Thursday, April 26, 2012

China Glaze Electrify

   It's always interesting to see what the next big thing is.  In fashion, technology, even books.  First it was Harry Potter, which I LOVE, then Twilight, which I ABHOR- and yes I have read all 4 books.  Now it's the Hunger Games, which I enjoyed quite a bit.   To go with the movie, China Glaze created a polish collection tie-in. 
   Electrify is the first polish I'm showing you.  It's a mix of red and gold glitter in a clear base.  

   The glitter is a mix of small round gold pieces and small red hex pieces.  Most likely, this polish was meant to depict the "Girl on Fire" image created for Katniss, the main heroine if you haven't read the books yet.  The formula was not overly goopy like a lot of glitters so application wasn't too hard.  The density of glitter is pretty medium so you could probably layer the polish to opacity by itself, or just use it as a layering polish on top of other colors.    I used 2 coats in the pictures below on top of Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler base coat, and no top coat.




   Sorry for the blur.  I think with 4 coats you would have mostly full coverage.  But I think it would also look great over silver or dark green.  

Disclaimer: The product(s) in this post were sent to me by the company for consideration.

Monday, April 16, 2012

China Glaze Make Some Noise

   Make Some Noise is the last of the China Glaze ElectroPop Collection shades I have to show you.  

   Make Some Noise is a very orange pink shade that's almost a coral.  It's a creme/jelly hybrid.  That means it has the opacity of a creme, 2 coats gave full coverage, but keeps the squishy quality of a jelly.  The formula was a little thin, but application was nice.  Make Some Noise almost feels like a neon in brightness, but it doesn't dry matte like neons usually do.

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   Make Some Noise is one of my favorites from the ElectroPop Collection.  I've already worn it as a pedi for a few weeks and LOVED it. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Salon Perfect Blooming With Color Press Release

   Today I have a press release for you from a brand many of you have probably not heard of, or at least not in polish.  Salon Perfect is a Wal-mart exclusive brand that primarily make faux lashes and brow products.  Last Holiday they created their first polish collection with Crackle top coats and Velvet Chrome shades.  Some of you may have seen these on a display for the Footloose remake tie-in lashes as I did, but the polishes were for Holiday, not part of the tie-in.  For Spring 2012 they're bring out a second collection called Blooming With Color.  Blooming With Color consists of 14 creme shades- 7 brights and 7 pastels. 

Salon Perfect Introduces Limited Edition Spring Polish Collection

Los Angeles, CA (April 2012) – Did the cold winter months keep your fingers and toes under
wraps? A fresh manicure with a bright, energetic polish is the perfect pick-me-up to bring your
tips and toes out of hibernation. Bursting with vibrant brights and sweet pastels, the all-new Salon
Perfect® Blooming with Color nail polish collection is sure to put a spring in your step!

Your polish basket is sure to overflow with rich crème shades including:

• Perfectly Peach – Delicate peach
• Lemon Zing – Sunny yellow
• Kiwi Lime – Vibrant green
• Blue Mint – Cheerful mint
• Berry Blue – Classic periwinkle
• Purple Sorbet – Dark lilac
• Lavender Icing – Soft lilac
• Spicy Tomato – Juicy red
• Tangy Tangerine – Tart orange
• Sour Apples – True blue-green
• Blue Raspberry – Vivid azure
• Plum Sorbet – Magenta with purple shimmer
• Berry Pink – Bold flamingo pink
• Bubblegum – Honeysuckle pink

Celebrate spring with a bountiful array of Salon Perfect® Blooming with Color nail polishes! The
collection will be available in approximately 1,700 Walmart locations nationwide during the month
of May for $2.98.

About Salon Perfect:
Salon Perfect is a collection of professional-quality lash, brow and nail products. Available
exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide, Salon Perfect offers premium faux lashes in an assortment
of styles.

Monday, April 9, 2012

China Glaze Crackle Glitters

   China Glaze is bringing us 4 new crackle polishes this summer.  This set is a little different because instead of a creme or metallic finish, these are a glitter finish.  Please enjoy the following press release:

China Glaze® Introduces Four New Crackle Glitter Polishes for May 2012

Los Angeles, CA – (March 2012):  Sparkle all summer long with China Glaze®’s new Crackle Glitters collection.  Once again taking crackle technology to the next level, this third-generation polish pairs the edgy innovation of crackling nail lacquer with glamorous glitters.  The China Glaze® Crackle Glitters features four shimmering shades including:

                        ·         Luminous Lavender: Luscious light purple
    ·         Jade-d: Radiant bright green
·         Glam-More: Bold fuchsia
                                         ·         Gleam Me Up: Bright sky blue

 Create glamorously different looks with just one sweep of China Glaze® Crackle Glitters.  Layer over different base colors to create bold styles.  Use a lighter coat to create a fine crackle, a thicker coat for a deep shatter effect.  Brush sideways or on an angle to create different looks.  As versatile and edgy as China Glaze®’s biggest celebrity fans (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Nicole Ritchie and Kelly Osbourne, to name a few), China Glaze® Crackle Glitters add a spark(le) to one of the hottest nail art trends!

The China Glaze® Crackle Glitters collection will be available as open stock colors and four-piece counter display.  Individual polishes retail for $9 MSRP and will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide in May 2012.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde. China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: or follow China Glaze on Facebook and Twitter:

China Glaze is a division of American International Industries.

About American International Industries
For nearly 40 years, AII has been the leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of innovative, quality beauty and skin care products for men and women.  Our product lines include Ardell, Andrea, Body Drench, Bye Bye Blemish, Checi, China Glaze, Clean + Easy, Clubman/Pinaud, Duo, European Secrets, EzFlow, Fright Night, Gena, GiGi, Gypsy Lash, IBD, Jeris-Lustray, No Tweeze/Micro Tweeze, 'N Rage, Prolinc, RAW, Seche, SuperNail, Surgi-Care, Waterworks, Winning Nails, Woltra, Woody’s, and Youthair. For more information, visit our website:

China Glaze Aquadelic

   Continuing with the China Glaze ElectroPop collection for Spring 2012, today I'm bringing you Aquadelic.  This one is a bright turquoise/aqua creme.

   The formula and application were good.  I used 2 coats for full coverage, but if you're more careful than I am you can probably get away with just 1 thick coat.  In the below pictures I used Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler base coat and no top coat.  Aquadelic dries pretty much to bottle color.

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   Aquadelic is not a neon, but it is very close.  I will definitely be pulling this one out for the summer for both fingers and toes.  It is a very bright, happy color that's perfect for a day at the beach.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

China Glaze Electric Beat

   Just a quick note before I get to the review.  I've changed the settings for comments, so if you are having trouble leaving a comment, please contact me through email or twitter and I'll poke at the settings some more to try and fix it.

   Electric Beat is another shade from the China Glaze ElectroPop collection for Spring 2012.  This one is a dusty light blue creme that's almost periwinkle.

  I used Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler base coat and 2 coats of polish with no top coat.  The formula is a bit thin on the polish causing a few streaks, otherwise this would most likely be a one coat polish.  It dries almost the same as bottle color, just a touch darker.

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  Electric Beat is a lovely light blue, with just a touch of grey to soften it, but still maintaining a nice bright pop of color.  It's a great color for spring without being a pastel. 
polished & frosted title image brushes by Obsidian Dawn