New Releases: China Glaze — Shades of Nude & Pastels (Spring 2017, Sally Beauty Exclusives)

Collection: China Glaze 2017 Spring, Shades of Nude & Pastels (Sally Beauty Exclusives)

China Glaze has released two new collections for spring, available exclusively at Sally Beauty, where I never go because it’s too far out of my way, so…meh. Wish they’d get their online shipping done right in Canada; last I tried several years ago, they shipped from the US, ack!

Shades of Nude consists of 12 new shades; Pastels consists of 8 new shades.

Shades of Nude

  • Bourgeois Beige
  • Pixilated [sic]
  • Note to Selfie
  • It’s a Match
  • Don’t Make Me Blush
  • Minimalist Momma
  • A Whole Latte Fun!
  • Fresher Than My Clique
  • Head to Taupe
  • Kill the Lights
  • Bare Attack
  • Give Me S’More

Bourgeois Beige, Pixilated

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Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé, swatch

Bourjois — Amande défilé (So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️

Here’s the trailer to my new favorite Irish movie, Sing Street, which I mini-reviewed last month:


Brand: Bourjois

I tried Bourjois’ So Laque Nail Enamel many years ago, having picked one up on a trip to England. They’ve changed the product name slightly, but it’s still under the “So Laque” line and comes in the same bottle. Finally, last year, I got a new So Laque from Shoppers Drug Mart.

Amande défilé (04)—which translates to the lovely idea of an “almond parade”, and not anything to do with defiling!—is a beautiful pistachio green cream, very soft and the perfect kind of pastel to me—that is, with a base that isn’t too chalky white.

Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé
Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé

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New Release: China Glaze — Spring Fling (Spring 2017)

Collection: China Glaze 2017 Spring, Spring Fling

China Glaze’s Spring 2017 collection, Spring Fling, is a fun and bright set of nail polishes, as you’d expect.

The collection consists of 12 new shades (descriptions are mine based on the online pictures, though China Glaze’s bottles and swatches don’t always match up!):

  • Beach It Up (bronze glitter/confetti)
  • Blanc Out (white cream)
  • Crushin’ On Blue (periwinkle blue pearl)
  • Don’t Teal My Vibe (teal shimmer)
  • I Just Can’t Aloupe (peach cream)
  • It’s a Boat (olive pewter metallic)
  • Kiss My Sherbet (punchy rose cream)
  • Life Is Suite (pale orange cream)
  • Moment In the Sunset (rose pink & golden iridescent)
  • Suns Out Buns Out (golden peach shimmer [?])
  • Too Much Good Fling (mint cream)
  • We Run This Beach (white-pink cream)

Beach It Up, Blanc Out

Crushin’ On Blue, Don’t Teal My Vibe

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China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Dope Taupe, swatch

China Glaze — Dope Taupe (Nail Lacquer)

Collection: China Glaze 2016 Fall, Rebel

I recently picked up this polish because of a rave from Stash Matters and because it was on sale at Nail Polish Canada.

Dope Taupe (83618) is a sophisticated, midtoned grey cream with hints of mauve.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Dope Taupe
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Dope Taupe

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China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Let's Shell-ebrate (over Eat, Pink, Be Merry), swatch

China Glaze — Let’s Shell-ebrate (Nail Lacquer)

Collection: China Glaze 2016 Winter, Seas & Greetings

I recently picked up a 6-pack of minis from China Glaze’s Holiday 2016 collection, Seas & Greetings.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer Mini Set in Shell-ebration Time! (Seas & Greetings holiday 2016 collection)
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Mini Set in Shell-ebration Time!
(Seas & Greetings holiday 2016 collection)

Let’s Shell-ebrate (83782, though the mini has a different code) is a glitter topper with purple and gold confetti.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Let's Shell-ebrate
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Let’s Shell-ebrate

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China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Eat, Drink, Be Merry, swatch

China Glaze — Eat, Pink, Be Merry (Nail Lacquer)

Collection: China Glaze 2016 Winter, Seas & Greetings

I recently picked up a 6-pack of minis from China Glaze’s Holiday 2016 collection, Seas & Greetings.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer Mini Set in Shell-ebration Time! (Seas & Greetings holiday 2016 collection)
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Mini Set in Shell-ebration Time!
(Seas & Greetings holiday 2016 collection)

Eat, Drink, Be Merry (83782, though the mini has a different code) isa semi-opaque, cool cupcake pink with a little sprinkling of sugary shimmer. Sometimes the shimmer looks a little golden, but it doesn’t always come through. I think if the gold shimmer was strong, this would be a much more interesting shade.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Eat, Pink, Be Merry
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Eat, Pink, Be Merry

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China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Seas and Greetings, swatch

China Glaze — Seas and Greetings (Nail Lacquer)

Collection: China Glaze 2016 Winter, Seas & Greetings

I recently picked up a 6-pack of minis from China Glaze’s Holiday 2016 collection, Seas & Greetings.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer Mini Set in Shell-ebration Time! (Seas & Greetings holiday 2016 collection)
China Glaze Nail Lacquer Mini Set in Shell-ebration Time!
(Seas & Greetings holiday 2016 collection)

The eponymous Seas and Greetings (83781, though the mini has a different code) is a semi-sheer grape with pink shimmer.

It’s the first real dud I’ve tried in this set, but only because I’ve been so happy with the others! Honestly, this one’s just a bit ho-hum by comparison. The grape purple is a little dull and dusty, though it’s livened up nicely with some fine pink shimmer. The semi-sheer formula isn’t doing it any favors, either.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Seas and Greetings
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Seas and Greetings

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