Thursday, 2 February 2012

China Glaze Polarized - Prismatic Chroma Glitters Collection Spring 2012

When I got home from work today, I had a little package waiting for me and inside was China Glaze Polarized (and Prism which I will show you later) from the Prismatic Chroma Glitters Collection for Spring 2012. I was so excited, I had to swatch it straight away!

Polarized is the silver of the collection. It's a  micro silver glitter base with large green, red, pink, blue, yellow, orange and silver glitter.

Before I say anything else, here is what 2 coats of Polarized look like (plus 2 coats of top coat - it's very thirsty glitter):




OK, I have to stress that I am happy with this as a glitter polish (it is a very good dense glitter polish, completely opaque in 2 coats and super blingy) but I wouldn't call it a holo polish which is what I thought it would be when I first saw the promo shot for this collection back in November. 
 
I was sceptical about the amazing'ness' of the holo in these, I was doubting if they would look that good on the nail and I guess it turned out they don't. Having said that, although my nails don't look as good as the girls' in the promo shot, I still love the mix between the larger multi coloured glitter and the finer micro glitter. As I said, it's still a very nice glitter polish and although the glitter is quite dense, I think it would look good in glitter sandwiches.


I know there are some mixed reviews on this collection. What are your thoughts? Pin It

29 comments:

  1. I like it! It has just the right amount of other colored glitter pieces to make it look fun and sporty.

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    1. Yes, it makes it pop a bit more. At least it's not just silver glitter!

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  2. Amazingggg!
    Carnaval here in Brazil is coming soon, have you heard of it?
    That kind of shiny color with glitter is awesome for it!

    :D

    bybeatriz.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, I have Bia!! It's a pretty big deal over there isn't it? But there is so much bling in Rio that I'm sure it would overshadow even this polish!

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  3. Wow, I love this. I hate when glitter polishes need 10 coats in order to look how your nails look in that photo. This seems like the perfect glitter.

    http://www.itsgreeds.blogspot.com

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    1. A good glitter it is indeed - but not holo :(
      If you apply a thick coat, you can even get away with just 1!

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  4. its beautiful i love the rainbow in it.

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  5. This is the first swatch I've seen of any of the Prismatic collection and actually liked it. :P It's really pretty, actually! Also, I tagged you in my latest blog post (I there are a lot floating around right now). Just showing how much I love your blog! :)

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    1. Thanks for the tag Courtney. It's a nice feeling to know people like my blog. I appreciate it :)

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  6. Give us holo glitter! ;) But yes it is pretty.

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    1. I second that. I'm still waiting for GC to come out with a collection as good as OMG in the holo department. I was truely hoping this one would be a mix of OMG and glitter!

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  7. Yeah I wouldn't call that a holo either -- still super pretty, but yikes how's the removal?!

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    1. I'm sure it's gona be a PITA but I'll let you know when I remove it!

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  8. Love :) I tagged you ^^ hope you don't mind ----> http://psychonails.blogspot.com/2012/02/11-questions-tag.html

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    1. Thanks Eris :) I must get around to all those tags!

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  9. I actually didn't realize these were gonna be glitters when the promo came out-I wanted this collection so bad back then til someone told me they were glitters not holos-these are not for me!

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    1. The promo pictures looked sooo good! I wanted them to be like that so badly!

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  10. This is a super pretty glitter! But not going to lie, I'm kind of disappointed. I was hoping we'd have a true holo base with glitter. This almost looks like a color from the Eye Candy collection. I still like it though!

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    1. I feel you Melissa. Same here. I'm really happy with it as a glitter polish at least :)

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  11. I think this one is very pretty! I love glitter, so will probably buy a lot of these, but I'm still waiting for a new OMG-like collection. ChG teases us; there was Tronica, then the early promos for this, but no great holos. It's possible to make them these days; other companies are showing that. Maybe their volumes are too big to get that much holo powder or something.

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    1. I don't know what it is with them. If other companies can successfully make amazing holos, I don't see why CG can't do it again! Maybe your theory is correct, I'm sure there are other theories out there?!

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  12. WOW, I really love the Prismatics! They are definitly no ordinary glitters. On the nail they look like scales of a fish...it's shifting color constantly when you move your hands. They are no holo's but duochromes with glitter in them: sooooo pretty!

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