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China Glaze All Aboard Collection Swatches and Review: Part 1 - All Aboard

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Hi guys. This week I'm going to try my best to catch up on blog stuff. You've probably picked up by now that I'm the world's sloooooowest swatcher. Sometimes I would retake a set of photos two or three times before I was satisfied. That's craziness! So I've been experimenting with my photos to come up with something I can do more quickly. I've decided that the less I see of my hand in the shot...the less skin tone I have to obsess over! I still don't have it quite right, but I'm getting there. :) #bloggerproblemz

Today I have swatches of the first half of the China Glaze Fall 2014 All Aboard Collection . This 6-piece set, called "All Aboard", includes the deeper, more neutral shades of the collection. The second set, called "Loco-Motive", includes the brighter colors and the collection's sole glitter. I'll cover those in a separate post. Seeing this collection previewed at Cosmoprof North America really got me in the mood for Fall! Let's get started.

I'll start with my fave. What are You A-Freight Of? is a dark chocolate brown creme that leans a bit plum. Application was easy and you could almost get away with just one coat. I used two here. Flawless.

China Glaze What Are You A-Freight Of?

China Glaze describes Don't Get Derailed as an "elephant gray" creme. Remember China Glaze Elephant Walk from the On Safari Collection? That's what I think of when I hear "elephant gray". Don't Get Derailed is more of an olive green to me. The formula is excellent. This is two coats.

China Glaze Don't Get Derailed

Choo-Choo Choose You is practically a duochrome. It's hard to tell. It has a smoky gray/purple base and a strong golden shimmer that shifts from gold to copper to green.  It's an effect we don't see often from China Glaze. I really like it! The formula is a little thinner than the rest, so I used three coats.

China Glaze Choo Choo Choose You

My photo doesn't do Lug Your Designer Baggage justice. It's a different take on brown. It has subtle gold flakes in a dark brown base. This one wasn't difficult to apply, but was the most challenging of the six because of the slight texture. I used two coats of polish and two coats of topcoat to make it smooth. It's definitely prettier in person!

China Glaze Lug Your Designer Baggage

Next up is Conduct Yourself, a deep, deep oxblood red creme. It has the teeniest bit of shimmer in the bottle that you can just barely see on the nail. Even still, this is a beautiful red for Fall and Winter and the formula was perfect. This is two coats.

China Glaze Conduct Yourself

And finally, here's All Aboard. It's dusty purple creme. I used two easy coats. I'm happy to see something a touch brighter in this set.

China Glaze All Aboard

So what do you think of this first half? I really like this set. They're all dark and some are even bordering on vampy, yet they're neutral.

The China Glaze All Aboard Collection is available now through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.