Late to the party, as usual - but fashionably so, right?
I'm splitting this collection into two posts, because there are two distinct halves. Let's start with the pastels, or as I like to think of them, the 'Yacht Club'.
Overall, these are pretty, work-appropriate colors and nice for spring, but not very unique. I know of at least three dupes/close-enoughs for Sea Spray alone. I highly recommend White Cap for the zing factor, but the rest, eh, take-em-or-leave-em. Of course, your mileage may vary, and I would recommend going to
the store to see them in person.
As to formula, that was a bit hit-or-miss for me: most were smooth and creamy, and applied like a dream. But Pelican Gray and Sunset Sail were what I call a 'sneaky' formula - you think you've wiped off all the extra and have a nice drop on the brush, but by the time the brush hits the nail, the polish is all over the place and pooling in your cuticles. The best way to work around this is to take an extra second to wait for that stealth blob to descend onto the brush and wipe it off until there's just the hint of a bead on the brush.
Disclosure: Product samples were provided by China Glaze.