China Glaze eCollection | Photos, Swatches, and Review

Good morning! I have some swatches of an older collection from our dear China Glaze, 2008 to be precise! I’m missing one of the polishes, and I don’t know how or why.


Recycle is described as a “rain cloud gray” by China Glaze, and I’ve actually used it as rain clouds before. It’s a gray creme that isn’t completely opaque, but not a jelly, giving it a misty look to it. Not sure if that’s intentional or not, though. It’s actually the other half of my first China Glaze polish. I ordered it along with For Audrey, so those two are my firsts. It was one of few grays out for a while, which was ahead of the trend that took the world by storm in ’10-’11.


Shower Together is a “sky blue” creme. Sheer and streaky and patchy and hard to build. There are many polishes this color with better formulas. Somehow I have two of these, and this swatch, taken just the other day, is the first time I’ve worn it. Not much to say about this one. Disappointing.


Solar Power is a “sunshine yellow” shimmer, which for a yellow, doesn’t have the worst formula ever. Still a little uneven and streaky, the shimmer is pretty. Doesn’t look good on my hands, but it’s sister yellow, Sunshine Pop from the Electropop collection is my favorite yellow.


Tree Hugger is described as “fresh cut grass” green. I mean, I’ve never seen grass that light colored before. But I get the point. Tree Hugger is a pretty spring green with light green shimmer. Looks pretty in pictures but horrendous, on me, in person. Looks cheap and gaudy on my hands, but a pretty color on others.


Unplugged is a “metallic bark.” Metallic bark? Okay, now I think they’re stretching! It’s a luxurious warm dark brown, slightly glowy. Almost a dark bronze, if that makes sense. If you look super close, you can see some slight streaking, but it’s not visible to the average eye. I hate browns on my nails, because it ages my hands, but this is red enough to look good. Wonderful formula. Really, really nice.

Now, Hybrid is the only one I don’t have. Hybrid is described as a “shimmering sand.” If you look up swatches, it’s totally a color I’d love. I think the only reason I don’t have it so far is because whenever I’m in Sally’s, it’s out of stock.

Do you have any of this collection? I’m only one polish away from owning a complete collection. I usually don’t buy the pinks or reds, so I don’t have complete collections.

Hope you’re having a wonderful day!
Britni Rose

Quick post: China Glaze Celtic Sun

This is just a few quick shots of my current manicure. It’s nothing spectacular because I messed up on the white, but HOT DAMN IS IT BRIGHT. I mean… It almost glows in the dark. It is a driving distraction and I’ve been stopped six times today. It hurts your eyes. Do you get what I’m trying to say yet? I don’t’ think I’ve worn a polish that is this neon. I’ve also never had this much trouble photographing a polish.

Celtic Sun is a gloriously bright neon yellow. It’s the equivalent of drawing on white nails with a highlighter. The problem is… it’s the equivalent of drawing on your nails with a highlighter. It’s super sheer. It’s super thin. It looks like tinted water. Which is an easy fix! Here I did two coats of Sally Hansen White Out and three coats of Celtic Sun, which wasn’t really necessary. One or two would’ve worked. Then a nice topcoat and ta-da!


Have a nice day!

~ Britni Rose

China Glaze Electropop Collection (Partial)

So this is the most fail-tastic post of all, I think. My camera deleted pictures without my permission (or I pushed some buttons…) and got rid of my swatches, so I only had my “four day wear test” pictures of Wicked Style, so I am going to use just the wear test pictures… and they aren’t that bad!

First up!

Dance Baby is a bright bubblegum pink. It’s not neon, but it’s bright. I hate how cremes get that foggy look to them with this topcoat, but it’s all I have right now. Like I said, this is after FOUR days of heavy wear and tear.

I hate not having a lightbox, because the flash washes me out, but this makes my skin looks super tan and lush and happy. I don’t know if you remember my winter-dry-hands-of-woe before, but I’m nursing my sad little hands back to health, slowly. The fact that we’re barely having a winter is helping.

Sunshine Pop is a bold yellow with white shimmer. I loved this polish. I hate the color yellow, and I have yellow toned skin, so I REALLY hate yellow nail polish, but this one looked amazing on me. It pulled out the pink, which (on camera) resulted in lobster hands, but looked amazing IRL. My cuticles are a mess, so it looks like it pooled, but it didn’t, I promise. More on that later. MORE PICTURES!

There, a more respectable shot of my cuticles. And as for the tip wear? This was taken after four days. I know I keep repeating it because, well… frankly, I’m amazed I could keep the polish on for that long. Three times! Usually it’s half chipped off, I get angry and take it off. This collection wears so well, even compared to some of my favorite China Glazes.

Shade. The wrinkle on the index finger is from a “an itch! Oh, crap… wet nails…” episode.

Wicked Style is a bright medium fuchsia. The color in the bottle in the picture below is the most accurate here. Like as before, this is after four days of wear. It’s a tad bit sheer in pictures, but I didn’t notice that in person.

The application of all three of these was pretty good. The yellow and bright color were a little streaky, as expected with those type of colors. The brushes on these bottles were strange. They were… stiffer(?) than usual… They were kind of wonky. These are press samples though, so maybe the production brushes will be different. It wan’t that much of a problem, it just made me have to do a little more cleanup, which you guys know I don’t do. Ever. 🙂

Which of the Electropop collection are you waiting for? I want the blues and green… maybe even the purple… I don’t own any purple nail polishes, besides glittery ones like Mummy May I…

~ Britni Rose


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