27 June 2013

China Glaze Sunsational - The Cremes ♥ Swatches and Review

China Glaze Sunsational - The Cremes
Recap of yesterday’s into on The Jellies post:
I am breaking my China Glaze Sunsational review up into two posts.  I swatched these polishes almost two weeks ago, but I kept putting off writing this review.  Not because it was hard to write, but because I dreaded editing the swatches.  Neons are ridiculously hard to photograph and I knew I would have to edit photos in order to make them appear more color accurate.  I hardly ever do this, so I don’t have a lot of practice!  But I didn’t want to show you unedited photos - they would not be true representations of the colors you were buying.  Well, then I tried to edit them.  Turns out I really don’t know what I’m doing, so I decided just to Let It Be.  So consider this far warning!
Many people have expressed concerns over the quality of the formula in this China Glaze collection, and I would like to address that first.  There are two types of polishes in the Sunsational Collection:  jellies and crèmes.  Both are neons.  Neon pigment is notoriously hard to work with.  I did have more trouble with the cremes than I did with the jellies.  However, my friend Amber didn’t!  So make sure to check out her review too, so that you can see another blogger’s view of this collection.

First up, here are the three polishes I liked!  Click on any picture to enlarge.

China Glaze Bottoms UpChina Glaze That's Shore BrightHighlight of My Summer

Bottoms Ups is a medium pink  crème.  Think bubble gum pink, but with more purple in the pink.  It was certainly easy to apply, but did not appear very neon.  Bright, yes, Neon, no.  This polish only required two coats.

That’s Shore Bright is a medium purple that is MUCH prettier on the nail than in the bottle.  It had the same easy application as Bottoms Up and only required two coats.  Again very bright, but not exactly what I would call neon.

Highlight of my Summer is a bright neon green, much much more yellow than it appears above.  I really did enjoy this one, even though it required three coats.

Next here are I three polishes I had trouble with.  Click on any picture to enlarge.

China Glaze Son of a PeachChina Glaze Neon & On & OnChina Glaze Too Yacht To Handle

Sun of A Peach is a bright, in-your-face creamy highlighter orange.  The formula was very hard for me to apply evenly, but by the third coat (and a generous application of Seche Vite) it looked okay.

Neon & On & On is a gorgeous neon, which is much more coral and neon IRL.  The formula on this did not self-level, which was evident even after a layer of Seche Vite.  I did wear this to work and it chipped the same day.

Too Yacht To Handle was the crème I was most excited about… Same trouble with the formula, and again it chipped very quickly when I wore it as a full mani.

I wonder if I had more application skill, and only had to use two coats of polish, if these would not have been so chippy on me.  Polish will always chip if you apply it too thick. 

Did you have trouble with the cremes in this collection, or did they work out well for you?  I would really love to hear your comments!!!
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