Monday, March 16, 2015

China Glaze Electric Nights for Summer 2015 Swatch and Review

China Glaze Electric Nights Collection Swatch and Review via @chalkboardnails
China Glaze's new summer collection, Electric Nights, draws inspiration from the electronic dance music culture with nine neon cremes and three neon glitter toppers. It's not my scene but these polishes sure are! They're bright, they're fun, they're bumpin'. Read on to check out my swatches!

Point Me to the Party - One coat over white
A rainbow neon glitter topper with pink, magenta, orange, green, and blue neon glitters. The glitter density was good and it's just so FUN! You may have seen something like this from indie brands before, but it's pretty cool to see a major brand embracing the neon glitter.
China Glaze Point Me to the Party via @chalkboardnails

Let the Beat Drop - One coat over white
A neon glitter topper with pink, magenta, and orange glitters.
China Glaze Let the Beat Drop via @chalkboardnails

Can I Get An Untz Untz - One coat over white
A neon glitter topper with blue, green, and purple glitters.
China Glaze Can I Get An Untz Untz via @chalkboardnails

Daisy Know My Name? - One coat over white
I wish my camera had been able to accurately convey how neon this one is! It's a super bright neon yellow, especially when layered over white. It went on smoothly and evenly.
China Glaze Daisy Know My Name? via @chalkboardnails

DJ Blue My Mind - Two coats over white
I'm pretty obsessed with this gorgeous deep sky blue creme. Of the two blues in this collection, this one is my pick.
China Glaze DJ Blue My Mind via @chalkboardnails

Glow With the Flow - Two thin coats over white
This is another one where the brightness just did not translate well to my camera. This bright pink creme is super gorgeous. It's very Barbie-esque, but in the best of ways.
China Glaze Glow With the Flow via @chalkboardnails

Home Sweet House Music - Two coats over white
A neon creamsicle orange. So citrusy, cheery, and bright!
China Glaze Home Sweet House Music via @chalkboardnails

PLUR-ple - Two coats over white
A bright purple creme. I'm obsessed with this shade of purple. So deliciously bright. It went on a little streaky but mostly evened out after the second coat.
China Glaze PLUR-ple via @chalkboardnails

Red-y to Rave - Two coats over white
A bright neon traffic cone red-orange. This is another standout for me, it's great!
China Glaze Red-y to Rave via @chalkboardnails

Treble Maker - Two coats over white
A bright kelly green.
China Glaze Treble Maker via @chalkboardnails

UV Meant to Be - Two coats over white
A light sky blue creme. This is the lighter counterpart to DJ Blue My Mind. A great pool blue for summer!
China Glaze UV Meant to Be via @chalkboardnails

Violet Vibes - Three coats over white
The bright magenta huge on this one is gorgeous, but I found the formula to be a bit finicky. It was streaky for the first two coats but evened out on the third.
China Glaze Violet Vibes via @chalkboardnails

Overall, I found the formulas to be on the thinner side. During application, it was best to get a slightly larger bead of polish than I would normally use, and polish it on to the nail with a light touch to minimize streaks.

As you may have noticed, I decided to swatch all of these over a white base to boost the brightness. I wasn't sure which ones would need it and which ones wouldn't. As it turned out, not all of them needed it. You can check out jessface90's swatch video to see many of them swatched alone.

I wish that the neon-ness of these had come across more clearly! They're bright and happy and lovely. Overall, it's a classically China Glaze collection full of bold, fun colors and trend-setting glitters. This collection is set to release in April, so start gearing up for summer now!


  1. I have a ton of those neon glitters from the indie world, but I really like the size of these glitters. Perfect!

  2. What an awesome collection, China Glaze does neons right! I haven't jumped on the matte neon glitter party bus yet, but I lurve Point Me To the Party!

  3. Super excited about this collection! Neons are always a favorite of mine and it is fantastic to see a major brand with a neon glitter topper!!!

  4. These look awesome! Loving those neon glitters.

  5. Wow the neon glitters are gorgeous

  6. Whoaa!! Lots of bright and happy colours! They'll be perfect for summer manis :D I really LOVE "Home Sweet House Music":))

  7. OMG these polishes are stunners! I even love two of the three glitters! :O

  8. Great collection! It's nice to see China Glaze coming back into the nail polish game with an awesome collection :)

  9. I love those glitters!

  10. Ooooo. I kind of want all of them! *readies the white nail polish*

  11. And my favourite UK polish stockist has them available for pre-order (Nail Polish Direct). There is a Baby Beats set with the Red-y to Rave, Daisy Know My Name, Violet Vibes, Glow with the Flow, DJ Blue My Mind, and Treble Maker shades, which is perfect for me! I'm never going to use full size bottles of all of those, so I love the mini sets.

  12. I'm so annoyed, I neeeeed all of these, but can't afford them now.. XD

  13. It's so exciting to have China Glaze release a polish like Point Me to the Party!

  14. Want them all!!!

  15. *hurriedly orders this collection* *Regrets nothing* *drools*

  16. I have to admit I was a bit confused with these. The display makes it look like these glow in the dark, but you didn't mention anything about that. So I did some googling and they glow under black light! Did you know that?!? I read this post 4 times to make sure I didn't miss anything, but maybe I did? Now I want these even more!
    *throws money at China Glaze*

  17. You're right! Many neons glow under black light. Unfortunately, I don't find myself in many situations where there's black light, haha...

  18. I need every single one. Wish they were coming out this month because China Glaze is BOGO free at Sally.

  19. Hi! Do you by any chance know how long the China Glaze BOGO free at Sally's lasts? Is it just this month? Thanks for sharing this, I wouldn't have known about it otherwise!! :)

  20. I think this is one of the better collections released this Spring, even though neon is nothing new but these colors cover all bases if one is looking to add neons to their polish stash ... because I most definitely am!

    And can we just nominate "Can I Get An Untz Untz" ... as Thee Best Polish Name Ever???

  21. Oh, Gad. I must have them all. Seriously! There isn't a single one I don't love. Your swatches are amazing, btw!

  22. Oh, they look great! I want all of them! I hope they'll be available here ;)

    xoxo, Nyx

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  23. I think it's safe to say that I like every single color in this collection, even the glitter toppers.

  24. Great colors! I'm excited for the glitters. ♡

    In the past, CG neons have been very chalky. Are these like that, or are they a much better formula?

  25. I haven't found them to be chalky, no. I think these are on the thinner side, more than anything.

  26. They are not glow in the dark. The sale bogo is till march 31st. And China glaze always carries colors very very similar to these. Just look at Sally's.

  27. I can't wait to get my hands on those glitters! They're absolutely gorgeous :D Thanks for the swatches!

  28. Do you have CG Japanese koi? I would loooove to see hove it compares to red-y to rave :)
    Very nicely done with the swatches!


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