China Glaze Fall 09 Retro Diva – Let’s Cruise

Remember when I praised the new phenomenon of Twitter and told you how many companies are using it as a tool to reach out to each and every one of you? Well, if you haven’t smartened up and opened an account yet, I don’t know what you’re waiting for!

Case in point: China Glaze was having a daily giveaway of their Retro Diva nail polish collection, and luck would have it that I won on one of the days! Of course, as soon as it came I was excited to share with y’all.

Now this collection has two mini sub-collections. They are called “Let’s Cruise” and “Get Down Tonight.”

I decided to follow suit and separate the swatch posts into two as well, so that I don’t overdo it with the pictures.


Colors left to right:
Stroll, Thunderbird, Drive-In, Street Racing, Free Love, Cruisin’


Stroll is such a gorgeous berry color. This made me think of raspberries so much that my stomach started to growl in response to my thoughts. The glitter in this polish is so hard to capture – but here was my attempt:


Can you see all those little flecks?

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Thunderbird || Drive-In

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Street Racing || Free Love


I have always been a fan of China Glaze for their smooth application and variety in colors. If you follow me on twitter, you will notice that a lot of my daily polish TwitPics feature them as well.

Also – these polishes are amazingly true to bottle color, check out the two here:

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Thunderbird on left and Drive-In on right.

The only qualm I had with this collection was that it seemed more like a fall harvest and metallic color combo than it reminded me of Retro Glam – but you know what? I bet if I did some research I might just be wrong. So watch out for part two to see what happens and for more swatches from this collection!

What do you think of this collection?

Which colors are your faves?

Follow China Glaze on Twitter and check out their site here.

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6 thoughts on “China Glaze Fall 09 Retro Diva – Let’s Cruise”

  1. Ohhh, these are pretty. I totally passed on this collection only b/c the finishes aren't my favorite. Free Love, however, is now on my radar!


  2. @Lilly – I think you might like it if you try it – this was not long after application, so it may seem shinier than if you wear it for a day or two. True super shiny-ness lol is usually with a top coat. Try without!

    @Emily, @Jackie, @Krystal – I can't pick a favorite!

    @B – wait till you see part 2! 🙂


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