January 3, 2012

China Glaze Spring 2012 Electropop Collection Swatches!

Good morning! So yesterday I was bored so I decided to go shopping...because that is what I do when I'm bored. Naturally I wandered over to where all my favorite beauty supply shops are, I wasn't expecting to find anything good since most Spring stuff probably won't be out for a couple more weeks or so. I was looking through the shelves and a couple China Glaze sets caught my eye. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me but nope...there they were, both halves of the China Glaze Spring 2012 Electropop Collection! Of course I snatched both up, paid and drove home as fast as I could to swatch them all haha. I've really been looking forward to this collection since I saw it at Cosmoprof way back at the end of July. Even though Spring collections aren't normally stuff I am absolutely crazy in love with enough to make my favorites at the end of the year I always look forward to them because they usually mean awesome creme polishes! This collection is no exception to that, China Glaze gives us 9 awesome cremes, 2 shimmers and a pretty glitter with this collection! Reviews and photos of each shade are after you click the read more button below the collage!





Aquadelic is an aqua blue creme that leans a little green. It reminded me a lot of For Audrey in the bottle, but it's not a dupe like I thought it might be. Formula wise it was a bit thick, easy to apply though! I used 2 coats for the photos below!


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Dance Baby is a medium bubblegum pink creme! I actually thought this might be a dupe of OPI's Pink Friday but once I got the bottles next to each other it was clear they were not. Dance Baby is a bit darker and has more of a purple tone to it. It's hard to see how much of a purple tone this has until you hold the bottle next to something like Pink Friday. The formula was a very much the same as the previous polish, thick but easy to apply. I used 2 coats for the photo below.


Electric Beat is a dusty medium blue creme. This has been the one I've most been looking forward to getting since way back in July. It did not disappoint, dusty blues like this are my weakness! The formula again was thick but again easy to work with (you are going to get tired of seeing me write that!) I used 2 coats for the photo below.


 Fuschia Fanatic is a dark fushcia creme. Out of all the berry-ish shades in this collection this one is the darkest of the bunch. I like that it's dark but bright at the same time. It does feel more summer than spring to me but it's not like that's going to stop me from wearing it! The formula on this one was a bit thin but it covered better than I thought it would. I used 2 coats for the photos below, I could see a tiny bit of visible nail line in person so if you don't like that this might be a 3 coater for you.



Gaga For Green is a yellow toned green creme. This polish makes me want to find a meadow and run through it all Julie Andrews like in The Sound of Music lol! It's such a perfect grassy green color! The formula on this one was also a bit thin but it also covered well. I used 2 coats for the photo below.


Gothic Lolita is a dusty purple with a very subtle blue/pink shimmer. I actually didn't realize this was a shimmer until very close inspection of my bottle. I've had nail wheel swatches of this collection for months and not once did I notice that shimmer! It's SO subtle that I could barely even see it in direct sunlight! Shimmer or not I really love the dusty purple base color, it's gorgeous! The formula was thick, and I had some issues getting this one to level out but once it did it was perfect! I used 3 coats for the photos below!



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 Kinetic Candy is a light dusty blue creme. If not for Electric Beat this would be my favorite of the collection! It's got such a great dusty quality to it...it looks like it could have been part of Zoya's Feel Collection that I loved! I even thought it might be a dupe of Zoya Kristen (it's not!).  Formula wise, again it was thick but easy to work with. I used 2 coats for the photo below.


Make Some Noise is an orange toned red coral-y creme. This one is hard to describe, it's like it wants to be a coral but it's not quite there. I really really like this, off the top of my head I can't think of a dupe in my stash for it. The formula was a little thin but it covered great! I used 2 coats for the photos below!


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Sunshine Pop is a bright shimmery yellow. I'm kind of torn on this one, it's a gorgeous yellow but the finish is weird. It's like it wants to be a shimmer, but it also kind of wants to be a frost...it's stuck in the middle somewhere. The formula was okay, thick and not the easiest to work with. It wanted to be brushstroke-y so I ended up having to do thick coats with a very light hand...like floating the polish onto the nail (if that makes any sense). I used 2 thick coats for the photo below.


Sweet Hook is a light pastel lilac creme. Love this, but I probably already have a few polishes like this. If you don't have a nice lilac like it in your stash already this is a good one! The formula was a bit thick but it was easy to apply and leveled out nicely. I used 2 coats for the photos below.


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Techno is silver and holographic hex glitter mixed with small silver glitter in a clear base. This one has come out before, it was part of the speciality glitters China Glaze put out a couple years back. I never got it back then so I'm happy to have it now! It adds a nice layer a glitter! It was easy to apply, I didn't have issues getting a nice amount of glitter on the brush and it didn't clump all up in one spot like these kinds of glitters do sometimes. I used 1 coat of Techno over Sweet Hook for the photos below.


