China Glaze | Dress Me Up | Review and Photos

Hey guys! Today I have another polish from the Hunger Games collection. It’s pretty!

China Glaze Dress Me Up is a dusty mauve creme, and a gorgeous, fresh one at that. It’s got a touch of purple and nude to keep it out of true “old lady” territory, and it’s formula is gorgeous. Super shiny, though this is shown with topcoat. This is a generally accepted color, all 4 generations of my family loved it as much as I did.  This is one of the less unique colors out there, but if you’re looking for a soft, work-friendly mauve that isn’t reminiscent of your grandmothers bathrobe…

Hope you had a wonderful long weekend, US-ers, and a lovely weekend for all my foreign readers!


Britni Rose

Salon Perfect Blooming with Color Collection (Part 3) | Swatches, Photos, and Review

Berry Blue is a true periwinkle. This is opaque in just two coats, not too streaky. Close to Electric Beat, I believe.

Berry Pink is a fuchsia with light and dark pink shimmer. It’s really something. Opaque in two coats, easy formula.

Bubblegum is a stunning (shockingly) gorgeous sweet pink with loads of shimmer. Completely opaque in 3 coats, and beautiful. Not as frosty looking as it does in the picture. I didn’t think I’d like this… I absolutely hate pink! Yet I love it.

Lavender Icing is described as a soft lilac, and I agree with that. This made my camera freak out, but it’s a super soft and friendly-looking lilac.

Plum Sorbet is described as a magenta with purple shimmer. This is exactly right, and there’s also some copper-ish and blue flash to it as well. Opaque in two coats. A lot of people will love this color, and if you’re one of them, pick this up. I don’t love this color, as I’ve made apparent, but that’s my opinion. And thats what all this is about, right? Right. Continuing.

Purple Sorbet is described as a dark lilac. While I don’t really think of this when someone says lilac, it’s a gorgeous soft floral-looking color. I really liked this one.

Here is  Part 1 and Part 2.


Britni Rose

Salon Perfect Blooming with Color Collection (Part 2) | Swatches, Photos, and Review

Blue Mint is a bright clean blue mint. In the bottle it looks very close to China Glaze’s For Audrey, but it dries on the nail a bit darker.

Blue Raspberry is a deep cerulean blue, which is extremely close to China Glaze’s Shower Together. The formula was nice, it was a little sheer at two coats, as you can see on my ring finger, but three coats bring is to almost completely opaque. Really nice.

Key Lime is a… key lime color. It’s described as a “vibrant green,” but that’s not the best description. It’s a dusty lime pastel. It’s a bit streaky, but I think if I had just one more coat it would’ve evened out nicely.

Sour Apples is described as a “true blue-green,” and I completely agree with that. The formula on this one was perfect. This is two coats. Excellent color. Extremely close to China Glaze Four Leaf Clover.

These are limited edition, and are only available this month! I’d recommend Key Lime and Sour Apples, they’re just so fresh. These cost $2.98 each, so any of the others are definitely worth it if you don’t already have something like them.

Here are links to Part 1 and Part 3.


Britni Rose

Salon Perfect Blossoming with Color Collection (Part 1) | Swatches, Photos, and Review

Hi there! Just finished up the last of my homework, most of my grades are in (and passing!), and now it’s time to get caught up with the nail world! A couple weeks ago I received all but one of the latest Salon Perfect collection, and I did a marathon swatching session in hopes that I could get it up well ahead of time. This is a limited edition collection, so find the ones you like and go get them now! I split this up into three parts, so stay tuned!

Lemon Zing is a sunshine yellow, it’s a true yellow, it doesn’t lean too warm or cool. It’s bright, and looks good on my skin tone, which is rare for a yellow with me. The formula on this was a little thick and super streaky but not any more worse than other yellows.

Perfectly Peach is a beautiful, springtime fresh peach color. It’s super spring and super mod. Absolutely gorgeous. This is definitely my favorite of this collection. Seems very close to China Glaze’s Peachy Keen, maybe a touch darker. It was the least streaky of the pastels.

Spicy Tomato is a red jelly. It’s a basic red jelly. Nice formula, this was three coats. Still a bit sheer, but that’s a jelly for you. I’d compare it to Zoya Kristi or a sheer version of China Glaze Hey Sailor.

Tangy Tangerine is a red leaning orange jelly. Less sheer than the red and very very shiny. This is not as close to the red to the eye as it is on camera, but it’s similar. This color and the red are easily dupable for many many other polishes.

These are limited edition, and are only available this month! Of these four, I’d definitely recommend Perfectly Peach. These cost $2.98 each, so any of the others are definitely worth it if you don’t already have something like them.

Here’s Part 2 and Part 3.

~ Britni Rose

Ultra Quick Update

Hey guys! Finishing up my semester, so all has been quiet on the home front. I have a lot of content backed up still, including a new series based on my newest movie obsession, my long awaited darling, The Avengers.

Thank you guys for hanging tight, I’ll be back soon! (Tomorrow is my LAST CLASS until my Associate’s Degree is complete! Eek!)

~ Britni Rose

China Glaze Announces Its Summer Neons Collection!


YES! There were rumblings of this collection for a while, but I always wait until things are officially announced to get excited. I can’t bear letdowns. ;D I digress, ENJOY! I’m so excited for this collection.

Los Angeles, CA – (May 2012):  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® Summer Neons include:

  • Beach Cruise-r | Glimmering fuchsia grape
  • Flirty Tankini | Shimmer strawberry smoothie pink
  • I’m With the Lifeguard | Glimmering lime green
  • Love’s A Beach | Sizzling hot pink
  • Orange You Hot? | Bright orange with attention grabbing gold glimmer.
  • Pink Plumeria | Light pink with gold shimmer
  • Ride the Waves | Dark ocean blue
  • Splish Splash | Bright sky blue shimmer
  • Sun-Kissed | Hot highlighter yellow
  • Surfin’ for Boys | Glistening bright coral
  • Under the Boardwalk | Fluorescent raspberry
  • Hang-Ten Toes: Bubblegum neon with iridescent purple shimmer (I don’t have a bottle picture of this one.)
This is also available in an 8-piece box collection featuring Under the Boardwalk, Ride the Waves, I’m With the Lifeguard, Sun-Kissed, Orange You Hot?, Surfin’ For Boys, Flirty Tankini, and Pink Plumeria.
Available: June 2012
Price: $7 for open stock, $52 for the 8-piece set. (USD MSRP)
Available in open stock, an 8-piece box set, and as a 12-piece counter display.
And now for the fun part! Here they are, minus Hang-Ten Toes — click through the pictures and see them full-size:

Beach Cruise-r

Flirty Tankini

I’m With the Lifeguard

Love’s A Beach

Orange You Hot?

Pink Plumeria

Ride the Waves

Splish Splash


Surfin’ For Boys

Under the Boardwalk

There they are! Which ones are you most excited about? I’m looking forward to Orange You Hot?, Firty Tankini, I’m With the Lifeguard, Ride the Waves, Splish Splash, Sun-Kissed, and Surfin’ for Boys. I’m excited to get some color into my life! The weather is warming up nicely, and now let’s get some polish to match!