China Glaze Mimosa’s Before Mani’s

China Glaze Mimosa's Before Mani'sThe promo images for China Glaze’s Spring 2013 Avant Garden collection have had me dreaming of spring for a month now! And while the weather here in Charlotte can’t seem to settle on a season, it’s been spring according to my manicure for a couple of weeks now.

The Avant Garden collection contains 12 polishes; 6 Blooming Brights and 6 Pastel Petals. Not surprisingly I was drawn more to the polishes China Glaze classified as “brights.”

Mimosa’s Before Mani’s is right up my alley. First of all, the name should just be my new life motto. Secondly, it’s very well documented that I have a serious love affair with coral and orange polishes.

China Glaze describes Mimosa’s Before Mani’s as a coral with a light wash of shimmer. While I do agree with the light wash of shimmer I would classify this polish as more of an orange and less of a coral. The color reminds me of orange sherbet. It’s a very subtle orange which is a twist on orange I haven’t seen.

As far as the shimmer goes it’s not really noticeable to the naked eye. It does give the polish a bit of a pearly look, though. The macro shots below the jump give you a good look at the shimmer.

The formula is great. I used three coats in my swatches.

I wore this polish for several days. I originally put it on to go with a leopard print dress but after a day or so I got a bit bored with the color. I topped it with NYC Broadway Smash and really loved the combination of colors. I know alot of you are way over crackle polish (but considering the amount of support I got for this manicure over on TDV FB page some of you aren’t!). If you want to check out that manicure there are swatches below the jump.

Alli

 

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