China Glaze Tranzitions Collection Swatches

Today we’ll be looking at the China Glaze Tranzitions collection. This six-piece collection is perfect for all those of you who like to get creative! This collection features polishes with a unique formula that changes color when you apply top coat. Amazing right? Let’s take a look!

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These are all six shades, the top shades are what the colors look like applied on their own. And on the bottom is what the same colors look like when top coat is applied.

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Without topcoat.

From left to right: Split Perso-Nail-Ity, Duplicityy, Modify Me, Altered Reality, Metallic Metamorphosis, Shape Shifter.

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And with top coat.

From left to right: Split Perso-Nail-Ity, Duplicityy, Modify Me, Altered Reality, Metallic Metamorphosis, Shape Shifter.

As you can see, these shades shift into a deeper, darker shade when you apply top coat. It definitely lends itself to endless design possibilities! Think polka dots, fun french manis or even leopard spots! Which design would you create with these?

The China Glaze Tranzitions shades are available on our site Phoenix Beauty Lounge now for $7.50 a piece.

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China Glaze Glitz Bitz ‘n Pieces Collection Swatches

We are continuing today with more exciting collection previews. Next up is the China Glaze Glitz collection. This collection features six dazzling glitters. Let’s take a look!

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From left to right: Glitz’n Pieces –  Scattered & Tattered – Razzle Me, Dazzle Me – Bling It On – Mosaic Madness – Graffiti Glitter.

As you can see these glitters sit in a clear base. Each glitter has its own main color and then it has black confetti/bar glitter and large black hex glitter thrown in the mix. China Glaze dubbed this black glitter “Bitz’n Pieces”. Let’s take a look up close!

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Now of course, these glitters look best when layered over a different colour. We’ve created three layering combinations with China Glaze Mosaic Madness. Let’s take a look!

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China Glaze Mosaic Madness layered over China Glaze Snow. This is one coat of Mosaic Madness, as you can see one coat gives you a lot of sparkly glitter! There’s three or four sizes of black hex glitter in the mix, ranging from small to extra large! 😀 The black glitter is unreflective but the colored glitter (in this case blue!) really bring this polish to life!

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China Glaze Mosaic Madness layered over China Glaze Sea Spray. We love this layering combo! The muted dusty blue is a perfect match for Mosaic Madness.

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China Glaze Mosaic Madness layered over China Glaze First Mate. Finally a darker combination. The effect is more subtle as the black pieces don’t contrast as much. This gives you a subtle sparkle to your nails. Also a very nice effect!

This fun glitter collection definitely gets a thumbs up from us! At first glance it seemed perhaps repetitive to have 6 quite similar glitters but these are simply beautiful. The layering combinations are endless so you won’t get bored of this collection any time soon!

You can find this collection with us at Phoenix Beauty Lounge for $7.50 a piece.

OPI Euro Centrale Swatches

More collection previews! We’re on a roll! 🙂

Today we are showing you the OPI Spring/Summer 2013 collection called Euro Centrale. This collection is an homage to the fashion hotspots, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Poland. Where classic meets contemporary, where Gothic churches meet vibrant graffiti murals. This collection carries you from day to night, accompanying a corporate and neutral look as well as a bright partner for the vibrant city life.

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Celebrating a region where history meets modern design, the collection’s twelve new nail lacquers offer a mixture of glamorous metallic hues; playful bright shades in periwinkle, aqua and pink; and creamy blues in indigo, midnight and aubergine.

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From left to right: Hands Off My Kielbasa! – Oy-Another Polish Joke! – A Woman’s Prague-Ative – Vant To Bite My Neck? – I Saw… U Saw… We Saw… Warsaw – My Vampire Is Buff

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From left to right: My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours! – Can’t Find My Czechbook – You’re Such A Budapest – Suzi’s Hungary AGAIN! – OPI… Eurso Euro – Polka.com

Such fun shades right? OPI never fails to impress us with name choice either. 🙂 Let’s take a look at these beauties up close.

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We absolutely love this collection! And good news, this collection is already available for pre-order on our site. The OPI Euro Centrale collection is also part of our “We Love Nail Polish promotion”. Buy 3, get 15% off (enter coupon Buy3Get15%off at checkout) or buy 5, get 25% off (enter coupon Buy5Get25%off at checkout). Enjoy!

China Glaze Texture Collection Swatches

The exciting collection previews aren’t over yet! This time we’re sharing the China Glaze Texture collection for Summer 2013. This collection features six bright shades with a unique feature, a matte texturized finish!

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From left to right: Unrefined – Bump & Grind – Itty, Bitty & Gritty – Toe-tally Textured – In The Rough – Of Course!

These are similar to matte glitters such as the OPI Liquid Sand polishes, but they are a tad different. Let’s take a look up close.

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  • Unrefined: Bubblegum pink
  • Bump & Grind: Bright magenta
  • Itty, Bitty & Gritty: Peachy pink

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  • Toe-Tally Textured: Bright orange
  • In The Rough: Pastel green
  • Of Course!: Bright blue

These look very interesting! The finish looks gritty but feels fairly soft. They are meant to mimic sand and we think they were very successful in creating that effect. The China Glaze Texture shades bring a subtle 3D effect and unique finish to your nails, for those looking to try something different. The shades are fun, bright and very appropriate for summer. We can’t wait to try these!

What do you think about this collection? Which color would you like to add to your collection?

