Wednesday, January 15, 2014

China Glaze Spring 2014 Sea Goddess Collection Swatches



Hi girls,

Today I want to show you something brand new, namely four out of the six polishes in the upcoming Sea Goddess collection from China Glaze. It’s a textured collection, yay!

"Wish On A Starfish" is a strong shimmery texture. It's a light pink with gold shimmer, and I don’t think I’ve seen so much shimmer in a polish, ever!

Here’s two coats:


Check out that gold shimmer – isn’t that just amazing?


I thought this would perhaps clash with my skin tone, but it didn’t. Nice!


And here it is with a layer of topcoat on top:


This is not a polish I’d normally go for, but I must admit that the shimmer kind of got me.


Next one up is "Shell We Dance". It‘s a medium pink, shimmery base with light and dark pink glitters mixed in. I didn’t experience any problems at all with the formula, and I used two coats for the swatches below:


This is a better colour for me, and I love the mixed in glitters!


Look how shiny it is!


And here’s a surprise for you: The polish changed character tremendously when I applied a topcoat. The colour became a tone deeper and the glitters stood out more:


I absolutely love it. This is the one I like the best with a topcoat on!


Next one up is "Tail Me Something". It’s a medium purple with silver shimmer and small purple glitters. Two coats for the swatches below:


I love the way the glitters sparkle in the texture!


Yeah!


And here it is with a topcoat. It definitely made the colour a bit richer, although didn’t change in the way that ‘Shell We Dance’ did.



The next and last one up is "Seahorsin' Around", which is a shimmery blue with gold and silver shimmer. The golden touch to this polish sometimes makes it appear greenish blue, like sea green - if that’s even a colour.

Two coats for these swatches:


This is definitely a me-colour!


It’s such a cool shade, I love it!


And with topcoat:


This is the star of the collection, in my opinion. I love the rich colour and the pretty shimmer!


When I saw the first swatches of this collection out there, I didn’t think I’d bother get any of them. It’s a shame that the first pictures were so bad, because this is a pretty cool collection of textured polishes. The formula on them all is great and so is the drying time.

My favourite of the bunch is Seahorsin’ Around. I love the colour and I also quite like the name. Runner up is Shell We Dance (with a layer of topcoat). So cool.

What do you think, girls? Are you getting any of these?

26 comments:

  1. Omg, these are the first swatches I've seen! How did you get these so early? I've been really excited waiting for them. :)

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    1. I'm so excited to be able to show them this early. I got them from eBay :)

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  2. Love the purple and the blue! I think this is the first time I have seen any of these polishes swatched.

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    1. The blue is my favourite, it's gorgeous, and I really love the pink too - but mostly with a topcoat on! :)

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  3. Finally! ChG textures with shimmer!! I have some similar colors to the purple and blue, but I will still look for these!! I didn't care for their creamy looking textures.

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    1. I have been awaiting these too - I am totally with you on the creamy textures!!

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  4. I really like these - I have a feeling I'll be picking up a few!

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing them on you! :)

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  5. I see why you like texture with glitter - it makes them so much more interesting to look at!

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    1. It does, doesn't it. Not just bumpy, but cool ;)

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  6. Er ret fan af den første, så måske jeg skal have den på et tidspunkt. synes også det er godt CG er kommet med på glimmer textur bølgen :-D

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    1. Jaaah, endelig!! Det er helt vildt så meget shimmer der er i den første! Den er bare WOW!

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  7. Den første ligner virkelig meget én af teksturlakkerne fra BarryM, mener den hedder 'Princess'...

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    1. Det måtte jeg lige google, og det har du da måske egentlig en meget god pointe i. Interessant! :)

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  8. Im not a texture person but I quite like these specially with top coat.

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    1. I'm usually ending up wearing my textures with topcoat too :)

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  9. Seriously, I love all of them! <3

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  10. I've been waiting for these to come out since I saw the original swatch wheel photos of them! Colors are so pretty!

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    1. I totally agree with you. I wasn't impressed with the first pics I saw, but they are really pretty in real life :)

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  11. I'm a sucker for textures and these gorgeous ones sure doesn't help :P

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