China Glaze Summer 2011: Island Escape Collection Swatches

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 29 - 2011

With our (very) mini heatwave in the UK, I propose that there’s never been a better Wednesday for whipping out the sunglasses and getting your Pimms at the ready for a look at the current limited edition China Glaze 2011 Summer collection, Island Escape*.

I wonder which isles the clever bods at CG were thinking of when devised this fruity collection, not the British ones… that’s for sure!

Papaya Punch: Crème based vivid orange.

A bold orange that commands attention, a little on the thick side but opaque in two coats as a result.  No top coat… amazing glossiness.

108 Degrees: Flirtatious berry pink with specks of micro glitter.

A juicy sparkler that looks great on cool skintones thanks to the violet undertones.  Photo taken on a very overcast day so the colour in the sparkles isn’t prominent… a mix of gold and violet.

Senorita Bonita: Passionate purple shimmer with pink micro glitter.

If you can only have one from the collection, you need to make it this one.  Senorita Bonita is the most impressive of the sparklers… hot pink sparkle against a red-toned purple?  MOAR.

Blue Iguana: Bold and daring sparkly blue.

My 2nd favourite from the collection, all the boom chicka wow wow of Senorita Bonita with a heap of gorgeous turquoise glass fleckiness.  However, it did give me mega smurf fingers upon removal and was the sheerest of the bunch.  4 coats – boo.

Cha Cha Cha: Vivacious shimmer green.

A gilded green that packs a punch!  This one practically glows… very beautiful and opaque in two coats.

Electric Pineapple: High intensity crème based lime green.

I’m not digging the colour but again, I have to admire the uber glossiness of the formula.  All of the swatches were photographed without a top coat.  Noice!

Buy China Glaze instore at Sallys or online from radiantbabe-beauty.co.uk

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Got some favourites?  AND if you could escape to ANY island in the world, which one would it be?

* press samples


13 Responses to “China Glaze Summer 2011: Island Escape Collection Swatches”

  1. Claire says:

    Love Love Love Senorita Bonita and 108 Degrees, cute names too! I would love to go to Tahiti… mmm one day!

  2. Jen says:

    These are the best photos I have seen of these by far. I had completely dismissed this collection but I now want them all except the blue.

    I like 108 Degrees more than I thought…

  3. Nina says:

    I love the Electric Pineapple :) :) :)

  4. liloo says:

    not fair, they are all gorgeouuuuuuuuuuuuuuus! I could buy them all, apart from the orange and the pale green. my favourite i think is cha cha cha xx

  5. Robyn says:

    I love all of these! Especially Papaya Punch and Blue Iguana… incidentally I want to escape to the island where all the blue iguanas are.

  6. So Fruity! I love them all!

  7. glitterishallsorts says:

    LOVING the papapa punch, such a perfect colour for summer (well what we have left of it…)

  8. Anitacska says:

    I’ve just ordered the pink, purple and blue ones. Lovely! :)

  9. Eden-Avalon says:

    Papaya Punch has just made its way into my shopping cart. I’m a little afraid of the thickness, but hopefully i’ll be able to apply it!

  10. Kim says:

    You’ve now convinced me that I need three of those polishes. Thanks for posting :) xxx

  11. fiona says:

    Soooo I’m on a self imposed nail polish ban but umm just ordered senorita bonita, so when my boyfriend complains its totally cool for me to tell him you told me this was the one colour I needed?

  12. Olivia says:

    papaya punch is my favoriteeee!

  13. Rachel says:

    these are so pretty :)
    Iguana and 108 Degrees are definately being added ot my wishlist – gorgeous!! x

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