Thursday, April 10, 2014

China Glaze City Flourish Collection

**The products in this post were purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

I've got the entire China Glaze City Flourish Collection to show you all today! I snagged these vibrant beauties last month when Sally Beauty Supply had their BOGO sale. I grabbed them the last week the sale was going on. I was so happy they still had the whole collection left. Since there are twelve polishes and everyone knows I can't just post one picture, let's get to it!!

Metro Pollen-Tin is a pastel yellow-orange creme. 
This is three coats of Metro Pollen-Tin for an even finish. 

Strike A Rose is a vibrant rose pink (sorry that was the only description I could think of when I saw it) with a hint of shimmer that I didn't even notice until I took the macro shots.
This is three coats of Strike A Rose for an even finish.

Grass Is Lime Greener is a neon pastel lime green creme. 
This is three coats of Grass Is Lime Greener for an even finish. 

Spring in My Step is a pastel baby pink creme. 
This is three coats of Spring In My Step for an even finish. 

Lotus Begin is a pastel lavender creme that has hints of pink.
This is three coats of Lotus Begin for an even finish.

Thistle Do Nicely is a neon, pink leaning, coral creme. 
This is three coats of Thistle Do Nicely for an even finish.

What A Pansy is beautiful, deep violet purple creme.
This is three coats of What A Pansy for an even finish.

Petal To The Metal is a carnation pink creme.
This is three coats of Petal To The Metal for an even finish.

At Vase Value is a bright pastel blue that is just a couple drops of green short of being Tiffany blue.
This is three coats of At Vase Value for an even finish.

In A Lily Bit is a powder pink pastel creme.
This is three coats of In A Lily Bit for an even finish.

Peonies & Park Ave is a neon hot pink creme.
This is three coats of Peonies & Park Ave for an even finish.

Don't Honk Your Thorn is a nude creme with a hint of shimmer.
This is three coats of Don't Honk Your Thorn for full opacity.

The colors in the City Flourish Collection are beautiful. The collection is a little pink heavy, but the colors are beautiful none-the-less. The formulas, however, are not. Some are thick and streaky and weird to work with, and others are watery and difficult to work with. Don't Honk Your Thorn and Strike A Rose were the only polishes I had zero problems with. They had a perfect formulas and wonderful applications. I'm thinking it's not a coincidence that they are the two polishes with shimmers and they are the only ones I had no issues with.

It's no secret that China Glaze polishes have hit or miss formulas. Where these formulas were a miss, the colors were a hit for me. I still can't wait to see what else China Glaze will be releasing this year!

These swatches were topped with Magpie Shine top coat ($7) and I used Sweet Nectar cuticle oil ($6) to hydrate my cuticles. Both from A Girl Obsessed.

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**The products in this post were purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated.**

Happy Polishing!!

Becky   :o)


Veronica Miranda said...

I love this collection! I just don't like the fact the formula is crappy. Petal to the Metal is my fave.

Naked Without Polish said...

That's a great pink!!! Like I said, it evens out after 3 coats. So if you're ok with that, like I am, there's really no huge issues.

Emily T said...

Wow great post! All the nail polishes look gorgeous! It's so hard to pick a favourite! I think Spring in My Step, Grass Is Lime Greener and At Vase Value are the winners for me :) xx

Melissa said...

I don't think I'll be picking anything up from this collection. I just keep hearing that the formulas are not that great. That's too bad though because the colors are nice. Great swatches though!

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