China Glaze Metro is the new 12 piece nail collection for fall 2011. It’s inspired by city loving celebrities and spans quite a range of colors and finishes.

Metro is divided into two mini collections called Uptown and Downtown (Uptown includes CG In The City, Urban-Night, Traffic Jam, City Siren and Street Chic and Brownstone and Downtown includes Skyscraper, Concrete Catwalk, Westside Warrior, Trendsetter, Loft-y Ambitions and Midtown Magic). I decided to post my swatches in a different order though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ย Traffic Jam: Stop traffic with a breathtaking, raspberry pink crรจme.

  • City Siren: The perfect deep, red crรจme to match any outfit.ย 

  • Street Chic: This gorgeous beige crรจme is the perfect go to shade letting your clothes do the talking.

  • Concrete Catwalk: Steel grey crรจme is amazing for a chic mani.

  • Westside Warrior: For the trendsetting woman this camo green crรจme is to die for.

  • Trendsetter: Mustard yellow shimmer translates beautifully from hot dogs to nails.

Trendsetter, Westside Warrior, Street Chic

Concrete Catwalk, Traffic Jam, City Siren

China Glaze Trendsetter

Trendsetter is a medium mustard yellow/green color with very heavy yellow glass flecks. This is the first color I was interested in and I have to say I am waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy in love with it! I think it’s just a gorgeous, unusual, strange color and suits my skintone nicely. This is going to be one that people either love or hate. But I like the non-norm, so for me, this is the best color in the whole 12-piece collection. The formula was excellent, really smooth and it flowed perfectly. This was two coats.

China Glaze Westside Warrior
Westside Warrior

Westside Warrior is a medium/deep camouflage green creme. Totally gorgeous, this is another must-have for me. I can never get sick of greens like this and the formula was most excellent as well. This was two coats.

China Glaze Street Chic
Street Chic

Street Chic is a medium warm beige taupe creme. I do have a lot of taupe cremes, but really not that many that are on the warmer side like this one. I really liked it on me more than I expected to from the bottle. Again, great formula and I only needed two coats.

China Glaze Concrete Catwalk
Concrete Catwalk

Concrete Catwalk is a dark steel grey/blue creme. This one definitely has a lot of blue in it, which makes it more unique compared to a lot of other grey cremes I own. I wound up LOVING this one, it’s just such a cool color. This was easy as pie to apply, and just two coats.

China Glaze Traffic Jam
Traffic Jam

Traffic Jam is a bright raspberry creme. This one is super shiny and not really what I think of when I think about fall. I don’t really think the color is unique or all that interesting, but it’s a good staple if you don’t have something like it already. The formula was good, but a little thinner here so I needed three coats.

China Glaze City Siren
City Siren

City Siren is a bright blood-red creme. It’s a gorgeous red no doubt, but again not very interesting to me. Super shiny! Great formula, I only needed two coats.


Of the six here, I really love three of them, like one and think the other two are nice, but not unique. The absolute must-haves are Trendsetter, Westside Warrior and Concrete Catwalk. If you don’t have a warm-ish taupe, definitely Street Chic is a great option.

Availability: I think some e-tailers have them already and out in stores soon

Pricing: $3-6

What do you think about this half? Any you will be picking up?



Written by Kelly
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