Friday, April 15, 2016

China Glaze Lite Brites Swatch and Review

Alright, Alright!  The China Glaze Lite Brites!  So effing exciting over here.  I feel like it's my birthday.  Maybe that's because I bought this using the Sally's birthday coupon that floats around the internet, or maybe I just freaking love neons.

china glaze lite brites

China Glaze Let's Jam
I'm starting with my most absolute favorite.  This is an orchid with blue shift. amazing.  Two coats plus INM Out The Door Top Coat (I top coated all my swatches and I won't be repeating this again because lazy).  Great formula.
china glaze let's jam
China Glaze Let's Jam
China Glaze Bite Me
Watermelon pink with orange shiftiness.  This one is very bright.  Two coats and great formula. 
China Glaze Bite Me
China Glaze Bite Me
China Glaze None Of Your Risky Business
I have a lot to say about this tangerine crème.  #1 I saw almost the same exact tangerine last year.  #2 the formula isn't that great.
Let's first start out with the swatch pic.  Two really thick coats.  I tried to apply it thin, but it wasn't going to well for me.
China Glaze None of Your Risky Business
China Glaze None Of Your Risky Business
Does this look familiar?  Like Home Sweet House Music (HSHM)?  Here's a bottle shot side by side.

And, on my nails.  HSHM on my index and ring.
Not much difference in color but there is a huge difference in formula.  At first, when I was applying NoYRB, I was trying to figure out if it was super thick or if I was just having an off night.  Then I applied HSHM on my index and ring finger.  It was like night and day.  It took three coats for HSHM to apply, but it was a lot easier. I'm not a thick polish kinda girl.  Some people prefer that.  Not me.  I'd rather do the extra coat if it means I don't have to be super cautious in applying it perfectly.
In certain lights, like my daylight bulbs, you can tell the half a shade difference between the two.  But, there's really not that much difference.
China Glaze I'll Pink to That
Neon Fuckshia crème.  My favorite type of pink neon.  Two coats plus top coat.  This is deeper than last years Glow With The Flow.  This is not as thick as NoYRB.  I did like this formula.
China Glaze I'll Pink To That
China Glaze What I Like About Blue
Light cyan blue with heavy shimmer.  Two coats.  Good formula and this dries dull but not full on matte.
china glaze what i like about blue
China Glaze What I Like About Blue
I Got A Blue Attitude
This caused a lot of friction in my house.  It was like that whole "What color is this dress?" debate.  My husband kept looking at it in different lights and tried to school me on color perceptions, camera sensors, and a lot of blah blah blah.
I asked my kids, "What color is this polish?"  One said purple and the other said spicy chip (because he's 2 and he likes to eat chips).
This is a color corrected picture.  Two coats plus top coat.  This was thick but not thick like NoYRB.  This consistency was totally manageable.
(I really hate the song this is named after).
china glaze i got a blue attitude
China Glaze I Got A Blue Attitude
China Glaze Whip It Good
I hate yellow like you wouldn't believe, but I love this whitish yellow.  It's so bright, cheerful, and not predominantly yellow.  The formula was still a bit thickish, but not too bad.  Three coats. 
china glaze whip it good
China Glaze Whip It Good
You probably wonder if this compares to China Glaze, Daisy Know My Name from last year.  Nope.  I didn't even bother taking a picture because Daisy is so much more fluorescent highlighter yellow.  Instead, I channeled my energy into comparing Whip It Good to my favorite yellow, Maybelline Bleached Neon Citrus Collide.
Don't let that full appearance full you.  She's not full, I just shook her up a lot before this picture.  I love this yellow!
Okay, so Citrus Collide on the index and ring finger.
Whip It Good is so much thicker than Citrus Collide with Citrus Collide being a touch lighter.  I like both, but I prefer the consistency of Citrus Collide better.
China Glaze We Got The Beet
Purple with a copper shimmer.  Three coats, plus top coat, and still textured.  Purple is my soul color and I didn't like this.
china glaze we got the beet
China Glaze We Got The Beet

China Glaze Papa Don't Preach...
...I've been losing sleep.  But I made up my mind, I'm keeping my babyyyyy!
I went back and looked at my notes on this and I wrote one word, "ambivalent."  Yep, that pretty much sums up my feelings on this.
Three coats and top coated but still textured.
china glaze papa don't preach
China Glaze Papa Don't Preach
There are three more Lite Brites in this collection but my Sally's didn't get the whole collection.  I've been noticing that more and more with Sally's, they only get partial collections.

My favorites are Let's Jam and Bite Me.

My friend over at Sloppy Swatches did a great watermarble post using this collection.

Did you buy any of these yet?  What are your thoughts on these? 

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  1. lol at spicy chip!! They all look amazing on you, thank you so much for linking me!

  2. Beautiful swatches and I love your post!

  3. Great swatches and review! The more I see the cremes, the more I want this collection!

  4. Just picked up 3 today! Hoping to use one tonight! Your swatches are lovely! :) I am really liking how its a bit of a different summer line from in years pasts. Last years wasnt my favorite.
    All of the Sallys around me didnt get the full line either, and the apparently they all only got one mini set which was gone already... Our Ultas don't have any of it yet and yet its in the ad... The stores are slacking! :(

    1. I need to just start buying everything online. The China Glaze Electric Nights is one of my all time favorite collections!

  5. That purple yaaaaaasssss. Thanks enabler!!!!!!


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