China Glaze Trendsetter

I love China Glaze.  I've loved them ever since I got (back) into nail polish back in mid 2009.  I would own every single color if I could and never buy another brand again.  (Oh yes, I said that.)  But honestly, I hate this color.


Trendsetter is a NYC mustard brown with gold shimmer.  At least, I think this is what NYC mustard looks like.  I'm going off super limited knowledge of one episode of "Girls Next Door" that was on at the gym one night.  This polish was from the fall 2011 Metro collection.


I used a base coat of Duri Rejuvacote, 2 coats of polish and a top of CND Air Dry.  Formula was a little thick on the brush but then would be runny on the nails, so as always, thin coats to win.


This color is definitely darker that OPI Simply Smash-ing and more opaque.  The boyfriend hated this color, and normally he's pretty forgiving and interested in what I'm wearing (even the blues, which I'm always iffy on).


I like this color much more in the shade.  You can see the shimmer, it doesn't completely clash with my skin tone... I'm liking you a little better, Trendsetter.


This is another one of those polishes that doesn't like to be focused on with the flash.  Or I just suck at being still - either way, I apologize for the blurriness.  Indoors with the flash and you can see the shimmer and the unique brown yellow of this polish.  This will probably sit on my shelf for a good long time, I'm telling you right now.



China Glaze can be found online through several etailers, including my favorite Head2Toe Beauty, Sally's Beauty Supply as well as TransDesign.  You can like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Disclosure: The product[s] in this post was [were] provided to me by the company for consideration.  For more information, please read this post.

13 comments

  1. I like it on you but I know it would look HORRIBLE on my stubby nails! Maybe a good Halloween polish!!

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    1. I could see it as a Halloween polish! I tend to put the colors I hate the most on my nubbins, haha.

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  2. I tried so hard to like it, just because it is unique... but it looked disgusting on my nails and with my skin tone :-/

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  3. This is such a strange one. Sometimes it looks great, but other times not do much.

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    1. Exactly!!! I like it in the shade at least...

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  4. Same here - I adore CG more than all other brands, but this shade is just gross. Who would this look good on? I could see it working well as a polish you use for some retro stamping ;)

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    1. True! I can see it in a 70s stamping motif!

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  5. This is one of my favorite polishes lol! But I loveee "ugly" colors.

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    1. Hah well then you should check it out! Since it's a fall color, it may be on sale at beauty supply stores at this time.

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  6. I ran into the last bottle at my Ulta, but got really upset when it was gone the next time :(
    Now I regret it not buying it and get sad when people post about it! haha

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