Monday, March 30, 2009

China Glaze ~ Summer Days & Bahama Blues

Bahama Blues: I only got these 3 colors because I'm not into dark blues, and Bahamian Escape, Caribbean Blue, and Blue Island Iced Tea are the prettiest.

Bahamian Escape and Caribbean Blue are bit difficult to apply. They go on too thick and you have to wait for each layer to dry a good bit before applying a second coat, or else the first coat will smear. I don't know if this can be fixed by adding a few drops of thinner, but as soon as my Sally's has their thinner back in stock I'll pick some up and try it. Blue Island Iced Tea is very thin and you need 3 to 4 coats but its easy to apply.

Summer Days: I love these colors! Its a great summer collection. Watermelon Rind is a bit sheer and needs 3 coats but its gorgeous and has a little bit of a metallic shimmer in the sun light. Strawberry Fields is a pink with gold shimmer, its a great color but I wish the pink was a bit more vivid. Raspberry Festival is a hot red with pink and red shimmer, you also have to let each layer dry before applying each coat.

You can get these at: - $2.60 $3.00 $2.68


Askmewhats said...

wow..all the colors are super pretty!!!

Miss Yaya said...

i love all the blues!!!

Lucy said...

Al of those shades look so pretty on you. I love all those blues.

yummy411 said...

i'm soooo sad watermelon rind is STILL not in my life yet.. gah!!!

thanks! beautiful swatches!

Cyn said...

This will likely sound strange, but you have beautiful fingertips!

But I had a question about the Bahamian Escape, I really like that color, but I was wondering if you added a top coat/ gloss coat. The color on your nails appears glossy and I've seen the applications of the Bahamian Escape that appear very matte.

Katrina said...

Thank you Cyn!

I did have a top coat on but Bahamina Escape is pretty glossy on its own, perhaps not that glossy but its not matte by any means. Its like most other creams.