Yesterday I posted the first half of the China Glaze Metro collection, Uptown. Today I have the second half to show you Downtown that includes :
Skyscraper : A sparkling, glitter blue reminiscent of the sky over the city.
Concrete Catwalk : Steel grey crème is amazing for a chic mani.
Westside Warrior : For the trendsetting womanthis camo green crème is to die for.
Trendsetter : Mustard yellow shimmer translates beautifully from hot dogs to nails.
Loft-y Ambitions : Burgundy shimmer and cocktail hour – nothing better
Midtown Magic : Burgundy base with flecks of gold shimmer captures the latest fashion trend.
Skyscraper is a silver and blue mix of fine glitter in a sheer blue base. It's an amazing glitter, so simple and yet pure perfection. Now this is a glitter I could wear on ten nails. Eversince I saw it I've been obsessed with layering it over a midnight blue jelly, I will try and post that very soon. This is 3 coats.
Concrete Catwalk is a pure dark grey wonder. Definitely blue based and super creamy, the perfect grey for Fall, I just love it.
Westside Warrior isn't just your typical military green, it's much warmer, not so warm that it falls into the olive green category though so if you have a problem with olive greens clashing with your skintone, this could be a good alternative.
Trendsetter is excatly the type of color I'd be referring to as "fugly". If you're not familiar with this word, fugly stands for f&ck!ng ugly, in the nail world, sometimes a color can be so unusal, so ugly that it becomes beautiful. In this case, a strange greenish mustard shimmer with gold flecks. I just love it!
Loft-y Ambitions is a deep burgundy with purple and silver shimmer. I'm not so sure about this one, I sort of like the idea of the shimmer, preventing it from being the old, usual, burgundy but it just doesn't work for me, I don't totally dislike it and it actually grew on me after a couple of minutes, but maybe not enough for me to wear it again. If you do like the color though, you won't be disappointed.
Midtown Magic is last but not least, definitely my absolute favorite of the entire collection. It's a plum base packed with gold, copper and red micro glitter. Opacity builds up nicely in 2 coas and reveals an overall dark brown base. I could not express how amazing this polish is, if you like vampy colors, you absolutely need this. I have no idea if it'll be part of the core collection but if I were you I wouldn't risk it, I didn't!
There are defnitely several must-haves in this collection : Midtown Magic, Trendsetter, Skyscraper, Brownstone... Add another buch of really nice colors with flawless formulas and there you have it, an exciting Fall collection with no reason to pass on.
I hope you liked this second half of the review as much as the first one, I know this was the most anticipated one so I'm curious to know if you picked / like any of them in particular.
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