China Glaze Poolside is a collection of 6 new neons and will be available April 1st worldwide! Here's a rundown on the shades:
Pool Party - Neon Pink
Flip Flop Fantasy - Neon Coral
Sun Worshipper - Neon Orange
Yellow Polka Dot Bikini - Neon Yellow
Kiwi Cool-ada - Neon Green
Towel Boy Toy - Neon Blue
From everything I've read, these are true, and eye-searing, neons. China Glaze states that they will be on the matte side without a top coat, and are a bit sheer upon first coat but are buildable. I am so excited for this collection and can't wait to see them in person!
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SinfulColors Mint Apple is available at Walgreen's for around $2.
Mint Apple is a soft and creamy neutral mint green with platinum shimmer embedded throughout. I say platinum because honestly the shimmer appears to be silver, but there is a certain warmth to it that makes it sometimes appear almost lightly golden. Either way, it's stunning and I love it! The application is great, there is wonderful coverage and pigmentation. Two coats were used here under a coat of Seche Vite topcoat.
By the way... Would you like to win one? Beautopia has an extra to give away to one reader. All you have to do is follow Beautopia through Google Friend Connect before midnight Sunday, February 21! If you're already a member, you're eligible. One winner will be chosen from Beautopia members the following day.
The giveaway is now closed but the winner of Mint Apple via Random Line Picker was Beautopia's Google Friend Connect member TabbyCat!
Essie Lilacism from the Art of Spring collection. I purchased mine for $4 from transdesign.com, but if you need it right now you can get it for $8 at your local Trade Secret or beauty supply store.
This photo is a bit out of focus, but it's the best one to represent the actual color. Lilacism is a milky lavender jelly. There are no pink tones that say "lilac" to me, but it's just a name. The application of this one is decent, not the best but better than a lot of Essie I've tried in my day. The color is definitely pastel but there is a nice punch of soft purple that develops after a couple coats and I really dig this.
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Pics and scoop are credited to NailMail
It seems like maybe we shouldn't know this already, but it's hard to care! NailMail has a sneak peek of China Glaze Holiday 2010, and it looks like a humdinger. Just look at some of those glitters, and even the cremes. The silver bottle tops made me think at first that these were holos, a la the Kaleidoscopes or OMG collection, but they aren't. The finishes seem to vary for this collection which then reminds me of the "Platinum" assortment of polishes that China Glaze had for a while that had everything from cremes, to shimmers (like Verano and Cranberry Flame), to polishes with holo glitter interspersed throughout like Grape Crush and Crystal Ball. Perhaps this is some sort of nouveau- Platinum collection? I don't know for sure, but I do know that I'm going to be all over this collection just from some of the descriptions:
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