February 11, 2016

China Glaze Spring 2016 House of Colour Collection Swatches & Review


Hi Guys! Today I have the China Glaze House of Colour Collection for Spring 2016 to share with you! This collection was inspired by the 1970's. China Glaze says the collection celebrates the independent vibes of the era. The collection is made up of soft cremes along with a couple glitters and shimmers to round it out. Check out the swatches after the jump!




All of the photos in this post are with top coat, I used Glossy Glam from Rica.

About Layin' Out is a coraly salmon pink. This has a bit of a crelly look to it which I always like, since it dries nice and shiny! The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and easy to apply with good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below.




Chrome Is Where The Heart Is is a pink toned chrome. I'm not a huge fan of this type of finish since I feel like it emphasizes imperfections in my nails but if you like the finish this is a nice one. The formula was good, it was a good consistency and had fantastic opacity. It was a little brush strokey when applying but it dried down smooth. I used 1 coat for the photos below.



Come Rain or Shine is a cobalt blue with pink shimmer. The shimmer in this is pretty hidden but visible in bright light. The formula was good, it was easy to apply and had good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Don't Be Shallow is a sky blue creme.This felt like a more jelly formula to me, it was sheer but buildable and dried shiny. I used 3 coats for the photos below.




Girls Just Wanna Have Sun is a soft pastel yellow creme. If you have strong pink undertones like I do this does tend to pull them out and make your hands look red but its not something that would stop me from wearing it. The formula was pretty good for such a light yellow. It was easy to apply and only had minor streakiness. I used 1 thin coat and 1 thick coat to get it even. 



Glitter Me This...  is gold, light pink and white glitter in various sizes in a clear base. I will forever be a sucker for this color combo, I don't know what it is about it since I'm usually not a fan of gold but this is just so pretty. The formula was ok, it does need some glitter placement and some fishing if you want the big white hex glitter but it wasn't that big of a deal. I used 1 dabbed coat over Don't Be Shallow for the photos below.



In The Near Fuchsia is a fuchsia pink creme. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and easy to apply with good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Let's Chalk About It is a very very light pink creme. Pretty much its white with a drop of pink in it. The formula was ok, it was a little thinner than what I personally prefer. I also had some streakiness but it was easy to even out. I used 3 thin coats for the photos below. 




Moonlight The Night is transparent blue, purple and iridescent glitter in a clear base. This is my favorite from the collection, I love these kinds of glitters. Since the glitter has a transparent quality to it, it will look different depending on what you layer it over. The formula was good, it was easy to apply and had fantastic glitter payoff. I used 1 coat over Let's Chalk About It for the photos below.




Pink Or Swim is warm bubblegum pink creme. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and easy to work with. I used 2 coats for the photos below.




Shut The Front Door! is a pink toned purple with a strong shimmer. This actually looks more metallic in person than it looks in photos. The formula was good, it was a good consistency and had good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Sorry I'm Latte is a beige nude creme. The formula was a little thin but easy to work with and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below. 



Overall my picks from the collection are Moonlight the Night and Glitter Me This...

The House of Colour Collection is available at Ulta & Sally Beauty for $7.50 each.

9 comments:

  1. I like china glaze, specially because I can easily get the down in Mexico :) I bought a few of these, pink or swim, don't be shallow, sorry I'm latte and of course.. moonlight the night :)
    great review, lovely pictures

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  2. Is Moonlight the Night as hard to remove as the usual non-transparent glitter? It's very pretty but I hate removing glitter.

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  3. Some nice colors for Spring in this collection.

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  4. I didn't think it was too bad, but you could always use a peel off base if you don't want to fuss with removing the regular way!

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  5. I agree - Moonlight The Night is cool -- and I am NOT a glitter fan, but I like this one!

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  6. I'm not really impressed with this collection. It seems lately most of the polish companies have been lackluster with their new collections. =/
    With that said, I do like Moonlight the Night. It is the only one I have any desire to get. Thanks for the lovely swatches!

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  7. I definitely need Shut the Front Door :)

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  8. I like a few of these colors for sure!

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  9. Hi Jen, when I think of the 70's (I was in elementary school), what comes to mind is: "Have a Nice Day" and the original smiley face; "groovy"; Scooby Doo; neon tie-dyed T-shirts; disco; the increase of recreational drug use (only in hindsight - of course I didn't experience that firsthand!); Jackson Browne/The Eagles/Carly Simon/Led Zeppelin; and elephant bell bottom pants worn with crocheted, fringed vests. NONE of these polishes mirror my experience of that decade, either in spirit or in color!!! But they're pretty and I've heard the formulas are nice, so there's that. China Glaze, call ME the next time you need a unified theme for your collection! Thanks for your swatches! ;)

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