China Glaze Off Shore Collection Summer 2014 – Dune Our Thing




Excuse me, but I’m melting. Melting while I sit on the couch is not something that I enjoy, but I’m sure that those of you without air conditioning can sympathize. It’s going to be a few degrees shy of 100 today so my mood is already sour. It isn’t sour enough to not share with you my review of the China Glaze Off Shore Collection, though! As usual, this collection is divided into two sets and today I have the Dune Our Thing set but don’t fret because the Stoke To Be Soaked set will be on the blog tomorrow. You know I’m always really excited about China Glaze Collections so I try to pick them up as soon as my beauty supply stores get them. I was super excited to get them because their shipment literally arrived as I was entering the store. SCORE! Anyway, let me show you my swatches so we can talk about them afterwards.

China Glaze Wait N' Sea 1China Glaze Wait N' Sea 2China Glaze Wait N’ Sea

China Glaze I Sea The Point 1China Glaze I Sea The Point 2China Glaze I Sea The Point

China Glaze X-ta-sea 1China Glaze X-ta-sea 2China Glaze X-ta-sea

China Glaze Float On 1China Glaze Float On 2China Glaze Float On

China Glaze Feel The Breeze 1China Glaze Feel The Breeze 2China Glaze Feel The Breeze

China Glaze Dune Our Thing 1China Glaze Dune Our Thing 2China Glaze Dune Our Thing

So, uhm…these are supposed to be neons? Neons they are not. Why must we keep getting “neon collections” that aren’t really neon? I’m crying neon tears right now. Some of these are definitely bright, but I wouldn’t call them neon. (Can I possibly say “neon” some more? Neon, neon, neon!) Despite this, I think these colors are really pretty and the formula isn’t bad. We all remember past Summer collections, right? I’m still not over last year and the year before. The only polish that gave me some problems is the lightest pink, Feel The Breeze. It was streak-arrific but it did even out after three coats. Most of these will dry to a satin finish so you’ll need a good top coat if you want a glossy finish. I was super scared of Sea The Point because I had read somewhere that it was an application beast. The first coat was all that I feared, but then I decided to give the polish a good rolling/shaking and the second coat applied very nicely. Overall, I think these are really beautiful colors but we’ve seen these colors already. If I had to pick my favorites, I would get Float On, X-ta-Sea and Wait N’ Sea. To be honest, all the colors are beautiful so I’m having a hard time trying to pick favorites. I think that if you don’t have similar colors, these are definitely worth picking up. So what do you think? Will you be able to get past the fact that these aren’t really neons and get some of these? Do you have any favorites? This collection should be at the usual places this June…can you believe it’s almost June? Ghhhhaaaa! Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!


27 thoughts on “China Glaze Off Shore Collection Summer 2014 – Dune Our Thing

  1. I like the colors, but they aren’t really unique.
    LOVE I sea the point, but it looks a lot like Essie’s Butler Please and SH Pacific Blue.

    I’m still going to pick it up though, because I love that type of blue and I can never have enough!

  2. Uuummmm…..yes please! I love me some neon but I will definitely settle for this! I Sea The Point is sexy! SEEEEEXY! So glad there is still hope for China Glaze! And I cant wait to see the rest of your swatches. Gorgeous as always!
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  3. the pink ones are.. like.. a dream come true..

    it is nice to read that they are not nightmares as the usual china glaze “neon” polishes..

    for me the most neon polish i’ve ever seen is: flip flop fantasy

    i have like 2 bottles at home LOL.. i love it.. it is my favorite polish.. eva.

  4. Do we need to send China Glaze a dictionary with the word neon highlighted? That would be convenient since the highlighter would be more neon than any of these polishes… I like many of the colors, but I agree these are not really neon-esq.

    Have you seen Orly’s neons? WOW. Very neon. You could read by them.

  5. Oh God I’m actually relieved that the formula is at least half-way decent! Maybe we’re slowly getting the old China Glaze back? I’m liking X-ta-sea a lot and the pinks look pretty too 🙂
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  6. These are really pretty, but I have not like CG’s formulas at all lately. And am I the only one missing their awesome Summer Glass Fleck polishes??? Creams for spring and now summer too.

  7. Elizabeth’s comment cracked me up.
    I’m just “meh” on this whole collection…I dunno. I’m glad the application is better than it used to be and that they’re generally nice polishes…I can even deal with them not being true neons…but, just…eh. Score on walking in as they were getting their shipment, though!

    1. I know! I was super excited and of course grabbed everything. The man who gave us the solar oil samples at the other store was there so he was laughing.

      I agree that the colors aren’t that amazing, but they are nice. I think it’s hard to impress the polish addicts like us.

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