The China Glaze Electro Pop collection is popping up here and there, and I found that my local CosmoProf has them due to hit the shelves on January 1, when their B2G1F promo starts, but I was able to snag four of them today. These are the ones I was looking forward to most! I've got both swatches and comparisons for you in this post. All four shades reminded me of other shades that are high up on my list of favorites, so I was anxious to see how they compared.
GAGA FOR GREEN - this one is what I hoped Kiwi Cool-ada from last summer would be like. The color is a creamy, yet bright green that is really clear and pretty in tone. It's so vibrant without being neon. It's a great color for spring.
I compared it here with Nubar Green Tea because it's what it reminded me of most. I thought about adding Kiwi Cool-ada into this but since neons don't photograph very well on my camera, I just left it with the two. Green Tea is a bit lighter and more washed out overall. When applied alone, Green Tea doesn't seem like a washed out shade at all, just very calm and soothing like it's namesake, but when put next to Gaga for Green, it does go sort of wishy-washy. I like them both a lot, but Gaga is my favorite between these two. The application was really good; even and creamy in two coats.
ELECTRIC BEAT - This reminded me a bit of China Glaze Secret Peri-winkle when I was at the store, but when I got home I realized it's pretty different in a couple ways. This color is a washed out creamy cornflower blue and it's a perfect two-coater, not sheer at all.
I compared Electric Beat (index and pinky) with Orly Snowcone (middle) and China Glaze Secret Peri-winkle (ring). It's most similar to Snowcone, a light creamy blue, but Snowcone is a bit lighter and is pretty much a one-coater. Electric Beat has a bit more of a smoky, dusty tone to it. Secret Peri-winkle is more purple than the others and it's a LOT more sheer, and requires three coats.
SWEET HOOK - This one is a bright pastel lilac. Lilac shades look pretty good on my beige skin so I was really happy with this one. The formula is flawless on this. You may be wary of the application because it's more or less a pastel, but this one applies like Something Sweet or Light as Air from China Glaze's Up & Away collection; smooth and perfect.
I compared Sweet Hook (index and pinky) with OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender (middle) and China Glaze Light as Air (ring). It's most similar to Light as Air but is a bit more pink and it's like a much lighter version of OPI LLL. All three are beautiful and definitely different enough to own all three.
GOTHIC LOLITA - GL is a mix between plum, purple, and magenta. It's different enough from all three to really draw the eye. I didn't expect to like it as much as I do. It's not super light, super dark, super bright. or a rich jeweltone, and those are usually my M.O. but I really do dig this. it's sort of midtone, which usually is a no-go for me, but the color is interesting enough to save it. The hidden violet shimmer is a nice bonus. The formula is buttery and awesome and makes this polish a solid two-coater, and a no-brainer to apply.
I had a hard time figuring out which polishes to compare to Gothic Lolita (index and pinky), but chose OPI Can You Dig It? (middle) and China Glaze Senorita Bonita (ring). OPI CYDI? is a good bit darker and more red, and is of course a creme. Senorita Bonita is in the same color family, but is also more red in the base and has the addition of gorgeous orangey red glass fleck shimmer. I can't help but think that there's another couple polishes out there that remind me of Gothic Lolita, and that I might have it and just can't find it, but for now, these are the closest I've come. Definitely a cool polish if you're a fan of this sort of shade.
If you can think of a polish you'd like compared to any of these shades, please let me know and I'll see if I have it and I'll do another comp for you. Hope this helps you out!!