I got a chance to try three out of six available shades from the new Chnia Glaze Tranzitions collection. A little bit more about the collection:
China Glaze® Tranzitions’ revolutionary new nail lacquer reacts when a clear top coat is applied, changing the color from one shade to another for a stunning effect.
So let's have a look at the polishes I've got:
Metallic Metamorphosis - grey shimmer before topcoat, blue-grey with topcoat. Its pigmentation is excellent, only one-coater and it dries fast. I have applied a stripe of topcoat to the middle of the nail but the difference is not very visible so no elaborate designs. I was quite disappointed with this polish.
Modify Me - sky blue with shimmer changing into darker blue. It applies easily and it's a one-coater but it is slightly streaky. It dries fast and removal is very easy. The contrast between topcoated area is good so I've done two designs with Modify Me.
Split Perso-nail-ity - lavender pink shimmer shade that changes into darker shade. It has a subtle silver shimmer. As the two shades above, this one is also one-coater. I like this one the most as the colour is not streaky, dries fast and the difference between colours is very good. The removal was super easy.
I don't know what to think about this collection. On one hand I like the idea of playing with topcoat to create different coloured areas but on the other hand topcoat is difficult to work with as it dried very fast and got gloopy. Also the manicure doesn't last as long because the whole nail is not topcoated.
I like that all of the polishes are opaque in one coat and that they dry fast. I think I might play around with them again.
The Tranzitions collection is available from January 2013 in the usual outlets.
*These were provided for a review