Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Skittle Glitters: China Glaze Trophy Wife, Blue Hawaiian, Sunshine, Sour Apple

Above & Below: Photos were taken outdoors under cloudy (sigh, again) skies, no flash. Index=Trophy Wife, Middle=Blue Hawaiian, Ring=Sunshine, Pinkie=Sour Apple.

Below: Bottle pictures L-R: Trophy Wife, Blue Hawaiian, Sunshine, Sour Apple.
Realizing that if I don't start posting more I'm never going to get through all of these polishes at the rate they are coming out, I decided to do a quick 'skittles' with some of the new China Glaze Glitters, Shimmers and Cremes. This isn't my favorite way to present a polish, but it gets the point across!

Trophy Wife is one of the shimmers and it's a subtle salmon pink shade with silver micro-shimmer pieces. My first thought when describing the color was a dusty rose, but it does have some salmon tone to it also. The silver shimmer is abundant in this one, which I think adds to the beauty. It applied well in 3 thin coats, although the formula was on the thin/runny side. The shimmer is reminiscent of a couple of polishes in Color Club's Wild at Heart collection, giving it the slightest holo look.

Blue Hawaiian is a brighter and lighter shade of turquoise, packed full of multi-colored reflective glitter. The green and blue glitter are the most apparent, although there is some bright pink and yellow glitter that shows up as well. This also was done in 3 thin coats and the formula did not seem as jelly-like as some of the previous Glitters from this collection that I've tried. In fact, all 3 of these Glitters seem to have a nicer formula than the others I've used.

Sunshine is of course, the color of sunshine...bright, yellow and fun. The glitter appears to be primarily silver in the bottle, but once applied the pieces reflect the light and you end up with a variety of colors. I see blue, red, pink and gold upon closer examination on my nail. This also is 3 coats and it's still quite sheer. I'm sure that if it were to be applied over a white or yellow base, it would look much better.

Sour Apple reminds me of the color of apple flavored Jolly Rancher candies. Again, this polish is filled with multi-colored glitter and appears too sheer for my liking in 3 coats, but a base color would likely take care of that problem. Some of these sheerer shades would look fantastic over black, particularly this one.


  1. I'm feeling the same way, a skittles nail is perfect for these colors anyway! This makes me glad I snagged Blue Hawaiian, it's just as cool as I thought it would be. And thank you for swatching the Sunshine and Sour Apple, I was debating those two! Trophy Wife was not what I thought it would be like - I love it!

  2. Ooh, I've been waiting to see some pictures of these!! Thanks so much! And, I love the skittles mani. Awesome. I think these will be great for spring and summer!! If the glitters go on kind of sheer, then it seems they are along the lines of Atlantis in terms of how the glitter shows up all sparkly??

  3. Blue Hawaiian needs to come home to me :)

  4. Your skittles mani looks so pretty! I love the colours you chose,especially Blue Hawaiian and Trophy Wife.They are going on my list.

  5. I love them all but especially blue hawaiian and sour apple!!
    I'm going to start crying soon seeing all these new glitters coming out and not being able to get my hands on them!!

  6. I love Sour Apple and Sunshine! They're so happy and sunshiny!! Do you know if these are only available at Victoria Nail Supply?

  7. i totally love trophy wife! i wasn't sure if i'd like it, so thanks for posting it!!

  8. Those are all so pretty! I have to get trophy wife for my mother in law lol. Sunshine is really stunning

  9. I got all of mine tonight! I ordered them all. I just couldn't help myself. I had a giant box from Head2Tow and a smaller box from VNS! It was like Christmas. I'm glad your swatching these. I have no idea what any of them look like. Well except for the ones you've already swatched. I don't know how you can get everything done that you do! This is a good idea to skittle them. I'm really thrilled at how pretty these look. Your nails look gorgeous with all the different glitters. I wish Sunshine & Sour Apple were more opaque. I'll have to remember to paint them over yellow & green or white.

  10. Nicole~I can't stop thinking about how Sour Apple might look over black! I actually love Trophy Wife. I'm wanting to do a full mani with it, it's so pretty.

    Euridice~very much like Atlantis in terms of the glitter, yes. Massive sparkles :)

    Phyrra~isn't it pretty? It's really a different shade of blue in real life.

    Pinkginger~I adore Trophy Wife. It's subtle, but the color with the silver in it is so pretty.

    Glittermillie~don't cry over it! Although I don't blame you, because they're really different and nice polishes :)

    Valerie~some of the colors are at Sally Beauty and I think it's either Transdesign or Head2Toe that's also carrying them.

    Kellie~I want a few more of the shimmers now, because I love this one too. I don't think there's but 2-3 others that are shimmers.

    Kae~ha-ha! Your MIL must be a Trophy Wife? I really like it. I think I'd like the yellow more over a base color, but yes, it's pretty!

    Lucy~I didn't know what any of them looked like either, so it's nice to see pictures of them. Sounds like you're getting lots of goodies :)

  11. I love the blue and green!! Your skittles manicure reminds me of spring. :)

  12. I just got the yellow and green ones, dying to try them out.

  13. Gosh, these glitters from China Glaze are gorgeous! I want some really bad. Actually these have sparked a desire for all things China Glaze for me!

  14. Grace~Aren't they pretty! They look like candies!

    Brooke~These glitters are so different than any I've ever tried. Hope you love them!

    Adorepink~China Glaze was one of my first favorites many years ago and they continue to amaze me.

  15. Ok, so I saw these swatched on another blog, and I wasnt impressed. The girl had really yellow nails and only did two coats, so I was kinda meeeeh about them, but after seeing your swatches they are a must-own. My husband says thanks alot. LOL

  16. sexykitten727~tell your husband "you're welcome"! Glad you like the swatches. Some of them are a little sheer, but if you use a base color or just use thin coats, you'll be fine.

  17. I store all my nail polises in the fridge and they are starting to take over. The husband always tells me i have too many and theres no room for food, lol

  18. beatiful!!!!!!! :D i love it!!!!! my name is elisita. this it my blog! --->

    I need to know the price of all brands of glazes. can you give me this information??more money shipping! thanks!