Friday, August 12, 2011

China Glaze WHITE CAP, STARBOARD, AHOY! Nail Polish Swatches & Review - Featuring Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure

Round 3 of the China Glaze Anchors Away Collection! These are late to be swatched but for good reason! I won them a little later than their release from Kayla Shevonne's 500 Follower Giveaway. I've already swatched Pelican Gray, Sea Spray, and First Mate, and Life Preserver, Knotty, and Hey Sailor. If you right click the link it will prompt you to open a new window to check them out.

The three polishes from Anchors Away that will be shown today are White Cap, Starboard, and Ahoy! I also realized as I was digging through my "to do" box that I haven't yet tried Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure. So, today, on top of the three China Glaze polishes, I've swatched Hidden Treasure as well.


White Cap

White Cap w/ Hidden Treasure
Awhile back I was asked how Sephora by OPI Wild About Shimmer compared to China Glaze White Cap. They are extremely similar. Wild About Shimmer has a bit of a different hue to it, and IMO the China Glaze has more of the gold shimmer. But really, if you have one, you don't need the other at all. I used 3 coats of White Cap for the photo and one coat of Hidden Treasure. For the Hidden Treasure photo I did use the flash, but only because the flash photos were turning out better than the non-flash. For the other shades, non-flash worked much nicer.

Starboard

Starboard w/ Hidden Treasure
Starboard is such a pretty, dusky, kelly green. It's creamy and applied very well. I thought the Hidden Treasure looked really cool over top of the green shade. It reminded me of wildflowers growing in lush grass. I used 3 coats of Starboard for the photo and one coat of Hidden Treasure. The Hidden Treasure photo was taken using no flash.

Ahoy!

Ahoy! w/ Hidden Treasure
Anyone else getting tired of this color? I feel like Ahoy! has been done quite a bit this Spring/Summer. YES it's definitely pretty.. but I'm over the fuchsia with shimmer. This particular one has fine golden shimmer. If I wasn't sick of the shade, I'd be blown away and gushing over how gorgeous it is. This particular polish DID apply well and I thought Hidden Treasure basically saved it. HT meshed well with the fuchsia shade and hit off of the golden shimmer. I used 3 coats of Ahoy! for the photo and one coat of Hidden Treasure. The Hidden Treasure photo was taken using no flash.


Overall, I'm not as in love with this set of three as I was with the other 6 I've reviewed so far from this collection. Starboard was my favorite out of this little group and will likely be the only one I keep.

China Glaze Anchors Away is still available at Ulta, I've seen quite a bit of stock at mine. Depending on where you buy your China Glaze, retail can go anywhere from $4.99 - $6.99 (these are the price points that I've seen them hit).

4 comments:

thenailaholic said...

I feel the same about the fuchsias, but Ahoy! is my favorite of the bunch. That would be the one I keep out of the others. :)

Dale said...

Great post, I think I own that the white color in this brand and I'm not tired of Ahoy yet, hehe, I think it's an all around hot color and goes with most outfits.

Nice post
xoDale
http://www.savvyspice.blogspot.com/

VijiiS said...

I really like the look of White Cap! =D

beachgal said...

I was not lucky enough to get SH Hidden Treasures and it's going for goofy $ on eBay...but I have the same thing in Nubar 2010 - it comes out with the same large gold flakey look overlay to it...so going to try that. I adore Ahoy and White Cap!

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