytat, ze s kym spolupracujes? mna velmi bavi robit swatches...ale na slovenku su vsetky laky sialene drahe :(

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