How frickin’ awesome are these bright shades from the new China Glaze Kicks Collection?
I had a blast swatching these first six shimmery shades from the vibrant 12-piece spring collection ($3 a bottle; more swatches to follow).
The collection’s bold blues, greens, oranges and pinks were inspired by colorful tennis shoes — the young’ns call ‘em kicks — but they remind me of Skittles.
Custom Kicks is my favorite of the ones shown here. It’s the shimmery blueish teal at the top.
This one takes me back, all the way back to my very first shoe crush…
It was 1985; I was an awkward fifth grader, having 1) a bowl haircut, 2) clothes that never matched (seriously, we desperately needed a GAP Kids or Limited Too back then) and 3) crippling shyness.
My mission in life was to blend in to the scenery, and I avoided anything that would make me stand out.
It was a ROUGH YEAR.
But there were high points. I won second place in a poster contest (I drew a cat reading a book with the caption, “Shove boredom away, and pick up a book!”) and managed to avoid any bully beat downs.
But the absolute highlight of that year was my pair of teal blue Reebok tennis shoes, and I wore them every day.
I spent half my time with my head down (to avoid making eye contact with my classmates), but at least I had something cute on my feet.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,