The first nail-focused beauty blog

China Glaze Bahama Blues for Winter 2008

china glaze, bahama blues, winter 2008, nail polish, nail lacquer, nail color, nail colour, blue Kids, China Glaze keeps hitting it out of the park. I can’t even handle it. I’m already on serious color overload after Rodeo Diva and Operation Colour. Now a collection of all blues?? You know how I love my blues.

OK I know what you’re thinking. How many are repromotes, dupes, etc? China Glaze already has a bunch of amazing blues, how can they put out more? Well, I don’t know HOW they did it but I can attest to not having a SINGLE dupe for any of these shades. I own practically every blue China Glaze has produced.

china glaze, bahama blues, winter 2008, nail polish, nail lacquer, nail color, nail colour, blue For Winter 2008, China Glaze is whisking us away from the cold, drab bleakness and transporting us to the warm, vibrant tropics. Blue skies, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters. Can you feel it? Girls, I am so in need of a vacation. You don’t even know. As I was testing the colors, I couldn’t help but wish I was back in the Caribbean. On a cruise, a beach in Belize, a swim-up bar in Mexico, wherever. Get me out of the Cleveburg!

Bahamian Escape dries darker and more vibrant than the robin’s egg bottle color would suggest. It’s a very opaque creme that hardly needs two coats. As you can see below it’s not the Color Club Blue Light dupe I expected it to be.
china glaze, bahama blues, winter 2008, nail polish, nail lacquer, nail color, nail colour, blue, bahamian escape china glaze, bahama blues, winter 2008, nail polish, nail lacquer, nail color, nail colour, blue, bahamian escape, color club blue light, opi just groovy
Caribbean Blue‘s speckled silver micro-glitter is what drew me in. The color has a slightly dusty quality which keeps it from becoming garish. It’s my favorite color in the collection.
china glaze, bahama blues, winter 2008, nail polish, nail lacquer, nail color, nail colour, blue, caribbean blue
Blue Island Iced Tea will charm all of you Stroke of Midnight fans. It has the same micro-glitter packed jelly formula that made me fall in love with China Glaze in the first place. This unique deep sky blue has a foil-like finish depending on the lighting but it’s a bit sheer so you need an extra coat. Love it! LOVE IT!
china glaze, bahama blues, winter 2008, nail polish, nail lacquer, nail color, nail colour, blue, blue island iced tea china glaze, bahama blues, winter 2008, nail polish, nail lacquer, nail color, nail colour, blue, blue island iced tea, stroke of midnight
Blue Paradise falls somewhere between cornflower and denim on the blue scale. Its metallic shimmer does equal brush strokes but if you’re careful they aren’t too problematic.
china glaze, bahama blues, winter 2008, nail polish, nail lacquer, nail color, nail colour, blue, blue paradise china glaze, bahama blues, winter 2008, nail polish, nail lacquer, nail color, nail colour, blue, blue paradise, opi dating a royal
Bermuda Breakaway is a fantastic indigo creme. What some may call burple. It flowed fantastically on the nail. In fact it was thinner in consistency than Blue Paradise yet just as pigmented.
china glaze, bahama blues, winter 2008, nail polish, nail lacquer, nail color, nail colour, blue, bermuda breakaway
Calypso Blue is the only color that didn’t make me jump for joy. It’s a blue-black and we’ve seen a lot of those. Though I give it credit in its application, pigmentation and glossy finish. And while I didn’t have a dead on dupe, it’s so dark that only true fanatics could tell.
china glaze, bahama blues, winter 2008, nail polish, nail lacquer, nail color, nail colour, blue, bermuda breakaway, up all night, calypso blue
The Bahama Blues collection is on sale now at Head2ToeBeauty.com and 8ty8beauty.com. You can also find China Glaze at Sally Beauty and ULTA but call for seasonal collection availability.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

There Are 30 Brilliant Comments

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Anonymous says:

    Iced Tea is my favorite. It really looks wintery and is great for holiday season. Actually, to me , it’s ice, and not tea LOL. I will try to find a dupe in some cheaper brand, but this is really unique and fresh.

  2. Anonymous says:

    They are all so gorgeous- I can’t wait to get my hands on this collection! When is pay day?

  3. Misty Durnell says:

    I knew I was going to love this collection!

  4. Misti says:

    Wow!! I love them all!!

    How close would you say Bermuda Breakaway is to Dating a Royal?

  5. kirsten says:

    I want all of them except Calypso Blue and Blue Paradise. Those two just don’t excite me the way the others do. I know this fall is supposed to be all about purples, berries, wines, chocolates, and shades like that, but like you I just can’t seem to resist blues and greens!

  6. vampyvarnish says:

    I cannot wait to get them, they look great on you! I ordered them on Tuesday from Head2Toe, but won’t get them until next Wednesday, booo! They must be on the East Coast.

  7. silverin says:

    Woo-hoo!

    I live in Orlando where we have two seasons: Summer and Not-Summer. I dislike fall colors, haven’t worn a jacket in years, and never wear closed-toe shoes.

