Wednesday, January 29, 2014

China Glaze Sea Goddess Collection - Swatches

China Glaze Sea Goddess Collection
Today I have swatches for the China Glaze Spring 2014 collection - Sea Goddess!

The Sea Goddess collection is a textured collection that is slightly different from the previous ones that China Glaze had released. From what I observed, this collection can be categorized into 2 types: the sandy ones and the sparkly ones!

First up are the sandy ones:

China Glaze Teal the Tide Turns

China Glaze Teal the Tide Turns is a light teal textured polish with green glitters.

The textured bits in this polish is very fine and really felt like sand! The coverage is also much better compared to the previous textured collections by China Glaze.

China Glaze Teal the Tide Turns

A close up! Application-wise, it's like jelly polish! Super easy to control & apply.

China Glaze Teal the Tide Turns

I applied top coat over it to see what happens, and somehow it became jelly like. I don't really like this finish though. I prefer it much more without top coat.

China Glaze Shell We Dance

China Glaze Shell We Dance is a bright pink textured polish with silver & pink glitters. I love the name for this one!

Shell We Dance actually reminds me of mashed Strawberries when I was applying it, however it turns into a sandy texture when dried.

China Glaze Shell We Dance

Isn't it gorgeous in close-up?

China Glaze Shell We Dance

Looks really squishy & jelly with top coat!

China Glaze Sand Dolla Make You Holla

China Glaze Sand Dolla Make You Holla is a white textured polish with multi-colored glitters! Definitely my favourite out of this collection!

China Glaze Sand Dolla Make You Holla

A beautiful close-up of a sandy beach with colorful sea shells! LOL

China Glaze Sand Dolla Make You Holla

Totally gorgeous with top coat as well. Major love!

Next are the sparkly shimmer ones!

China Glaze Seahorsin’ Around

China Glaze Seahorsin’ Around is a turquoise textured polish with gold shimmers. I'm sorry that it looked so blue in the pictures. It's actually more green in real life (a.k.a. - just turquoise).

Here's what it actually is:

China Glaze Seahorsin’ Around

China Glaze Seahorsin’ Around

A close-up! You can see the shimmers sparkle in the bottle.

China Glaze Seahorsin’ Around

With top coat! If I were to do a comparison, I would say that for this half of the collection, the finish is quite similar to OPI's Bond Girls collection.

China Glaze Tail Me Something

China Glaze Tail Me Something is a beautiful lilac textured polish with lavender tiny glitters.

China Glaze Tail Me Something

You can see the tiny lavender glitters in the close-up, but they are actually not that obvious in real life. The color is beautiful nevertheless.

China Glaze Tail Me Something

Sparkly with top coat over it! They tend to eat up the top coat though.. This is taken almost immediately after top coat is applied so it's still glossy.

China Glaze Wish On a Starfish

China Glaze Wish On a Starfish is a light pale pink textured polish with gold shimmers.

A gorgeous work place friendly color!

China Glaze Wish On a Starfish

Close-up. The shimmers are the most intense for this polish, compared to others in the collection.

China Glaze Wish On a Starfish

It looks really shiny & pretty here.. but unfortunately I had this on for the longest (cos it's the last that I swatched), and it basically ate all the top coat & is still as gritty as ever. LOL

My thoughts:

I was never a fan of the China Glaze textured polishes but I must say that I really like these! Especially the 3 sandy ones for both their texture and their colors. :)

The sandy ones might be a pain to remove though, as they breaks down in really fine bits that really felt like sand. I wonder how they did it. haha!

For those interested, the China Glaze Sea Goddess collection is now available for sale at http://PolishAlley.com

So what do you think? Would you be getting these?

9 comments:

  1. I love your swatches.My picks are Sand Dolla Make You Holla, Tail Me Something and Wish on a Starfish.

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  2. Thanks for swatches! I love Sand Dolla Make You Holla, Wish On A Starfish, and Shell We Dance the most.

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  3. These shades are definitely bright and cheerful. I would get them for my niece as they are more suitable for younger hands :) where to get these?

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    1. I'm 28 and I love them for my toes mostly.

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  4. These look amazing! Great pictures and thanks for showing them off so well :-)

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  5. Wow! Loving Wish on a Starfish!

    xoxo,
    Roxanne C.
    Laced Ivory - Singapore's Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle
    www.lacedivory.com

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  6. Okay, the rainbow white is just too cute for words, and I just love those bright, teal blues!

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  7. Oooh wow I love all these searches I have teal the tide turns I bought it on sale at Sally's and was shocked it was textured polish which is brilliant since this is an under the sea line, well this is more like the summertime than spring time for me here in New York it is not beach weather.

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  8. Oooh wow I love all these searches I have teal the tide turns I bought it on sale at Sally's and was shocked it was textured polish which is brilliant since this is an under the sea line, well this is more like the summertime than spring time for me here in New York it is not beach weather.

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