Sunday, September 22, 2013

Swatch - China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection: Part 1

Sorry for the wait! Here it is.. the China Glaze HoliGlaze collection Part 1!

First up, China Glaze Elfin’ Around


Elfin’ Around

Elfin’ Around is a orange-leaning coral foil like polish with silver micro-shimmers, described by China Glaze as aluminum-like mirror finish. 



Elfin’ Around

Application is very smooth and really easy to control. 



Elfin’ Around

This is a one coater. I applied 1 coat on my index and ring fingers, and 2 coats on my middle and pinkie fingers but they just looked exactly the same so I guess you can safely go with 1 coats for all.

Next, China Glaze Santa Red My List



Santa Red My List

Santa Red My List is a raspberry pinky-red foil polish with silver micro-shimmers. Very pretty christmasy colour!



Santa Red My List

Application is great for this polish as well. The silver shimmers can be hardly be seen on the nail, but I guess they would be adding some sparkle when the lights hit on them?



Santa Red My List

You can get away with 1 coats for this polish, but 2 coats does makes it slightly darker & deeper.


1 coat on index & ring fingers, 2 coats on middle and pinkie fingers.


China Glaze Mingle With Kringle



Mingle With Kringle

Mingle With Kringle is a light bright gold foil polish with bits of coppery darker gold flakes. This polish reminds me a lot of Goldie But Goodie from the Autumn Nights collection.

Mingle With Kringle

Application is smooth, but the polish tends to create bald spots. I used 2 coats on all my fingers for this.

Mingle With Kringle

When I removed the polish, the gold flakes got all over my fingers and was a pain in the ass to remove. :(

Next up, China Glaze So Blue Without You

So Blue Without You

So Blue Without You is a beautiful turquoise-blue foil polish. Polish is more turquoise in real life than shown in the pictures.

So Blue Without You

Application is smooth and will require at least 2 coats to be opaque. Stain alert! I could see some blue staining on my nails even though I only had this on for like 10 minutes and I even had a base coat on. :(

So Blue Without You

It does seems like a lot of China Glaze's blues stains right?

China Glaze Just Be-Claws

Just Be-Claws

Just Be-Claws is a really gorgeous bright red shimmer polish! Really common but is my favourite out of this half of the collection!

Just Be-Claws

Application is super smooth like the others.. kinda like jelly! I had 1 coat on my index and ring fingers, and 2 coats on my middle and pinkie fingers. You can see how 2 coats made the polish more red and luscious.. much deeper and prettier!

Just Be-Claws

So pretty! Classic red never gets old. I wonder how it compares with Ruby Pumps and Ring In The Red!

Last of this half, China Glaze There’s Snow One Like You 

There’s Snow One Like You

There’s Snow One Like You is a white textured polish with matte white hex glitters in it!

There’s Snow One Like You

I have to admit that the application for this is not at all smooth. With the texture and the glitter, the polish is really really chunky. The texture bits (?) was a little transparent/translucent as well and I got really confused when applying the polish, thinking that they were air bubbles.. -.-"

There’s Snow One Like You reminds me a lot more of crystallized salt than snow.

There’s Snow One Like You

This is a polish that would probably impress your friends when they sees it during Christmas, but would be a pain in the ass to apply other times. I'm not kidding.. this is only 2 coats and it's so chunky!

Okay.. I might be exaggerating abit.. but it does feels really bad after 5 super smooth applications.

That's all for part 1 now. If you are interested, the HoliGlaze collection will be up for sale at http://polishalley.com really soon! 

Stay tuned for part 2! All the glitters will be there!

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for swatches! I really don't see anything that is popping out at me. The concept of There's Snow One Like You seemed really cool, but I'm not a huge fan of how it looks. It's too chunky and clumpy for me. I'm looking forward to seeing the glitters!

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  2. Im totally with Melissa!

    And thanks for swatching! :)

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  3. I can't wait for the glitters!Thanks for the swatches!

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  4. Santa Red My List and Just Be-Claws look awesome!
    The white one looks really strange and i wouldn't have it on my nails.
    Hopefully there will be some Sets, especially with the pink/red ones... ♥

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  5. I'm a sucker for foils so I am in love!! Especially the first two <3

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  6. I'm a sucker for foils so I am in love!! Especially the first two <3

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  7. It's just a clue, but try to apply only one coat of the texturized one after another color. The red or the blue, I think can work really well with it. Can be that the effect of snow appear better, like snow falling from the sky.

    Sorry for my English. I don't know if I write correctly because I'm from Brazil, and I'm still studying it. It's not very good, but I'm trying.

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  8. So Blue Without You is definitely on my list! And I'm a huge texture fan, but that one is just a little bit too much for me.

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  9. Thank you so much! Can't wait to see the rest! :D

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  10. Gorgeous swatches! These are the first I've seen of this collection! There's Snow One Like You is...unique!

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  11. There's Snow One Like You is a hot mess! Eagerly awaiting your next batch of swatches of this collection! Thanks for this

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  12. I really like the new collection, even the snow polish :)

    Love your photooooos! :)

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  13. There’s Snow One Like You is.... Interesting? Looking forward to the glitters though :D

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