Thursday, March 24, 2011

China Glaze Summer 2011 - Press Releae Pics and Discussion

I know you've seen the promo pics for this several times over already so I'm going to do what I did earlier this week for another brand and post about my thoughts on this one.

China Glaze Summer 2011 collection: Island Escape.

Island Escape consists of six bright shades. The collection is composed of both shimmers and cremes. Their names and descriptions are as follows:
  • 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.
When I saw these pictures in my inbox my first thought was "YAY! Brights!" Right now my nails look drab (but definitely not boring). Still I could use some infusion of color in my life. These would qualify. In the past I've usually tried brights once or twice, then given them away or avoided them entirely due to feeling self conscious about them  - or more likely self conscious about my pedi. But I'm going to change that this year! Yes, I hope that I'll be able to rock the bright pedis this year. So Island Escape should fit right in to my collection nicely.

From the pictures I have to say Cha Cha Cha caught my eye first. I hope I'm not the only person who isn't tired of greens. I have a ton of them from last year, but I think many of the ones I hung onto weren't bright. This one looks like fun. Blue Iguana also looks like a blast.

I think this collection will be very well coordinated. Dar I say the words "Nail Art"? I sort of want to make a mani with these and strip all the colors all over the place. Not that I'm good at any of that. But what fun would that be?

At the same time, I do think this collection is a little expected. Just about everyone puts out brighter colors and these colors look like they will be surface of the sun bright! But I will applaud them for making every single color a distinct shade! (*cough* Zoya *cough*) Thank you for variety, China Glaze!

Still, the cold loving person in my mind thinks that in the summer the last place I want to be is a tropical island. I did that for my honeymoon in July a few years ago and the heat was SCORCHING! Give me shade and a Coco Loco right out of the coconut, please!

I am already missing sweaters...

Are you going to take an Island Escape with China Glaze?