China Glaze Nail Lacquer in For Audrey, swatch

Throwback Thursday! China Glaze — For Audrey (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: China Glaze 2007, Something Blue

China Glaze’s 2007 collection, Something Blue, which I assume was released for the bridal season, consisted of just one color: the very popular For Audrey (77053). As you’d expect, it’s named for Audrey Hepburn and her role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, so the shade of creamy blue is reminiscent of Tiffany & Co.’s trademark turquoise blue.

For Audrey compared with a Tiffany box, which is actually my husband’s—
it’s a pair of cufflinks I got him years ago.

Personally, I’m much fonder of Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady and Roman Holiday, but I suppose neither of those is quite as iconic as the Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster and stills.

Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday (1953)
Audrey Hepburn & Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday (1953).
Image: timeout.com

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China Glaze — Flip Flop Fantasy, v2 (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: China Glaze 2010 Summer, Poolside

Flip Flop Fantasy always appears to be one of China Glaze’s most popular shades. I guess pink neons look great in the summer! Neons are not normally my faves, but I gave in when I made a China Glaze haul at Cherry Culture last year. (This was before they stopped selling everything except NYX and their own brand. Sadness.)

But “Hold on!“, you say? That doesn’t look like a pink neon in the photo, does it?

Unfortunately, what I didn’t realize was that sometime after China Glaze’s initial release of Flip Flop Fantasy in 2010, they decided to change the color.

Here is a good comparison of the two versions by a German blog.

So, instead of a hot coral pink, I got a hot orange coral. It is almost the same color as my Gap lounge pants:

Gap Fleece Capris in Neon Orange
Gap Fleece Capris in Neon Orange. Image: gap.com

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