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Spring 2014: China Glaze Flourish Collection!!

Recently, I showed you three Spring 2014 glitter polishes from China Glaze and today we have the cremes/solids! The China Glaze Flourish collection is a set of 12 new creme colors.  I received 6 to review and purchased two others at Sally Beauty.

Group shot:
cg spring

They released some info as well:

Dark and dreary sidewalks turn into vibrant catwalks thanks to the China Glaze® City Flourish collection. Blooming with 12 pale pastels and high voltage neons, the Spring 2014 collection will inspire you to toss those gloves and coats for shorter skirts and strappy sandals. Tips and toes that sported the rich, dark shades of winter will flourish in the brightest shades of the season.

Let's get the swatch party started!  First up, this is Don't Honk Your Thorn, shown with two coats.  The formula was easy to work with, dry time fine.  I wouldn't call this a creme, per say, more of a shimmer polish.

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Grass is Lime Greener is a bright neon lime. Application took three coats for what you see here. It is slightly streaky but it ends well.

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Petal To The Metal is a coral/pink/peach shimmer polish. In the next few days, I am going to post a dupe swatch with this polish compared to another China Glaze...can you guess which one? This swatch shows three coats of PTTM. It was easy enough to work with.

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In A Lilly Bit is a gorgeous shade of lilac. The application was a bit fussy. This is three coats and it's still not even in a few spots. It shows any and every imperfection in the nail. The polish is such a good color though...maybe do some nail art over it or add a holo topcoat to cover odd spots?

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There is a second, similar purple called Lotus Begin. This is two coats. This is one of the better performers of the bunch and a really great color.

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There is a second pink as well, a darker, more magenta hot pink color called Peonies & Park Ave. Safe to say, I LOVE this polish! This performed well, two coats for what you see here. This polish is BRIGHT!!

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At Vase Value is a gorgeous Tiffany blue. It did take three coats and, like Lilly, shows imperfections in the nail. I have read a few reviews totally dissing this polish for the formula, but everyone is loving the color - me, too. By the third coat, mine looked alright, and I did add topcoat in this one. Totally worth the hassle, in my book, but I love a Tiffany blue polish.

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The last one I have to show you is a shocker. Metro Pollen-tin is a mustardy, polleny, yellowy polish - and I LOVE it! There is just something about this color - it is almost ugly/pretty, know what I mean? This is three coats and the formula was alright.

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Overall, I am a fan of pastels, spring colors, and creme polishes, so there is a lot of WIN here for me, personally. I can see how others may be frustrated with the application of a few of them, but the colors are really pretty and I think most are worth the hassle of the formulas...what do you think?

You can find China Glaze at Sally's, other retail stores, and on their website.

Thanks for stopping by,

Lacey

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