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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

China Glaze:Off Shore- Dune Our Thing, Summer 2014 Collection Part 1- Swatches, Review, & Nail Art

Hey guys! Today, I have another summer collection, this time by the long awaited China Glaze Off Shore collection. To be honest, I've been looking forward for this collection since I saw the press releases for it. It's just so colorful, I love it!

The whole Off Shore collection consists of 12 new polishes, some cremes, some jellies. But it's split up into two smaller collections and today I'm swatching the Dune Our Thing half. This half of the collection consists of 6 polishes in pinks, purples, and blues. This collection should be available now.

Feel The Breeze. 3 coats. This is a light pink creme. It's still bright on your nails. This is so cute! It's very girly and soft enough so it's not so in your face, but bright enough to not be boring. The formula was pretty great, though this was the only polish in this half of the collection that I needed three coats for.

Float On. 2 coats. This is a bright bubblegum pink creme. I really like this one too! It's bright but not enough to be a neon. The formula was pretty awesome too.

Dune Our Thing. 2 coats. This is a bright raspberry creme with purple undertones. It's so pretty! It honestly didn't really call my attention all that much at first but once I put it on my nails, I really liked it. The formula was amazing as well.

X-Ta-Sea. 2 coats. This is a deep eggplant purple jelly/creme. I love it! I'm a fan of purples, so I was looking forward for this one. The formula is great! It's a jelly and a creme at the same time, I don't know how to explain it, but it's awesome.

I Sea The Point. 2 coats. This is a bright cobalt blue jelly/creme. I don't know how many of these blues I have but I love them! I never get tired of cobalt blues, they're just so pretty! A lot of people had problems with the formula but it was pretty good for me. It does dry matte, but it wasn't streaky at all.

I had some trouble capturing this blue accurately because it's bright but it also has some dustiness to it. You guys just have to see it in person.

Wait N' Sea. 2 coats. This is a blue leaning teal creme/jelly. Again, this one wasn't all that unique to me but when I put it on, I really liked it! Plus, the formula was amazing!

And here's the nail art I did using all of the polishes from this half except Feel The Breeze. I was inspired by @deanne29

And then I layered an awesome glitter topper by Laquerlicious called One Fine Day. I love this combination! You can purchase it by clicking here

Overall, I was really impressed by this half of the collection, though two of the polishes were pink, well three if you include Dune Our Thing. Though the polishes aren't all that unique when you see them, they're pretty awesome on your nails. I totally recommend this whole collection to someone that is just starting out with their polish collection because it's basically a rainbow!

What did you guys think of this collection?


  1. I love that sideways gradient! These colors didn't really appeal to me either, but after seeing your review, I need a few!

    1. Thank you! It's super easy to do. The formula is pretty great so I totally recommend them (:

  2. This is cool.

  3. Great swatches, I like this series a lot, have a few :)