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The other day I blogged about this amazing new nail polish collection from China Glaze. Pastels & Brights & Rainbow Glitter OH MY! The Collection isn’t set to launch until February, but lucky for me, my local beauty supply already had them for sale!!! It’s a local place called Beauty Source. I don’t know if it’s a chain; I go to the one in Alameda CA, but I know of one in Piedmont as well.
I wanted to pull a Pokemon Trainer and “Catch ‘em all” but I just got the four that appealed to me the most, & now that I’m looking at them all lined up, they look like Easter Eggs!
ElectroPop Nail Polishes From L-R Aquadelic, Sunshine Pop, Gothic Lolita & Techno
This is a really beautiful sunny yellow, with a cream finish. Unfortunately, it has a runny yet thick, streaky formula that many yellow polishes have. This took 3 coats for it to look opaque/smooth. I’m not very patient with polishes, but I have so few yellows, and this one is more workable than others I’ve tried. Does anyone know of a great Yellow polish with a great formula from a cruelty free brand?
What a wonderful name. It certainly sounds much better than what Courtney Love called that look back in the 90′s: KinderWhore. This like most purples this was a bit hard to take an accurate picture of, so it gets 2, one in the shade, one in daylight. The finish is interesting, overall it looks like a cream, with a little shimmer secret. It’s a creamy grape, not too bright, not too pale. This is what I wanted Grape Pop from 2 years ago to be. This is gorgeous, if you like Grape purples you’ll love this.
Aquadelic. Easy to apply. Cream Finish. Dries Quickly. The true shade of Tiffany Blue. Mint-Aqua describes it well. This is my favorite of the bunch, which came as no surprise since I’m obsessed with this shade of Aqua right now- I want to re-do my bedroom in shades of plum and aqua. Purple will always be my favorite colors, but I’m having a torrid love affair with Aqua. This polish is just stunning, and I think I’m going to need a back up, because I can see myself wearing this a lot.
Now I said Tiffany Blue so I’m sure you’re all now wondering how it compared to For Audrey….
For Audrey on the Left, Aquadelic on the right, both 2 coats, no topcoat.
As you can see, For Audrey is bluer, a more subdued color overall, and slightly less pigmented, where Aquadelic is bright, but not neon, nearly opaque in one coat, and very Aqua. I’ve seen both colors in a Tiffany Store, so I’d say both are accurate ”Tiffany Blue”. Aquadelic is much closer to the box color though.
Techno is a repromote from another collection (I can’t remember but I think it was 2 years ago)I didn’t swatch Techno on it’s own but I did one coat of it over the other polishes:
Sunshine Pop & Techno
Gothic Lolita & Techno
Aquadelic & Techno
Funny enough, this is the most color-accurate picture of Aquadelic.
What? China Glaze Electropop Polishes
How Much- It Varies. the Press release says these will sell for $7 and that’s what I paid, but I”m sure they will be cheaper on nailpolish sites, Sally Beauty Supply etc.
In a Nutshell- If you like bright colors go for it. I think I’m going to pick up a few more colors when I see them being sold online a bit cheaper.
Until next time, be Vintageortacky, Just be yourself!