China Glaze: Summer 2014 Off Shore Collection Swatches & Review
Hi everyone! Here is another post from wayyyyy back when! I swatched these China Glaze polishes from the Off Shore Collection a whole year ago! So long ago in fact, that it was when my nails were still square shaped. I really do miss the square shape but they are so much easier to maintain now that they are squoval and they don’t break nearly as often, which is nice.
I’ve been wanting to share these with you since I first swatched them and I’m happy to get the chance to do it now! If you haven’t seen swatches of these before, I would suggest looking at some swatches from other bloggers. Though these aren’t the typical neon, I believe they have a bit of neon pigment which can alter the color a bit in photographs and makes them hard to capture. I think most swatches come out a little different depending on the blogger, the lighting and the color.
“Be More Pacific” is a pale celery green crelly. I think the crelly formulation really lends a hand to this polish. Being such a pale color, normally a polish like this might have streaking issues. This was perfect in 2 coats over a ridge filling base coat.
“I Sea The Point” is a dusty medium blue with very slight purple undertones that dries with a semi-matte finish. I do prefer it shiny so I used top coat for these swatches. Gorgeous color, great formula. 2 coats but almost a one-coater.
“Sun Upon My Skin” is a pale banana colored creme. Not the greatest formula. Even with a light hand, this requires 3 careful coats and there were still some bald spots. The shade is pretty though, too bad the formula isn’t better. :/
“If In Doubt, Surf It Out” is a pale orange crelly that is almost a peach shade but not quite. Very similar to “Be More Pacific” in formula. Perfect in 2 coats.
“Feel The Breeze” is a bright pale pink. That seems like a contradictory explanation but it’s true! I was surprised by the formula here. It was really good for a light pink. It dries to a semi-satin finished so I used top coat. This is 2 coats.
“Stoked To Be Stoked” is a bright citrus orange creme. This is a perfect Summer color! Great formula. 2 coats.
“Shore Enuff” is a bright medium green crelly. Great formula here and really nice color. 2 perfect coats.
“Float On” is a bubblegum pink creme that dries with a semi-satin finish. Nice formula. 2 easy coats here.
“Wait N’ Sea” is a gorgeous teal-aqua-ish crelly. This shade is absolutely stunning. And the crelly formula sets it apart from other teals. I’m a little obsessed. 2 coats.
“X-Ta-Sea” is a medium slightly red-toned purple creme. Creamy and beautiful. Perfect in 2 coats.
“Dune Our Thing” is a stunning bright magenta creme. Absolute perfection. I could wear this forever. ♥ This is 2 coats.
“Seas The Day” is a slightly dusty red crelly. This is such a unique shade of red and I love the crelly formula. Such a pretty color. I do adore my reds! 2 coats.
When I first swatched these, for the most part, I was in love. Loved the creamy formulas and the choice of colors and theme and the names… basically everything. I would highly suggest this collection if you’ve been holding out since it was released! Fab!
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