Thursday, September 23, 2010

Old School Week: China Glaze Sun Glaze Polishes

China Glaze Sun Glaze Solar Activated polishes are an older line from China Glaze that contained 24 color-changing shades. While these don't actually change color very much--perhaps due to their age--they are vintage and they are China Glaze, so I welcomed them into my collection when a very good friend gifted them to me. The formula is not as smooth as the China Glaze polishes of today, and they're a little streaky and on the frosty side. The bottle size is small at .36 fl. oz.

Above & Below: Pearl Orange to Rose is an golden apricot shimmer in the sun, then it changes slightly to a more gold color in the shade. I don't see any rose in there, do you?

Below: Light Yellow to Plum is a pale pink with a hint of copper color in the sun (directly below), and a very pale lemon yellow in the shade (last photo). You can see what I mean about the formula being a little problematic, especially near my cuticles.


I'm guessing that in their glory days, the Sun Glaze polishes may have had a more dramatic color change than they do now, simply because of their age. I suppose it's possible for the active ingredient to become less active over time, but I don't really know.

Have you ever seen or heard of these? If anyone knows when these came out, I'd be interested to hear any information about this line.

4 comments:

  1. Never knew of these! I bet when they were more "potent" the colors do change more.

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  2. I have one of these! It's blue and I never realized that it was a color changing polish OR that it was by China Glaze! WOW! Thanks for the history!!!
    It was gifted to me so I have no idea when it came out!

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  3. Wow, I'm seeing polishes I've never seen before. Not the greatest looking polishes. They're fun though.

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  4. Wow, so cool ! Didn't know that color changing polishes were even existing, thank you ! :D

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