Monday, September 13, 2010

China Glaze Up & Away

Yeah, I realize I'm super late posting this! So what? Wanna fight about it?

When these originally came out I decided the only one I needed was Grape pop, so I got it and went about my merry way. But the strangest thing kept happening. In just about every polish order I've made in the past month or so at least one or two polishes from the Up & Away collecting kept sneaking into my shopping cart... I have no clue why I keep buying them. I don't even like pastels. 

Out of the 12 that were released I have somehow ended up with 7 of them. Whoops! Oh yeah and please excuse my talons, I'm growing out my nails for Halloween! I'm going as a robotic eagle humanoid. Just kidding, I have just been too lazy busy to file them down. 
This has been my mani for the last 3 days! No tipwear or chips! This was a 2 coater but a little hard to control though.
I kinda like this one, a little bit. Another 2 coater. 
As you can see by the slight drips forming on my ring and pinkie nails this one was a runny butt hole! This is 3 coats, but it could have used 4, that is if you can keep it from running and dripping all over the place.
This one is just ok, I'm not really a huge pink fan though.  This one was thick enough to be a 2 coater but somehow still a bit runny.
I would totally rock this out if it didn't make the pigment of the skin on my fingers change to a fierce neon RED. Oh and if I liked pastels. This was a thick 2 coater, not runny thank goodness.
Love this one! This is one coat but I clearly could have done a better job applying it! This polish has SEVEN dupes that I know of. Off the top of my head some of them are- OPI funkey dunky, Orly Charged up, Ulta Celebutante, Nina ultra pro Mambo, Rescue Beauty Lounge Mismas, plus Spa Ritual and somebody else also make one. 
I really like this dark cherry pink. It's a little runny but still a 2 coater.

The formula on these is all over the place. Some are highly pigmented one coaters (grape pop), some are runny 3 coaters, and some are thick and streaky 2 coaters. It's really a hit or miss situation. Luckily none of them are so bad application wise that you should refrain from buying them if you really like the color. Dry time was good on all of the ones I got.

Love, MM


  1. I have some of them too and I love them. :)

  2. I love that entire collection!!

  3. I only own Refresh-Mint. Darn these look gorgeous. Your nails look fabulous!

  4. there are some great colours in this collection. Also, its great to have you back :)

  5. I must say, that green did VICIOUS things to your fingers. I was going into a color coma and then BAM, "What the h*** happened here? Did she crispy fry herself in the sun in less than two hours? They're RED!" and then I read the description and the race towards the aloe and the Aveeno lotion was cut short.

    Grape Pop is beautiful on your nails.

  6. I don't have any of those, but Heli-Yum looks suspiciously similar to Confetti Cherries Jubilee. Either way, there are some great colors in there - even for pastels. Welcome back!

  7. Hey, I happen to freakin' love your talons...