This is where I share my thoughts of polish, pets, life in general. Click on any of the tabs below to find out more about the Pointless Cafe Blog.

FB Plugin


Monday, January 30, 2012

China Glaze Electra Magenta - Swatches and Review

China Glaze Electra Magenta is one of those yummy polishes from their Tronica Collection for Spring 2011. A collection I somehow missed! I'm not sure how that happened at all. I remember hearing about it ahead of time and then didn't really think of it again until I got Electra Magenta through a blog sale.  Now I'm determined to get some of the others! The formula and the *almost* linear (very tightly scattered?) holo remind me, oddly, of a-England's Tristam, Lady of the Lake and some of the new Legends Collection. Smooth, creamy...dreamy.

I've been hard-pressed to pin this color down in my head though, which is part of the reason this post is late. I've been staring at my nails all day trying to decide exactly what color it really is! I know it says Magenta right there in the name, but I'm not sure that's what I would call it.  At one point I thought maybe it was purple, then pink then berry...finally I *think* I found the word I'd been searching for. Orchid! Of course that still really doesn't help much in the color description. It's like a lighter version of OPI DS Exclusive.  One thing for sure - it's cool-toned.  So I'm going to say it's a cool-toned purplish-pink holo and leave it at that. You can judge for yourself when you see the photos!

Pretty sure it's a one-coater but I've been a serial two-coater for years, so I've used two coats and no top coat for these photos.

China Glaze Electra Magenta

China Glaze Electra Magenta

China Glaze Electra Magenta

China Glaze Electra Magenta

China Glaze Electra Magenta

These aren't in stores anymore (unless you're in on a supply store or something) but you can still find them at a reasonable price on Amazon, at blog sales, etc.

There were 12 polishes in the collection.

3D Fantasy
Digital Dawn
Electra Magenta
Gamer Glam
High Def
Hyper Haute
Laser Lime
Mega Bite
Techno Teal
Virtual Violet

Tomorrow I'll be doing High Def, which is the stormy/cornflower/dusty blue. If I can force myself to take this one off!

Did you get in on these last Spring? Do you like them?

Also, don't forget to enter my Winter Giveaway if you haven't already!

If you enjoyed this post, please take a second to "like" it! Thanks!


  1. Now THIS is a China Glaze collection I'm definitely looking forward too! Beautiful pics :)


  2. So beautiful! Sad I missed out on that collection. Off to Amazon I go! :)

  3. Sooo beautiful!! I want this polish...Too bad, this collection never came to our country. I hope I'll be lucky enough to buy it somewhere online or swap for it. Thanks for the pictures!=)

  4. Why to people moan about this collection? This is gorgeous. For some reason this collection didn't arrive at my nearest sallys in the UK. Love these type of colours.

    1. I don't know because I am loving it. Probably because they expected it to be like the OMG Collection, I'm guessing. But it's just as good, IMO - just different!


Thank you for commenting! I love hearing from you...Please do not post links in your comments as they will be automatically deleted. If you would like me to look at your site, please contact me via email. THANKS!