6/6/12

China Glaze Summer Neons Collection

Neons usually aren't my 'thing', but when I started to see pictures of these babies online, they had that ear-worm type effect on me..."find us...buy us...find us...buy us!" (set to music in my brain). We all know the only way to stop this repetitive thinking process is to give in and buy them, so I did just that.  I picked up 7 of the 12:



"Sun-Kissed"- I've seen others describe this as a "highlighter in a bottle" and that is the perfect description. Searing, neon yellow!

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"I'm With The Lifeguard"- Bright, traffic-light green with shimmer!
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How pretty is this?!

"Splish Splash"- Pretty, bold, bright blue with shimmer

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"Under The Boardwalk"- Bright purple, jelly-creme mix.  This was the only one that I bought that did not have shimmer.

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"Love's A Beach"- A super bright hot pink with shimmer- Hot, hot, hot!
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"Flirty Tankini" is a more coral type, bright medium pink with shimmer. LOVE this:

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"Pink Plumeria" was my absolute fav.  Light neon pink with a gorgeous shimmer that makes it so stunning.

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I mean.......c'mon!
 You may have noticed that I picked up 3 pinks, which is an unusual move for me.  I was holding them in the store, waiting to pay and found myself thinking, "Why am I buying all of these pinks?  They kinda look the same?". Let me say this- you need them all :D

Here is a side by side comparison:


I was surprised by how much I loved "Sun-Kissed" and "I'm With The Lifeguard"...they are so summery and fun.  There is a red, orange, another blue and yet another pink (I believe) that complete this collection- I may need to go back and grab those as well.  Are you on board with the neons this summer??


32 comments:

  1. I just fell in love with "Love's a beach". It's gorgeous! :)

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  2. uhm, need need need all of these.

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  3. I need these but haven't seen them in any webshops that ships to Sweden yet.

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    1. That is the worst! You need these! Let me know if you need a hookup!

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  4. These are lovely! I really liked the last two :)

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  5. I'm not normally a fan of neons either but these are awesome! I love Pink Plumeria too :) x

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    1. Yeah, they never really did anything for me...the shimmer in these makes them so wearable- I'm in love!

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  6. I already have six of these, and my other six from the collection are on their way today :)

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    1. I need to give in and just get the rest! THey are fabulous.

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  7. Gorgeous gorgeous!! Always love your swatches :) I've got to track down some of these beauties

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  8. MARIBETH, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO MEEEEE!!???
    Now I need them all.
    *cries, grins* ;)

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  9. Oooh, Pink Plumeria was the one that struck me that most for some reason when I first saw swatches and you confirmed for me that I need it!

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    1. YOU NEED IT!! hahaha It will look so great on you Jessi!

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  10. Flirty Tankini is gorgeous! :)

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    1. I love it too! It is the perfect color because it's not too neon....not too boring...just perfect!

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  11. ohh I'm With the Lifeguard!!! So unique and gorg, although idk if I'd actually be that bold lol!!

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    1. That one surprised me so much....I didn't pick it up at first, and then I kept thinking about it! It needed to be mine :)

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  12. Oh...Under the Boardwalk. I did not know that was a jelly! ...I'm so jelly. [THAT WAS HORRIBLE!] I do not need to go to Sally's. I do not need to go to Sally's. I do not need to go to Sally's. I'm going to have to keep repeating that in my head because I DO NOT NEED TO GO TO SALLY'S!

    Your pictures of these came out WONDERFULLY! So bright! And shiny! And true to color! Don't you just love Sun Kissed? It's the perfect obnoxious yellow without making people want to smack you for wearing it cause it's so bright.

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    1. Don't be jelly (horrible-ness, back atcha')Bahahahah! I think I need to start lying about where I'm going because I'm starting to get the 'look' from my husband whenever I say I'm "just going to the beauty supply for something". I'm so glad I gave Sun Kissed a chance! I almost didn't get it but its pretty original so, naturally, I needed to hoard it!

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    2. OMG @ "the look"!! I was getting that hardcore from my husband before he deployed! Now I have 4 months of no looks... except at this rate he'll totally notice that my containers are full... and not half like when he left! ACK lmao!! I only picked up 2 of the summer neons. I love them and they're pretty but my faves were Beach Cruise-R (the other purple one) and Ride the Waves (the other blue one (no shimmer))... however I really love your swatch of Under the boardwalk... so hmm.... xo E

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  13. Neons are absolutely my thing--I was a kid in the '80's, and I've been waiting for them to come back ever since, hee! I love the colours you picked, and they look fantastic on you. Such pretty shimmer to these! And that purple jelly is so smooth and squishy...I DO need to go polish shopping! :D

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  14. I love love love this collection. china glaze is so rad. I thought they couldn't beat up and away, and then they released hunger games and those prismatic glitters and now this, omg. Always one-upping themselves. Drool face.

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  15. Thank you SO MUCH for the comparison swatch! I've been looking all over for one.

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  16. Ok....and now I feel so guilty that I still haven't uploaded my CG Neons posts *slaps head* Love your swatches, love the shades you chose and now I'm eve loving neons! Will wonders never cease?!

    PS: with this comment, I do believe I'm finally caught up - long story - too many family issues keeping me busy!

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