China Glaze Sunsational Collection for Summer 2013 ~ Jelly and Neon

Coming this July is the new China Glaze® Sunsational collection.  There are six brighter-than-bright crèmes and six juicy jelly polishes to create a bold pop or sheer hint of color that are sure to see you through every summer occasion. I absolutely love neons and jellies so I am freaking out a little bit over this collection. I mean LOOK at those colours!

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  • Sun of A Peach: Popping peachy crème
  • Neon & On & On: Flirtatious pink crème
  • Bottoms Up: Passionate bubblegum pink-purple crème
  • That’s Shore Bright: Playful purple crème
  • Too Yacht to Handle: Teasing teal crème
  • Highlight of My Summer: Mellow mint green crème
  • Shell-O: Juicy coral-pink jelly
  • Heat Index: Enticing pink jelly
  • You Drive Me Coconuts: Panic-causing purple jelly
  • Are You Jelly?: Vivacious purple jelly
  • Isle See You Later:  Marine blue jelly
  • Keepin’ It Teal: Totally Turned Up turquoise jelly 

The China Glaze® Sunsational will be available in July 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores individually and and as 6 piece box collections. China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

What shades are you most excited for? I am so excited for this collection! Neon creams and jellies! The colours are amazing too. What’s not to love?

China Glaze Releases an App for Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch!

China Glaze has just released the COOLEST app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch! I have been having an absolute ball since installing it on my phone. You can use the “Match a Color” feature to take a pic of anything and then browse through shade matches and related textures from China Glaze’s expansive library of over 300 colours. Yes, I said three hundred. You can match your shirt, your lipstick, your cat. You name it!


Wondering if a nail color will wash you out or suit your colouring?  You can use the “Try It On” feature which is a virtual fitting room where you can select a shade, then adjust the nail length and skin tone to match your own hand and see what that color will look like on your nail.
Browse through “What’s Haute” for the latest real-time updates on new collections, nail trends and how-to videos from the brand.  All features allow users to share their favorites across social media so you and all your followers can “Live in Colour“.

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.