Are we ready for summer? Over here it's starting to get warmer outside, and I'm ready! I'd love to be able to sit outside, kicked back with a drink and a good book, just lounging around. So you know it's time for all the pretty, bright summer collections - and China Glaze has a new line called the Lite Brites! They are fun and bright, and they've got some neon action going on!
I've taken a lot of pictures of this collection. You'll notice four photos for each color - sunlight, shade, indoors with natural light and indoors with flash (in that order, as if you are reading a book). I've done this for several reasons. I want to provide a wide variety of lighting options for you to see how the polish looks.
Let's start out with Hot Flash, a hot juicy red shade. I used 2 coats for what's pictured, and it's so shiny! I had no issues with the formula, and I got pretty good wear with this shade. I wore it for 2 days before changing it.
Let's Jam is such a cool shade! It's a light, airy lavendar with a blue shimmer running through it. It kind of hides in some lighting, but you can really see it coming out in the flash photo! I used 2 coats for what's pictured.
Papa Don't Peach is a funky neon orange-y coral glitter. The base is a jellyish base, and the glitters are packed tightly. No worries with coverage, as shown is 2 coats. It covers very well!
This one is such a stunner! What I Like About Blue is a gorgeous a sky-ish blue turquoise shade that is serious business in the sunlight! When I had it on, I couldn't stop staring at my nails.
Bite Me is a bubblegum-y shade with a slight shimmer. The formula was pretty good, but as you can see, on the nail, it tended to move a bit. If you are careful, it should be just fine. I think I just got in a hurry :)
I wasn't as fond of We Got The Beet as I thought I would be. It's very shimmery and a lovely shade of purple, but it just wasn't for me. It's very close to just being a "purple version" of Papa Don't Peach. I did need 3 coats for this one, and you can still see some thinner patches.
Whew! None of Your Risky Business is very bright! This neon has a very good formula and only needed 2 coats for coverage. It's kind of blinding actually haha You can see in each photo for different it looks in each lighting.
I Got A Blue Attitude is the only polish in this collection that gave me enough trouble to seriously mention. The formula on this one was thick and kind of hard to maneuver. You can see on my middle nail that it looks like a blob. It could definitely do with some thinner. I also had a little bit of staining after using this one. It wasn't major, but I did have to use a whitening paste to get rid of it. It's also one of those polishes that changes shades when you move your hand and when it's in different lights. It switches quite fluidly from blue to purple. Even just moving my head around and changing my angle to the screen!
I'll Pink To That is hot, hot, hot! This shimmery deeper pink (what I call "Barbie" pink), has a great formula, and pictured is 2 coats. It went on so smooth and stayed put. It is a very pretty shade.
I think Lime After Lime is less a lime-y color, and is more minty. But that's just me. I think China Glaze's official description is "acid green," and I can see that too! Almost radioactive? hahah This one has a tendency to be a little on the thicker side, but nothing too major. There are 2 coats here.
Whip It Good is that yellow your Mama warned you about. Well, not really. The formula wasn't all that bad, but it did need 3 thin coats for coverage. Yellows are notorious for being hard to deal with it. This one wasn't the best I've ever worked with, but it wasn't the worst, either. The shade is an odd bird, as well, changing like a chameleon in different lighting.
Finally, we've got Lip Smackin' Good, a light airy pink. It's not as deep as the other pinks in this collection, and definitely leans toward a pastel shade. But there's nothing special about this shade. It's a typical pink. It does have a good formula and only needed 2 coats.
So is there one you think you just have to have? I'd suggest Hot Flash and What I Like About Blue - those are my favorites!
You can find these wherever China Glaze polishes are sold - I know they are out and on display at Sally's. Price varies by vendor. You can get them online in various places, as well, such as 8ty8Beauty and Head2ToeBeauty.
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