November 30, 2010

China Glaze Holiday Collection 2010

China Glaze are fantabulous. They consistently release interesting, high quality polishes with on-trend colours and unique finishes. And this year's holiday collection is no different.

Of the 16 (!) shades released this year, I decided to pick up 3 little beauties...still resisting the temptation to add to this number...

First up, Sugar Plums:

This one has sparse holo glitter suspended in a burgundy red creme base. This one is really pretty, but I found that the base was a bit dense for the glitters, and as a result some of the glitter was covered up by the base resulting in less visible holo glitter + weird lumpy bits. But its not as bad as it sounds, and it definitely looks better in real life than in the pics, which emphasise the lumpiness. I still like this polish and I'm glad I bought it!

Next up, Frosty:

A gorgeous sparkly white with silvery white microshimmer. I love this colour - I adore whites on my nails, and this one has a kind of softness to it so it doesn't end up looking like White-Out. Sparkly, snowy, icy goodness. Perfect for pretending it isn't going to be 40 degrees celsius on Christmas Day here in Oz. Ew. This is 2 coats with Seche Vite on top. LOVE!!

Lastly I picked up Party Hearty. This one is kind of weird on its own, and is best for layering, so here it is layered over Frosty:

This one is so much fun! Small green glitter and larger red hex glitter suspended in a clear base. This is two coats, so I think you'd have to layer it pretty thick to get it opaque. Its just perfect for making any mani look Christmassy! Very unique in my collection as well.

I got the idea of layering a sheer white polish OVER Party Hearty from the amazing Polish Hoarder Disorder blog. Here is the above combo (2 coats Frosty, 2 coats Party Hearty) with one coat of OPI's Funny Bunny layered over the top:

I love this look - all soft candy sweetness and muted Christmas spirit. I think this just might be my actual Christmas day mani this year...but we'll see. So many choices!!


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