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China Glaze Off Shore – Swatches and Review
Summer 2014 is in full swing, and my first beach trip of the season is just days away. I have almost everything planned: house rented, groceries purchased, wardrobe ready to pack. There’s only one loose end: what color will I see on my toes as they’re buried in the sand? Making my decision harder than usual is the China Glaze Off Shore collection – a rainbow of summery neon polishes that make the workaday world fade away.
I swear, I can already hear the seagulls and smell the coconut tanning oil. Let’s dive right in to Off Shore’s twelve bitchin’ colors:
China Glaze Off Shore Swatches
Note: All swatches are two coats.
Stoked To Be Soaked – This sunny tangerine is Off Shore’s Big Kahuna. The formula is perfect, easy to apply and opaque. The color is creamy, but an underlying gold shimmer gives it a very subtle glow.
I Sea The Point – A close-to-neon true blue that reminds me of the 4th of July. The formula is kind of tricky, with a strange consistency; the first coat is streaky, but the second coat evens things out.
X-Ta-Sea – A grape purple with a surprising jelly consistency that is easy to work with. Two coats is all it takes for perfect coverage.
Feel The Breeze – neon baby pink, very similar to Float On but lighter. A tiny bit chalky/streaky, but such a great neon that it’s worth it.
Sun Upon My Skin – a bright creamy buttercup yellow. (This is one of my favorites! And the the easiest yellow I’ve ever worked with. ~Stef)
If In Doubt, Surf It Out – A pastel orange that makes me crave creamsicles. The formula is thin and a little on the sheer side, but two coats even out most of the streaks.
Wait N’ Sea – a bright and clean, turquoise-leaning neon blue, with a thin, easy to work with consistency.
Be More Pacific – A pale-but-bright creamy lime green. The formula is thin and is a little streaky with two coats. A third thin coat does the trick.
Float On – neon pepto pink, very similar to Feel The Breeze, only a bit brighter – and equally chalky/streaky.
Seas The Day – bright red creme with a thin consistency and really nice coverage.
Shore Enuff – bright, bordering on neon, green. Two coats is all that stands between me and a perfect pedicure.
Dune Our Thing – bright raspberry pink with great coverage and an easy to work with formula.
• In general, formula is easy to work with
• Creamy coverage and long lasting finish
• China Glaze lacquers contain China Clay as a nail hardener; the material that gives porcelain its shiny finish
• No DBP, Toluene or added Formaldehyde
• Optimized 440-strand brush
• There is no way you beach bunnies will be satisfied with just one bottle… but at a mere $7.50, go ahead and splurge!
Thanks for the Summer Lovin’, China Glaze! Off Shore’s beachy bonanza makes me want to spend the next two months surfside, just doing my nails!
we heartsters – What is your must have shade from the China Glaze Off Shore collection?
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