China Glaze Grape Pop

[Today at 6:01 p.m. CST/midnight:01 GMT ends my "50 Followers Giveaway", but holy noodles, I'm almost at 100 followers in just 3 days!  I will hold another giveaway at 100 - thank you so much for your support!]

China Glaze's new spring collection for 2010, called Up and Away is seriously blowing my mind.  I'm normally pretty "blah" when it comes to cremes, but all 12 of these just make my day.  I even told someone "talk about throwing up rainbows!" because it's just that bright, in your face, and well, heart warming for me.

Despite this disgusting rain (I HATE RAIN), I couldn't wait to swatch China Glaze Grape Pop, a bold purple that leans more blue than red, but NO WHERE as blue as my pictures are showing.  Remember Grimace from McDonalds?

That's what I'm talking about!  Please excuse my nubbins - I find it super hard to polish nubbins - I end up pooling polish everywhere.  I actually have a cheap paintbrush that I dip in studio 35 beauty non-acetone polish remover to clean up my edges, but I'm still learning.

First, a couple of pictures outside, no flash (boo rain).

Then one outside, but with a flash.

And finally one picture taken inside under my "natural" light bulb that I normally use for pictures.

For these pictures I used Seche Vite base coat, ONE COAT OF GRAPE POP, and Seche Vite top coat.  Yes, I said one coat.  This is so super pigmented and dense, without being goopy or messy (minus my own unsteady hand).  Yeah, I'm in love.

China Glaze [official website] can be found online through several etailers, including my favorite Head2Toe Beauty [official website] or Sally's Beauty Supply [official website].  I have also seen them on TransDesign [official website], which I just placed my first order with yesterday - I'll let you know how I like them after my order comes in.

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