Well, the Poolside collection came out well over a month ago, so I know I'm a bit late in this review. But, I still think they are so gorgeous that it would be a shame not to share the beauty of them with you all!
There are 6, uber-bright shades in this collection. They definitely scream summer! I ordered from Victoria Nail Supply, and while ordering, I was having such a hard time choosing which ones to get that I finally decided, "screw it, I'll get all of them!". When they arrived, they were packaged in a Poolside box, which was fun to get!
The finish of these is slightly matte/satiny- there's no shine here! I didn't realize this when I bought them. It's kinda cool, though I worry about their lasting power, when after all, I haven't had much luck with CG in the past. But we'll see if I can't find a good top coat. They're already chipping and I painted them like 2 hrs ago!
Well, on to the colors:
^^Towel Boy Toy is a bright blue. It reminds me of the color of a pool! Very pretty, very electric and summery.
^^Flip Flop Fantasy is a neon corally pink. This color is one of the standouts to me. It is not pink, not orange, not coral, but somewhere in between all of those colors.
^^Kiwi Coolada is an electric lime green. It is super bright, intense. I have not decided whether or not I will use it all that much because it does remind me of a highlighter, and I don't want to look like I was bored in class and colored my nails w/ one. :D
^^Sun Worshipper is basically a neon golden rod color with a touch more orange. This was the one color I wanted the most, because it's truly unique. It's not yellow, it's not orange, it's just very different. Expect a NOTD with this soon.
^^Pool Party is a neon pink. I already have a bright pink from CG, so I planned on skipping this but I feel this is a bit more warm pink. It's gonna be a fun, statement color for the summer.
^^Yellow Polka Dot Bikini is a neon yellow. Once again, it is very highlighter-esque. Not sure if it will get a lot of love but it's cool anyways. It looks nearly identical to Celtic Sun, as you can see:
l: Celtic Sun, r: Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Overall, these are fun, peppy summer colors- very fun and festive. I am not a fan of how quickly they are chipping, but so I hope that I can figure something out because it's such a shame!
What about you, what do you think of China Glaze's Poolside Collection?