April 16, 2015

China Glaze Summer 2015 Electric Nights Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Today I have the Electric Nights Collection from China Glaze to share with you! I've been seriously looking forward to these since China Glaze teased us with them during a #NailGlossip chat a little while back! The Electric Nights Collection is full of brights and neons along with some awesome glitters. Personally this is my favorite China Glaze Collection in a lonnnnnng time! Hopefully you guys all like it as much as I do! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


Can I Get A Untz Untz is a blue, purple and green glitter topper in a clear base. The purple glitter is a little bit translucent so it can either blend in with your base or stand out depending on what you layer it over, over my base it tended to look blue instead of purple. The formula was ok, it was a little heavy on the base so you have to play with it a bit to get it on the nail how you want it, however the glitter was plentiful so its easy to get a lot on the nail. I used 1 dabbed coat over DJ Blue My Mind for the photos below.



Daisy Know My Name? is a bright yellow creme. This is a bit more of a sunshine yellow as opposed to a neon yellow but its still nice and bright (just not blinding). If you layer it over white it will probably make it lean more towards neon. The formula was alright for a yellow, it was a bit sheer and streaky but compared to a lot of bright yellows it was pretty good. I used 3 coats for my swatches, depending on how you polish you might need 4.



DJ Blue My Mind is a bright medium blue, not neon but again nice and bright. The formula was great, it was easy to apply with good opacity I used 2 coats for the photos below. This does stain pretty badly so beware, I'd recommend using a couple coats of base coat.



Glow With The Flow is a neon pink creme. Its not quite as dark in person, my camera was flipping out with this one. It's super bright, a great neon for the summer. I can't wait to wear it on my toes! The formula was good, it was a touch streaky but it evened out and was easy to apply. I used 3 coats for the photos below.



Home Sweet House Music is a tangerine orange neon creme. This is another perfect summer neon, the formula was alright, I liked the consistency and ease of application but it was a little streaky at first. I used 3 coats for the photos below.



Let The Beat Drop is pink and orange glitter in a clear base. This also has some of that same translucent glitter so the base color will affect how it looks. The formula was ok, a bit heavy on the base so its best to dab on. I used 1 dabbed coat over KBShimmer Eyes White Open for the photos below.  Both of the photos below are in the shade.



Plur-ple is a bright blue based purple creme. This is bright but not a neon though it does dry satin matte like neons do. The formula wasn't my personal favorite, it was on the thin side for what I prefer and a little sheer at first. I used 3 coats for full opacity.



Point Me To The Party is a multi colored glitter topper. This has all kinds of colors in it, mostly pink, blue, green and orange but I'm sure there are other colors floating around in there. The formula was like the other glitter, a little base heavy but with good glitter payoff so its easy to manipulate. I used 1 dabbed coat over UV Meant To Be for the photos below.



Red-y To Rave is a red orange neon. This sucker is seriously eye searing...the most neon of the neons.  Because of how neon it is my camera was like nope...sorry Jen no accurate photos for you! It's not quite as orange in person and about a billion times more bright. The formula was pretty fantastic, great consistency and opacity...easy to apply etc. I was pretty surprised by how good the formula was to be honest. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Treble Maker is a minty blue toned green neon. This is my personal favorite of the collection, I can't think of anything quite like it, its a little more blue than pretty much all the other neon greens that come to mind for me. The formula was good, it was easy to apply with nice opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below. I did have a tiny bit of staining with this so I'd use 2 coats of base coat with it.



UV Meant To Be is a light-ish blue creme. This is bright but not neon and lighter than DJ Blue My Mind, it also doesn't stain like DJ Blue My Mind did. The formula was great, easy to apply with really nice opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Violet-Vibes is a vibrant purple creme. This felt a little bit like a crelly at first when I started applying it. This was a surprise favorite for me, mostly because I didn't care for it until the 3rd coat and then I was like whoa haha! The formula was good, sheer but buildable. It does dry satin matte so I used a top coat for my photos. I used 3 coats for the photos below.



Overall I really like this collection, the formulas for the most part were good which was a surprise. I love China Glaze but their formulas the past few collections have been really hit or miss. Collections like this remind me why I like the brand so much! My picks are Violet-Vibes, Treble Maker and Red-y To Rave. I also really like Point Me To The Party but I wish it wasn't so base heavy.

The China Glaze Electric Nights Collection is available now at Ulta, Sally Beauty and wherever else you purchase China Glaze at! 

17 comments:

  1. Love this collection as well. It's perfect for summer and summer festivals! Red-y To Rave is my fave! Thanks for your impeccable swatches Jen :)

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  2. I use CND Stickey as a base and KBShimmer Clearly On Top as a top coat!

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  3. green glitter & bright orange? here i am ^_^ <3 thanks for sharing!

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  4. Awesome neons, really love them all!

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  5. Alaina AfflerbaughApril 16, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    I have 4 from this collection. Both blues, the green and Point me to the Party and I have to say, I don't know that i like the green... when I've used it i find I dont keep it on long... but the blues are GORGEOUS. My favorite polishes in my stash right now

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  6. Some very fun and bright colors here. I really want those neon glitters.

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  7. Red-y to Rave and Treble Maker yes please

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  8. I'm glad to hear that you thought the formula was good with this collection because i haven't done China Glaze in a while because the formula's have sucked

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  9. let's see, i got all 3 of the glitters, treble maker and violet vibes bc i felt like all the rest were dupes of polishes i already own. i really love treble maker.. it is bright and unique and the formula was pretty good!

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  10. Is Red-y to Rave reminiscent of Surfin' for Boys from a CG summer collection a few years back?

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  11. I really enjoyed all of these as well, it's a great collection! The pink and green are my faves :)

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  12. These colors are amazing! I definitely need this collection in my life.

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  13. It seems like China Glaze ALWAYS has too much base in their glitter toppers. It would be such an easy problem for them to fix, but they keep doing it. It's disappointing! That being said, I still want these toppers. I love glitter toppers, but I've been getting bored with them lately. The addition of translucent glitter here is a fun, new thing that could revive my glitter love. Also, the colors in these toppers are pretty irresistible. That bright mint is calling my name too. I can never have enough mint polishes. You always pick the best color combinations for your bases and toppers! It's very inspirational.

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  14. This is my fave China Glaze collection in a while! I didn't get them all, but LOVE the ones I did and am considering ordering the rest. I just took off Red-y to Rave with two accent nails in Daisy Know My Name topped with Point Me to the Party. Got an INCREDIBLE number of compliments and in sunlight my tips were blindingly bright!

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  15. Will you be searching everglaze by china glaze? dying to see these colours and your swatches are always brilliant

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  16. I had a post about one of the shades not too long ago :)

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