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Wicked Style is a bright pink creme! I am loving the name of this polish...it makes me think of Gwen Stefani. It makes me want to bust out some my LAMB cd and listen to Harajuku Girls haha! Other than the name it's just okay, not unique but very pretty! The formula was good, thick but not as thick as some of the others in this collection. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Overall I really like this collection, it feels very spring to me and it gives us gorgeous creme polishes that are a good part of any collection. My favorites are Electric Beat, Kinetic Candy, Make Some Noise and Gaga For Green.

I'm not sure when this will be in the big chain stores like Ulta/Sally Beauty but my guess would be sometime this month or early February. If you have random independently owned beauty supplies around you they are a good place to check out, a lot of times they get the collections earlier than the big stores!

84 comments:

  1. Wow, pretty polish overload! Those look great :)

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  2. Gorgeooooooooous
    I want all of them ...
    Love, love, love .....it

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  3. Oh wow! These look soooo good! 

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  4. Oooh, Gaga for Green looks like everything I wanted OPI's Green-wich Village to be! How exciting. Lovely swatches, thank you! :) 

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  5. Wow!
    great collection!!
    I love all the colors!

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  6. Ahhhh. I want these colours now, while its hot (southern hemisphere livin') and I feel like wearing sunshine and grass on my fingers! I want half this collection now!

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  7. I need all of these... ASAP.

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  8. I have to admit I did not fall for this collection. I like Gaga For Green, Gothic Lolita and Sunshine Pop and might get those but that's about it. I prefer OPI's Holland collection. But pretty swatches as always!

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  9. I would like to see a comarison between Aquadelic  and For Audrey :)

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  10. This is such a great collection!!

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  11. Hmmmm, overall I'm not too thrilled over the entire collection, but I think that I'll be going after Gothic Lolita and Wicked Style when I see them!

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  12. Nice collection! :)

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  13. Great colors... but I feel like I have already seen them, and own them.  The vibrant cremes remind me of CG's Up and Away collection, though obviously not the same exact colors...  I don't think I will need ALL of these like I did with Up & Away!
    Great find and thanks for sharing the pictures.  =)

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  14. These don't seem terribly original but I don't care. They make me SO ready for spring! Thanks for the wonderful swatches.

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  15. They are not dupes :)

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  16. Techno over Sweet Hook reminds me of Revlon's Starry Night.

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  17. Meg @ Kitschy SuburbiaJanuary 3, 2012 at 7:43 AM

    None of these are OMG-I-must-have-these, but I kinda like the purple.  Great swatches!

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  18. I'm thinking this is one of the few collections I need to have in it's entirety!

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  19. Thanks for pointing out Techno came out before!  I would have ended up with two!

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  21. These polishes all look so...YUMMY haha (Only way I know how to describe em :P). thanks for posting this! I've been so looking fwd to the collection and squealed when I saw your fb post about it this morning.

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  22. Great swatches!!! Techno looks amazing over Sweet Hook! 

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  23. Electric Beat kind of reminds me of Secret Peri-wink-le. Love the swatches!! I need to go out and buy this entire collection. Now.

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  24. Hee, it's JULIE Andrews  ;o)

    And Gaga for Green is my favorite - such a perfect Easter Green!

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  25. wow, I didn't even notice that LOL! I always somehow mush Julie Andrews and Judy Garland into one person in my mind. Apparently that person because Judy Andrews hahaha

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  26. Great colours! And your Nails are so beautiful :)

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  27. I can't wait to get this collection!!!

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  28. I hope my Sallys has these!!!! Im putting on my shoes to go check just in case.

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  29. Thank you for swatching all of these! This is a really cute collection.

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  30. Pretty! I don't think I'll get any--I have so many similar colors--but it is a great collection!

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  31. Ooo! Nice! There are a few must haves in this collection, for me. Techno, for sure. :D Thank you for sharing your lovely swatches. 

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  32. Wow, how DULL. Lovely swatches, though!

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  33. The only one that really speaks to me is Electric Beat.. I am just bored quickly with cremes I guess. Your swatches are perfect though and seem like a great representation of the colors!

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  34. Lol!  Both have pretty amazing voices in my opinion  :o)

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  35. It's that a dupe for Orly's snowcone?

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  36. Also, may I add that you have gorgeous nails! They are beautiful.

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  37. I'm in love with Sunshine Pop. So long I was waiting for a yellow shimmer polish :)

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  38. Love the swatches. Maybe you could do a comparison posts for some of the colors. For example Aquadelic vs. For Audrey, Electric Beat vs. Secret Periwinkle, Kinetic Candy vs. Sea Spray etc. That would be great!

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  39. Hmm, I like the lilac and the bubblegum pink. And maybe the green. These are great swatches and really helpful reviews, though! Great job and thanks :)

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  40. PeaceloveandpolishJanuary 3, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    These are gorgeous! I am on the search for them now!

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  41. Man, I hate all creme collections. Pretty colours, but so basic and not very interesting. I'll probably only be getting Gothic Lolita because I'm a purple fiend, nothing else really speaks to me. Great swatches!

