China Glaze Chic Physique Collection Swatches and Review

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China Glaze has just launched their Chic Physique collection for spring 2018! This athleisure inspired lacquer collection is a mixture of low maintenance high-glamour shades, perfect for anyone on the go!


My thoughts on the China Glaze Chic Physique Collection

Hello Lovelies! Today I am so excited to share with you guys the China Glaze Chic Physique Collection! As soon as I saw this athleisure inspired collection, I knew I had to pick it all up. I haven't been this in love with a collection in so long, and all the colors screamed my name.

China Glaze has been one of my favorite brands for as long as I have been doing nails, and this collection did not disappoint. In the Chic Physique Collection, you get 12 new shades, four shimmers and 8 creme/crelly shades.

I picked up all these from Head2ToeBeauty for $3.25 each, plus shipping.

If you're looking for a quick glance at all of these shades, here is a collage of my swatches. Keep scrolling for up-close swatches of each color!


Swatches of the China Glaze Chic Physique Collection


PILATES PLEASE | Pilates Please is your typical spring peachy creme polish. I always love the way this type of color looks on me when I'm super tan. This is not the most unique color ever, but if you're in the market for a nice quality peach, this is for you. This was an easy 2 coats to full opacity.


ATHLETE CHIC | Athlete Chic is a bright apricot, or orange red color. This is a shade I truly have no dupe for. I was in love with this color, and the great formula. I can't wait until it gets warmer, and I can wear this shade. Bright orange red has been my favorite color recently, so I knew I would love this color even if it was tough to use. Luckily, this was only 2 easy coats for full opacity.


BODYSUIT YOURSELF! | Bodysuit Yourself is a neon fuchsia/red color, with a slight pink shift or shimmer in it. This is probably my least favorite shade in the collection, and only because I hate pinks like this on my skin tone -- they never look great. If this is a color you know you'd wear, you're in luck because this was 2 coats for full opacity.  


LOW-MAINTENANCE | Low-Maintenance is a blush-y mauve-y tone, and one that I think is great for these transition months. This leans a bit grey on me, but I love the color. It reminds me of some fall shades, but is a great nude color. This was 3 coats to cover up some patchiness I had. This was probably the toughest formula for me to work with.


PRETTY FIT | Pretty Fit is a true spring tulip pink, with a hit of dust. If you've been around long enough, you know I hate pinks, but this shade was not that bad. I don't think that I will be rocking this mani on it's own, but I think it will be great for some nail art! This was 2 coats for full opacity.


GIRL ON THE GLO | Girl On The Glo is a light champagne with sliver glitters in it. I've heard people don't like the textured finish on this polish, but for me I really don't mind. For a shimmer, it self levels pretty well, and I really like the final look of it. This was 2 coats for full opacity. 


BARRE HOPPING | Barre Hopping is a bright lilac color, and truly the color that is my vice. Whenever I see a polish around this color, I MUST have it. This polish did not disappoint, it's formula is smooth, and the color jumps off the nails. This was another easy 2 coater.


GET IT RIGHT, GET IT BRIGHT | Get It Right, Get It Bright is a slightly bluer lilac shade with red flashing flakies in it. I think purples may be my new blues, aka my new favorites, because I was so in love with this shade! It was gorgeous on the nail, and you can really see the flakies. I love these kinds of polishes, and I hope China Glaze keeps them coming! This was 3 coats for full opacity.


GLAMLETICS | Glamletics is a bright periwinkle shade that went on super smooth. Again, is this the most unique color? No, but it is gorgeous. I think this leans more periwinkle than most shades I have near this tone -- those others are usually more baby blue. This was 2 coats for full opacity. 


WERK IT HONEY! | Werk It Honey! is probably the shade I was most excited to try. I love, and I mean LOVE yellow polishes. Yellow is my favorite color, but yellow polishes are notoriously difficult to use. However, I heard this was a breeze to apply, and it did not fail me! This sunny yellow shade was 2 coats, yes you read that right only 2 coats, for full opacity.


AT YOUR ATHLEISURE | At Your Athleisure is a light teal shade, something that reminds me of a Tiffany's box, but maybe slightly more blue. I have always been drawn to these types of shade in the spring, and I think this will be no different. This was 2 coats for full opacity.


ACTIVEWEAR DON'T CARE | Last, but not least, Activewear Don't Care is the one crelly shade in this collection. It is a mixture between teal and emerald in my eyes, and I think it's one of the most unique shade in the collection. Usually polishes in this color are matte, and super hard to work with, but since this is a crelly, it went on smooth and dried extra shiny. This was 3 coats, and you can still slightly see my nail line, but if you had shorter nails, or a less harsh line, you could get away with 2 coats. 

Final thoughts on the China Glaze Chic Physique Collection

The China Glaze Chic Physique Collection is not the most unique collection I have ever seen, especially for spring, but it has been so long since I've seen a brand come out with these classic spring shades, that it got me so excited! I loved all of them, and can already see myself switching up my polish very frequently this spring.

Overall, if you're an avid polish buyer and user like me, you probably don't need this entire collection -- though I do suggest picking up 'Activewear Don't Care' and 'Werk It Honey!'.

If you're an average person, who doesn't have too much nail polish, I think this is  great collection to start building upon! These are classic, staple shades for spring, and the formula on all of these are phenomenal!

Do you plan on picking any of these up? Let me know down in the comments!

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