One of my favorite parts about China Glaze’sWinter 2010 Collection “Tis The Season… To Be Naughty Or Nice” is that I am super indecisive and it caters to that part of my personality. This collection has some truly sweet and innocent shades , but it also harbors some seductive selections that are sure to spice up your holidays. Since I run a nail art blog and since tons of full swatches of these shades are already circulating the net, I hoped you’d be okay with my doing skittle swatches- I mean, there are 16 shades after all!
For L-R(coats): Snow (2), Ruby Deer(2), Phat Santa(2), Naughty And Nice(2)
Snow is a great go to white- basic creme with little to no chalkiness.
Ruby Deer is a fire engine red creme, great coverage, a little staining.
Phat Santa is a deeper brick red, more staining, but more up my alley.
Naughty And Nice is a dark black/purple went on smooth as silk and was a breeze to clean up.
Obviously these colors are have many dupes buts for the holidays are definite nail polish staples. Favorite? Naughty And Nice- like OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark but with more brown.
L-R (coats): Frosty (2), Cheers To You (2), Midnight Kiss (2), Sugar Plums (2)
Frosty is a “glue-like but better” color with tiny iridescent glass flecks; an original color, I love it!
Cheers To You- I love it but its a dead on dupe for OPI DS Radiance- down to the aluminium foil…
Jingle Bells is a gold polish with gold glass flecks, a golden version of Cheers to You with less foil.
Sugar Plums is an amazing black raspberry shade with tiny holographic flecks, so when it catches the light right, it glistens just like sugar. Definitely my favorite from these four and reminds me of my first franken, Kiss My Plum.
L-R(coats): Jingle Bells (thumb) (1), Peace On Earth (1), Jolly Holly (1), Little Drummer Boy (1), Mommy Kissing Santa (1)
Jingle Bells is just like OPI’s Golden Rules but with streaks. Would be great for stamping.
Peace On Earth is an amazing olive shade- green with yellow shimmer and I’ve not seen one like it. Perhaps Zoya Irene? I’ll have to check.
Jolly Holly- YUM. A perfect emerald green. It has so much depth that this is one of my favorites from the entire collection.
Little Drummer Boy is another deep rich jewel toned shade. You look at this polish and you get lost in the midnight sky.
Mommy Kissing Santa is your standard raspberry plum shimmer/frost, but its beautiful in its own right, though it dried slightly bumpy like China Glaze Riveter Rouge.
This hand had some great jewel tones and are, again, some great staple polishes if you don’t have shades like these.
Jelly Based Glitters And Sparkle
L-R(coats): Snow(1) Party Hearty(2), Mrs. Claus (3), Mistletoe Kisses (2), Party Hearty (4), Jolly Holly (1), Party Hearty (2)
Mrs. Claus is a candy apple red with silver glitter. When built up for opacity, the glitter appears pink/red and it covers very smoothly.
Mistletoe Kisses is a green Mrs. Claus but what Mrs. Claus does with three coats, Mistletoe Kisses does with two. I love this color so much; its a jade green with silver glitter.
Party Hearty is a multiglitter topcoat with green and gold round glitter and and red hexes. It looks great on its own or layered over white for background color, but my favorite is when it was layered over green because it makes the gold more visible.
Overall, the formula on these was wonderfully smooth and applied generally in two coats or less. The only one I had a bit of trouble with was Snow, but that’s because its white and to be expected. The jewel tones performed the best for me with one coat for full coverage, fast drying time, and for the most part smooth finishes. My absolute favorites from the collection are Sugar Plum, Mistletoe Kisses, Jolly Holly and Little Drummer Boy.
These polishes are already available at etailers like www.transdesign.com
so you better grab them before the sell out for the holiday season! Suggested retail for China Glaze polishes is $6.50 per bottle. Don’t forget to stock up on the holiday gift sets mentioned in my previous press release.
I’ll be doing some na
il art with these in the near future so keep an eye out, and behave or Santa will give you coal for being naughty….
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