FYI, I had a bad break on my middle finger (stupid car door), so swatches are now down to 2 fingers. :S I apologize, but I tried to do 3 and they looked so horrid, I figured 2 was better than looking that that hot mess. LOL
Aren't You Glad-iolous - Pale lavender creme. In the bottle, this looked decidedly more periwinkle (though more on the purple side of periwinkle rather then the blue). However, when I put it on, almost all the blue disappeared on me and it became more of a grey-lavender, along the lines of Zoya Marley from the recent Intimate collection. I was a little bummed because I was hoping for a true periwinkle (must break down and by ChG Secret Periwinkle finally), but it's still a beautiful color. Best part? The formula on this one, and Carnation Creation, are fab. It flowed on the nail and if I'd wanted, could have done one coat. I did 2, but it could have been a one-coater if I wasn't so anal about 2.
Carnation Creation - teal creme. Okay, this one was totally frustrating to photograph. Much like ChG Flying High from Up and Away, in the picture, it looks far more green. If you want to see a truer swatch, please check out Kellie Gonzo's swatches. She did a much better job of capturing the true color. It's a great teal, and again, the best part is the formula. I did 2 coats, but I could have easily done one. BTW, the looks amazing topped with ChG Crackle Glaze in Lightning Bolt. All that said, as much as I love this color... Head's up, girls... it will stain. A base coat is not optional with this one. I didn't wear a base, and now my nails are green. :\ Not a big deal... just make sure not to forget that BC.
Chrysanthe-mum's the Word - Spring green creme. This color is so happy. I originally picked it up to recreate the look that Jen at The Polish-Aholic created using this and ChG Lightning Bolt (it's the first one in the post), but then I swatched it and realized that it's a pale green that actually looks good with my skin. So while, I definitely plan on trying out her idea (and I told my Sally's SA about it as well), I do plan on wearing this alone as well. The formula on this one wasn't as nice. It seemed thicker and goopier and could probably have benefited from a drop or 20 of thinner. 2 coats.
Also, like I mentioned above, these come with these adorable stretchy rings that coordinate with the polish color...
Aren't they adorable??? Fair warning, though. My SA told me I could swap out ring color if I wanted, I didn't, but if you wanted to make sure you picked up the ring that coordinates with the polish (the thought of them being swapped out drives me bonkers), you may want to pick these up sooner than later.
I'm pretty sure these are meant to go live tomorrow, March 1st, but there's been talk of them being out a bit early. I got mine yesterday.
I purchased these for myself