Category:China Glaze’

China Glaze Harvest Moon

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Harvest Moon is another polish from China Glaze’s Hunger Games collection. It is also another not typically “me” polish that I am enjoying. It is a golden carmel brown shimmer/foil and it is lovely! I wore Harvest Moon to lunch with a friend yesterday, and she loved the color. In fact she mentioned it several times :-)

China Glaze Harvest Moon

China Glaze Harvest Moon in sunlight

Application was excellent. Two coats and a top coat shown.

China Glaze Harvest Moon

China Glaze Harvest Moon (with flash to show shimmer)

China Glaze Riveting

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It seems that I might be the only person who hasn’t read the Hunger Games books, or seen the movie. I wasn’t able to ignore the polish though! :-) I just had to grab several polishes from China Glaze’s Capitol Colors Hunger Games collection. When I saw Riveting at Sally’s it struck me as being an autumn color. I am not feeling spring pastels at the moment, so although I generally avoid oranges this bright color seemed to fit the bill. It has been overcast and raining pretty much all week, so a pop of color is most welcome! I like it in the bottle, but this bright orange  and gold shimmer is even better on the nail. It is such a flattering bright orange that is totally on trend. There is not doubt that this fiery color is perfect for spring and summer. Based on the promos I have seen, some of the movie’s costumes are a real visual treat. Maybe I should go see it after all :-)

China Glaze Riveting

China Glaze Riveting in natural light

Application was excellent. This polish really glides on. Two coats and a top coat shown.

China Glaze Riveting

China Glaze Riveting

Just having fun – nail of the day

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Just a quick nail of the day post :-) I really love China Glaze’s Señorita Bonita (swatch coming soon) but I decided to jazz it up a bit more with a coat of Mavala’s Agena and a coat of CND Effects Ice Blue Shimmer. Pretty! :-D

China Glaze Señorita Bonita layered with Mavala Agena and CND Effects Ice Blue Shimmer

China Glaze Señorita Bonita layered with Mavala Agena and CND Effects Ice Blue Shimmer in natural light

China Glaze Holiday – Peace on Earth & Jolly Holly

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I feel like I am totally behind on swatching and posting :-( I am trying to catch-up! Here are two beautiful greens from China Glazes new holiday collection :-D

Peace on Earth

I am not usually a big fan of olive greens. They don’t tend to be very flattering on me. Peace on Earth is an exception though! It is a beautiful glowing olive green with a golden shimmer. It is stunning, even on me! :-)

Application was excellent, and it covered in one coat! One coat and a top coat shown.

China Glaze Peace on Earth

China Glaze Peace on Earth in sunlight

Jolly Holly

An outstanding shimmery cool dark pine green. I love it! It looks a little more blue in the picture than it does in real life.

Also a one coater! Application was excellent, with coverage in one coat. One coat and a top coat shown.

China Glaze Jolly Holly

China Glaze Jolly Holly in Sunlight

Overall the gorgeous shimmery colors and awesome one coat application make these winners in my book! One coat application is such a great time saver, and especially great for the busy holiday season! What’s not to love?!? :-D

China Glaze Peace on Earth, China Glaze Jolly Holly, China Glaze Sugar Plums

China Glaze Peace on Earth, China Glaze Jolly Holly, China Glaze Sugar Plums

China Glaze Vintage Vixen

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Vintage Vixen is China Glaze’s collection for fall 2010. There are a dozen colors, but I only bought six of them (so far anyway). I love the change of seasons from summer to fall (even though I live in Northern California where the seasonal changes are more mild than in many other parts of the world). I am looking forward to some gorgeous and glamorous fall colors!

Classic Camel

A shimmery golden tan/yellow that reminds me of honey mustard. I am sure this would be a unique and cool color on someone, but I really hate it on me! :-(

Application was good. For some reason the texture reminded me a bit of mustard too. It made me feel like I might actually be spreading mustard on my nails. Three coats and a top coat shown.

China Glaze Classic Camel

China Glaze Classic Camel in sunlight

China Glaze Classic Camel

China Glaze Classic Camel with honey mustard

Ingrid

A medium brown with a golden shimmer. I wasn’t expecting much, especially after trying Classic Camel. This color was a pleasant surprise! In fact I really like it! This polish strikes the perfect note for fall! :-)

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

China Glaze Ingrid

China Glaze Ingrid in sunlight

Hey Doll

A brownish-rose colored shimmery metallic frost. I thought I was going to like this more than I actually did. It is a pretty color, but something about it is a bit boring. A bit old lady perhaps?

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

China Glaze Hey Doll

China Glaze Hey Doll in sunlight

Bogie

A brownish-eggplant purple with the same shimmery metallic frost finish as Hey Doll. This one is much prettier on me though! The blue shimmer really adds a wonderful dimension to this color! :-)

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

China Glaze Boogie

China Glaze Boogie in sunlight

Jitterbug

A lovely gunmetal foil. It was difficult to get a crisp focused picture that really showed how shimmery this color is.

