China Glaze Island Escape for Summer 2011 Swatches, Photos & Review
Just the name of China Glaze’s new collection for summer 2011 makes me want to drop everything and go: Island Escape.
Ahhh it conjures up images of white sand beaches, hammocks tied in-between palm trees gently swaying the in breeze and nothing but the sound of the warm ocean water lapping at the shore nearby…Can you tell I desperately need a vacation?
Island Escape features six new colors, all really summer appropriate:
- Papaya Punch: Crème based vivid orange
- 108 Degrees: Flirtatious berry pink with specks of micro glitter
- Senorita Bonita: Passionate purple shimmer with pink micro glitter
- Blue Iguana: Bold and daring sparkly blue
- Cha Cha Cha: Vivacious shimmer green
- Electric Pineapple: High intensity crème based lime green
Electric Pineapple is a yellow/lime green creme. heavier on the yellow than green I found. I love, love, love this color because to my eye and on my nails it looks more yellow than green, and it’s not a dupe for any lime greens or yellows I already have. I was a tiny bit on the streaky side, but after three coats it evened out nicely.
Papaya Punch is a bright tangerine orange creme. I definitely like this better than a warmer, darker orange, it’s bright and fun. This one was also a little streaky and needed three coats for total coverage.
Cha Cha Cha
Cha Cha Cha is a bright shimmery green with heavy yellow shimmer. This reminds me of a Midori sour drink! I found the formula to be quite a bit thinner than the two creme colors, and less opaque. I used three coats here and in certain lighting you can still see my nail line. I don’t love that, wish it was more opaque, but the color is nice (maybe not all that unique now though).
108 Degrees is a fuchsia pink with pink microglitter. This was a bit more opaque than Cha Cha Cha, so I actually only used two coats. Fun and very summery, but again not all that unique.
Senorita Bonita is a purple with pink and blue microglitter. Wow! I wasn’t expecting the color to be quite this awesome from what I saw in the bottle. I love the blue/purple/pink look this has, it practically glows! The formula again was on the thinner side and I needed three coats, but it covered quite nicely.
Blue Iguana is a medium blue with blue microglitter. I wound up being disappointed with this one. In the bottle I saw a purple duochrome but it doesn’t show up on the nail at all. Also this was super sheer, the sheerest of the bunch and even after three coats, you can definitely still see my nail line.
Cute collection, and definitely fun and cheery for summer. The ones I would recommend are Electric Pineapple, Papaya Punch and Senorita Bonita. I liked Cha Cha Cha and 108 Degrees also, but feel those are more easily found colors.
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So what do we think of Island Escape?