Happy Wednesday! Thank goodness it is down hill to the weekend now. How has your week been so far? I could do with a bit more sleep but otherwise mine has been good.
Yup, another China Glaze collection today. Are you getting tired of these already? I might take a break with them for a little bit. I am about to go back to a few older collections but let’s see how this one and the next one goes. The Chic Physique collection is the 2018 Spring collection (The US spring, not South African – ie March 2018) and I really quite like the colours as well as the ‘theme’. Let me show you some swatches and then I’ll tell you what I think.
China Glaze – Activewear, don’t care
This is 3 coats with no topcoat. This is a teal jelly with a fabulous formula. I initially had 2 coats and it was good enough for me but in some light I could see there was some VNL. I think you could easily get away with 2 coats depending in your application. I really loved the formula on this one. Even though it had the jelly sheerness it was smooth and even. I can’t wait to do some glitter or stamping sandwiches with this one.
China Glaze – At your athleisure
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is described as a cornflower blue but I would say it is more dusty pastel / cornflower blue. It has a really great opacity and formula. I suspect this might be a winner for stamping.
China Glaze – Athlete chic
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is an apricot / dark peach creme. It has a nice formula and opacity. It didn’t blow me away but it is pretty. I feel like I have something similar already and that might be why.
China Glaze – Barre hopping
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a light creamy pastel creme with a stunning formula. I don’t think this colour is unique to my collection but it is definitely one of my favourites. I’m a big fan of this one.
China Glaze – Bodysuit yourself
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a slightly more pink toned than it appears here polish with a very subtle shimmer. I want to call this one the perfect strawberry shade. The shimmer is much more visible when the polish is wet but it almost disappears when the polish dries. It definitely gives the polish a little something extra. This one also applied beautifully.
China Glaze – Get it right, get it bright
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. When I first started seeing swatches of this collection pop up I saw a few people say this one was too sheer and worked best as a topper. Well, I disagree. This is 2 coats and even though there is definitely some VNL I think it is pretty great for a supposed ‘too sheer’ polish. The formula is also great and can easily do another coat without any issues. It was really hard for me to capture this polish with ALL the shimmer it has going on. I actually think one coat over a base would show off the shimmer beautifully. This is a light purple with pink iridescent shimmer / glitter and it is really beautiful. If you have China Glaze – Sin-derella…..this is like a purple version of it.
China Glaze – Girl on the glo
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a champagne goldish colour with gold glitter flakes. It is a little sheer initially but builds up well on the second coat. It is a little brush strokey but dries well and once the glitter starts to pop you can hardly see the brush stroked anymore. I wasn’t a huge fan of this one at first but the longer I had it on the prettier it became. I think this will be a great base for some stamping or art.
China Glaze – Glamletics
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a beautiful striking periwinkle blue. It has a beautiful pink shimmer in the bottle but I am unable to see it on the nail. This is one of my favourites purely based on colour. This colour will work perfectly from spring to summer because it is so vibrant and bright. It also applied beautifully.
China Glaze – Low-maintenance
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a blush toned nude and I am obsessed! I absolutely LOVE this shade. I think it is so elegant and can be glammed up or subtle for corporate alike. I think it is a very flattering colour as well. It applied beautifully, is nice and opaque and made me fall in love instantly.
China Glaze – Pilates please
This is 2 coats with n topcoat. This is a lovely peach creme with just the right amount of pastel. This is one of my favourite ‘peach’ shades that seems to be all over recently. This is a gorgeous colour and a great formula.
China Glaze – Pretty fit
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a dusty rose pink creme and I kinda love it. It’s another one of those classy timeless shades and this one applied beautifully too. It did initially remind me of Dance baby but as it dried and became a little more dustier I don’t think so anymore. If you like pink polishes but not bright and bold shades of pink then this one is your friend.
China Glaze – Werk it honey!
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. When I saw this one I was thinking ‘Oh another pale yellow’ but the minute I had this on my nails I knew it was a goodie. The shade of yellow is great. The formula was pretty good for the notorious troublesome yellow. It was a little uneven on the first coat but evened out well on the second. I actually wore this for almost 2 days because I enjoyed it so much. I might be grabbing for this one more often.
What do you think? Do you have any favourites? Do you have any of them? I like the whole collection but a few of my favourites are Activewear, don’t care, Get it right, get it bright, Glamletics, Low-maintenance and Pilates please. Werk it Honey is definitely much higher on my list than where it started. Do you want any of them compared to anything? Let me know if you want to see any comparisons, I really quite like those. Otherwise let me know what you think of this collection.
Thanks for reading,