China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Swatches & Review

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Swatches & ReviewWhenever I think of ‘neon’, highlighter pinks and yellows usually spring to mind first.

But China Glaze Highlight of My Summer from the creme half of the Sunsational Collection has me rethinking how I define ‘neon’.

When I first looked at the bottle, China Glaze Highlight of My Summer just looked like a fun minty green. But the second I started painting my nails with it, it took on a life of its own.

It popped so much against my skin tone (even in dim light and in the shade) that it must be a neon. I’ve worn other mint greens, but I can’t think of many that were quite this bright on me.

I was torn when writing this post whether or not to call it a neon, but I decided that I can’t just call it bright. On me, it became a neon. Maybe if your skin tone is different, it might not pop as much (or may pop more). All I know is that, even though it wasn’t a lime green (which is what companies typically put out for a neon green), it still seemed to ‘glow’. (It was much brighter on me in person than what I could capture in my photos.)

P.S. As of this review, I’ve now finished reviewing all 6 shades in the creme half of the Sunsational Collection. Stay tuned because I will also be reviewing the 6 jellies in the other half soon!

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Pictures

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer

Natural Light

Highlight of My Summer China Glaze Sunsational Collection

Flash

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Sunsational

Natural Light

Highlight of My Summer China Glaze Sunsational

Flash

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Sunsational Collection

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Swatches

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Natural Light Photos

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Swatches & Review

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Swatch

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Review & Swatch

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Review & Swatches

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Swatch & Review

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Swatches

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Highlight of My Summer by China Glaze Sunsational Swatches

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Sunsational Swatch

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Sunsational Swatches

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Swatch, Review & Pictures

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Swatches, Review & Pictures

Claim: TRUSTED

  • Mint green creme (Yes)

Key Notes

China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Review

Colour

Highlight of My Summer by China Glaze is interesting because even though it’s not a typical lime green like most neons, I felt as though this was indeed a neon. But it was more like a slightly pastel-version of a neon.

Against my skin tone, this type of green popped like a firecracker!

And, unlike pale minty greens, this one didn’t seem to accentuate the natural redness in my hands. Woo hoo!

I love how clean and crisp this mint green looks, and it’s not too light, so it has some ‘bite’ to it.

Finish

Highlight of My Summer by China Glaze has a creme finish, so it’s simple and it removes very easily.

With a head-turning shade like this, it’s nice to see a simple finish. This allows the colour to stand out.

Application & Formula

With a single coat, this was streaky. But with a second coat, I was able to cover everything I wanted to and get great colour pay-off.

The only major drawback is that with this polish, you really must wear a top coat (although you should be doing that anyway). Without the top coat, the polish doesn’t self-level well, so you’ll be able to see where the polish is thicker than others, no matter how carefully you paint your nails.

With a clear top coat, it does wonders to smooth it all out and help it look even.

Pros

  • Fun bright/light mint green
  • Needs just 2 coats to cover the nail
Cons

  • Streaky at first

Final Verdict: 9/10

I really loved China Glaze Highlight of My Summer more than I thought I would! :) Okay, I’m a greeeen fieeend, but mint greens tend to make me hesitate only because I’m used to getting the Lobster Hand Effect.

This one didn’t do that because it wasn’t too pale, and boy did this shade pop on me! I will have to wear it again in the summer!

Have you found your perfect mint-green polish? Which of the 6 China Glaze Sunsational cremes are your favourite? Is there a China Glaze Sunsational jelly that you’d like me to review first?

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14 thoughts on “China Glaze Highlight of My Summer Swatches & Review

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Paint Those Piggies!

      With the cremes, I found that you must wear a top coat for them to look good. I wouldn’t suggest wearing them solo because some were streaky or looked uneven/thick.

      Reply
  1. tasha

    i think of this half of the collection as pastel neons. i had found a light peach pastel neon at charming charlies on day and ever since i was hooked but there weren’t many out there so when i heard about this collection i got super excited, i just ordered some of the colors and cant wait till they get here.

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Tasha!

      You know, before this, I didn’t really think that pastels could be neon. Some of these cremes really made me rethink that!

      I’m excited for you to get the colours, too! Hope you love them, and remember to wear them with a top coat!

      Reply
    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Olivia!

      Yes, this one really popped, and I appreciated how it wasn’t the usual type of mint greens I’ve worn before.

      Reply

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