Monday, February 24, 2014

China Glaze City Flourish Collection: Metro Pollen-Tin and What A Pansy Swatches & Review

Happy Monday!

I have a couple more China Glaze polishes to share with you today: Metro Pollen-Tin and What A Pansy from the China Glaze Spring 2014 City Flourish Collection! After seeing some of the promos, I wanted to get a couple more other than the polishes I'll be showing you today, but unfortunately they were fresh out of most of the polishes from this collection at Ulta.

Anyway, on to the swatches:

First up is Metro Pollen-Tin.

Metro Pollen-Tin is a very pretty marigold creme (a yellow color with a slight orange undertone). I wasn't very happy with this formula because it ended up being very thin and streaky. So in order to even everything out, and since this polish dried really quickly with a satin finish, I used a top coat over it. It's not that I minded the satin finish, it's just that I really think the top coat evened it out better and really brought out the marigold color. Shown in the pictures below is 3 coats (2 thin coats, and 1 rather thick coat).

It's really a shame that the formula wasn't so good because the color is really pretty!

To end on a better note, the next polish is What A Pansy. 

What A Pansy is a beautiful purple-toned periwinkle creme. It's gorgeous! And thankfully, the formula was fine for this one! I used 2 coats for the pictures below.

The top picture is what it looks like in indirect light, and the bottom picture is in direct light. As you can see, the direct light makes the purple-tones look a little lighter.

I find it interesting how different formulas can be for polishes even in the same collection! Although I was a little disappointed with Metro Pollen-Tin, I love What A Pansy! Do you have any favorites from this collection?



  1. Too bad about the formula for Metro Pollen-Tin, but these are indeed lovely colours!

    1. Yeah, it is too bad about the formula for Metro Pollen-Tin, but I guess that is the case with many highly pigmented yellow polishes. But I'm still excited about the colors of these polishes because they make me want Spring to come sooner! I'm tired of winter! :)

  2. I love this whole collection, they are gorgeous!


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