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Hello ladies :) It's time to show you the second part of the China Glaze Metro Collection - Downtown. This half of the collection if full of unusual shades. Downtown consists of the Skyscraper, Concrete Catwalk, Westside Warrior, Trendsetter, Loft-y Ambitions and Midtown Magic.

Skyscraper -  fine blue and silver glitter in a blue jelly base. This is the second glitter polish of the collection and it's great for layering! It applies nicely and formula is not watery. One layer dries very fast but a bit gritty. But when I've applied second and third coat it wasn't gritty anymore. However I would still recommend top coat. For this pictures I haven't used base coat or top coat. As it's a glitter polish, you will fond removing it bit more difficult. The foil method is perfect for this.

Skyscraper over Urban Night - beautiful!!! In reall life it looked like a starry night!

 Trendsetter - chartreuse green colour with yellow undertones and fine gold particles. Very, very unusual shade. The pigmentation is very good and it applied very nicely. I don't know why but to me this shade smelled much stronger than the rest. Weird :) Also when I was removing it I've experienced the gold particles sticking to my skin.

Midtown Magic -  green and gold glitter particles in a dark purple jelly base. It might look like dark brown jelly but it is not. When applying the first layer you can see the blackened purple colour which gets much darker and opaque when adding more coats. I needed 2 coats for a full coverage and despite being jelly it applied very easily. As with Trendsetter, the polish will leave glitter particles on your skin when removing.

When removing you'll discover tho load of glitter particles in the polish!

 Concrete Catwalk - dark grey creme with blue undertones. This polish is very pigmented, the first coat was opaque for about 90%. Just to make it perfect, I've used two coats. The application was flawless, easy and the finish was really shiny even without top coat. No problems with removal.

 Loft-y Ambitions - dark burgundy red with brown undertones and pinkish shimmer. The formula was very nice and pigmented, application smooth and drying time reasonably long. I've used two coats for a full coverage and no base coat or top coat.

 In the direct sunlight

 Westside Warrior - khaki green creme shade. This polish is again very nicely pigmented and application was flawless. I could possibly need just one coat but I've used two. It's nice and shiny shade and removal is very easy.


 The second half of the collection did not dissapoint me. The formula of all the polishes is great, pigmented and easy to apply. Additionally, all the polishes are very shiny. Even Skyscraper is great glitter polish which can be worn alone thanks to the blue jelly base.

 Overally this collection is a great selection of shades with even better quality standard. I think everybody can find their favourite shade as I did. My favourite shades are definitely Traffic Jam, Midtown Magic and CG In The City - pretty conservative choice, huh? So what do you say to the Trendsetter or Westside Warrior? Do you like to wear unusual colours?

 *These products were sent to me by a PR company for a review and I expressed my honest opinions.

Hello lovelies, I finally got to swatching the China Glaze Metro collection for Fall 2011. It's a great range of shades from greys and taupes to reds and raspberry shades. I think everybody can find their shade.



Here is the first half! The collection is divided into two parts - Uptown and Downtown. Today I will show you swatches of Uptown collection, my favourite :) 



Uptown includes CG in the City, Urban-Night, Traffic Jam, City Siren, Street Chic and Brownstone.

No more introduction, let's see the swatches! First up
Traffic Jam - a raspberry creme colour. This is a beautiful shade that reminds me CHG Heli-Yum from Spring 2010. The formula is great - so smooth, not watery and shiny! The polish is opaque about 90% in one coat and it takes just second thin coat for perfection. I dried quite fast and became #1 of the whole collection for me!




Street Chic - creme taupe with a hint of grey. I needed two coats for a full coverage but had to be careful because formula is a little bit runny. Nothing horrible but you can't use too thick coats. It is nice and shiny without top coat.





City Siren - beautiful cool tone red creme. One coat was almost enough for a full coverage and it's soo shiny! It applied very nicely and dried reasonably fast. This is a very nice shade of red I must say.



Direct sunlight



Brownstone - reddish brown creme colour. Again the formula was very nice, smoth and shiny just like the rest of the collection and it dried fast and was nicely pigmented. I needed two coats as usual but one had very good coverage.





Urban Night - rich eggplant purple creme colour. Really nice and deep shade with blue-ish undertones. Formula is smooth, pigmented  and shiny. 





CG In The City - fine silver, purple and orange glitter particles. The first coat dried quite fast but was a bit grity. The second and third were all right and were enough for the coverage you can see in the pictures. The polish dries fast but leaves a bit of a matte and gritty finish. With one layer of top coat it will be nice and smooth :) It's a nice layering polish as you'll se below in the pictures. The removing was a bit difficult because it's a glitter polish but I just left soaked cotton buds on my nails for few minutes and it helped a lot. I don't bother with wrapping my fingers with foil, that's too much hassle.




In the direct sunlight

CG In The City over Traffic Jam

In the direct sunlight



The first half of the collection impressed me a lot with the great formula of the polishes. All the five creme shades applied smoothly and were really nicely pigmented. I haven't done the 'wearing' test yet but I have good experience with CHG polishes. I will report on this issue later. 


So far it's a great Fall collection and it's already available in e-shops. I'm really looking forward to try the second half - Downtown Collection. Stay tuned cos it's coming soon!




*These products were sent to me by a PR company for a review and I expressed my honest opinions.