The China Glaze Spring 2010 Up & Away Collection has been released for a couple of months now, but the twelve colors in this collection will remain classic and timeless throughout the seasons. The collection is inspired by being up in the sky, with names such as “Heli-yum” and “Flyin’ High.” China Glaze Up & Away is a healthy mix of pastels and cremes. To see this gorgeous collection,
- Flyin’ High is somewhere in between a blue and a teal creme. The color is bright and cheery, and applied flawlessly.
- Four Leaf Clover is the king of mysterious nail polishes that do not photograph correctly. This shade is a pigmented, bright teal green, which is definitely more on the green side. Photographs do not seem to pick up the green in this shade correctly. This is the shade I used for to get Nina Dobrev’s look in Seventeen Magazine. One of my top ten favorite nail polishes, and definitely the winner of this collection in my opinion.
- Grape Pop is an extremely bright medium purple creme. The way the color looks in the bottle does not do this gorgeous shade any justice. While the color is dark, it pops beautifully on your nails. This is definitely a unique purple in my collection, and I absolutely adore it.
- Happy Go Lucky is an extremely pigmented, bright yellow creme that electrifies your nails. No other polish reminds me more of sunshine in my nail polish collection than this one. I was pleased with the formula on this yellow (pesky yellow polish!), as it applied fairly smoothly and needed just two coats.
- Heli-yum is a vibrant raspberry pink with an adorably cheeky name. This color would look great with a healthy tan and some flip flops!
- High Hopes is a gorgeous coral creme that reminds me of the inside of a grapefruit. This shade is extremely flattering on many different skin tones, and it personally makes me look more tan when I wear it. Perfect!
- Lemon Fizz is a pale, pastel yellow that has the slightest bit of lime undertone to it. I love what a paradox this color is: it’s a pastel, and yet it’s bright and pops on your nails! Again, I had very little problem applying this shade. Three cheers for China Glaze almost perfecting the yellow nail polish formula!
- Light As Air is an extremely light pastel lavender. The color almost looks white, with a hint of lavender. This shade reminds me of Easter dresses I wore as a child, and looks clean and almost preppy.
- Peachy Keen is a pastel tangerine creme. What a flattering, unique color this one is.
- Re-fresh Mint is a pastel mint green creme. This shade is warmer than a lot of the other mint shades out right now, which makes my skin tone look fabulous, and not red.
- Something Sweet is a pastel pink-purple shade. It almost looks more on the lavender side, but then it flashes light pink. Whatever this color is, it’s absolutely saccharin sweet and so feminine. This is a great shade for professional work places, or those who prefer more natural looking nail colors.
- Sugar High is a bold candy pink that reminds me of the Barbie Jeep I had as a kid. The color pops and is very girly.
The application on almost all of these colors was flawless. Yellow nail polishes typically give me a lot of trouble, but the two yellows in this collection were near perfection. Kudos to China Glaze for a collection that not only applies fantastically, but has a little bit of something for every nail lover out there. If you could only buy one collection for the spring/summer, I would absolutely recommend the China Glaze Up & Away Collection.
The China Glaze Up & Away Collection can found at Victoria’s Nail Supply and retail for $2.50 a bottle. This collection can also be found at and
What are your favorite shades from the China Glaze Up & Away Collection?
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