Every year, it seems as if the holidays arrive quicker and quicker! I cannot believe we are only a little over a month away from Christmas! China Glaze is helping me to feel festive with their 2013 HoliGlaze collection.
Today I have 7 polishes to show you, 6 press samples and one I purchased, and this collection is so varied in finishes that there is surely going to be something for everyone.
First up, a solid red foil, Just Be-Claws. This is a very holiday appropriate red, and so shiny. Two coats applied perfectly. First, without flash, and with:
Next up, Mingle With Kringle. This was the polish I was most looking forward to and I picked this up in my local beauty supply shop. My swatch shows two coats, no topcoat. I love this gold shade! I know I'll pick this up again.
All Wrapped Up is a micro glitter polish, opaque in three coats. Would you call this blue? Purple? It dried slightly matte so I added a layer of topcoat for shine in my pictures. My photos were taken outside, too, and I did use the flash.
Put A Bow On It is a cranberry, berry colored micro glitter. I love this one!! You shouldn't be surprised. Like All Wrapped Up, this was opaque in three thin coats, easy to work with, and dried slightly matte. My swatches do have a topcoat to amp up the shine:
Be Merry, Be Bright is a red and purple glitter topcoat. I layered two coats over China Glaze Dance Baby, one of my favorite pink polishes. This feels more New Years Eve than Christmas to me, but I like it.
Bells Will Be Blinging is a blue and gold glitter topcoat. It has bar glitter, which I am not really a fan of, but this bar glitter is holo so...pass at least. This is two coats over Color Club Poetic Hues:
Lastly, Snow One Like You has a cute name. It sort of looks like snow. I do love a texture polish but I think the addition of extra glitter made it a little to thick. I have read a few reviews and hardly anyone seems to like it. I am sorry to say, I have hopped on that bandwagon. What do you think? This is two coats, no topcoat.
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