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Friday, April 10th, 2009

Summer Collection: China Glaze Kicks Part II

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Now that you've seen some of the shimmers from Part I, Today I'm bringing you the cremes and a few left overs.

Like I was saying in Part I, this is a great collection - espically for the not so daring. However, I would have loved for China Glaze to replace some of the pinks and oranges with a bright summer color such as yellow.

I think they went a little overboad with some colors resembling each other like: How Street it is and Style Wars. But, nonetheless a fab collection.

Most colors applied perfectly and only required an average of two coats with the exception of Style Wars. I found the oranges to be a tad bit on the sheer side.

And, here they are - check em out!

China Glaze B Girlz nail polish

China Glaze Kicks Summer Collection

B-Girlz - more toned down from It's Poppin, a soft pink with pink shimmer.

China Glaze How street it is nail polish

China Glaze Kick Summer Collection 

Oh How Street It Is - burnt orange creme jelly.

China Glaze It's Poppin nail polish

 It's Poppin - a hot pink raspberry with pink shimmer. 

China Glaze Sneaker head nail polish

China Glaze kicks summer collection

 Sneaker Head - a muted red creme.

China Glaze Laced up nail polish

China Glaze Summer Kicks Collection 

Laced Up - a bubblegum pink creme.

China Glaze Style Wars nail polish

China Glaze Kicks summer collection

 Style Wars - sheer orange jelly creme.

China Glaze Kicks Orange Comparisons

Just to show how close How Street It Is and Style Wars is, here's a swatch comparison.

China Glaze Kicks collection is available at Head2Toe, Transdesign8ty8 or any beauty salons that carries the brand.

Tags: china glaze, summer collection, kicks, swatches, review, part II

Posted by Steph at 09:23:am
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(3) Comments

Lizzy said on Apr 10th, 2009 5:15 am
Hmmm I think I liked the shimmers better, but both oranges are pretty nice.

Jinnzor said on Apr 11th, 2009 4:58 am
I sort of wonder what is up with all the oranges in this collection, but I still love it. I will be sporting a lot of bright colors this summer :D

Steph said on Apr 11th, 2009 7:21 am
Hi Lizzy, I totally agree :) Hi Jinnzor, I know, right? But still a great collection :)

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