Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Review: China Glaze "Poolside"

Oh boy do I have a treat for ya today!

I LOVE this collection!

Now...Blame it on my brain, or more accurately, blame it on the sleep deprivation that comes from having just about everything that can go wrong, actually go wrong while trying to help my husband fix a broken rocker arm shaft in time for my father-in-law to leave today for Michigan for 2 weeks and multiple races, and not getting in bed til after 1:30 am, then dragging myself outa the bed when the alarm went off at 4:45...but I left my notes at home!  GRRR  I will go off memory (oh dear) as best I can, and will update first thing in the morning, any coat counts I got wrong!

Oh...and one more thing...did I just win the award for longest run on sentence ever????  I DID????  SWEET!
:::clears though and steps up to podium:::
"I'd like to thank my frazzled brain, and the engine part supply guy (who shall remain nameless) that Rob worked for eons ago, for giving my father-in-law 2 push rods last night at almost 11:30, 1 of which was shorter than Rob asked for, the other which was a touch too long but would have worked...IF IT WASN'T BENT!!!" 

Ok I think I got that out of my system now!  WHEW!

Back to our regularly scheduled programing...

POOLSIDE!  Yeah, that's what I was talking about!   IT ROCKS!!!  Ready to see some pics? 
First I'd like to note that I took all outdoor shade pics, because I find neons show most color and brightness accurate in indirect natural light!
The swatches were done with no top coat.
Index and Ring had a coat of white polish applied first, Middle and Pinkie were bare (acrylic) nail.

Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
 Oh yeah!  Highlighter Yellow!
LOVE this color!
Index and ring is 2 coats over 1 coat of white polish.  But I could have gotten away with 1 very easily! The second made no difference what so ever!(excuse the oops on the index finger)
Middle and pinkie is 4 coats, no base.

Sun Worshiper
Yellowish Orange!
Am I the only one that see's this and is immediatly reminded of that famous blue box?
This is DEFINITELY Kraft Mac&Cheese fake-cheese-orange!
Index and ring is 2 coats over 1 coat of white polish.
Middle and pinkie is 3 coats, no base.

Flip Flop Fantasy 
Coral-y Pink
I usually don't go for corals, but I actually liked this color alot!
This is the color of radioactive roses! LOL
Index and ring is 2 coats over 1 coat of white polish.
Middle and pinkie is 2 coats,  no base.
This one I had some streaking issues, which is why I had to go with 3 coats over the white.  This is 100% my fault because I was applying this with my dominate hand, and I suck at that!  LOL
I am certain 2 coats over white would work just fine!

Pool Party
Rosey Pink!
This is my favorite of the collection!
I am just a sucker for a bright, kick-butt pink!
Index and ring is 2 coats over 1 coat of white polish.
Middle and pinkie is 3 coats, no base

Towel Boy Toy
Bright (almost)Aqua Blue with Blue Shimmer!
Very pretty color. 
Though I did feel this was a case of "one of these things is not line the other".
This is more of a bright than a neon...add the shimmer and it really stands out!
Don't get me wrong, it's gorgeous!
This one was a bit watery for me.
Index and ring is 3 coats over white polish.
Middle and pinkie is 3 or 4 coats, no base

Green Highlighter Green!  LOL
I haven't the slightest what to call this other than, highlighter green!
Index and ring is 3 coats over white polish
Middle and pinkie is 3 coats, no base.

Beautiful neon collection!  
My only two complaints is the watery consistancy of Towel Boy Toy, and the lack of a purple neon!  LOL  You know me, I LOVE my purples, so no purple makes me cry!  WAH!!!   :)
You know what I love about neons?  They make that tan look even darker!  LOVE!!!
If you love neons like me, I highly recommend snatching these up!

OOOOOoooo just wait til I show you what I did with these tomorrow!!!!
Probably my most favorite mani EVER!!!!

I hope you all have a fantastic day!
I gotta clock back in from lunch now and try not to pass out and drool on my keyboard!
Office Manager duties can get kinda monotonous sometimes!  LOL


The products reviewed above were sent to me by China Glaze in exchange for an honest review.


Lucy said...

Love all those bright neons. I only bought Flip Flop Fantasy. I know I have neons in other brands. There not something I wear too much so I didn't want to buy more of what I already had. That's my long ass sentence. I've had 3 hours sleep three days in a row. Stomach virus making me feel lousy and staying on the computer. Good thing I don't work. Hope you get some sleep soon!

Vikx993 said...

I got the bright yellow a while ago and I adore it! Found it hard to go on the nails though

Megan Harmeyer said...

Great colors!! Amazing how the white basecoat can really make a difference. Now go get some sleep!

Michelle said...

I'm not a neon girl but I love the swatches. I own Towel Boy Toy and I like it, the others are too bright for me. They look good on you! :)

Tierney said...

:D I love this collection!!! Neons are my FAVORITE. Great swatches!!

Unknown said...

I love blinding neons!

Brooke said...

I love this collection! Bright/neon/glitter - it's my thing! I need to pull mine back out and use them this summer.

Susie said...

I have that collection too and love how bright they are. They look great on you.
I'm not sure who has or hasn't entered BUT I'm having a brand new giveaway on my blog.

jo.frougal said...

Those bright colors suit your bright, cheery personality to a tee!!! Love how they look.

Salisha said...

I love colors :D