Saturday, April 20, 2013

China Glaze Running in Circles Swatches and Review



China Glaze Running in Circles.  Here's a little gem I recently picked up from the beauty supply store.  I hadn't seen this color before and it looked amazing, so I had to have it.  A quick Googling tells me it's from the Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away 3D collection which I don't remember at all... It must have come out while I was hibernating.  It's medium green jelly base with bright, shiny, multi-tonal green and gold chunky glass fleck shimmer.  The bottle shows a hint of blue duochrome flash, but I don't see any of that on the nail.  It's mostly yellow-toned green, which is my favorite type of green, but you can see little flecks of blue-toned green within the shimmer.  The jelly base is more on the blue side as well. 

The formula on this was runnier than I expected from China Glaze.  I had to go very slow while applying to prevent it from running and pooling in my cuticles.  I used three coats here and I'm happy with how it looks at three.  Once it is fully dried it loses some of its shine, but a nice, thick topcoat takes care of that.  I'd recommend a quick-dry like Seche Vite since this has a slightly longer than average dry time.

Mmm, sparkly green polish.  The best.

18 comments:

  1. Talk about eye candy. I love this green!

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  2. I am a sucker for a green nail polish, so I bought this as soon as it came out. I love the color, but I wish the formula was closer to my all time favorite China Glaze green - Zombie Zest.

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  3. Totally reminds me of Christmas time! :O

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  4. I'm surprised the nail polish queen didn't know about this one! lol I recently picked it up myself and it is gorgeous. Makes me wanna buy more green polish!

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  5. Pretty! I skipped on the Cirque Du Soleil collection, but I may need to rethink that.

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  6. this collection was great, I need to pick many more shades from it. Look at Water you waiting for :-)

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  7. I got this one and a couple of others... it is now one of my favorite greens! Gorgeous!

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  8. This is hands down my favorite color of the year. I'm a nut for a good green and this one is stunning. It's one of those colors that when I wear it I just can't stop staring!

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  9. I loved this entire collection but only picked up def defying and its a trapeze. I really wanted escaping reality & water you waiting for.

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  10. I have this color and love it! I get so many compliments when I wear it.

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  11. This is one of my number two greens.

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  12. I wore this for at paddys day and oh my the staining! I had to scrub with baking soda several times to remove the stain

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  13. I love it but it stains horribly.

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