China Glaze All Aboard Collection Fall 2014

Today kind of flew by and that means the end of my long weekend. I wish I had a few more days off to just be lazy, but I guess being able to pay the bills is more important, right? I know tomorrow is going to be cray cray at work, but at least the day will go by quickly. So this weekend I did some insane amount of swatching, and one of the collections that I swatched is the China Glaze All Aboard Collection for Fall 2014. Normally I break up my posts into two since traditionally China Glaze puts out two six piece sets for their seasonal collections, but today I just decided to post everything together. I’m kind of super excited about this collection because it might just be a Renaissance for China Glaze since I’ve been so disappointed in recent times with some of the collections they have put out. Even the fact that this is a train inspired collection appeals to me because I absolutely adore trains. When I was in France, I always took the train everywhere. My favorite thing to do was get on the train at 7 pm and I’d arrive in Florence early the next morning. It was magical! I have quite a few train stories but I won’t get in to that right now because I’ll never get to the polishes. Before I start blabbing away, let me show you what I’m talking about.

China Glaze All Aboard 1China Glaze All Aboard 2China Glaze All Aboard

China Glaze Cho-Cho Choose You 1China Glaze Cho-Cho Choose You 2China Glaze Cho-Cho Choose You

China Glaze Conduct Yourself 1China Glaze Conduct Yourself 2China Glaze Conduct Yourself

China Glaze Don't Get Derailed 1China Glaze Don't Get Derailed 2China Glaze Don’t Get Derailed

China Glaze Loco-motive 1 over What Are You A-freight OfChina Glaze Loco-motive 2 over What Are You A-freight OfChina Glaze Loco-motive (over What Are You A-freight Of?)

China Glaze Lug You Designer Baggage 1China Glaze Lug You Designer Baggage 2China Glaze Lug You Designer Baggage

China Glaze Mind The Gap 1China Glaze Mind The Gap 2China Glaze Mind The Gap

China Glaze One Track Mind 1China Glaze One Track Mind 2China Glaze One Track Mind

China Glaze Nice Caboose 1China Glaze Nice Caboose 2China Glaze Nice Caboose

China Glaze Stop That Train! 1China Glaze Stop That Train! 2China Glaze Stop That Train!

China Glaze Well Trained 1China Glaze Well Trained 2China Glaze Well Trained

China Glaze What Are You A-freight Of 1China Glaze What Are You A-freight Of 2China Glaze What Are You A-freight Of?

Holy polishgasm, Batman! Let me tell you something: this collection blew my socks off. It’s almost as perfect as the On Safari Collection from a couple of years ago–yes, it’s THAT good. I can honestly tell you that the only one I didn’t care for is Stop That Train! cause it’s kind of frosty and orange–ick! However, every other polish is just pure perfection. The cremes are fabulous and the shimmers are killer. I know that for most people, the stand-out shade will be Cho-Cho Choose You, and all I could think about when I wore it was this:

Hahaha! Ralph might just be my favorite Simpsons character–It’s so hard to pick just one! I do love Cho-Cho Choose You and also love Mind The Gap because it’s one of those ugly/pretty colors that always pull me in. The formula on all of these is fantastic–they all needed two coats and some of the cremes could be one coaters if you apply them carefully. I know I tend to be a little harsh with my China Glaze reviews sometimes, but it is only because I expect so much from the brand–they really were the first brand that pulled me in when my polish obsession began. From all the Fall collections I have seen, I think this is THE collection of the season. I’m sorry if this is causing stress to your bank accounts–well, not really cause if it wasn’t me, it would be someone else and I quite enjoy being part of the enabling circle of polish life. What do you think about these beauties? Are there any colors that you are going to pick up? Thanks so much for the visit, and I will talk to you later!

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China Glaze The Giver Collection

Ermahgerd it’s Friday! So it’s almost Saturday since I’m posting this so late, but I’m just super excited to have my weekend again. I can’t tell you enough how beat down I have felt this week, but today after work I went to get a haircut and it’s waaaaay short again which I love. That was so relaxing because I love having my hair cut. Then I came home and just vegged out while I did my nails for tomorrow’s Stamping Saturdays. Have you joined us for Stamping Saturdays yet? No?! Why not? You better get on that because I’d love to see your mani. So what should I say about the polishes I have for you today: China Glaze The Giver Collection? The Giver? What’s that? Oh, another YA novel. *yawn* Ok, so I haven’t actually read it and haven’t seen the movie yet, but Meryl Streep is in it so I’m in! Let me show you this collection, and then you can tell me what you think.

China Glaze Friends Forever, Right 1China Glaze Friends Forever, Right 2China Glaze Friends Forever, Right?