China Glaze Avant Garden Swatches

We at Phoenix Beauty Lounge are so ready for Spring! Especially Spring collections, time for those beautiful delicate pastels and cheerful pops of colour! China Glaze is setting the tone with this beautiful delicate Spring collection called Avant Garden.

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The China Glaze Avant Garden collection features six Pastel Petals and six Blooming Brights. Let’s take a look at the shades up close!

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First up the Pastel Petals. From left to right: Dandy Lyin’ Around – Keep Calm, Paint On – Fade Into Hue – Tart-y For The Party – Pink-ie Promise – Life Is Rosy.

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Next up are the Blooming Brights. From left to right: Budding Romance – Sunday Funday – Fancy Pants – Snap My Dragon – Passion For Petals – Mimosas Before Manis.

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A beautiful collection from China Glaze! There’s definitely something here for everyone, and we think you can never go wrong with a classic creme. Budding Romance, the moss green shade, has us intrigued! Would you wear a shade like this? Let us know in the comments!

Which shades will you be picking up? 🙂 They are available on our site Phoenix Beauty Lounge now!

China Glaze Hologlam Collection Swatches

Hi everyone! Guess what? We have swatches of the much anticipated China Glaze Hologlam collection! This collection features twelve beautiful holographic shades. Let’s take a look!

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From left to right: Get Outta My Space, Astroo-Hot, Infra-Red, When Stars Collide, Not In This Galaxy, OMG A UFO, Don’t Be A Luna-Tic, Sci-Fly By, Take A Trek, Strap On Your Moonboots, Galactic Gray, Cosmic Dust.

The collection features pinks, reds, coral, green, blues, gunmetal and silver. Something for everyone! Let’s take a look at them up close and admire the holo sparkle. 🙂

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We absolutely love this collection and cannot wait until the release! Cosmic Dust has the strongest and prettiest holographic sparkle, but the coral shade, Not In This Galaxy, has us completely enchanted. What do you think? Which shades will you be getting?

They are available for pre-order on Phoenix Beauty Lounge so make sure to check them out!

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Swatches

Hi everyone! More beautiful swatches for you. This is the China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil collection. This collection was inspired by the Cirque Du Soleil feature film, Worlds Away 3D.

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This is the full 12 piece China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil collection. It features cremes, shimmers, glitters, jellies,… Everything you could wish for and more! Let’s take a look at the shades up close.

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  • Whirled Away: Back and white collage glitter
  • It’s A Trap-Eze!: White cream base with multicolored glitter
  • Escaping Reality: Neon Raspberry Pink
  • Surreal Appeal: Rich Coral Creme

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  • Escaping Reality: Neon Raspberry Pink
  • Surreal Appeal: Rich Coral Creme
  • Def Defying: Lime Green Creme
  • Running In Circles: Cilantro Green Shimmer
  • Hanging In The Balance: Cerulean Blue Creme

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  • Running In Circles: Cilantro Green Shimmer
  • Hanging In The Balance: Cerulean Blue Creme
  • Water You Waiting For: Shimmering Blue Green Glitter
  • Creative Fantasy: Grape Neon
  • Bend Over Backwards: Pepper Red Shimmer

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  • Creative Fantasy: Grape Neon
  • Bend Over Backwards: Pepper Red Shimmer
  • Igniting Love: Hot Tamale Red Creme
  • Get Carried Away: Multi-sized black and red collage glitter in a sheer black base

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Finally, here’s a swatch of the electric blue creme, Hanging In The Balance. Two coats were used to create a nice even coverage. It dried to an extremely glossy finish, no top coat came near the swatch you see above!

The whole collection is full of really fun and quirky bright shades. They even introduced some indie-like glitters such as Whirled Away. We personally really love It’s A Trap-Eze, a jam-packed yummy glitter and Running In Circles, a must-have for all the girls who love green polishes.

Which shades are must-haves in your collection? Find the whole China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil collection for $6.50 available on our website, Phoenix Beauty Lounge.

OPI Mariah Carey Swatches

Today we’re sharing some swatches of the OPI Mariah Carey collection! This collection features four of the amazing new Liquid Sand effect polishes. These are glitters that dry with a matte and textured finish. Sounds fun right? 😀 Let’s take a look!

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This is the full eight-piece collection, it features four Liquid Sand glitters (pictured on the left), two shimmery polishes, a glitter and a creme polish.

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From left to right: A Butterfly Moment, Sprung, Pink Yet Lavender, Anti-Bleak.

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From left to right: Stay The Night, Get Your Number, Can’t Let Go, The Impossible.

  • Stay The Night: Beautiful matte black glitter with magenta glitter sparkles.
  • Get Your Number: Matte ocean blue glitter with holographic glitter.
  • Can’t Let Go: Purple glitter with lavender sparkles.
  • The Impossible: Hot pink matte glitter with small and large hex glitter and star confetti glitter.

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Finally here is a swatch of OPI The Impossible, using two layers. There’s tiny holographic hexagon glitters in this polish, as well as larger pink hexagon glitters and a few star glitters too! These star glitters are harder to fish out as they are heavier and sink to the bottom of the bottle, but before you apply, putting your bottle upside down for a few minutes will help a great deal!

This polish is such a beauty! The Liquid Sand textured effect is smoother than you would expect, it’s also easier to remove than regular glitter polish which is a nice bonus. In the sunshine this polish really comes to life though, it almost looks like there’s sugar on your nails! Very mesmerizing.

The full OPI Mariah Carey collection is now in stock with us at Phoenix Beauty Lounge.