Monday, February 15, 2016

China Glaze House of Colour for Spring 2016

Hey guys! Today I have the House of Colour collection for spring from China Glaze! This collection has a good mix of different finishes and formulas, China Glaze is always really good about having variety in their collections! This collection is inspired by the fashion and music of the 70's. I feel like it's more summery than 70's-y but they are gorgeous anyway!



Girls Just Wanna Have Sun was the first one I swatched and it *killed* me to take it off, and in not even super into yellow nails! It's a bright but pastel yellow creme. The formula was a little tricky, thin but thick at the same time. I had a lot of pooling in my cuticles because it kept running down the wand. It took 3 coats and I took  more time than usual to dry between coats...I used that time to practice my clean up skills ;) I don't have any other yellows quite like this, it's very much worth the effort! Love! I also connect with the name of the polish on a very deep level #sunbunny


Girls Just Wanna Have Sun

Sorry I'm Latte is a milky coffee colored creme nude. Very work appropriate, this is 2 coats plus topcoat. 


Sorry I'm Latte

Don't Be Shallow is a dusty periwinkle blue crelly (jelly-creme hybrid). The formula was better than I expected, I only needed 2 coats  but a lot of people might need 3. I swear I'm trying to NOT always swatch the blues last so you can wear them but I keep doing it...what can I say? I'm a blue girl. Also...since I'm typing this days after swatching and still wearing it, I have to say the wear time is excellent! Usually jelly type polishes pop off in a day on me. Hooray!


Don't Be Shallow

Lets Chalk About it is like a white polish with one drop of pink. This creme only needed 2 coats to be opaque and surprisingly wasn't as streaky as I was expecting! This was another hard one to take off. 


Lets Chalk About It

Pink or Swim is a really opaque crelly-this barely needed a second coat! This is a really nice summery pink. 


Pink or Swim

About Layin Out....y'all. I was ready to hate this one. Despite it basically being named after me! I'm not much into coraly-pinks BUT this one was just this side of the neon pink/coral line for me to love it! Is it pink? Is it salmon? Is it coral? Is it neon? I don't know, but it screams summer and I'm on board with that. Really juicy with just 2 coats and topcoat. 


About Layin Out

In the Near Fuchsia is another crelly. 2 coats plus topcoat, super shiny! I do love a good purple-toned pink. 


In Near the Fuchsia

Come Rain or Shine has a nice pink shimmer going through it. I'll take a creme over a shimmer any day, despite this being blue it is just alright for me. 2 coats plus topcoat. 


Come Rain or Shine

Shut the Front Door! (Lol at that name!) Another shimmer, 2 coats plus topcoat. No issues with the formula on the shimmers.
 

Shut the Front Door!

Chrome is Where the Heart Is....a ONE COAT pink toned foil! If you stamp this would probably be great for that! I'm totally obsessed with using this for nail art...I've already used it twice. No topcoat here. 


Chrome is Where the Heart Is

Moonlight the Night is a blue, purple and iridescent glitter topper. It looks like it might be a blue jelly base in the bottle but it's not! Tricky tricky! This is one coat dabbed and blobbed over Shut the Front Door. 


Moonlight the Night

Glitter Me This is the second glitter topper and I much prefer this one!! It's pink, white and gold hexes of varying sizes. This is one coat dabbed and blobbed over Sorry I'm Latte. 


Glitter Me This

The matte fairy jumped on my shoulder and told me to matte this....so I did :)


Glitter Me This (matte)
 

These polishes are available now at Ulta and Sally! As always let me know if there's any comparisons you want to see!

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