Saturday, May 4, 2013

China Glaze - Sunsational Summer Neons 2013 - Sun Of A Peach and a comparison

Next up from the China Glaze Sunsational Collection is Sun Of A Peach (SOAP), a light neon pastel peach/salmon colour. Somewhere on the web I read that neon pastels don't exist but I beg to differ...they do...just look at SOAP (and Bottoms UP; all the cremes from the Sunsational Collection as a matter of fact).
It is definately pastel, there is loads of white in the base and it is most definatly neon because it glows in the late afternoon when there is lots of ultraviolet light in the air!

The fomula of this one was a tiny bit better then Bottoms Up, but still streaky and fast drying. I did three layers this time....yet it still is not fully covered as I would like it to be.

What do you think:
China Glaze Sun Of A Peach
China Glaze - Sun Of A Peach, Highlight Of My Summer and Bottoms Up

China Glaze Sun Of A Peach

China Glaze Sun Of A Peach

China Glaze Sun Of A Peach.
Like all neons, SOAP is impossible to photograph. The colour of the last picture is somewhat accurate but not nearly neon enough....
Today I added some stripes as a accent nail. For the stripes I used Bottoms Up and Highlight Of My Summer.

Next up I did a little comparison with colours that are somewhat in the family of SOAP: China Glaze Pink Plumeria (PP; the lightest colour from the summer neons of last year) and Mimosa's Before Mani's (MBM) from the Avant Garden Collection 2013.

China Glaze comparison
China Glaze - Pink Plumeria, Sun Of A Peach and Mimosa's Before Mani's

China Glaze comparison
left: Mimosa's Before Mani's middle: Pink Plumeria left: Sun Of A Peach

As you can see MBM is in the same colour familie but is darker, has golden shimmer and does not have the pastelly neon qualities SOAP has. PP is neon but is more pink then peach and has some silver shimmer to it.

I looked in my stash and remembered Essie's Haute As Hello (HAH) that was described at the time to have some neon qualities....and I saw the very ancient OPI Nice Hand...Great Nails (NHGN) which looked to be it the family.

China Glaze comparison
OPI - Nice Hand...Great Nails, China Glaze - Sun Of A Peach, Essie - Haute As Hello

China Glaze comparison
top: Haute As Hello, bottom: Sun Of A Peach

China Glaze comparison
top: Nice Hand...Great Nails, bottom: Sun Of A Peach
Essie's HAH has indeed have some neon qualities to it but much less then SOAP and it is more pinkish peach (both are cremes).
OPI NHGN has the orange going on with gold and silver shimmer (?) yet is no way a neon and is a lot darker then SOAP.

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