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China Glaze Fall 2008 – Rodeo Diva Hay Ride

china glaze, fall 2008, nail polish, nail lacquer, nail color, rodeo divaGiddy up little cowgirls for the Rodeo Diva collection from China Glaze is here. Twelve nail polishes divided into two sets, warm and cool, these shimmering beauties will be causing a frenzy. And even though I tend to go the cool route (blues, greens) the gold shimmer in the Hay Ride polishes is incredible.

I would describe the shimmer as micro glitter yet it doesn’t affect the finish or cause that skin crawling glitter scratching as you remove it. All in all, the polishes applied well. Though I did notice the formula getting thicker as I went from lighter to darker shades. The lacquers dry glossy and the pigmentation is excellent, I only needed two coats to achieve bottle color.

Now you’ll notice that my skin tone looks a bit funky in the swatch pics below. That’s only because I altered the images to best show the polish color, which resulted in my skin looking a bit jaundiced in some and flushed in others. You’ll just have to excuse that.

Yee Haw! is a golden peachy orange that just radiates in the sunlight. I don’t think it necessarily works on me but the shimmer really gives it a punch to take it from being just another peach.
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Golden Spurs is actually one of my favorite shades in this group and I’m not a big fan of tans. There’s something about how the shimmer really adds dimension to what could be a totally boring color that draws me in. It’s a sexy evening neutral.
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Prize Winning Mare is a hard shade to capture. It’s golden brown but not chocolaty and very chameleon-like. In every light, it looked different. Very unique
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Lasso My Heart’s golden shimmer makes it look more rosy in person. In fact, in the bottle, I thought it was a duo-chrome because of the way the shimmer affects the color.
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Wagon Trail was the one color I most look forward to testing and it didn’t disappoint. You know me, any mention of green perks my ears up. This golden green is dirty, funky and totally fun. Like nothing else I own. I know there are fans of the discontinued China Glaze shade, Cat’s Eye (I don’t own it). Well I’d say that Wagon Trail is its blackened, trampy cousin.
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Side-Saddle is for all you vamps. A browned plum peppered with gold, this shade represents the “diva” in Rodeo Diva the best. The minute I saw it, I thought of my pal Sara from Bit By The Beauty Bug. Even though I’ve helped encourage her to explore the lighter, brighter side of polish this summer, she’s a vampy girl at heart. I just know she’ll love this!
china glaze, fall 2008, nail polish, nail lacquer, nail color, rodeo diva, side saddle, side-saddleAnd since I knew there would questions of how Side-Saddle compares to NYC Cognac Sparkle, I beat you to the punch. Cognac Sparkle is more berry/wine based and a tinge lighter. Sorry gals, no twin here.

The Rodeo Diva collection can be found online at Head2ToeBeauty and is coming soon to 8ty8Beauty. China Glaze can also be purchased at ULTA and Sally Beauty Supply, call for seasonal collection availability.

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  1. eowyn797 says:

    ooo thank you so much for these! you make them all look to die for :) would you say Yee-Haw is close to any other colors you have tried, ChG or otherwise?

  2. kuuipo1207 says:

    Ooooo…the last three are gorgeous! I’m not a big nail polish freak, but I’m gonna have to get me those! Thanks for posting!

  3. jolene says:

    These pictures are making me purchase my first China Glaze polishes, ever! I can’t wait to see the rest of the collection, I think I’ll wait before I make a huge order. :) Thanks so much for posting these beautiful pictures.

  4. diann_co says:

    THANKS! Do you have Lizzy Jagger? Im trying to see if Side Saddle is close

  5. The Rotund says:

    OOooh, Wagon Trail is FASCINATING. I may have to order that one – or maybe venture into the wilds of my local Ulta!

  6. Andie says:

    thank you!! looks great! are you swatching the new zoyas by any chance?

  7. Princess Malphaba says:

    yay! These are such a great idea. My sister is just coming into her girly self, but is a horse girl to the core. We’re going to stock up on these!!!!

  8. melli says:

    Thanks Michelle! I totally love Wagon Trail…I am so into greens this year, and this one is such a beautiful colour. I have always been a polish girl, but thanks to you for getting me hooked even more….I have bought 30 polishes this spring/summer!

    For all the Canadian readers out there, Trade Secrets is starting to purchase China Glaze and has brought in some of the spring lines. I often go to a small one here in T.O., and they had the Eco line in last week. Needless to say, I had to buy some!

  9. Steph says:

    Michelle – Love all these! My favorite is Prize Winning Mare it’s so uniuqe, simply gorgeous! Have you seen anything like it? PS: I’m still geeked about Glamour. :)

  10. juvenescent says:

    Ugh! I want them all and I hate shimmers.

  11. The Home Spa Goddess says:

    Wagon Trail and Side Saddle are my favorites

  12. Laura says:

    Thanks for the great photos as always! Any plans to swatch Flannel Fixation, too? I hope!

  13. Susie says:

    These colors are really pretty, but I’m still more excited about the ChG Operation Colour collection… I don’t want to wait until October for Secret Periwinkle and Agent Lavender =D

    On an unrelated note, do you know when the Sally Hansen/Tracy Reese Fall collection will be in stores? I’ve been dying for it since that preview you posted in like February…

  14. gio says:

    Thanks for these. I love Wagon Trail, it’s such a beautiful color.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Quick question, I’m not sure if you covered this before tho…
    I’m loving China Glaze colors but when I use it with my Opi base plus top coat it just doesn’t seem to set?! What should I be using instead?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Prize Winning Mare and Wagon trail look absolutely lush! Will be getting my dirty paws on those very soon!!!

  17. sage1 says:

    Oh, great, more polishes I have to own! After you swatched these, I lust even more for these!
    Come on Michelle, when ya gonna review the cool side of this line?

    Waiting with baited breath!

  18. bunnyshop says:

    That Wagon Trail gold-green is so gorgeous. Such a fun change for autumn after all the summery shades….

  19. Marcy says:

    My sis in law bought this whole set for me today, they are FAB! I am wearing Side Saddle. Also, we went to Sephora and bought 12 of the new OPI by Sephora colors :) They are sooo fantastic! There are already 4 colors sold on on, crazy!

  20. tessa says:

    Wagon trail definitely looks interesting! the swatches at 8ty8 aren’t that flattering. Thanks for these! :)

    would you by chance be swatching the French collection by OPI? i’m looking forward to that!

  21. Designer bedding says:

    I love the Golden Spurs color. Paula

  22. Karen says:

    I dig the three at the very bottom, but I’m a fan of China Glaze in general. I think they’ve got the durability of Lippmann polishes but come in even bolder shades. Love it!

  23. Celebrity says:

    All the shades are so gorgeous! especially that last two!

  24. The Contradictory Cat says:

    I love the effect Wagon Trail has, but greens/yellows look horrible on me. Do you know if any other polishes have the same effect but in a different color? (Alas for the color…I’d be getting it right now if it weren’t for that!)

  25. BeautyChick101 says:

    After playing with this collection for a bit, I’ve decided I really like Prize Winning Mare. Even though it’s chipping after only three days, I think the color is special — the shimmer is really pretty and makes it unique!