China Glaze Avant Garden Collection for Spring 2013 ~ Photos, Swatches, and Review


I have swatches of six of the twelve shades from the Spring 2013 China Glaze Avant Garden collection for you. For full details on the entire collection please check out my original press release on the collection.

I am in love with this collection. In particula Keep Calm, Paint On. It is such a pretty, soft mint with subtle shimmer. My second favourite would have to be Mimosa’s Before Mani’s.


Sunday Funday: bright blue. Almost perfect in one coat. Beautiful formula.

Keep Calm, Paint On: sea foam green. A little bit on the thick side but still applies nicely and looks good in two coats.

Fancy Pants: indigo with pink and purple shimmer. Beautiful, smooth formula. It’s a blurple that comes across more purple in person as the pink shimmer is more evident.

Mimosas Before Manis: coral with a light wash of shimmer. Beautiful hidden shimmer. Nice formula and application.

Pink-ie Promise: iridescent baby pink. Has a bit thicker formula prone to streaking. Looks good after two coats though.

Budding Romance: moss green. Sheer finish and needs about 3 coats for an even finish. Swatches are of two coats. Stains like crazy. I had to stop nail swatching afterwards as my cuticles were yellow/green for a day.

China Glaze® Avant Garden will be available March 2013. Individual shades retail for $7; 6-piece collections retail for $42. China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze® on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficlal), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (

Products provided for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.