Have you seen China Glaze’s OMG Text in Colour nail polish collection yet? OMG, these colors are GR8, QT!
The full collection first landed back in February, and I’ve been meaning to talk about it for a while. China Glaze released the collection as two sets, 2BHOT and 2BKEWL, with six colors each. 2BHOT carried the warmer shades; 2BKEWL the cooler ones. To describe the colors, China Glaze used a term I hadn’t heard used to describe makeup before: holographic. And it’s not just marketing nonsense, either. The polishes contain the tiniest little flecks of multi-colored glitter, and they do seem to change color (silver to green to red, for example) depending on the angle you look at them from.
I finally got around to swatching and photographing the six 2BHOT colors yesterday. Unfortunately, since their release the colors have become pretty hard to find, but you can still purchase all of them individually from Amazon for $4.20 (shipping extra) each.
The 2BHOT shades…
- QT (Cutie) – holographic magenta-purple
- TMI (Too much information) – holographic rose red
- TTYL (Talk to you later) – holographic peachy-pink
- FYI (For your information) – holographic beige with silver, blue and green
- GR8 (Great) – holographic yellow
- L8R G8R (Later gator) – holographic light green
The 2BHOT colors are a bit flashier/more club kid than my usual pink, peach, and coral nail color choices, but I really like them. The funky way the colors seem to change in the light adds another dimension to these polishes that makes them a lot of fun. It’s weird — I never wear green nail polish, but, surprisingly, 2BHOT’s green (L8R G8R), is my favorite 2BHOT shade of the bunch.
For the record, these polishes are toluene- and formaldehyde-free, and the individual bottles list for about $6.50 through retail channels nationwide (when you can find them).
To find a China Glaze retailer near you, check out their website and shoot them an email. They can’t be out of stock everywhere.
Random Makeup and Beauty Blog Fun Fact: I have a weird obsession with fine china. I don’t currently own any, but that hasn’t stopped me from spending hours looking at patterns. My favorite right now is Pompano Point, by Kate Spade.
So do you like the colors from the China Glaze Text in Colour collection? China Glaze certainly didn’t rest on their laurels after Text in Colour. INK, their newest collection, goes all out with bright neon shades and tattoo-inspired nail decals.
Last night I had to skip dance class because I brought some work home with me, pooh. But after dinner I did manage to treat myself to an hour of mind-numbing “reality” television by way of The Hills and The Paper. I’ve never belonged to TEAM AUDRINA before, but I felt bad for her in last night’s episode.
First, she endured Lo’s rude text messaging…
And then Lo and Lauren shut her out of the puppy adoption process!
Hang in there, Audrina! Everybody hurts … sometimes!
What kind of day did you have? I hope you weren’t as busy as I was.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,