Monday, September 21, 2009

China Glaze Retro Diva Collection

Sorry for the lack of update! Been uber busy this week with all these papers and such. I have my first exams for each class (total of 5) in 2 weeks.. YIKES!

Anyways, I finally got done with the China Glaze Retro Diva collection. (late but better later than never). Although there are so many new China Glaze collections coming out (their glitter<3 onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="">
Thunderbird - very dark black cherry red. Gorgeous shade.

Stroll - Deep burgundy with gold glitters? This would've looked a lot better in 4 coats, but I got lazy and only did three. poo..

Street Racing - Golden rosey red. It looks slightly orangey in certain lights.

Stella - deep purple shimmer. HELLO purple! I love this color.

Skate Night -
Magenta shimmer. OK my picture makes it look duochrome which it is NOT. However the reflection of the uber shiny nails of the sun setting made it look like a duochrome -_-

Short&Sassy - Another dark red shimmer however this one is lighter. Once again, the reflection of the sun setting makes the color look oddly weird. I tried my best. I guess I will never take pics of nails again while the sun is setting.

Let's Groove - dark purple shimmer. Gorgeous purple shimmer. Reminds me of Zoya's Yasmeen.

Free Love - Deep orange shimmer. By far my favorite of the collection. It's so bright and daring!

Far Out - Golden brown shimmer. A very interesting unique color, possibly no dupe. I like :)

Drive-In - Red shimmer.

Cruisin' - golden coppery orange shimmer. Interesting......

Cords - Metallic medium gray shimmer. This was the runner up of the collection.

Overall this collection was ok, wasn't great wasn't bad. I liked most of the colors. I like that it's shimmer and all that with a few unique colors. By far, China Glaze is doing a great job in satisfying our nail fetishes. Well not really fetishes, we just love nail polish! I can't, can't, can't, can't WAIT to try on the glitters!!


  1. Great swatches, thank you for sharing them!

  2. omg far out looks freaking awesome! i can't wait to get some of the glitter collection :)

  3. I think your pictures look fine. Is there that much of a difference if you don't take them in bright sunlight? For me I think I need to see them inside sine that's where I usually am. I'm not out in the bright sunshine all that often or rather long. I have most of these colors. They are very pretty on you. I think I have to stop jumping on them the minute their out. I'm buying way too much polish.