Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Swatch & Review: Rich & Famous by China Glaze

Our Word of the Shay today is HOPE. Hope for awareness, hope for a cure, hope for life. It’s in keeping with that spirit that I introduce you to China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Rich & Famous, a part of their Rainbow of Hope Collection.

This inspiring collection contains 20 shades, each one corresponding with the awareness color of a different form of cancer. 18% of the proceeds from these polishes goes to various cancer research charities to help find a cure.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, both men and women around the globe can show their support by donning a pink ribbon. So on my trip to Sally Beauty Supply this weekend, I thought it was the prefect time to purchase Rich & Famous, a pink shade chosen to represent breast cancer in the Rainbow of Hope.

ChgRich&Famous1 (China Glaze Rich & Famous Indoor (dim lighting) with flash)

ChgRich&Famous2(China Glaze Rich & Famous Indoor with flash)

This polish is the perfect barbie pink! It's a medium bright pink (creme finish) and in some lights has just the slightest hint of purple tone in there (most noticeable in the “no flash” photo below). This is NOT your average pink polish, but something with a little more personality and dare I say "OOMPH!". The formula was great, easy to apply, streak-free, and opaque in two coats. I also used China Glaze Calcium Gel Fortifier as my basecoat, and Seche Vite topcoat.

ChgRich&Famous3 (China Glaze Rich & Famous Natural light (outdoor) without flash)

ChgRich&Famous4(China Glaze Rich & Famous Natural light (outdoor) with flash)

I think this color would look particularly stunning on those with a darker skin tone, but fair gals like me certainly shouldn't shy away from it either! If this pink isn't for you, I'd suggest taking a look at the rest of the Rainbow of Hope Collection, it has something for everyone, many colors and finishes, and it's for a good cause!

Here's a list of the awareness colours, the corresponding China Glaze shades offered in this collection (some core, others past favorites), and the form of cancer they represent:

Pink (Rich & Famous or Sexy Lady) - Breast Cancer
Black (Liquid Leather) - Melanoma
Gray (Recycle) - Brain Caner
White (White On White) - Retinoblastoma
Emerald (Outta Bounds) - Liver Cancer
Kelly Green (Four Leaf Clover) - Kidney Cancer
Teal (Custom Kicks or Sexy In The City)- Ovarian Cancer
Pearl (Platinum Pearl) - Lung Cancer
Brown (Unplugged) - Colon Cancer
Burgundy (Long Kiss) - Multiple Myeloma
Purple (Coconut Kiss) - Leimyosarcoma & Pancreatic
Orchid/Violet (Spontaneous) - Testicular Cancer
Light Blue (Bahamian Escape) - Prostate & Thyroid Cancer
Periwinkle Blue (Secret Peri-wink-le) - Stomach Cancer
Blue (Rainstorm) - Male Breast Cancer
Royal Blue (Frostbite) - Mesothelioma
Yellow (Happy Go Lucky) - Bladder & Bone Cancer
Peach (Peachy Keen) - Uterine Cancer
Orange (Breakin') - Leukemia
Red (Paint The Town Red) - Head & Neck & Lymphoma


Fantastic pink

Easy application

Only needed two coats

18% of proceeds go to Cancer research


Like any China Glaze product, it can be hard to find outside the US


If you like pink, then pick up this polish and feel good about supporting a fantastic cause! If pink isn't your thing, go check out the other shades in the Rainbow of Hope!

Comment below and let me know what you think of this shade, the collection, or tell me your favorite pink polish! Thanks for reading and thank you to China Glaze for supporting such a worthy cause.

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