    I love love love a September collection all in shades of my favorite color! I’ll be getting them all.

  8. ashleydanielle4 says:

    i seriously want all of them!!! but will probably only get caribbean blue for my toes since it comes very close the blue in my foot tattoo.

  9. arkanefyre says:

    Oh man, you have a way of making all the polish look gorgeous. I originally wasn't going to get any from this collection, but now I'm going to have to rethink.

    CG > OPI lately. Have you SEEN Emerald Sparkle yet? It's absolutely unbelievably. I can not wait until you get to swatch that.

  10. Martha says:

    you really do provide the BEST swatches, michelle! and it’s true, this year is by far China Glaze’s, kuddos to them!

  11. Micha says:

    Great swatches. THANK YOU!!! :-)

  12. Anonymous says:

    OMG I NEED ALL THESE COLORS.

  13. Lydia says:

    wOW I LOve Bahamian Escape!

  14. Commercial lighting says:

    I love the Bermuda Breakaway. Great post. Jill

  15. Anonymous says:

    I am in love with Blue Island Iced Tea. Droooooool.

  16. Sara says:

    omg. I’m SO excited about this! I ordered them last Friday and I should be getting all my little blue bottles in sometime this week! Yippee! I can’t wait. Thanks for the color swatches! Now I’m even more excited. Thanks!!!!

  17. Selkie says:

    Blue nail polish is my favorite, and I love CHINA GLAZE… & now with "BAHAMA BLUES" it's like Christmas came early for me!

    I will have to get all of them, except for "Calypso Blue" – I'm really tired of black-blues, black-purples, black-ANY colors by now! I want to move on to something new & fresh. (And with the economy like this, I hope it's something cheerful!)

  18. Anonymous says:

    I <3 them ALL!!!

    I cant wait to get them :-D

    LOVE your nails!

  19. CincyFan says:

    Anon #1 – I agree. It does have a wintery feel. Considering how cheap the online prices are, you really won’t find something that much cheaper that looks as nice.

    Anon #2 – I know the feeling. Are you going to splurge on the whole set on payday?

    Misty – I knew you would too :D

    Misti – Bermuda Breakaway is way more purple based than Dating A Royal. I’d also say it’s a touch darker and more pigmented.

    Kirsten – Ah, a girl after my own heart. Yeah, I can’t let the blues go. Though considering how navy ruled the past couple years, this is a nice change of pace.

    VampyVarnish – Head2Toe is located in a suburb of Chicago. I went there last summer. Tiny place but stocked with goodies

    Silverin – I imagine is must be odd for most southerners to embrace the fall/winter trends since you have such nice weather year round. Though I’m sure you don’t envy our snow and cold.

  20. CincyFan says:

    Ashleydanielle4 – Oh that’s fun! What is your tattoo of?

    Arkanefrye – Oh yes, Emerald Sparkle is gorgeous. You must have missed my post in July showing a sneek preview of it. So stunning!

    Martha – Thank you so much! You’re too kind. I work very hard on my swatches so it’s great to know they’re appreciated.

    Micha – You’re welcome :D

    Anon #3 – Go for it! Buy the whole set. You won’t regret it

    Lydia – Isn’t it gorg? Seriously, it’s even better in person

  21. CincyFan says:

    Commercial Lighting – Thanks Jill!

    Anon #4 – It’s even more drool-worthy in person.

    Sara – I hope you love them all. Report back on which one is your favorite

    Selkie – Yeah, I hear you on the almost black polishes. If you’re the only one that can appreciate that it has a blue, purple or red base, what’s the point?

    Anon #5 – Thank you. I hate my nails so I’ll take the compliment. Believe me, if you had these splitting, peeling, breaking pains in the butt, you wouldn’t be thrilled. :D

  22. Anonymous says:

    How close would you say Calypso Blue is to Color Club Naughtycal Navy? They look like they could be dupes…

  23. Beauty Chest says:

    thanks for doing these swatches. i know they are quite troublesome but you have helped me out a lot in selecting what colors to purchase and saved me $$! thank you!

  24. Anonymous says:

    I love them all! *___*

  25. Kellie says:

    I LOVE this collection. It sucks that I’m just discovering it now .. 2 years later. :( Do you know anywhere that I can still get it? A website, perhaps? Or a blogger that’s willing to sell or do a swap for? PLEASE let me know via email! kelliealtieri AT gmail DOT com

  26. Kellie says:

    Stilling lemming for this collection .. *drool* it sucks being po’!

    • NailPolishFan says:

      At head2toe beauty it’s only $2.99 and at 8ty8 beauty it’s only $2.88. And on head2toe beauty if you use the discount code you get 5% off your entire purchase. Hope that helps.

  27. TLM says:

    I keep seeing these articles way late, but I agree that China Glaze is outstanding not only for its color selection but its wearability and price points. Dare I say, I could possibly survive on this brand alone?

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

Currently you have JavaScript disabled. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser.

Top