Lightening Up with the China Glaze Up and Away Collection

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The first time I read the name on the bottom of the pastel yellow bottle in China Glaze’s Up and Away Spring 2010 collection, I was TOTALLY SURE it said Lemon Liz — named, I assumed, after Tina Fey’s character on 30 Rock.


I thought, “How cool,” smiling gleefully. 🙂 “They watch 30 Rock!

And then I looked again: “Lemon Fizz”

Oh, how ’bout that… Lemon Fizz. Yeah, I guess someone needs to get her eyes checked, LOL!

The shiny-happy mix of creamy brights and pastels in China Glaze’s new collection look like the colors from a Deee-Lite video.

So playful and girly! 🙂

Most of the 12 apply smooth with full coverage. The two that didn’t for me (the lighter shades) — Something Sweet and Light as Air — gave me some trubs in the streaking department, but I still like the colors.

Like all China Glaze lacquers, these are free of DBP, toluene and formaldehyde, and they’re expected to grace Sally Beauty Supply stores this spring. As soon as I see them available anywhere online, I’ll let you know.

What do you think? Are these tres Deee Lite or what?

China Glaze Up and Away Swatches Review Photos Lemon Fizz 12
Lemon Fizz

China Glaze Up and Away Swatches Review Photos Happy Go Lucky 11
Happy Go Lucky

China Glaze Up and Away Swatches Review Photos High Hopes 10
High Hopes

China Glaze Up and Away Swatches Review Photos Peachy Keen 9
Peachy Keen

China Glaze Up and Away Swatches Review Photos Re Fresh Mint 8
Re-Fresh Mint

China Glaze Up and Away Swatches Review Photos Four Leaf Clover 7
Four-Leaf Clover

China Glaze Up and Away Swatches Review Photos Flyin High 6
Flyin’ High

China Glaze Up and Away Swatches Review Photos Heli Yum 5

China Glaze Up and Away Swatches Review Photos Light As Air 4
Light as Air


China Glaze Up and Away Swatches Review Photos Something Sweet 3
Something Sweet

China Glaze Up and Away Swatches Review Photos Sugar High 2
Sugar High

China Glaze Up and Away Swatches Review Photos Grape Pop 1
Grape Pop

Which color from the China Glaze Up and Away collection is your favorite?

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  1. Tavia says:

    Hi Karen! I wrote about this collection a few day ago on my blog and I was really curious about the swatches 🙂 I have to say my favorite shade is Re-Fresh Mint. Two of my nail polishes by Kinetics Nail Colors have exactly the same color like Flyin’ High and Four-Leaf Clover and when I will do a review on them next week I will link to this post of yours because I find those 2 shades very similar. 🙂
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Estee Lauder TOP 10 Holiday 2009 Makeup Gifts =-.

  2. Andrea says:

    usually I’m into brights, but the pastels are what I want from this collection! Lemon Fizz, Re-Fresh Mint, Light as Air and Something Sweet. I think Lemon Fizz is probably my favorite!

  3. amy says:

    My favourite is Flying High but I love all these colours because they look so yummy! Looks like I would have to buy these online because I have no idea where to get China Glaze in Canadian Northwest coast :(.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Corrector =-.

  4. Shadowy Lady says:

    thanks for the swatches Karen. Do you know how close Lemon Fizz is to OPI’s Banana Bandanna which came out this past summer?
    .-= Shadowy Lady’s last blog post… An Affair in Red Square =-.

  5. adelina says:

    Ohhhh man!!!! refresh mint could totally be a dupe for my most beloved “HG” nailpolish!!……. Peppermint patti by MAC!!! Karen are they similar or totally the same? They look exactly alike from your swatch!
    .-= adelina’s last blog post… Sephora’s reward forVIB’s & FOTN =-.

  6. laur says:

    they’re really jumping the gun trying to psyche people up for this collection. I saw these swatches and went “wow why is this coming out in the winter? this collection screams spring…must be some new trend” haha! Four leaf clover looks pretty nice whatever the season!
    .-= laur’s last blog post… Snoods! =-.

  7. gio says:

    Thanks for the swatches. Four-Leaf Clover looks gorgeous but all the others are very pretty too!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Know Your Ingredients: Co-Enzyme 10 (Ubiquinone) =-.

  8. Stef says:

    Thank you Karen!!! I love China Glaze colors, and when these come out it looks like I’ll be burning a hole in my Sally card to get them all!

  9. Paulin Kata says:

    Goooorgeous – I think I’ll get the entire collection come January. 🙂

  10. Lorna says:

    I’m definietly going to get something sweet and light as air

  11. Noemi says:

    Oh my Gosh ! these are All so pretty ! I *Love* Light As Air. It reminds me of Essie’s Body Language [my fav], but purple and not grey . I also love Lemon “liz” andPeachy Keen and all the green/blue shades .
    My favorite mint green though will probably always be Essie’s Mint Candy Apple .. It looks so Tiffany’s, but sweeter . Love <3 !

  12. Patti says:

    I actually like refresh mint and grape pop but voted for the mint one. I think I will definitely get this, esp now that my local Ulta carries China glaze now

  13. Jenn says:

    The name and colors remind me of the balloons in Pixar’s Up!

  14. But Lemon Liz is such a way better name. Haha. I think I love the last 3 colors. 😀

    .-= All Women Stalker’s last blog post… 10 Commandments for a Lifelong Friendship… =-.

  15. stef says:

    Love the Yellows! It’s kind of a big deal to have a yellow that has good coverage, isn’t it? (Pipe up, nail polish gurus!)

    Karen, How funny was 30 Rock this week? When Liz stepped in front of the high-def camera I just about died laughing!
    .-= stef’s last blog post… Our mega giveaway – $1270 in beauty products! =-.

  16. Stefanie says:

    I can’t WAIT for this collection!
    I have always loved cremes for their simplicity and this collection is gorgeous!
    BTW Karen, I’ve been lurking around your blog for a few months and I have to say it is a bright spot in my stay-at-home mom day. So thank you for your tips, reviews and, most importantly, your spunk!

  17. Tammy says:

    Love them all, but Grape Pop looks like a must have!
    .-= Tammy’s last blog post… Get A Free Estee Lauder Lip Gloss =-.

  18. lexi says:

    I stay away from yellow polishes but i love Tina Fey so much that I would buy a polish if it was called ‘Liz Lemon’ – the four leaf clover is my favorite right now.

  19. Samantha says:

    Something Sweet is my favorite, but I also think that the entire collection is really pretty. I especially like both of the yellow colors.

  20. Sharon says:

    My vote goes to peachy keen and sugar high. Yum!

  21. Marisol says:

    Flyin’ High and the grape one are my faves. I can’t believe that the Spring colors are already coming out. It just feels like winter is starting in the Bay Area.
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Gals Guide meet up =-.

  22. Natalia says:

    *drools* I am seriously loving all these shades, I WANT THEM ALL!! But I will try my hardest to actually get the ones I want the most =)

  23. BlovetBeauty says:

    ooohh… i want some china glaze… the colors are so colorful!
    .-= BlovetBeauty’s last blog post… A Mini Update:) =-.

  24. Bea says:

    hi karen,
    where can i order these online?

  25. Leigh says:

    How does Light As Air compare to Essie St Lucia Lilac?

  26. Marina says:

    I love this collection! Almost all colours are amazing but I voted for Peachy Keen
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Makeup Collection for Spring 2010 by NARS Cosmetics =-.

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