Spring 2009: China Glaze Romantique Collection Part II – The Warm Set (Sort of)

Whoooooops. Apparently, Joy is from the warm set and Admire is from the cool set. My apologies, I mixed up the colors while I was swatching and neglected to double check the sets before posting. Thanks to Sminkan for pointing out the discrepancy. In any case, here is the second set of colors from the Romantique collection. Like before, these are all one coaters and I didn’t use a top coat. Enjoy!

(Please take note of my side comment in the Cool Set post concerning the color accuracy of these swatches.)


China Glaze Admire is a pink metallic-y shimmer. The warm set is much more ‘feminine’ that the cool set so I figured this color belonged to the warm set.


China Glaze Delight is a metallic-y brown. Love this one. I have a soft spot for brown cremes, but every once in a while a shimmery one finds it’s way into favor as well.


China Glaze Emotion is like… metallic pink bubble gum. I’m not sure how I feel about this one. In a way, it’s unique. I think I have to wear it as a full manicure to make a final decision.


China Glaze Magical is a sort of pinky-taupe metallic. Scrangie hated it, I love it. This is one is borderline work appropriate, if you can get away with slightly out of the ordinary work polish.


China Glaze Passion is an antique gold. This one is my absolute favorite from this collection. It’s very wearable. In my opinion, it’s not too yellow. I’m always looking for the perfect gold for when I finally try the MAC Antiquitease mani I’ve been meaning to do – I think Passion is it.


Finally, China Glaze Poetic is a… uh… bronze-y pink/peach? It’s a strange color. I’m not sure how I feel about it.


Disclosure: This collection was sent to me for review by China Glaze.


12 Responses to “Spring 2009: China Glaze Romantique Collection Part II – The Warm Set (Sort of)”

  1. Kyosuke Says:

    I should say I love magical cause it’s the name that fits the best your nails !
    But the truth is my favorite would be Emotion <3

  2. Amber Says:

    I agree with Kyosuke; Emotion is a beautiful color! I really like its intensity.


  3. styrch Says:

    Is delight really that brown? The image looks more pink, at least on my monitor.

  4. Vampy Varnish Says:

    I agree with you, Passion is the best of these and looks really great on you.

  5. Jinnzor Says:

    I think I’ll have to pick up Admire. It looks really pretty.

  6. yourhermione Says:

    Did you have any issues with the polish rubbing off everywhere? I did one coat of Joy and one thin topcoat (was in a hurry) and I’m leaving little Joy-coloured streaks on any paper that I touch. Its like China Glaze crayons on my nails.

  7. Steph Says:

    Kyosuke – LOL, thank you. : )

    Amber – Definitely, ditto.

    Styrch – It’s brown but not chocolately it does have a pink quality too it.

    VV – Thank you. : )

    Jinnzor – : D Another lemming born.

    yourhermione – I actually haven’t worn these as a full manicure yet but that has happened to me a lot with the other colors. It’s definitely the thinness of the top coat, I haven’t had that happen since I started using Seche.

  8. Geraldine Says:

    Actually, I don’t like any of these from the Romantique collection. I don’t really lilke frosties. Maybe because, where I come from, it’s the type of colour/shade that’s associated with a certain socio-economic group I’d prefer to stay unassociated with, for now. :)

  9. Steph Says:

    What do you mean?

  10. loahn Says:

    i love your blogs and definitely your insight on variety of polishes!! i was wondering if you would allow me to use your photos with links to your website for my clients? it’s a great guidance for all us new addicts!! please let me know! aloha from Hawaii — :p loahn

  11. Jessica Says:

    I think you may have mis-identified Magical as it is a straight up gold on me?

  12. Jessica Says:

    Oh, sorry, I was wrong about Magical, it pinked up when I went outside.

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