Saturday, March 26, 2011

Review & Swatches - China Glaze Island Escape Collection

Hey guys!

Today I have for you the China Glaze Island Escape Collection for Summer 2011.
I wasn't expecting to have these to show you quite yet but I ran to Chatter's yesterday for a new OPI Alpine Snow as I was running low and I use it so often and to my surprise, I noticed a full display for this collection! I of course picked up all of them so, here they are!
(By the way, once I spotted these I completely forgot the reason I was there in the first place and I ended up forgetting to get my bottle of Alpine Snow, haha.)

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Keep reading to see swatches and read the review!


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Blue Iguana, Papaya Punch, Senorita Bonita, Electric Pineapple, Cha Cha Cha, 108 Degrees

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Blue Iguana (medium blue flecked with violet microsimmer)
This one looks really awesome in the bottle with all that microshimmer but it's not as noticeable once on the nail. It still looks very shimmery on the nail but the colour of the microshimmer doesn't really come through. This colour was also rather sheer and although I used 3 coats for my swatch, it's still not fully opaque. The formula however was great and it applied very smoothly.

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Papaya Punch (yellow toned tangerine creme)
Let's start this off by saying that for some reason my camera would not register this colour properly - it's slightly more muted than how it appears here and below in the swatches. This one applied very well and was opaque in 2 coats.

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Senorita Bonita (medium magenta flecked with fuchsia shimmer)
This one I'm a bit confused about because to me it looks and feels like a shimmer but after looking at my swatch, the shimmer particles look more like tiny glitter particles. Either way, it's really pretty. This one was also pretty sheer though and required 3 coats to get the opacity you see below.

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Electric Pineapple (green-toned yellow creme)
This one is one of my favourites of the bunch - it's one of those colours that you can't decide if it's ugly or pretty but I definitely like it. It's actually very similar to OPI Fiercely Fiona from the Shrek Collection except this one is more opaque and a touch darker. This applied really nicely and evenly and was opaque in 2 coats.

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Cha Cha Cha (bright green with yellow-green shimmer)
This is another of my favourites from this collection. It applied very nicely and what you see below is 3 coats but it probably would have needed 4 coats for complete opacity. This has the potential to show brush strokes but if you're careful it should be ok.

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108 Degrees (deep raspberry red flecked with lots of fuchsia microshimmer)
This is one of those colours that looks really glassy on the nail and I love that. In regards to formula, like the rest of this collection, this one applied very well. The swatch you see below is 3 coats.

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108 Degrees, Cha Cha Cha, Electric Pineapple, Senorita Bonita, Papaya Punch, Blue Iguana

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108 Degrees, Cha Cha Cha (please excuse the wooly on this nail), Electric Pineapple

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Senorita Bonita, Papaya Punch, Blue Iguana


Overall, I'm pleased with this collection. I like the fun, summery colours and the formula was excellent for all of them. A few of the colours were on the sheer side but as long as you're willing to build them up with a few coats, you'll be good to go.
My favourites are Cha Cha Cha, Electric Pineapple and Senorita Bonita.

What do you guys think? Will you be getting anything from this collection?

11 comments:

  1. i like papaya punch and electric pineapple! i have to see the others in person though...

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  2. WOW, the collection is lovely :) thanks for sharing

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  3. it's just awesome!!
    I love this collection, color are amazing!!

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  4. Everything looks good, but i think i want to start with 108 Degrees and Electric Pineapple. That is if i have to limit myself lol

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  5. Electric Pineapple is the only one that gets me overly excited.

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  6. oooh these are so pretty! I need to check my Chatters for them. I wanna get Senorita Bonita and 108 degrees :)

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  7. As soon as I can find these I think I'm gonna snatch up all of them. They are so pretty! Can't decide which is my favorite. :)

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  8. Just so you all know, I'm going to do some comparison swatches tomorrow so keep an eye out for that! Hopefully that will help so that you don't end up with colours that you have possible dupes of. :)

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  9. Question: How similar is Papaya Punch to last years' Sun Goddess?

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  10. Lol. That's funny that you can't tell if Electric Pineapple is ugly or pretty bc I totally agree with you on that. I'm still deciding which ones to get from this collection and I was going back and forth on that one. I think I'll end up getting it =]

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  11. That's all were really awesome Island Escape Collection for Summer 2011. But now i'm looking forward something more attractive for 2012. Thanks mate.

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