Monday, March 28, 2011

China Glaze Island Escape Summer 2011 Swatches

Here are my swatches for China Glaze's new summer collection "Island Escape". I love the polishes in this  collection, they are bright, and full of summery goodness, all the colors are perfect for summer! :)

108  Degrees
2 coats 
Flirtatious berry pink with specks of micro glitter.Great hot pink, with specks of micro-glitter that flash blue..loves it! this is my new favorite pink this summer!

Papaya Punch 
2 coats
Crème based vivid orange.  I love this color, because it is so much more than just "an orange", its a papaya orange, bright yellow based orange creme, original and perfect poolside. I can soooo see this on my hands catching some sun this summer..woo hoo!!

Electric Pineapple
 2 coats
High intensity crème based lime green.  Like any light yellow-based  color, the first coat was a bit sheer. You definitely have to let the coats dry a little between to prevent drag, but it's worth it, This is an awesome, "bright not quite neon" color!

Cha Cha Cha
2 coats
Vivacious shimmer green. Applied nicely, and there were streaks on the first coat, but they disappeared with the second coat. :)  This is a great summer green, reminds me of Margaritas!!!

Blue Iguana
3 coats
Bold and daring sparkly blue. This one has a great purple flash that is gorgeous, but of course my camera was NOT trying to show it....LOL.  Even though it was the most sheer color of the group, it's still gorgeous at 3 coats! :)

Senorita Bonita
2 coats
Passionate purple shimmer with pink micro glitter. The pink glitter is there, but it's hard to see on camera, this is a great color, and it will be the next color on my toes, so pretty!

These colors are meant to be poolside or beachside this year. The standouts to me are Electric Pineapple, Papaya Punch and Senorita Bonita.  Even though the cremes gave me so "drag issues", on the second coat, they are still really nice, and in my opinion, perfect for toes this summer :):)

 *These were provided by China Glaze PR for review.
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Rory said...

I la-love Papaya Punch! Not sure if it would look good on me, but just looking at it makes me smile and smell sunscreen!

Anonymous said...

lol i started out only wanting electric pineapple and papaya punch.. then senorita bonita... but your swatches make 108 degrees look really really nice too! thanks!

Anonymous said...

My favourite is Papaya Punch as well. It looks so fruity and fun! Great swatches :)

Bregje said...

Some great summery colors there, but Senorita Bonita got my name all over it!

Megan Harmeyer said...

I'll take the pink, blue and green. They're so pretty! Love the glowy colors.

Tierney said...

I've got far I've only tried Blue Iguana & 108 Degrees. I loovee both of them.

Unknown said...

Thanks ladies, I can not wait till the sun comes out and I can sport these beauties!!!

BMR said...

These look great on you! I'm totally feeling 108 degrees, Papaya Punch, and Senorita Bonita.

Unknown said...

I like Papaya Punch!! BTW I'm stealing that polish addict badge. lol!

Unknown said...

@Jamie- Go for it! Claim your addiction..LOL..hahahaha :):) If you click on it, it will take you to the site where they have other ones using different colors :0

Zara said...

I LOVE 108 Degrees and Papaya Punch!

Tati Abaurre said...

papaya punch looks really really like summer! My favorite :)