Tuesday, November 18, 2008

China Glaze Romantique Spring 2009 Nail Polish Swatches!!

Hello, dear readers!

WOW, yesterday felt like Christmas for me when the Fed Ex man dropped these off! I am super excited to be able to share with you the China Glaze Spring 2009 collection: Romantique. Today I will be sharing the cool shades with you and then later this week I will share the warm colors with you. The Romantique collection is nothing short of AH-MAZ-ING!!

China Glaze Romantique: Cool Shades

china glaze romantique nail polish
(l to r, Joy, Adore, Harmony, Devotion, Cherish, Awaken)

China Glaze Joy:
Gorgeous icy plum loaded with silver shimmer. Stunning.
Indoors (natural light):
china glaze joy nail polishOutdoors (full sun):
china glaze joy nail polish
China Glaze Adore:
Cool turquoise - like blue. Loving this too!
Indoor (artificial light):
china glaze adore nail polishOutdoor (full sun):
china glaze adore nail polish
China Glaze Harmony:
Gorgeous shimmering Violet. 
Indoor (artificial light):
china glaze harmony nail polishOutdoor (full sun):
china glaze harmony nail polish
China Glaze Devotion:
Shimmering metallic lavender. This one was the problem child as far as photography goes. The lavender base color is so loaded with shimmer that it was impossible to capture the lavender. But in person, it really is lavender! 
Indoors (artificial light):
china glaze devotion nail polishOutdoors (full sun):
china glaze devotion nail polish

China Glaze Cherish:
Gorgeous sea foam green shimmer. Unfortunately another photographic problem child. I think it looks gold in these pictures but it is definitely NOT gold. It is sea foam green and it is beautiful!
Indoors (natural light):
china glaze cherishOutdoors (full sun):
china glaze cherish nail polish
China Glaze Awaken:
Metallic charcoal shimmer. Stunning!
Indoors:
china glaze awaken nail polishOutdoors (full sun):
china glaze awaken nail polish
Joy and Awaken are my two favorites from the collection, but all of them are really beautiful.

These colors are so loaded with silver shimmer, they look metallic inside and then outside in the sun they are super blingy, and have a foil like finish. AMAZING!!

All swatches are two coats of nail polish over a base coat, no top coat. All of these nail polishes went on very opaque at one coat. The formula was very smooth and as long as I took my time applying them I did not have any brush stroke issues, which can be a problem with metallics. 

So which colors are you feeling the need for? Let me know in the comments (I live for your comments)!

Remember to check back later because I will have the warm colors for you to see in a few days (I have them now, just have to swatch them).

I believe that China Glaze Romantique should be available online and in stores January 2009. I will let you know if and when I hear anything different.

See you soon and THANK YOU for reading!

xoxo,
Katee
p.s. Don't forget to enter my giveaway! Scroll down to yesterdays entry.

27 comments:

  1. Ooh wow! Loving Cherish, Adore and Joy...

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  2. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How did you ever manage to get these so early? *iz jealous* ;-) Your pics just confirm i'm getting all 6 of the cool colors once they come out! TY :)

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  3. Love these colours! ;D Thanks for the swatches, they're really pretty!

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  4. they certainly do look very different indoors than they do outside. is this disparity due to the photography, or do they actually react to different lighting that way?

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  5. black diamondNovember 18, 2008

    wow, i think i need them all :D where did you get these so early??? thanks for the beautiful swatches!

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  6. I just discovered your blog, and am amazed by such beautiful nails, plus the nice collection you seems to have and your swatching under artificial/natural light !
    I might come often now ^^ Thanks, and take care :)

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  7. OMG! I need Harmony and Cherish in my life NOW! These swatches are beauuuutiful and I can't WAIT to get this collection.

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  8. Adore is my favorite here. Also, I like the Cherish, although I am not a "green" person. Perhaps that is something I would be willing to try. I agree that the different lighting makes all the colors look like two different colors. I liked the Awaken, but then the outdoor photo made it look like OPI Brand New Skates, which I have. And I am not a total fanatic, only a hobbyist. lol.

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  9. Nixxy - Yes, aren't they beautiful?!

    Psychoswim - If I told you... well you know how the rest of the saying goes :)

    Fashionista - Thank you!!

    Anonymous - They look very different under indoor artificial lighting than they do outdoors. Indoors they have more of a metallic look to them and then outdoors they look super sparkly and shimmery.

    Kyosuke - Thank you and glad you found me!

    B - I know, I am in love with these!!

    Dee - I think I am adding Adore to my favorites list too. I keep changing my mind every time I look at these about which one is my favorite. Keep reading and you'll be an addict soon enough LOL :)

    Thanks everyone for your comments and for checking me out.

    xoxo,
    K

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  10. Black Diamond - thank you! Glad you like them. Like I told psychoswim, if I told you, I'd have to kill you :) LOL

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  11. Well you know how I'm a nail art nut, so the first thing I thought of when I saw these was Easter Egg nail art!

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  12. Brooke - good call!!! These would be awesome colors for swirl nail art. K

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  13. Oh my! I want them all!!

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  14. omg. i love them all. i can't even pick which one of them is my favorite.

    xoxo,
    La C

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  15. All the colors look great on you. Though I am confused about these being for the spring. Maybe ChG knows something we don't but I don't usually picture those as spring colors.

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  16. Sminkan - I know, aren't they great?!

    Kajalpennan - You'll be able to get them soon enough :)

    Hi La C - Don't pick. Get all of them!

    Hailey - Thank you! Indoors the colors are much softer and some remind me of Easter egg colors. But outdoors the are definitely fierce! I think they are a nice change from normally boring spring releases, you know?

    xoxo,
    Katee

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  17. oh my little nail polish guru! im so proud of you!

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  18. HEy Katee!
    Great collection, can't wait to get my hands on a few of those :)
    I like how the colors look outdore, they are so much more vibrant!

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  19. Devo - thanks!!

    La Mimi - Isn't that crazy how different the colors look outside vs. inside?

    Thanks for reading!

    xoxo,
    Katee

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  20. Thanks so much for the lovely swatches. I love these polishes already :O I can see myself doing skittles mani with the whole collection, actually :) I will definitely be getting Cherish, Harmony and Adore :)

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  21. tarotbydianaNovember 19, 2008

    I will never be able to keep the names of these straight. I am loving the lilac, the sea foam green and the charcoal. I will likely buy the whole collection though. It's stunning! I am excited for the upcoming warm color swatches.

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  22. Lina-Elvira - You are welcome! Good call on the skittles mani.

    Diana - I hear you, I can never keep the darn names straight either LOL

    xoxo,
    Katee

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  23. Joy...I luuuurve joy...that's gorgy!

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  24. Cherish (I think that's the right one) the sea foam green, in sunlight it kind-a reminds me of Chanel's Kelidescope, no?

    Nice work!

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  25. Stubby - I was thinking the same thing!

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  26. i love them all!!! i actually never used china glaze, but these swatches make me wannna buy the whole collection! cherish, harmony, and adore look gawgious!!

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