China Glaze Tranzitions is a new collection that I was very interested in as soon as I heard about it. I know that you are too, because when I shared on Instagram and Facebook that I was debating whether to swatch these today or the Nicole by OPI Modern Family collection, most of you wanted this one!
What is Tranzitions? Basically its two colors in one bottle - the color that comes out of the bottle and the color the polish changes to after top coat is applied! For all my swatches below, I used two coats of polish followed by one coat of China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat.
Split Perso-nail-ity - this one doesn’t look as smooth as it should be because I usually skip base coat when I am swatching. It starts as a dusty rose crème with shimmer and tranzitions to a dusty raspberry.
Modify Me - starts of as periwinkle blue crème with shimmer and tranzitions to a bright medium blue crème. Fabulous colors!
Duplicity - starts off as a sea foam green crème with shimmer and tranzitions to teal. I love both of these colors as well! You can see that the top coat on my index finger created a smooth surface. However on my ring finger I tried several times, always ensuring that I waited long enough in between coats, but no matter what I did it was a streaky mess.
Altered Reality - this is a teal green metallic that tranzitions to a deeper blue teal metallic. Out of all of the Tranzitions shade, this one changed the least.
Metallic Metamorphosis - this one is truly awesome! It starts as a deep blue-grey shimmer that tranzitions to a gorgeous metallic blue.
Shape Shifter - this one had the best formula of the bunch! It starts as a grey metallic and tranzitions to a gunmetal metallic.
China Glaze was nice enough to provide me with a cool double-ended nail art tool from It’s So Easy called the Double Up Nail Art Detailing Brush. One end was a brush and the other end a dotting tool. I really tried to pull of my creative side for you, but that didn’t go so well! I have never used a dotting tool before, and when I tried it out today the results were not pretty. (It doesn’t help that my hands have been really shaky since my car accident).
I think these would be really cool polishes to use as a base for stamping - the crèmes would look awesome as would Metallic Metamorphosis! Again, my hands were to shaky to try today but I plan on trying it soon!
These polishes did not have the best formula. The crèmes were thick and difficult to work with - they did not level out. The metallics were much easier to work with, but Metallic Metamorphosis definitely showed brushstrokes.
Even with all of the trouble with the formula, whether or not you purchase these polishes will come down to one factor - do you love gimmicks? I do! I think all the trouble with the formula is well worth the fun factor!
The China Glaze® Tranzitions collection will be available in January 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide. For nail design ideas, click here to view the China Glaze® Tranzitions video.
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