Monday, October 25, 2010

China Glaze: Tis' the Season to be Naughty & Nice: Part 2

I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a really fun weekend. My husband and I joined my 2 brother in laws, sister in law and our four month old godson for some pumpkin picking. We had a great time. I love the fall. But fall comes and goes quite quickly which is why I have some more China Glaze Christmas colors to show you today. :-)

This is Sugar Plums which is described as a plum shimmer. To my eye it's really a maroon with some silver and holo microglitter. I thought this was going to be one of my favorites from the collection but unfortunately I had some issues with the formula so I can't say it lived up to my expectations.

I had the same issue with this one as I had with Color Club's De-luxe-cious where the glitter leaves the polish with a bumpy finish. It's quite textured as it appears the glitter sinks into the polish a bit and gets covered with the base color. I wanted it to be a little more holo so you'll see I added Cover Girl's City Lights top coat to the mix. I love that top coat. If you love holo glitter you should really check that one out.

Overall Sugar Plums is pretty but the issues with the sinking glitter make it not as amazing as it could be. Here are some photos:

I wish I could photograph that top coat better. It's really amazing. It will make any polish a rainbow masterpiece. I got so many compliments on this combo. When the sun hits it it is mesmerizing.

Next up is one of my favorites from the collection it is the collection's namesake: Naughty and Nice. This is described as "a deeply rich wine creme" which I can totally see. It's totally a gorgeous sort of Cabernet color. It's a creme but it's slightly jelly like in my book. In some lights it can lean black but if you do 2 coats like I did you will see the red tones just fine. It reminds me a lot of China Glaze's long discontinued Dripping Wet (I apologize for those swatches, it was when I first started blogging and I had horrible cuticle pooling, sorry!!) but Naughty and Nice is slightly darker.

I did two coats so that it wasn't black but you can see some balding where I did not apply carefully. It does not bother me but I know some people would rather do the third coat to avoid that.

My favorite thing about this color is the high shine finish. It's like patent leather. It's just gorgeous. My favorite polishes are high gloss cremes, there's just something chic about them. This color is so nice. Work safe but vampy. I think it will be used a lot in my collection.

So do either of these beauties get you excited for Christmas? Plan on picking either one up?

Prim and Polished

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


with that glittery cover looks so fairy tale , pretty ,
I through naughty or nice could be more different but is not that special, but still is a pretty jelly color. It looks jelly do not know if am mistaken.

Yup, it's great jelly! I adore dark vampy jellies. So pretty!

Isn't that top coat amazing?

Sugar Plums is so gorgeous! I neeeeed it! Great swatches, thanks! <3

Your pictures of Naughty and Nice make me really want it! I just placed an order for Party Hearty, Phat Santa, Jolly Holly, and Mistletoe Kisses. At this rate I am going to wind up with the entire (16 bottles!) collection. Haha.

I like vampy too is all what i have
ok I have one cream camel colored but not my fave