Hi everyone, happy Hump Day. After I wrote that I had to check to make sure what day it was. I'm a little tired :) Today I have my picks from the new China Glaze City Flourish Collection. I had honestly heard nothing about this collection until I saw some swatches on a fellow blog and then did some googling about it. I had heard the formulas were horrible so what did I do? Went out and bought them of course ;)
Only four of the twelve colors felt unique to me so I went ahead and picked them up. I have extremely mixed feelings about this collection. These polishes had such a weird finish and they did have horrible formulas, all of them. The only reasons I haven't completely disregarded them are that I love the colors and they did dry pretty quickly.
On the formulas....these polishes were a weird mix of "thin but goopy". I know that description makes no sense but if you've used a polish like that you'll know what it means. These polishes all dry to a satin type finish which means you have to use topcoat to make them shiny. Also, since they dry matte, they dry really quickly, meaning you have to be quick and careful about each coat of polish. If you try to go over a spot twice while the polish is wet, the formula will get really thick and goopy since the polish is already trying to dry.
Okay...onto the colors. First up is Grass is Lime Greener. I picked this color because it's a weird combination of pastel and neon green. I don't know why that appeals to me, it just does. This polish is definitely a true lime, no hints of blue to be found. I used three thin coats with topcoat below.
Metro Pollen-tin is a bit harder to describe color wise. It's like a light yellowy orange but it did remind me of a melon color. Ugh, sorry that description sucked, obviously just look at the color below ;) I used three thin coats with topcoat below.
At Vase Value is a neon aqua pastel. I am in love with the color on this one, I haven't seen anything like it. Three coats with topcoat below.
Thistle Do Nicely was impossible to capture accurately on camera, my camera just freaked out when I tried to photograph this one. This polish is a really bright warm neon pink. Three coats with topcoat below.
Overall I have such mixed feelings about this collection. I want to dislike them because the formulas are so awful, but I just love the colors so much. If you don't want to work so hard for a polish, I would definitely not recommend these. If you don't mind building up thin coats, you might be okay with them.