Who doesn't love a good aqua blue nail polish in the summertime?  Today's nail of the day is China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle, a bright aqua cream from the new Sunsational collection.  It makes my fingers look like they've been dipped in sparkling turquoise waters of an exotic island!

natural light, 3 coats

The formulation of this was good.  Unlike some of the other polishes from this collection, this one didn't streak much at all.  It was smooth, and just a little sheer (I ended up doing three coats).


I've had a lot of people ask how this compares to China Glaze For Audrey, a similar looking blue.  For Audrey is less green and less bright (more dusty).  The two may seem similar in the bottle but are noticeably different when painted.

The China Glaze Sunsational collection is available at Ulta!

What is your favorite bright blue nail polish?
xx, Allison
Who doesn't love a good aqua blue nail polish in the summertime?  Today's nail of the day is China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle, a bright aqua cream from the new Sunsational collection.  It makes my fingers look like they've been dipped in sparkling turquoise waters of an exotic island!

natural light, 3 coats

The formulation of this was good.  Unlike some of the other polishes from this collection, this one didn't streak much at all.  It was smooth, and just a little sheer (I ended up doing three coats).


I've had a lot of people ask how this compares to China Glaze For Audrey, a similar looking blue.  For Audrey is less green and less bright (more dusty).  The two may seem similar in the bottle but are noticeably different when painted.

The China Glaze Sunsational collection is available at Ulta!

What is your favorite bright blue nail polish?
xx, Allison
China Glaze has released their new Sunsational collection for Summer 2013, featuring 12 neon colors: six jellies and six cremes.  I'm not a big fan of jellies, but love a good creme neon, so I ended up snagging all six!  Today's Nail of the Day is Neon and On and On, a light, bright pink with warm/yellow undertones.

natural light, 3 coats

The formulation of Neon and On and On is sub-par for China Glaze-- not terrible, but not as smooth as the typical formulation.  It is a little sheer, a little patchy, and dries with zero shine (as neon polishes tend to do).  Most nails were opaque in two coats, but I added a third to make sure they were all solid.  I love the color enough that I don't mind working a bit extra with the formulation, and a top coat added all the shine I needed.  


You can find the China Glaze Sunsational collection online at Ulta.  They have all six cremes in a set for only $30!

What is your favorite neon nail polish?
xx, Allison
China Glaze has released their new Sunsational collection for Summer 2013, featuring 12 neon colors: six jellies and six cremes.  I'm not a big fan of jellies, but love a good creme neon, so I ended up snagging all six!  Today's Nail of the Day is Neon and On and On, a light, bright pink with warm/yellow undertones.

natural light, 3 coats

The formulation of Neon and On and On is sub-par for China Glaze-- not terrible, but not as smooth as the typical formulation.  It is a little sheer, a little patchy, and dries with zero shine (as neon polishes tend to do).  Most nails were opaque in two coats, but I added a third to make sure they were all solid.  I love the color enough that I don't mind working a bit extra with the formulation, and a top coat added all the shine I needed.  


You can find the China Glaze Sunsational collection online at Ulta.  They have all six cremes in a set for only $30!

What is your favorite neon nail polish?
xx, Allison
Today's nail look is Come Here!, another color from Essie's Resort 2013 collection.  This is a red cream with a hint of orange to it... it makes me think of poppies!  I think this is a perfect red for summer.  Unfortunately, I'm not crazy about the formulation.  It is unusually thick for an Essie polish.  It doesn't spread very easily and bleeds around the cuticles quite a bit.  

natural light, 2 coats

I love the color, and if you have some patience with the application, the shade really does look great on the nails.  If you are looking for a super easy color you can slap on in 3 minutes, this probably isn't for you!

The Essie 2013 Resort Collection is available in stores and online at Ulta.com!

What is your favorite summer red?
xx, Allison