China Glaze New Birth 1China Glaze New Birth 2China Glaze New Birth

China Glaze Five Rules 1China Glaze Five Rules 2China Glaze Five Rules

China Glaze Intelligence Integrity & Courage 1China Glaze Intelligence Integrity & Courage 2China Glaze Intelligence Integrity & Courage

China Glaze Release 1China Glaze Release 2China Glaze Release

China Glaze Capacity To See Beyond 1China Glaze Capacity To See Beyond 2China Glaze Capacity To See Beyond

China Glaze The Outer Edge 1China Glaze The Outer Edge 2China Glaze The Outer Edge

China Glaze History Of The World 1China Glaze History Of The World 2China Glaze History Of The World

China Glaze Givers Theme 1China Glaze Givers Theme 2China Glaze Givers Theme

China Glaze Seeing Red 1China Glaze Seeing Red 2China Glaze Seeing Red

China Glaze Community 1China Glaze Community 2China Glaze Community

China Glaze Boundary Of Memory 1China Glaze Boundary Of Memory 2China Glaze Boundary Of Memory

This shit just got real, yo! This collection came out before the Fall All Aboard Collection and China Glaze is definitely on a roll. Man, this collections is awesome. I know they are mostly cremes, but that is my favorite finish. The colors are so classy and have this very classic and serene look to them. The formula on all of them was absolutely perfect and I don’t have any complaints. I know everyone is going gaga over Boundary Of Memory and rightly so because it’s fantastically gorgeous. This type of full coverage glitter reminds me of I Herd That and I’m Not Lion from the On Safari Collection. What do you think of this collection? I have heard that people are having a hard time finding all of the polishes in this collection because it’s sold out everywhere so I guess I was lucky to find them all.

So what do you have planned for this weekend? I have a bunch of cleaning to do because I am planning to throw out tons of junk that I don’t need anymore. In a way I am the opposite of a hoarder because I tend to throw everything away–except when it comes to polish, of course.  I hope you enjoy your upcoming weekend, and I will talk to you soon!

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China Glaze Apocalypse Of Color Collection Halloween 2014

Are you one of those people who love Halloween? I kind of stopped liking it once I was old enough to stop trick-or-treating. I mean, it’s not like I am a huge fan of the Halloween debauchery–how slutty can women dress isn’t really something I look forward to. Besides, I’m 35 now (it was my birthday yesterday!) which means that I’m old and crusty now. haha Why did I bring up Halloween? Because I have the China Glaze Apocalypse Of Color Collection to share with you today. Unfortunately, I am missing one polish and I didn’t buy the Ghoulish Glow because I’m not interested in the glow in the dark thing. Let me show you the 4 polishes that I piked up.

China Glaze But Of Corpse 1China Glaze But Of Corpse 2China Glaze But Of Corpse

China Glaze I Love Your Guts 1China Glaze I Love Your Guts 2China Glaze I Love Your Guts

China Glaze Don't Let The Dead Bite 1China Glaze Don't Let The Dead Bite 2China Glaze Don’t Let The Dead Bit

China Glaze Rest In Pieces 1China Glaze Rest In Pieces (over China Glaze Liquid Leather)

The collector in me is annoyed that I didn’t get the 5th nail polish which is Getting To Gnaw You. This polish is like a dark brown/near black polish with copper glitter. I didn’t realize that I had missed it when I bought this collection, and then when I did see it, I wasn’t that impressed by it so I passed. Now that I’ve seen some swatches, I wish I had picked it up because it looks interesting. I have to say that the first two polishes: But Of Course and I Love Your Guts are really unique. I know the matte texture can be polarizing, but I think that China Glaze really nailed these polishes because they are soooo Halloween! I can go without the other two, but I think they are a nice addition to the collection.

So what do you think about this collection? I think it’s pretty cool, and I like how unexpected some of these polishes are. I think this collection should be out everywhere in October just in time for Halloween. Thanks for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.

 

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CHINA GLAZE MIXED – ENTOURAGE

CHINA GLAZE MIXED – ENTOURAGE

ImageEntourage is a vibrant lime green–it’s very much what I think of when someone says “lime green.” It’s not quite neon, and it’s actually not as bright as it could be, which is a good thing. I guess it’s kind of the like the interior of a lime, not the rind itself. I love the subtle shimmer that reflects in the light.

ImageCOLOR & FINISH: When I first saw Entourage in the bottle I thought it looked lime green. After wearing it though I found it to look more like the color of edamame beans. The color has a very subtle shimmer that is more visible in the bottle than on my actual nails. Entourage reads like a cream with a touch of subtle shimmer on my nails. The shimmer can be enhanced by adding a high gloss tc like Seche Vite. Entourage looks really cool with a matte tc as well.

COATS & WEAR: Entourage is a three coater for me. No issues with application though – it went on smoothly and easily..

BOTTOM LINE: Entourage is another China Glaze color that impressed me more after I got it onto my nails. I loved how my nails looked in that fresh edamame bean color! 😀 I can’t get my hands on enough green nail polish so I bought Entourage quite blindly in one of my “it’s green and therefore I must buy it” mindsets. I’m glad I got it though. I love how it looks matte best of all.

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CHINA GLAZE – RUNNING IN CIRCLES

CHINA GLAZE – RUNNING IN CIRCLES

After seeing many swatches of this I knew I was going to love it, and I really love it when you build something up to be totally awesome in your head, then it still meets or exceeds your expectations.

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It’s medium green jelly base with bright, shiny, multi-tonal green and gold chunky glass fleck shimmer.  The bottle shows a hint of blue duochrome flash,

This is two coats of Running in Circles topped with a coat of Seche Vite.  The green glass fleck sparks in this look like they have some gold mixed in, but when I checked my macro shot, they were all green.  My macro shot of this one is a lot closer than usual, because I was totally in awe of the little green shards.  It’s like someone blew up the emerald city and these tiny fragments are all that is left.

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is a stunning, bright Emerald Green glassfleck shimmer. The base is a bright Grassy Green jelly packed full of glowing Green glassfleck. In the bottle there is the slightest light Blue duochrome which does not really translate to the nail (when worn alone).

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