China Glaze’s Sunsational (jellies)

5 May

I recently bought the entire collection of China Glaze’s Sunsational (Summer 2013 colors). It was first dubbed as Neons – On The Shore, but they changed the name at the last minute. The Sunsational collection has 6 cremes and 6 jellies. I knew I wanted to try the jellies right away. Jellies are starting to be very popular. I love polishes with a jelly finish to them because they are perfect for jelly sandwich manicures!

Shell-o is a neon coral leaning more towards the hot pink jelly. Three coats to full opacity. The formula’s great. No streaks and it applied evenly. I love this color so much!


Here’s a jelly sandwich mani version using Shell-o and Funky Fingers’ Confetti. This is one coat of Confetti and topped off with one coat of Shell-o.


Isle See You Later is an electric blue jelly. Four coats on and there is VNL (visible nail line). The formula wasn’t good. I couldn’t get the polish to go on evenly. Isle See You Later was way too thin for my liking. There’s some mild streaking issues as well. I think if one were to use this, it’s probably better off with some white undies.

Here’s the jelly sandwich mani version with Isle See You Later. I paired it up with OPI’s This is one coat of Isle See You Later on top of one coat of OPI’s


You Drive Me Coconuts is a neon pink raspberry jelly. Three coats to full opacity. The color is so bold and perfect for the summertime. I’m crazy for it! No issues with the formula.

Here’s the jelly sandwich mani version. I painted one coat of You Drive Me Coconuts on top of one coat of Milani’s Teal. So pretty!


Are You Jelly? is a bold purple jelly. Three coats to opacity. Formula was great. It’s my favorite jelly from this collection!

Here’s the jelly sandwich mani version. This is one coat of Are You Jelly? on top of one coat of Femme Fatale Lacquer’s Oh My Neon! (Femme Fatale Lacquer is an indie).


Heat Index is a neon hot pink jelly. It is the truest jelly from this collection. A good classic neon hot pink jelly. One can’t go wrong with having this type of polish in their collection. This is three coats and there’s still some VNL. However, the polish applied on evenly and the formula was good.

Here’s the jelly sandwich mani version. This is one coat of Heat Index on top of one coat of OPI’s Pirouette My Whistle.


Keepin’ It Teal is a sea green jelly with a teal undertone. It’s also what I consider to be a true jelly. Three coats to opacity. There’s some light VNL however formula is good. It applies evenly and there’s no streaking or bald spots.

Here’s a jelly sandwich mani version. I layered one coat of Keepin’ It Teal on top of one coat of Essie’s Stroke of Brilliance.


This sums up the 6 jellies from China Glaze’s new Sunsational collection. I do wish China Glaze was more consistent in their formula for polish. It would’ve been nice if the jellies were all of the same consistency. I was disappointed with Isle See You Later. I had such high hopes for that one. Would I recommend this collection? Not as a whole. However, I do recommend all the jellies minus the Isle See You Later.

China Glaze’s Sunsational cremes are coming up next! 🙂

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2 Responses to “China Glaze’s Sunsational (jellies)”

  1. beachgal May 5, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    Love seeing this collection. I am glad neons are popular this summer again as I bought about 30 of them between the first ChG released collection a couple yrs ago and last summers ChG neons…I pretty much decided no more buying neons, have enough. But there is maybe going to be a couple purchases for me from this collection. I like the first one, the teal one is a shade I don’t have anything like in neon – and like you, I love the purple jelly. That blue is horrible looking I have to say. I have a ton of bright pink neons so I can leave that one despite it looks like a beauty. I don’t mind doing 3-4 coats since neons dry so fast always. Curious you were able to buy these already. I have not seen them anywhere.

    • justricarda May 5, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

      I just emailed you! I am usually able to get the China Glaze polishes before their due release date. These jellies are gorgeous with an exception for Isle See You Later. You’re also correct on neons and their quick drying time! I will be posting the creme swatches later on today 🙂

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