I am fairly new to this brand. I just into it in the last year or two. I have been mainly an OPI/ESSIE girl since probably my junior year of highschool. I visited my aunt's salon in mississippi the summer before my junior year and she introduced me to OPI. So I've been hooked on it ever since! However, I have acquired 15 polishes by china glaze now and have at least 5 or 6 that I feel my collection couldn't do without!! I will put a small blurb about each shade under it's set of swatch pictures! Happy reading/viewing!
Mediterranean Charm is a beautiful red with a coral sort of tint to it. It's similar to OPI's Cajun Shrimp. The Finish is glossy, but personally I would add a top coat. On my fingers in these pictures I have only a base coat and 1 coat of the china glaze polish on. I am wearing no top coat. I wanted to give you all a good idea of how it goes on in just one coat with nothing on top. 1st photo is with flash, second is without.
For Audrey is by far my favorite nail polish shade of all time of any brand. I am so crazy about this shade, that when it came out I bought 10 bottles of it to insure that I would never run out =] I'm a little obnoxious with anything related to audrey hepburn or to tiffany's. It is a true tiffany blue. It's beautiful. I have heard there are dupes out there for it. So if you aren't necessarily crazy about it, you could get a dupe from sephora by opi or a similar shade from sinful colors. The finish on this is glossy as well and again I have 1 coat of the polish applied on top of a clear base coat, and I am wearing no top coat. 1st picture was taken with no flash and the 2nd was taken with flash.
Now this is a fun color!! Pink Voltage is a bright neon pink. I like this color quite a bit. It is one of my favorites china glaze carries. However, it is not super unique. The shade of the color is almost an exact dupe of Essie's Flirty Fuchsia. What makes the china glaze shade different is the iridescent-like sheen to it. I enjoy this one a lot. Like most neon polish, due to the formula that goes into make a bright neon color, it dries super matte. I don't mean matte in the way that Zoya's matte velvet is. This one dries matte and not as opaque or uniform as the Zoya matte formula. It can come off streaky when not applied carefully. Top picture was taken without a flash and second was taken with. Two great inexpensive dupes for this is Neon pink from pro colors nail polish (available at sally's) and Fusion Neon from sinful colors (available at walgreens). Again, I applied a clear base coat and one coat of the polish with no top coat.
In the lime light is another fun bright neon color. This one, as far as I'm concerned, is truly unique to china glaze. It is a great sort of neon version of kelly green. It again, like most neon polish, due to the formula that goes into make a bright neon color, it dries super matte. It can also be streaky and not very opaque when not carefully applied. 1st picture=with flash. 2nd picture=without flash. Again, I applied a clear base coat and one coat of the polish with no top coat.