Monday, June 5, 2017

China Glaze Summer Reign Collection, Swatches and Review

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Oh hello Monday! I'm not sad about that. It's the first week of June, which means, my birthday. Actually, it's tomorrow, and I'm on my way to a mini vacation (followed my an actual vacation at the end of the week!). To kick off my week, I've got a huge post for you! I showed you some nail art with four of the Summer Reign colors HERE, and I'll be back with more art hopefully this month, if not July.  But I wanted to share swatches of these colors, so you can get them and rock them for summer! These aren't your typical neons, so take a seat and read on!

China Glaze Summer Reign Collection, Swatches and Review

 All Glammed Up: 3 coats plus top coat. This is a bright minty shade. It leans a bit neon, so it needed top coat to shine. The formula is a little thin and watery so watch for cuticle flooding. It's really pretty. I think the hint of neon makes it unique in my collection.

China Glaze All Glammed Up

China Glaze All Glammed Up

Chroma Cool: 2 coats. This and High Standards seem out of place in a summer collection. It's a brush-strokey metallic silver. The trick is to do as few strokes as possible when painting. The good news is that this stamps! It's not crazy opaque, but it does stamp!

China Glaze Chroma Cool

China Glaze Chroma Cool

Flame-Boyant: 2 plus top coat. This is an orange leaning red that is very wearable for me. I usually don't love to wear red on my nails alone, but that hint of orange makes it special. It dries a little matte because of the brightens, but one coat of top coat makes it perfect.

China Glaze Flame-Boyant

China Glaze Flame-Boyant

I Truly Azure You: 2 coats. A bright ocean blue shimmer is perfect for any summer collection. I love how vibrant this is. I think it will be a great pedi color too! No staining to report.

China Glaze I Truly Azure You

China Glaze I Truly Azure You

Emerald Bae: 2 coats. Lol at this name. This color is very opaque and very shiny! Again, it's bright but not neon. It's really beautiful. I see myself reaching for this one a lot.

China Glaze Emerald Bae

China Glaze Emerald Bae

High Standards: 1-2 coats. This one is more opaque than its silver counterpart. I used two coats just to lessen the brushstrokes. I don't really reach for gold in the summer, but I will stamp with this. 

China Glaze High Standards

China Glaze High Standards

Sun-set the Mood: 3 coats. Here's the one true neon in the collection! It's a super bright coral, which my neon collection needed! When it's matte, it's still so bright and my pictures look kind of blurry haha. It's just so bright!

China Glaze Sun-set the Mood

China Glaze Sun-set the Mood

With top coat. This one is so bright!

China Glaze Sun-set the Mood

China Glaze Sun-set the Mood

Rose My Name: 2 coats. Again, this one feels more holiday to me and it's similar to the berry shimmer from the winter collection. It's bright enough for a pedicure for me, but I wouldn't wear it alone until the fall. Rose is all the hype now for drinks, so enjoy it.

China Glaze Rose my Name

China Glaze Rose my Name

Simply Fa-Blue-Less: 3 coats. This one is my least favorite of the collection. I just don't get why it's in here. It's a sheer jelly formula, so as you can see, there's still VNL at 3 coats. I just don't love jellies like this. I bet you could make a jelly sandwich with it though!

China Glaze Simply Fa-Blue-Less

China Glaze Simply Fa-Blue-Less


Sultry Solstice: 3 plus top coat. This is freshly squeezed orange juice in creme form! It dries a bit matte because of the neon nature, but not matte enough to be left matte. With top coat, just wow! I love how this one looks. It's neon without being eye searing.

China Glaze Sultry Solstice

China Glaze Sultry Solstice

Summer Reign: 3 coats. This is the namesake of the collection, and it's a good one! This one will probably be snatched up first. It's a vibrant purple that's bright enough for the summer. It dries gorgeously matte! There's a great shimmer in there that you can even see when it's matte.

China Glaze Summer Reign

China Glaze Summer Reign

The violet shimmer comes out with top coat. I love this color both ways!

China Glaze Summer Reign

China Glaze Summer Reign

Sunset Seeker: 3 coats. This is a matte polish. If it weren't, two coats would have done fine. You just need to work fast, and I didn't work fast enough on my second coat. If you have ridges like me, you might want a ridge filler if you intend to wear it matte. I love this shade of orange and I do love it matte!

China Glaze Sunset Seeker

China Glaze Sunset Seeker

Here is Sunset Seeker with top coat. 

China Glaze Sunset Seeker

China Glaze Sunset Seeker

If you though some of these colors look similar, here you go! Top is Flame-Boyant, middle is Sunset Seeker, bottom is Sultry Solstice. The top two are similar, but Sunset Seeker leans more orange and is a matte formula. 


Overall, there's a lot of hits in this collection but also random colors I don't quite get and some that I won't reach for until the holiday season. My favorites are Summer Reign, Sunset Seeker, Sultry Solstice, and Sun-set the Mood. 

The China Glaze summer collection is available now! You can find it at Sally's and Ulta, or other beauty retailers. Check out the links below for more information.

China Glaze Website, Sally's, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter 


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20 comments:

  1. So many gorgeous colors, but Sun-set the Mood is jumping out at me. I'm feeling oranges lately.

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    1. Me too. The oranges were my favorites!

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  2. All Glammed Up is definitely my favorite. I can't get enough mint or sea green!

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    1. I love that it's a bit neon. It's a fun color.

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  3. I loooove All Glammed Up! I am also dying to get Emerald Bae and Summer Reign. You did a great job with these swatches.

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    1. It's such a summer mint color. The two you want were some of my favorites!

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  4. The oranges were definitely my faves in this collection. Beautiful swatches.

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    1. Thank you! I do love all the shades of orange!

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  5. Fantastic swatches. Flame-boyant looks amazing on you. I have this collex in my swatch pile but I havent made it to them yet. Would you mind sharing this in my CG group? China Glaze Nail Polish Love

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    1. I'm not in that group but feel free to share them! These 12 piece collections definitely take a lot of time!

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  6. Fabulous swatches and stunning colours. This is one brand polish that I still have yet to try! X

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    1. And it's such a classic brand! I love them!

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  7. Great collection! I love the coral matte, it's my favorite!

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    1. That one was an easy favorite of mine too

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  8. I got the mini set of this collection - I especially love the dark blue.

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    1. That's so funny because that one was my least favorite.

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  9. Beautiful swatches! I love how Squishy Simple Fab looks!

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    1. Thank you! It's definitely a classic jelly.

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  10. Gorgeous swatches. Sun-set the Moon and Flame-Boyant are the standouts for me.

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  11. In my head I've been calling Summer Reign Purple Reign. LOL. Love that one alot just because it's purple!

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