Friday, 19 August 2011

China Glaze Metro Collection - Part 2: Downtown

Hello ladies :) It's time to show you the second part of the China Glaze Metro Collection - Downtown. This half of the collection if full of unusual shades. Downtown consists of the Skyscraper, Concrete Catwalk, Westside Warrior, Trendsetter, Loft-y Ambitions and Midtown Magic.


Skyscraper -  fine blue and silver glitter in a blue jelly base. This is the second glitter polish of the collection and it's great for layering! It applies nicely and formula is not watery. One layer dries very fast but a bit gritty. But when I've applied second and third coat it wasn't gritty anymore. However I would still recommend top coat. For this pictures I haven't used base coat or top coat. As it's a glitter polish, you will fond removing it bit more difficult. The foil method is perfect for this.




Skyscraper over Urban Night - beautiful!!! In reall life it looked like a starry night!



 Trendsetter - chartreuse green colour with yellow undertones and fine gold particles. Very, very unusual shade. The pigmentation is very good and it applied very nicely. I don't know why but to me this shade smelled much stronger than the rest. Weird :) Also when I was removing it I've experienced the gold particles sticking to my skin.




Midtown Magic -  green and gold glitter particles in a dark purple jelly base. It might look like dark brown jelly but it is not. When applying the first layer you can see the blackened purple colour which gets much darker and opaque when adding more coats. I needed 2 coats for a full coverage and despite being jelly it applied very easily. As with Trendsetter, the polish will leave glitter particles on your skin when removing.




When removing you'll discover tho load of glitter particles in the polish!

 Concrete Catwalk - dark grey creme with blue undertones. This polish is very pigmented, the first coat was opaque for about 90%. Just to make it perfect, I've used two coats. The application was flawless, easy and the finish was really shiny even without top coat. No problems with removal.




 Loft-y Ambitions - dark burgundy red with brown undertones and pinkish shimmer. The formula was very nice and pigmented, application smooth and drying time reasonably long. I've used two coats for a full coverage and no base coat or top coat.



 In the direct sunlight

 Westside Warrior - khaki green creme shade. This polish is again very nicely pigmented and application was flawless. I could possibly need just one coat but I've used two. It's nice and shiny shade and removal is very easy.




 The second half of the collection did not dissapoint me. The formula of all the polishes is great, pigmented and easy to apply. Additionally, all the polishes are very shiny. Even Skyscraper is great glitter polish which can be worn alone thanks to the blue jelly base.

 Overally this collection is a great selection of shades with even better quality standard. I think everybody can find their favourite shade as I did. My favourite shades are definitely Traffic Jam, Midtown Magic and CG In The City - pretty conservative choice, huh? So what do you say to the Trendsetter or Westside Warrior? Do you like to wear unusual colours?


 *These products were sent to me by a PR company for a review and I expressed my honest opinions.

11 comments:

  1. MMm Skyscraper is really calling to me :)

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  2. I love unusual colours and this collection has plenty of them! I new Skyscraper was going to be a winner and I actually thought it was my favourite but now that I see your swatches I amd absolutely not sure which one is my favourite! :)

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  3. I'm so glad that I stumbled upon your blog! Love your nails ;o)

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  4. I've yet to see these in person, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to need a lot of them. :)

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  5. ReecesPeeces: Thank you and welcome ;)

    KarenD: It would be hards to choose just few, they are all beautiful! Which are your favourites?

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  6. O, bloody hell! I've just found your blog and I'm speechless - YOUR NAILS ARE AMAZING!!! Where have you been, lass? :> Go to my blogroll!

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  7. Pani Skeffington: Aww, thank you, you're sweet! I'm happy you like my nails and I'm going to check your blog too! :)

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  8. amazing swatches, thank you <3

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  9. Metro is such a great collection. I love Concrete Catwalk

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