I’ve got a fun post for you today - the Limited Edition Salon Perfect First Look Fall Forecast collection, which just happens to be reminiscent of the best China Glaze collection of all time, Rodeo Diva (China Glaze and Salon Perfect are owned by the same parent company). To me, this is the best of all news, as I did not get into nail polish until after the China Glaze Rodeo Diva collection had been released back in 2008. Now I have the chance to get all the pretties I was missing! For full Rodeo Diva collection swatches, check out Scrangie’s post here.
The Salon Perfect First Look Fall Forecast collection consists of 11 polishes and one Matte FX top coat. I have five polishes, plus the top coat to share with you. I know that we have all seen matte top coats before, but I must say I really like this one. It dries very quickly to a satiny finish. I have included pictures of all the polishes with and without the top coat below. For each shade, I used two coats.
Scarlet Enchantment - a rich red with a pearlescent finish, reminiscent of China Glaze Red Stallion.
Pink Taffeta - a dusty rose with gold shimmer, reminiscent of China Glaze Lasso My Heart. I typically hate this types of shade (it’s so not my color) but I must say I am mysteriously drawn to this one. The gold flash was very strong.
Nautical Nights - a shimmering dark blue, reminiscent of China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic, one of my favorite blues. It goes without saying that I really loved this one, both with and without the Matte FX.
Ivy League - a dark forest green shimmer, reminiscent of China Glaze Gussied Up Green. I already declared this one A Green You Need.
Raisin the Roof - a plum raisin with gold shimmer, reminiscent of China Glaze Side Saddle. A very sexy shade, perfect for fall. I had a little trouble with cuticle drag on this one, so be sure to give it extra time between coats.
Overall, I am pretty excited about this collection. The formula was good, although the shape of the brush and I did not get along and I did have to use my cleanup brush. However, I will be buying the other 6 shades in this collection as soon as they arrive at my local Walmart. For $4 a pop, you really couldn’t ask for more!
UPDATE: I posted some comparison swatches of the China Glaze polishes I own on my Instagram here and here! Basically the colors are dupes, but the formulas are NOT! I would call the Salon Perfects new and improved version of the China Glaze Rodeo Diva collection.
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