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China Glaze Poolside Collection Swatches & Review

Posted in Blue, China Glaze, Green, Orange, pink, Yellow with tags on May 9, 2010 by ainamakeup

Happy Mother’s day to all the wonderful mom’s out there!

Today I bring you the China Glaze Poolside Collection for Summer 2010.  These are a collection of Neon polishes that you will definitely need shades to enjoy in the hot summer sun!  While I consider myself a nail polish aficionado, I up until this collection didn’t own any neons and didn’t realize that neons dry with matte finish. When I started applying the first polish, I thought I was going crazy or that my base coat had turned the polish matte.  All of the swatches you see do not include a top coat so you will see these shades in their true matte form.  I found the formula on these to be a little on the streaky side, but I think with the addition of topcoat they would look just fine.

China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

This is a neon yellow.  When I think neon, I think the 80’s so I’m not sure if I would normally pick this color up unless I needed it for a Halloween costume.  If neons are your cup of tea, this yell will definitely fit the bill.  As you can see this one is a little streaky, but I think with topcoat, the streaks would smooth out.  Apparently, yellows tend t be problematic.

China Glaze Pool Party

This is a pretty neon pink creme I think is fun.  This is a shade I would definitely wear, although admittedly it’s not the first polish I would pick up.  I like that it’s a flashy, hot pink.  This one reminds me of the 80’s as well, but in a good way.  Pool Party applied much less streaky than some of the others.

China Glaze Towel Boy Toy

I think this one is one of my favorites.  It’s bright and blue.  I really like the name as well.  Makes me imagine Cougars on some Hedonism resort laying on lounge chairs staring at the booties of young men as they walk by.

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy

I’m not sure what’s up with this photo.  I may have to retake this when I can access some sunlight because as I look at it, now it is definitely more of a bright orange.  here is looks more pink or coral and it is not.

Kiwi Cool-Ada

Neon Green.  I’ve definitely developed an affinity for green nail polish but I’m not sure I can hang with this one.  I always say, Anything Goes on my Toes so I’ll be adding this to the Lacquerholic files under under Toes.  This one was the least streaky out of the bunch in terms of application.

China Glaze Sun Worshiper

This is a lighter Orange than Flip Flop Fantasy.  I think this one is more wearable than some of the other shades for me.  Again this was a bit on the streaky side, but with a coat of Seche, I’m sure it will look fine.

These polishes went on very sheer on the first coat.  Almost see through.  I used three coats on all of these.  If you’re an adventurous color wearer, then this collection is for you!

Disclaimer: Samples were provided to me for review.

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L’Oreal Bijou Crystals

Posted in Blue, glitter, L'Oreal, Red, Yellow on January 28, 2010 by ainamakeup

There are a few places in the city I check out regularly to see if there’s any cool cosmetic finds.  Every now and then I’ll come across some cheap goodies, like these lovelies I got at Lots for Less in lower Manhattan.  Take a look-see!

B. Rebellious

B. Rebellious is multi colored glitter in a smokey base.  I needed three coats to make this opaque.  I think it’s neat.  If there was no such thing as OPI My Private Jet I’d probably be really in love with this.

B. Outrageous

Sunny lemon yellow shimmer.  Not a color I’d normally go for but since it was like .99 cents I figured why not.  If nothing else, I’ll wear it on my toes.

B. Fearless

Another multi-colored glitter in a smokey medium blue sheer base.  Again, this took three coats to get opaque but I really like this.  I think this one is my favorite of the bunch.

B. Brave

The first coat on this looked very raspberry red to me, but by the third coat, it became this bright violet shade.  I didn’t think I’d like this one as much as I do.  It’s probably a color I wouldn’t normally wear but for a fun night out I’d totally wear this!

The one thing I did notice about these was they really smelled of chemicals.  The bottles all say Formaldehyde free but I’m thinking these polishes came out before everyone converted to Big Three Free.