Tuesday, March 22, 2011

China Glaze Anchors Away Collection

Today I finally have the China Glaze's Anchors Away collection swatches and review to share with you guys. I wasn't really excited about this collection, but there were some interesting colors so I decided to buy the whole collection and try it.

Before I go on with the review, I am kind of disappointed that I didn't get to try the Tronica collection, since it is specialty for Sally Beauty. And I don't have a Sally Beauty near me, I don't think it is worth the drive to get the collection, and the fact that eBay users are selling it for about $14 a bottle is kind of ridiculous. Well I've read some reviews on it and that the holos aren't even that great, so I guess I didn't miss much.

OK on with the swatches!

From the Sand to Sand collection:

White Cap - a sheer pearly white with golden and silver shimmer. 4 coats

Pelican Gray is a cool toned gray creme. 2 coats

Sea Spray is a pale blue gray creme. 2 coats

Below Deck - a taupe creme with violet tones. 2 coats

Sunset Sail - a nude peachy creme with light flecks of shimmer. 3 coats

Knotty - dark beige shimmer. 3 coats

From the Knotty Nautical collection:

Life Preserver - pale dark orange creme. 2 coats. It's not as bright in person as my picture shows.

Hey Sailor - a vibrant red creme. 2 coats

Ahoy! - fuchsia pink with glass specks. 2 coats. LOVE!

First Mate - a navy blue creme. 2 coats

Starboard - a green creme. 2 coats. I wore this for St. Patrick's Day.

Lighthouse - a lemon yellow shimmer with glass specks. 3 coats

Overall, this collection was so-so for me. My favorite happens to be Ahoy!, I love the glass specks and how lovely it looks. Runner ups would be White Cap, Lighthouse, Starboard, Below Deck, and Sea Spray. The others were just ehh to me because I have plenty of polishes with similar colors.

China Glaze formula is always excellent in my opinion. It is never runny or thick. It applies smoothly without any problems. I am looking forward to the Island Escape collection. As I've mentioned on Twitter, a lot of Spring collections have disappointed me so I hope all the Summer collections are gonna be awesome.

That's all I have for today!


  1. sunset sail and sea spray still are my favorites :)

  2. I only grabbed White Cap and Ahoy! from this collection, but the more I see Lighthouse, the more it's calling my name. Thanks for the swatches.

  3. I really would like white Cap. So pretty.