The Easter Bunny delivered something beautiful in our basket this year; the China Glaze Poolside Collection. So right after my daughters and I colored our eggs, we got to paint our nails! I am a huge fan of nail lacquers that come in fun colors, especially when they’re free from icky things like DBP and Toluene, because I like to share the mani-pedi routine with my little ones.
Much like our thoughts on the China Glaze Up & Away collection, these shades can awaken anyone from a gray mood. And despite arriving pre-Spring, these neon polishes couldn’t be any more summery!
Towel Boy Toy is a medium neon blue with a slight shimmer (the only polish from the collection that has any). It gives a deep rich color with just two coats. The look and the color reminds me of the blue highlighters I used in college, but more saturated. I used neither a top coat nor a base coat, which I’m glad because it would have taken away from cool texture. I was able to wear it for just two days before it started to chip, but the drying time is so quick that a reapplication would be a cinch.
Flip-Flop Fantasy is the neon coral-pink nail polish of my dreams. The color is much brighter and pinker than the swatch on the China Glaze website implies. It goes on immediately opaque, and also dries quickly. If you insist on doing two coats, do it immediately or your mani-pedi will look slightly lumpy or streaky. (I learned the hard way. *frown*)
(You can see Stef, the rabbit eater above, in Sun Worshipper, a bright, pure orange)
Sadly, the Easter fun ended quickly, as I spent the following Monday through Wednesday in the hospital after suffering a severe Asthma attack (not polish-related!) Throughout the ordeal, I did receive several compliments on my “fancy nails” from both the male and female medical staff. It is nice to know that although I was feeling a sickly, hot mess; China Glaze had all 20 of my nails looking pretty.
I’m looking forward to trying their other colors, specifically Yellow Polka Dot Bikini since I have yet to find the perfect opaque yellow nail polish. I have sneaky suspicion that China Glaze will not disappoint.
You can get the Poolside shades on Amazon for only $4 bucks![ratings]
Rakisha White will never underestimate the power of cosmetics in making one feel good in difficult situations. She’s also the mother of two very well-manicured preschoolers, who already have their eyes on her lipstick collection. Check out her thought provoking wht hosted blog, brooklynshoebabe.
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