Friday, July 26, 2013

China Glaze On The Horizon Feather Collection Fall 2013 - Swatches and Review


Hey lovelies! Today I have swatches of the new China Glaze On The Horizon Collection to share with you. I thought these would be really cute for the Fall so I scooped them up. There are 6 feathers (mini bar glitters) in the collection of various colors. Most of them have Fall inspiration with hints of orange and black and would be great for the Halloween season.

I swatched them over black and white. My first 2 nails have a black base, and my last 2 have a white base.
 

To see these colors in action, check out the video. Continue for swatches and a full review.



Flying South - Orange and soft white bar glitter with tiny shiny orange micro glitter. Two thick coats. 

Flock Together - Baby blue, black and a hint of lime green bar glitter. Two coats. 

Party Fowl -  Baby blue, orange and black mini bar glitter. I just love the color combination, which looks great over white and black. I used 2 thick coats. 

Light As A Feather - Off white, orange and black bar glitter. I really like how this one pops over black but I had to use more coats. The formula appeared to be thinner than the others. I used 3 coats to complete the look.

All A Flutter - Baby blue, orange and white bar glitter. So pretty, my favorite of the collection. I used 2 coats here.

You're a Hoot - Lime/yellow, orange and black bar glitter 2 coater. 

Swatches over nail wheels and different colors.

Black Base



White Base

Various Colors

Application was easy but can be a bit tricky. You have to let the first layer of feathers dry before applying the second layer, or the polish will just run down the sides of your nail. I think they made the formula on the thinner side to allow it to thicken over time. My second time using the polish seemed a lot easier than the first. Light As A Feather was my thinnest bottle and I had to apply 3 coats.

I like the color choices China Glaze made for the feathers but I wish there was a little more variety. You're A Hoot, Light As A Feather and Flying South are all very similar. You're a hoot has more lime-yellow bar glitter versus Light As A Feather's white but they are all in the same family.  My favorite of the 3 are Light as a Feather. It just looks amazing over black. My other favorites are Party Fowl and All A Flutter. I'm just a sucker for pastels, even in the Fall.  Light As A Feather looks amazing over brown, I guess the great thing about the feathers is that you can create a different look by changing the base color. Overall I think these are fun for instant nail art. From a distance it's hard to tell exactly what's happening on your nails, you just know it's something interesting.

The On The Horizon Collection will officially release in August 2013. I purchased my set from Ebay. 



13 comments:

  1. I love this collection!! I have a feeling I wii be buying the whole thing :)

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    1. I love certain combinations, I wish there was a little more variety.

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  2. I really like Party Fowl on the White as well! I will have to keep my eyes open for these ones. I really like the effect! Thanks very much for the swatches. I always appreciate the time and effort it takes to do these. Cheers!

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    1. You're welcome. Glad you liked them :)

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  3. not sure what to think of these, i am just not a fan of bar glitter but I do love the colour combinations of flying south and all a flutter

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    1. They're definitely not for everyone. I did 2 layers on the nail to show what they look like, but I prefer the milder version of 1 coat like on the nail wheel.

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  4. I feel like China Glaze is too late with this trend. There's been so many dupes since Nails Inc came out with 'Feathers' that I would think they may have a hard time selling these. I'm not trying to put CG down, but as a popular brand, they should be on the up & up with new trends. So now while other companies will be exploring new trends for the Fall, China Glaze will be introducing a trend from 6 months ago. It's just not good business, or what I would expect from CG.

    I do like the feathery/fuzzy look. I prefer it over white. When I think of a feather, I think of soft, and black just seems to harsh for it. But, that's what's great about polishes like this. It leaves a lot of room for artistic expression :)

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    1. I know what you mean about trends, but what's also interesting is what's old to the nail connoisseur is new to the layman. I was in TJMaxx the other day and people were in awe of the nail caviar and flocking sets. I must admit I picked up a couple too, LOL.

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  5. Found your blog from the OPI site.I saw these at Sally's over the weekend and wondered what they looked like on nails. Nice to see colors on you as I have similar skin color.
    Great pictures and reviews. Keep up the good work.

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  6. Found your site from OPI blogger network! I actually saw these China Glaze colors in Sally's over the weekend and wondered what they looked like on nails.
    Very nice blog!

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  7. Lovely swatches, love how these look over white! :)

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