Monday, March 16, 2015

China Glaze Electric Nights for Summer 2015 Swatch and Review

China Glaze Electric Nights Collection Swatch and Review via @chalkboardnails
China Glaze's new summer collection, Electric Nights, draws inspiration from the electronic dance music culture with nine neon cremes and three neon glitter toppers. It's not my scene but these polishes sure are! They're bright, they're fun, they're bumpin'. Read on to check out my swatches!

Point Me to the Party - One coat over white
A rainbow neon glitter topper with pink, magenta, orange, green, and blue neon glitters. The glitter density was good and it's just so FUN! You may have seen something like this from indie brands before, but it's pretty cool to see a major brand embracing the neon glitter.
China Glaze Point Me to the Party via @chalkboardnails

Let the Beat Drop - One coat over white
A neon glitter topper with pink, magenta, and orange glitters.
China Glaze Let the Beat Drop via @chalkboardnails

Can I Get An Untz Untz - One coat over white
A neon glitter topper with blue, green, and purple glitters.
China Glaze Can I Get An Untz Untz via @chalkboardnails

Daisy Know My Name? - One coat over white
I wish my camera had been able to accurately convey how neon this one is! It's a super bright neon yellow, especially when layered over white. It went on smoothly and evenly.
China Glaze Daisy Know My Name? via @chalkboardnails

DJ Blue My Mind - Two coats over white
I'm pretty obsessed with this gorgeous deep sky blue creme. Of the two blues in this collection, this one is my pick.
China Glaze DJ Blue My Mind via @chalkboardnails

Glow With the Flow - Two thin coats over white
This is another one where the brightness just did not translate well to my camera. This bright pink creme is super gorgeous. It's very Barbie-esque, but in the best of ways.
China Glaze Glow With the Flow via @chalkboardnails

Home Sweet House Music - Two coats over white
A neon creamsicle orange. So citrusy, cheery, and bright!
China Glaze Home Sweet House Music via @chalkboardnails

PLUR-ple - Two coats over white
A bright purple creme. I'm obsessed with this shade of purple. So deliciously bright. It went on a little streaky but mostly evened out after the second coat.
China Glaze PLUR-ple via @chalkboardnails

Red-y to Rave - Two coats over white
A bright neon traffic cone red-orange. This is another standout for me, it's great!
China Glaze Red-y to Rave via @chalkboardnails

Treble Maker - Two coats over white
A bright kelly green.
China Glaze Treble Maker via @chalkboardnails

UV Meant to Be - Two coats over white
A light sky blue creme. This is the lighter counterpart to DJ Blue My Mind. A great pool blue for summer!
China Glaze UV Meant to Be via @chalkboardnails

Violet Vibes - Three coats over white
The bright magenta huge on this one is gorgeous, but I found the formula to be a bit finicky. It was streaky for the first two coats but evened out on the third.
China Glaze Violet Vibes via @chalkboardnails

Overall, I found the formulas to be on the thinner side. During application, it was best to get a slightly larger bead of polish than I would normally use, and polish it on to the nail with a light touch to minimize streaks.

As you may have noticed, I decided to swatch all of these over a white base to boost the brightness. I wasn't sure which ones would need it and which ones wouldn't. As it turned out, not all of them needed it. You can check out jessface90's swatch video to see many of them swatched alone.

I wish that the neon-ness of these had come across more clearly! They're bright and happy and lovely. Overall, it's a classically China Glaze collection full of bold, fun colors and trend-setting glitters. This collection is set to release in April, so start gearing up for summer now!

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China Glaze Electric Nights for Summer 2015 Swatch and Review
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