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

China Glaze Jitterbug

China Glaze Jitterbug in sunlight

First Class Ticket

A blue leaning purple with a ton of blue shimmer. It’s yummy! I am generally a big fan of purple nail polish, and this one is a great addition to my collection! :-)

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

China Glaze First Class Ticket

China Glaze First Class Ticket in sunlight

Although not all of them look great on me, overall these are great fall colors! I am especially looking forward to wearing Boogie and First Class Ticket. I may even pick-up a few more Vintage Vixen shades. :-)

China Glaze Vintage Vixen

China Glaze Classic Camel, China Glaze Ingrid, China Glaze Hey Doll, China Glaze Boogie, China Glaze Jitterbug, China Glaze First Class Ticket

Fall Favorites Giveaway!

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It’s hard to believe, but fall is almost here!

I have selected some of my favorites from OPI’s Swiss, China Glaze’s Vintage Vixen and Sephora by OPI’s Rocker Chic collections. One randomly chosen winner will receive six new bottles of polish. One each of:

- OPI Yodel Me on My Cell

- OPI Diva of Geneva

- China Glaze Ingrid

- China Glaze Jitterbug

- Sephora by OPI Just a Little Dangerous

- Sephora by OPI Dating the Drummer

OPI Yodel Me on My Cell, OPI Diva of Geneva, China Glaze Ingrid, China Glaze Jitterbug, Sephora by OPI Just a Little Dangerous, Sephora by OPI Dating the Drummer

OPI Yodel Me on My Cell, OPI Diva of Geneva, China Glaze Ingrid, China Glaze Jitterbug, Sephora by OPI Just a Little Dangerous, Sephora by OPI Dating the Drummer

To Enter:

Follow my blog using Google Friend Connect

or

Follow me on Twitter and retweet the following: Follow @PlayWithPolish and RT to win new polish for fall! :-) http://www.playingwithpolish.com/2010/08/fall-favorites-giveaway/

For extra credit, follow using Google Friend Connect and follow and retweet on Twitter. Limit two enteries per person (one each method).

The deadline is September 2, 2010 at 5:00 PM Pacific.

I will choose one randomly selected winner on September 2, 2010 and notify them via Google Friend Connect messaging (or through Twitter). Please respond within 72 hours, or I will select another winner. My contest is open to anyone (except my family of course).

Good luck!

China Glaze Frostbite

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China Glaze’s Frostbite is an electric blue  shimmer with high luster. I love this one! It is also a great color for pedicures. I think it looks awesome with my cute red peep toe wedges! Obviously this was intended to be a winter polish, but it is so vibrant that I think it looks great in the summer too :-) Anyway, the weather has been a bit weird this week. Quite grey and overcast for May!

China Glaze Frostbite

China Glaze Frostbite in artificial light

China Glaze Frostbite

China Glaze Frostbite in sunlight

China Glaze Frostbite

China Glaze Frostbite

Application was great, but a bit sheer for such a pigmented color. Three coats and a top coat shown.

China Glaze Flying Dragon

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I wanted to Love China Glaze’s Flying Dragon. Heck it’s bright purple with blue and dark pink glitter, and a cool name to boot! What’s not to love?

Flying Dragon is from China Glaze’s INK collection which is based on tattoo art. The application on this one was not great. It went on streaky and the texture was kind of bumpy and gritty. I would expect that if the glitter was larger, but it is pretty fine. It also dried to a ghastly chalky matte finish, and the glitter was hardly visible. So not pretty!

China Glaze Flying Dragon

China Glaze Flying Dragon in artificial light

A top coat added shine and helped with the disappearing glitter situation. The final look was okay, but not great. The color was fairly attractive, but the glitter was not that glittery. The reviews from loved ones were mixed. A friend said it was pretty, but my husband remarked that he did not like that purple on me.

China Glaze Flying Dragon

China Glaze Flying Dragon

Three coats and a top coat shown.

China Glaze Flying Dragon close-up

China Glaze Flying Dragon close-up

China Glaze Princess Grace

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I have to confess that the primary reason I bought this one was for the name. I LOVE Grace Kelly! She was such a beautiful and elegant woman. I recently finished reading, High Society, a very enjoyable biography named after her last film. I also had the opportunity to see some of her jewelry including her 10.47 carat engagement ring at the Legion of Honor’s Cartier in America Exhibition. Words escape me! What an amazing pilgrimage for a sparkle junkie like me!

China Glaze Princess Grace

China Glaze Princess Grace in artificial light

But enough about the legendary actress and princess, and onto the nail polish :-)  Princess Grace is a whisper soft pink that appears to be a pale lavender in some lights. It has a very delicate pearlescent look, and does not have that harsh “old lady frost” finish. The formulation is quite sheer, and even after three coats I still have a visible nail line. It applied easily, but I did have some issues with brush stokes. This is a subtle elegant color that would be suitable for any office. It reminds me of the pale pink polish I wore on my wedding day. Three coats and a top coat shown.

China Glaze Princess Grace

China Glaze Princess Grace

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