13 May 2010

China Glaze & Trans Design Haul

I first discovered China Glaze over a year ago. I only knew OPI, Orly and Essie at that time. I was having my nails done at the salon and I saw Ink and OMG display stands on the counter. I picked up Rose Among Thorns, Japanese Koi and Pink Voltage. The nail salon then had 50% off on CG polish and I bought more of them which were from older collection.

One of the main reasons I love CG is because they have a lot of fun colours. Currently I have 18 of them and I haven't found any I don't like. Unfortunately there are only a few places here you can find them and they aren't cheap. I paid my first ones 280CZK each (around 10€ at that time). Yes, they're very pricey. One OPI is approximately 17€ here, and yes, I've paid that crazy amount of money for my OPI!

I used to order my CG from Head2Toe until they stopped shipping them outside the US. I placed my first order at Trans Design early April and ordered 9 polishes, 6 are CG. It was my first and last order from Trans Design. I had a great experience with them but unfortunately they no longer offer flat rate box for international orders. I doubt I'll ever pay over $40 for nail polish that will cost me less than $30. The price including shipping is as expensive as getting them here. They shipped really fast but my order only arrived after 2 weeks due to the volcanic ash issue we had in Europe last month.

I got myself For Audrey (finally!), It’s Poppin, Sugar High, Grape Pop, Heli-Yum and Strawberry Fields. Out of these shades, Strawberry Fields is my most favourite. It's so beautiful and I still don't know why I didn't get it last year (I only bought Raspberry Festival from Summer Days last year). I like the formula from this collection because the polish is so easy to apply, 2 coats are enough and they dry fast.

I'm loving Grape Pop. When I first saw it, I wasn't sure about the colour. It looks kinda different when I had it on my nails. Even TF (the fiance) who always thinks I've scary nail colours thought it's a beautiful one.

China Glaze Grape Pop


  1. ooo can you do a swatch of the light blue color? Thanks!

  2. That's a hot color! So neatly done too :)


  3. naturalnchicmakeup: Have the swatch up for you :)

    Laura Beth: Thanks sweetie.

  4. Love the colors you have chosen! That grape pop color is so pretty!