Monday, October 22, 2012

China Glaze Holiday Season Joy Collection 2012 - Swatches and Review

Happy Monday! Today I have the China Glaze Holiday Collection to share with you. So without further delay, here are the swatches. 

Glitter All The Way
By far my favorite from the collection. A mix of multiple colors and various sizes of glitter. Very pretty for the Holiday but it reminds me of Mardis Gras. I used 3 thin coats. 

A closer view. 

Winter Holly
Emerald green glitter with micro gold glitter accents. I used 2 coats. 

Angel Wings
I was less impressed with the next 3 glitters coming up (Angel Wings, Glistening Snow and Champange Kisses). They all had the same feel but different colors (gold, silver and champagne).  I used 2 coats of Angel Wings, a golden holographic glitter in a gold base.  

Glistening Snow
The silver version of Angel Wings. My least favorite of the 3. I used 2 coats. 

Champagne Kisses
This was my favorite of the 3. I'm not sure if its because it suits my skin tone the best, but I like it. I used 2 coats. 

Pure Joy
Red and gold microglitter with medium gold glitter throughout a clear base. Easy application. I used 1 layer over Cranberry Splash. 

Another favorite from the collection. A combination of pink, silver, yellow, blue and green glitter. I used 1 coat over Blue Bells Ring.  

Blue Bells Ring
I really love this icy blue. The silver in the base makes it look much lighter in the bottle, but it applies a shade or two darker. Extremely pretty! The application was also flawless. I used 1 coat. 

Merry Berry
My favorite from the collection of reds but probably an easy dupe. I used 3 coats. 

Cranberry Splash
My camera couldn't capture the foil highlights in this polish. Much prettier in person. I used 2 coats. 

Red Satin
I kept thinking Red Satan instead of Satin, LOL. Three thin watery coats with a little visible nail line.  Described as a pure red creme and I agree. 

With Love
Bright orange-red creme with a great application. I used 2 coats. 

Overall I think there's a little something for everyone in this collection.  I really like the glitters but I could have done without so many red polishes. Most of the collection applied smoothly and needed only 2 coats.  The holographic glitters dried matte but the shine was easily renewed with a top quick coat.  My favorites from the collection are Glitter All The Way, Winter Holly, Blue Bells Ring and Pizzazz.


  1. Haven't seen this collection yet. I'm liking the glitters :)

  2. Really love glitters! Are so beautiful!!

  3. I LOVE glitter all the way! Such a beautiful bright mix of glitters! I'm so jealous of your collection!

    1. Isn't it gorgeous. Don't be jealous, I'm trying to get rid of polishes now, LOL.

  4. I only picked up 2 of the glitters, Pizzazz and Glitter All the Way from this collection. The others didn't seem unique enough to add to my collection. Blue Bells Ring is a pretty blue, it really seems like Frostbite's slightly lighter cousin to me.

    1. I agree. The glitters looked so pretty in pics that I couldn't decide on which ones to get, so I splurged and got them all.

  5. I only have Glitter All The Way & I love it!

  6. I was gonna write 2 or 3 that I like but I love them all!

    Jazz x

  7. You make most of the polishes sound very drab. I'm not really looking forward to this collection. The only three I liked where glistening snow...Wow! Angel wings and glitter all the way.

  8. Going to have to look at these carefully and then go back to Sally's and take another look. I left them all there on my first passing thinking there was nothing special that I needed. I came home with some Scotch tape swatches of a few. The green glitter on my swatch was kind of calling to me. But now thinking I might like a couple of the others, like maybe Pizzaz if I can get it to lay flat and not too gritty with some Gelous on top of it. Glitter All The Way looks like a ton of other confetti colored glitters I have and have seen - kind of a take on Mad As A Hatter which no one seems to be able to dupe in all it's wonderfulness - but maybe I need to do a side by side with Pizzaz.



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