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Ceramic Glaze Summer Bloom Collection Review + Swatches

While Ceramic Glaze’s spring Stunning Soiree collection wasn’t exactly what I pictured for spring, their Summer Bloom collection is definitely perfect for the warmer weather. This eight piece collection has two previously loved shades and six new shades, three of which are permanent additions to the line. Although these polishes are only available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada, they’re still one of my favourite brands. It’s really hard to find polishes that are so consistent shade to shade. The newer shades are available in June.
Pineapple Breeze
Ceramic Glaze Pineapple Breeze Swatch
I had to start with the shade that was the biggest surprise to me. Pineapple Breeze is one of the two polishes already released. I generally hate a yellow polish, they don’t look good on me and the formula is really tricky for some reason. But I love this light yellow. it went on so smoothly with no issues and is really pretty and summery. I’ll actually wear this one again.
Strawberries N’ Milk
Ceramic Glaze Strawberries N' Milk Swatch
Another older shade, this is one of my least favourites. I really wanted it to be a little more opaque and much more pink.. But if you’re looking for a good french manicure base, this is ideal.
Smells Like Rain
Ceramic Glaze Smells Like Rain Swatch
This sky blue is a new addition and one that’s staying. Application was pretty flawless and the colour is so bright and pretty, the photo doesn’t really do it justice.
Newly Mint
Ceramic Glaze Newly Mint Swatch
Another new permanent addition, Newly mint is a pastel mint with a lot more blue in it than most. This is one of my favourites, I don’t have another green in my collection that’s like it at all.
Freshly Laundered
Ceramic Glaze Freshly Laundered Swatch
This beige shade just doesn’t do anything for me, it’s a better formula than Strawberries N’ Cream and for a neutral it was easy to apply but I’m not a fan of the shade.
Lavender Fields Forever
Ceramic Glaze Lavender Fields Forever Swatch
The photo is really the only place the lavender really comes through with this polish. In real lighting it’s more of a pink, but it’s really pretty either way.
First Sign Of Spring
Ceramic Glaze First Sign Of Spring Swatch
Another favourite of mine, this blue has tons of purple in it and is really perfect for summer. Again, application was pretty perfect.

All of the shades were two coats with no major issues. We didn’t have the In Full Bloom shade.

The Ten Spot’s Nail Polish Tips & Tricks

The Ten Spot quickly grew from a small boutique nail salon to the must visit salon for the busy woman who wants a manicure, pedicure or waxing on the go. We asked Leslie Ferranti, in-house esthetician expert at The Ten Spot for her tips and tricks for nails for the rest of the summer.

get nailed taupe

What are your favourite colours for summer 2014 and why?

It is so hard to choose just a couple, but for summer 2014 I am loving sand tones like our Get Nailed I’m Taupe Sexy For My Shirt, anything purple like Get Nailed Grape Smuggler and neons are super fun for summer.

What are the biggest mistakes women make when doing at home manicures?

When doing at home manicures the most common mistakes that are made are cutting your cuticles too short, which usually happens because you don’t have the proper tools at home. Not using a top and base coat can also make or break your at home manicure.


What nail or cuticle treatments would you recommend investing in?

Some of my favourite products to have at home are nail strengthener, like Nail Envy by OPI. It helps keeps my nails strong in between manicures. Also investing in regular manicures is great for your overall nail health.

essie super duper top coat

What are your favourite base coats and top coats?

The Ten Spot has its own brand of in house nail polish called Get Nailed and our Quick Dry Top Coat and Bottoms Up Base Coat are some of the best out there! But I also love the Ridge Filling Base Coat by Essie and the SuperDuper Top Coat.

Is there any nail art you would recommend?

Absolutely! Nail art that looks simple and classic and totally wearable for work is always on trend. At The Ten Spot we do something called #GetTheLook. Each month we create a new nail art trend that is simple and promote it through that month!

Do you have any tricks for applying or removing glitter and textured polishes?

Working with glitter polishes can be difficult. While it looks so pretty and sparkly it can be a bit of a pain to remove. Always remember to use a base coat with glitter polishes this will help it come off easier when it is time to change your colour.  Another tip I like to use is when using acetone based nail polish at home, you want to saturate your cotton pad in acetone and let it sit on the nail for 30-40 seconds, this will help the polish come off easier.