Friday, February 8, 2013

China Glaze Avant Garden Collection Swatches/Review

Hello everyone and happy Friday! I'm so happy for it to be the weekend and to catch up on my swatching for the blog. Today I have the Avant Garden collection from China Glaze for Spring 2013 for you guys. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Keep Calm, Paint On is an amazing minty green shimmer. The formula on this one was a little thick, but I was able to get it opaque in two even coats.


Dandy Lyin' Around is a gorgeous, shimmery white. I needed three coats here for opacity and evenness. I just love this one.


Pink-ie Promise is a light cool-toned pink with very subtle shimmer. This one had a pretty thick formula as well; two coats was good but you need to be careful of dragging here.


Life is Rosy is a medium-toned mauve pink. This one was a little thick as well, but worked out nicely with two coats.


Tart-y for the Party is a beautiful pastel lilac shade that was great in two coats.


Budding Romance is a murky, swamp green. This is one of those ugly-but-fashionable colors, but I must say that I'm not a huge fan. The formula was pretty watery and it seemed like it bled and stained when I tried to remove it. This is two coats.


Fade Into Hue is a dusty periwinkle creme that was good in two coats.


Sunday Funday is a bright, cheerful sky blue. The one had a great formula and could have been a one-coater, but I used two out of habit.


Fancy Pants is a blue-leaning purple with pink shimmer that is just gorgeous. The shimmer is pretty subtle in this one, but I like that.


Mimosas Before Manis is a gorgeous light coral with subtle silver shimmer. This one was a little patchy, but two coats were all I needed.


Snap My Dragon is a shimmery red that leans a little bit fuchsia. This one had a great formula, needed two coats for opacity.


Passion for Petals is a shade of very pink-leaning red. I'm very happy with the way it looks on the nail, as it seemed too red for my taste in the bottle. This is two coats.


The Avant Garden collection will be available in stores starting in March, but I've heard that it's already available on some online retailers. China Glaze polishes retail for $7 on average. Which ones will you be picking up from this collection?

Products provided for review

29 comments:

  1. That's a lovely collection.
    But my fav is Dandy Lyin' Around and Fancy Pants.

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  2. oh gosh.. it's gorgeous! I love spring shades like that *_*

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  3. luv Tart-y for the Party and Pink

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  4. I only like Fancy Pants, other shades all look seen before. But your swatches are pretty as always :)

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  5. Gorgeous swatches! Sunday Funday, Fancy Pants, and Dandy Lyin' Around are my favourites :)

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  6. i'm a sucker for pastels in spring time. Love it

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  7. I really love all of these!!! Such great colors!

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  8. I love the shimmer on Fancy Pants!

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  9. My poor bank account! I'm in love with a LOT of the colors in this collection... Uh-Oh!

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  10. WOW! I was not impressed with other swatches of this collection but your photos make them look stunning!

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  11. OMG these are all so stunning! I love these light fresh shades! Your photos are incredible!

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  12. fancy pants and Sation Miss Emo shun all can you compare?

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    1. Much different: Sation is more neon and purple, jellyish and no shimmer. Fancy Pants is opaque, more blue-toned, and has shimmer.

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  13. Such a pretty collection, I am loving the yucky green!

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  14. Oooh! I like a lot of these more than I thought I would!

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  15. I like Keep Calm, Paint On, Mimosas Before Manis and Fancy Pants a lot.

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  16. I'm definitely going to have to save up for Keep Calm, Paint On and Mimosas Before Manis! Beautiful swatches!!!

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  17. I'm definitely going to have to save up for Keep Calm, Paint On and Mimosas Before Manis! Beautiful swatches!!!

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  18. Beautiful swatches! I might get the Pastel Petals one after seeing your take on them :)

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  19. There are at least 5 I would like from this collection :)). Great swatches xx

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  20. Gorgeous swatches! i love them all! How does Sunday Funday compare to Hanging In The Balance?

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  21. I'm going to be honest the only one I won't be getting is Budding Romance. Then again...I might pick it up to have the whole collection.

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  22. I'm going to be honest the only one I won't be getting is Budding Romance. Then again...I might pick it up to have the whole collection.

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  23. I might just order this complete collection - it looks so pretty!

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