Monday, October 18, 2010

China Glaze: Tis' the Season to be Naughty & Nice: Part One

Happy Monday everyone! I changed my font on my photos to a cuter (IMO) style. The font is called "Yelly" if you're interested.

Today I want to show you a few of the colors from China Glaze's holiday collection. I received all of them except for three, I do not have Midnight Kiss, Phat Santa or Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Idk why they were not in my package but it's no biggie. You can purchase this collection on Trans Design. Let's start this series with four of the colors from the collection:

Cheers to You is described as "a bright shimmery silver" and it is a fantastic vibrant silver foil. The metallic affect on this one is just beautiful to look at. It's super sparkly but not glittery if that makes sense. It's really a perfect metallic foil. It's a really fun festive color for the holidays like tinsel!

Sometimes foils like this are streaky but this one was not streaky at all. Application was great and I just needed two coats for opacity.

Next is Jingle Bells which is a champagne style gold color with gold microshimmer. It's got a great sort of foil-ish finish and really sparkles. Again, I think it's great for the holidays, especially New Years Eve.

The formula on this was great. Again, no streaks and full opacity was achieved with just two coats.

Snow is a high shine, almost patent leather finish bright white. I don't normally go for a stark white nail but this color is the one I would reach for if I did because of the super shiny finish. I think this would make an excellent color for a French manicure if you're into the American style French with super white tips.

Application was shockingly easy for such a pigmented white. Whites can be troublesome but this one was fine. I used three coats but it was essentially opaque in two.

Last in this installment of swatches we have Frosty and it sure is frosty. It's a shimmery off white with sort of off white/silver micro shimmer to it. This is my least favorite from the entire collection as I don't think it suits my skin color at all.

It's pretty sheer so I used three coats for the opacity pictured. The formula was okay but like I said it's on the sheer/thin side so you need to be patient. I probably will not reach for this one much.

Prim and Polished

Disclosure: This collection was provided to me for consideration. All reviews are honest and done at my discretion.


pretty, but nothing is calling to me =(

Yes, these def. are not the stand out shades in the collection.

They're pretty, but I definitely prefer the other half of the collection. I love that font!

HI Gina, beautiful swatches! Would you mind letting us know how the finish of Cheers to You compares to Orly Shine? Thanks!