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  42. Gorgeous Swatches!!!

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  43. I see I need to get better at my pastel creme polish applying skills! These are a lot better than a complete line of pastels too. 

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  44. it took me a long time to get good at applying them. I find that having a very light touch with the brush is what works for me!

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  45. I'm so sad the yellow is not good. I just really want a one or two coater yellow that isn't a pain...

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  46. Make Some Noise might be a dupe of Essie, Escapades.

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  47. These are awesome! I wonder how these cremes would stamp!

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  48. LOVE your swatches. I absolutely love these colors: Kinetic Candy, Aquadelic, Gothic Lolita, and Wicked Style! I need them! 

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  49. I literally LOL at your description at Gaga For Green! haha running in a meadow celebrating how gorgeous that green is! 

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  50. techno over sweet hook looks a bit like revlon's starry pink (which i just got lol).... i do like the pastel blues in this collection tho!

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  51. I didn't think I need any of this collection, and now I want FIVE. Thanks a lot! ;) Lovely as always!

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  52. I've been waiting to see a swatch of Gaga for Green since this collection first appeared in blogs several months ago.  After seeing your pic, I definitely want Gaga for Green.

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  53. Gothic Lolita, Techno, Gaga for Green are definites for me!  Electric Beat and Kinetic Candy are also calling my name but I am fearing dupes.  I have a feeling I won't be able to resist them in person no matter what though, lol!  Blues like these make me so weak!  XD  Such a pretty collection and lovely swatches!  

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  54. i love aquadelic, the others not sure....2 remind me of up and away shades (heli-yum and high hopes)  electric beat reminds me of orly snowcone and sweet hook is a shade i think i own to (lucky lucky lavender or maybe pandamonium pink). I really looove the yellow but I already have a great one from mavala :) Thanks for this huge post :)

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  55. I will have to make a judgement call between Aquadelic and OPI's Fly and then Dance Baby and OPI's Pink Friday. The CG ones would be cheaper for me to buy. I'm pretty sure I'm getting Fuschia Fanatic since I don't have a colour like that and i think it would be great for summer. So excited about the collections that are coming out!!

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  56. what stores or websites carry china glaze collection at? love your blog btw

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  57. Ulta, Sally Beauty, victoriasnailsupply.com etc...

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  58. I've been looking forwards to this line since I first saw photos of it months ago. I'm gonna check out sally's tomorrow to see if I can snatch up that glitter and the pink

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  59. Lol, exactly my case Emily. Xo

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  60. Gaga for Green looks like Orly's Fresh dupe. And Sunshine Pop looks like Orly's Hook Up! The only one I really like is  Kinetic Candy, it looks like a dusty version of Essie's Borrowed&Blue and the dustiness is tempting :D Oh, and Aquadelic is pretty, but I think I have something like that (Nubar or Essie)

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  61. YOU DON'T THINK KINETIC CANDY LOOKS LIKE ESSIE'S BORROWED & BLUE????? I THINK SO..

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  62. I don't think it does, it's much more dusty and greyed out than I remember that Essie being.

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  63. Looks like I'm printing up an ULTA coupon and heading there on my lunch break!  Love Aquadelic and definitely could use that lilac.  I'm pretty new to the polish-addict thing...need to build my stash.

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  64. I don't think Ulta has them out yet :(

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  65. I'll wait it out then...hopefully they get it before the coupon expires :)

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  66. I think Fuschia Fanatic and WIckedStyle look WAYYY too similar; how about putting them in two different collections, CG?
    On the musical note, I have an ND/GS obsession, too; my absolute favorite cd is "RockSteady".

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  67. looks like all their up and away collection.

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  68. Sweet Hook looks very similar to Light As Air from the Up And Away collection, also Secret Periwinkle looks similar to Electric Beat..could you possibly to comparisons?

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  69. how does Techno compare to OPI Servin´Up Sparkle? They look very similar!

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  70. I saw the collection at www.head2toebauty and www.8ty8beauty.com

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  71. Great swatches, great post!

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  72. I'm not super impressed by these.  I feel like they are all been there, done that.  A lot of them look similar to the Up & Away collection (especially the pinks/reds.)  Thank you for the swatches! And btw I so appreciate that you keep up on the posts!  A lot of polish bloggers out there don't.  You fill my void. ♥

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  74. Thanks for all the swatches!!

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  75. Great selection !!! Love all of your photos!!!

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  76. Nail polish was just nail polish in the store. BEFORE THIS SITE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I. NEED. More.

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  77. I am curious if Kinetic Candy is a dupe to Sally Hansen's Barracuda?

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  78. no, it's much more grey toned

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  79. AHH! I just love all of these colors, I'm tempted to get all 12 polishes!! They're all so pretty.

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  80. thiskittenhasklawsOctober 14, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    This yellow is so pretty, I can't even... Wow. I can't find it anywhere, and your pics are all that's holding me together ;)) And the Julie Andrews green is cool too.

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