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China Glaze Fall Preview – Retro Diva & What’s Your Color?

By on June 5, 2009
in China Glaze, Fall 2009 with 16 Comments
china glaze, nail polish, fall 2009, retro diva, what's your color?, horoscope, nail colorIf you’ve been wondering what’s next from China Glaze, I’ve got the answer. One brand new collection, Retro Diva, that takes us back to the bell bottom wearing, pet rock days of the 70s and a collection of existing China Glaze shades repackaged with a Horoscope theme named What’s Your Color?

They’re actually a perfect fit if you think of all those cheesy 70s flicks where sleazy, hornball guys ask “chicks” what their sign is. Ah men, such the pickup artists.

As much as I hate to admit it, I’m quite the disco fan so I’m all over this concept. I do own Pure Disco 1 & 2 and various Abba CDs. So give me some Saturday Night Fever, Thank God It’s Friday w/Donna Summer & The Commodores, Roller Boogie (tell me I’m not the only one who’s seen it) and I’m good to go. I mean I totally embraced Swingtown last summer, in spite of Grant Show’s horrid porn ‘stache. FYI, Swingtown is re-airing on Universal HD every Friday at 10pm. You’re welcome!

So let’s check out these groovy collections, shall we?


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Cords – rustic gray shimmer
Short & Sassy – a deep burgundy shimmer
Let’s Groove – rich eggplant purple shimmer
Stella – rich purple/pink berry shimmer
Skate Night – rich mahogany red shimmer
Far Out – light neutral brown with gold shimmer
Stroll - deep red with a small particle of gold glitter
Thunderbird – rich red shimmer
Drive In – orange/red shimmer
Street Racing – deep copper shimmer
Free Love – brilliant orange shimmer
Cruisin’ – golden orange shimmer

Maybe it’s just me but as soon as I set eyes on this collection, I flashed back to that hilarious 80s commercial for Freedom Rock. I’m sure you younger fanatics have no clue what I’m talking about but it’s a classic. You can’t tell me Leo‘s character from That 70s Show wasn’t based on this dude. Check it and have a good Friday laugh.

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As a typical switchy, curious, chatty Gemini, I’ve always been into the whole Astrology thing. The ALU mom is too. She even went to have our star charts read by famed Cleveland astrologer Sandra Leigh Serio when I was younger. Supposedly I was born under a Grand Trine which has its good and bad points. Anywho, here are the polishes paired with each sign, I’ve linked back to shades I’ve previously reviewed. Just click the name to view.

Aries: Salsa – Red is the color of love, fertility and energy. You are courageous, you persevere and you love to be part of the action.

Taurus: Rich & Famous – Pink protects and brings peace of mind. You’re a social butterfly, secure in yourself and with a warm personality.

Gemini: Solar Power – Yellow signifies agility of mind, intellect and inspirational thought. Mellow and contented, people come to you for advice.

Cancer: Platinum Silver – Silver suggests optimism. Peace flows from you and around you.

Leo: Code Orange – Orange emits positive vibes of well-being, warmth and optimism. You keep life interesting with your sunny outlook and love of motion.

Virgo: Bermuda Breakaway – Navy instills self –confidence and helps steady nerves. Virgo, everyone wants you on their team.

Libra: Spontaneous – Lavender acts a as a tonic, balancing the mind, body and spirit. Somehow, you keep everything together, even in crazy times.

Scorpio: Heart of Africa- Dark Red gives power, strength and sociability. Yow, you’re a lover, not a fighter.

Sagittarius: Coconut Kiss – Purple denotes creative energy and spiritual wisdom. You keep your head when all around lose theirs.

Capricorn: Unplugged – Brown is for protection and a sense of being surrounded and secure. Rock steady and sure.

Aquarius: Custom Kicks – Turquoise helps to quiet the mind and soul. If you want something innovative and new, consult an Aquarius.

Pisces: Passion in the Pacific – Sea Green indicates knowledge, self respect and spirituality. Because you take time to reflect, you are compassionate and non-judgmental.

So, she asks with a wink, what’s your sign? And what do you think of these collections? I’ll be working on swatching these over the weekend with a full review up soon. So stay tuned!

And don’t forget… My B-Day Chanel Giveaway ends this Sunday so ENTER NOW!!!!

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  1. Helen says:

    Yay a new collection!
    i'm loving the look of Cords, Far Out and Lets Groove. Can't wait to see them swatched. Thankyou!

    I'm a Scorpio so not surprised it was a red – it always is. Can't help wishing I was a Capricorn though for this – I love browns!

  2. Anonymous says:

    OMG!!! Watching that YouTube video, I have 10 words for you:
    "No my brother, you got to get your own"
    I have no recollection which album set it was.

  3. Anonymous says:

    OMG!!! After watching that You Tube video I have just 9 words for you:
    "No my brother, you got to buy your own"
    I have absolutely no recollection of what record set that came from.

  4. Alex says:

    I'm pretty sure this makes me a total sucker, but I love anything personalized, so I'll definitely be swinging by Sally's to get Custom Kicks.:P

  5. Denette says:

    These look awesome! I can't wait to see your swatches! I think I might need to get Short & Sassy, Let's Groove, Stella, Skate Night, and Free Love! I am very excited for oranges right now! I just recently placed a H2T order and picked up Orange Marmalade and Breakin'. I can't wait to try them out!

    I am a Capricorn! I do love browns, however, Unplugged looks a lot like OPI Romeo and Joliet, so I am not sure I need to get it.

    On a side note – I swapped for my very first green polishes Emerald Sparkle and Watermelon Rind! Can't wait to try them out!!

  6. HeidiG says:

    I *LOVE* cords – can't wait to see IRL. And I may be a Sagittarius, but I want to be a nail polish Virgo!

    Too funny – my word verification is "aries"!

  7. moonchaii says:

    I like the sound of Coconut Kiss, let's hope I like the color too. Can't wait to see Cords especially!

  8. penemuel says:

    *sigh* Gemini gets yellow again. Why can't we have lavender? :(

    Cute idea, though!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I'm so anxious for Cords!

    And moonchaii, Coconut Kiss is a shade that already came out (with the Fiji Fling collection).

  10. itsV-MONEY! says:

    This is such a cute promotion. I'm a bit of an astrology nerd – I was born on the Aquarius/Pisces cusp, so I'd totally rock both Custom Kicks & Passion in the Pacific!

  11. Tuli says:

    That's awesome ! I was really curious to know what would be their next collection and it sure looks interesting ! Thank you :-)

  12. Tammy says:

    All of the retro ones seem great, especially Cords. I also have a thing for astrology; I'm a Gemini also! Yellow's a great color to represent us. Solar Power is so pretty. I gotta get it!

  13. west2mw says:

    How ironic, I'm Sagittarius & already have Coconut Kiss, have Moon in Scorpio & already have Heart of Africa.

  14. ashleydanielle4 says:

    i can't wait to see the swatches!

    i'm a aries and i hate red so i'm not too excited about the second collection.haha.

  15. Jacie says:

    The horoscope one is cool, I've been waiting for someone to make an astrology collection! My favorite one is Custom Kicks and Aquarius is my sign, too!

  16. queen frostine says:

    Eh, not too excited by this one. Everything sounds a bit warm for my taste. And I think I've been terribly spoiled by ChG collections from the past two years because my first thought was "no blue? no green?" and I pouted for a bit. I've gotten used to being pleased all the time! This fall collection just doesn't ring my bell the way last fall's Rodeo Diva did. Cords is the only one I'm curious about this time. The astrology collection is a bit of a downer too. While I find the concept cute, it's hard to get too excited about a collection made up entirely of existing shades.

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