Happy Friday! I hope you had an epic week with an epic weekend planned. My week started off rough with the water issue but luckily all is well again. I am just trying to kick the last of the germs I still have lingering and then I will be happy as a clam. How about you?
I just love a nude polish. I especially love pairing nude with a variety of different shades and finishes. When I saw the China Glaze – Shades of nude collection I had a brief moment where I thought a whole collection of nudes might be a bit too much. The moment I started seeing swatches I knew I had to have it all. It is a collection I have reached for many times and I still have so many ideas for it. It is extremely versatile and there is going to be a shade in there for everybody. That is if you don’t need them all like me 😉 I seem to always do swatches in alphabetical order but this time I am going to show them in the numerical order they come in. I think they work well this way. Let me show you
China Glaze – Bourgeois beige
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is the lightest of the lot and I liked it more than I expected to. It reminds me of super milky coffee. It applied really well and even though the polish was quite thin it only needed 2 coats.
China Glaze – Pixilated
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is also a very light nude. Almost beige toned polish. It applied really well and had a nice opacity. I have used this one a few times before as it is a very nice neutral shade. I also quite liked this one but you’ll probably hear me say this a lot.
China Glaze – Note to selfie
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is also light like Pixilated but is slightly more pink peach toned. Also applied really well and good opacity. I think this one will suit many skin tones because of the pinker tones.
China Glaze – It’s a match
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a very peach toned nude. It was a little patchy on the first coat but evened out well. I thought it would need 3 coats but 2 was enough for even and full coverage. I quite liked the peachy tone of this one but I am not sure how many people would. It’s different and I like it.
China Glaze – Don’t make me blush
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is one of my favourites and probably for obvious reasons. I have seen swatches of this where it looks much more pink but on me it was much more nude. I had so many compliments while I was wearing this one though and it looked beautiful. It applied really well too.
China Glaze – Minimalist momma
This is 3 coats with no topcoat. I am actually sure this is a nude jelly. Even at 3 coats I can still see some slight VNL and it also had a super shiny finish. I can’t wait to try and do some sandwiches with this one. I have used this one a few times before as well and I like the versatile sandy shade. Even though it was sheer it still applied quite well.
China Glaze – A whole latte fun
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is also a little sheer but I could get away with 2 coats and just a little bit of VNL. 3 would probably sort that right now. This is a bit if a caramel shade and even though I didn’t hate it, this is probably not one I would wear alone. Or maybe it is more of a autumn shade. It’s nice but not one of my top picks. Formula wise it was good.
China Glaze – Fresher than my clique
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. I really like this shade in person but when I look at the photo I am not loving it. I am not sure why. This applied really well but once it dried it felt like it looked lumpy. It wasn’t but it looked a bit strange. This reminded me a bit of Nails Inc – Porchester square. I really liked this one on my nails and I have also reached for it a few times already.
China Glaze – Head to taupe
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is another one of my favourites, if not THE favourite. I just LOVE this colour and the formula on this one is excellent too. This is almost a one coater and it applied beautifully. It reminds me a bit of China Glaze – Dope taupe but it is such a gorgeous colour I want them all. This is a must have in my opinion.
China Glaze – Kill the lights
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a very mauve shade and at first I was thinking it didn’t fit because it isn’t nude like the others. It definitely looks more pink in the bottle than it does on the nail. I love this colour and how it looks on the nail. It feels very classy and classic and it is also a shade I think will suit many occasions, many people and many pairings. Stunning formula as well and really nice opacity.
China Glaze – Bare attack
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. I have used this a few times before. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it at first but it is definitely a colour that grows on you. At first I wouldn’t have worn this alone but it’s grown on me and I quite like it. I still don’t know if I would wear it alone but I can definitely see it featured more. It’s a nice formula with a nice opacity. It isn’t on my top list but it certainly isn’t near the bottom either.
China Glaze – Give me s’more
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. For some reason the name of this just makes me smile and makes me think of Oliver Twsit. This also looks like chocolate and makes me want to lick it. I’ve never really been excited about a brown polish and this one doesn’t make me excited either but it is a nice polish with a nice formula. If I was looking for a brown polish though this would probably be one I grab. It applied well and has a nice opacity. I might actually use this one in a gradient soon.
That is that. What do you think? How do you feel about nude polishes? Do any of these stand out for you? I must admit this was a hard one to swatch because while swatching and while looking at all the photos it kind of just all blends together. Eventually I could barely tell the difference between nudes anymore. This is a really great collection though and I have not regretted this purchase once. I obviously do have a lot of nude polishes so if you want to see any comparison please let me know. I would be happy to do them because we all know I like a good comparison. This collection also just reminded me how polish can look different on different people and probably in different lighting.
Thanks for reading,