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Friday, March 15, 2013

Review+Swatches - China Glaze Fancy Pants & Snap My Dragon


As you can see from my lack of nail polish posts in the last few months is due to the whole category becoming more MAC-like by the day - too many releases for me to keep up! Plus I just don’t have good nails to do swatching every week (the ones shown in the picture here are these, which I love wearing but they too wreak havoc on my nail after wearing for a few weeks. Le sigh).

But there are some that recently delighted me. While I’m not much of a pastel person, two colors that really jumped out at me from CHINA GLAZE’s  Avant Garden Collection were Snap My Dragon and Fancy Pants. So rich and bold and well, on the normal side of things rather than the texturized and fancy-schmacyness going on in the polish category these days. Don’t get me wrong, I can certainly appreciate nail art and all the different things you can do with it, but it’s just not for my digits. I like my polish straight up!

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Review+Swatches - CHINA GLAZE Capitol Colors Collection

With THE HUNGER GAMES about to begin, Capitol citizens can show their support for their chosen district through China Glaze’s exclusive Capitol Colours nail polish collection.  The collection combines rich crèmes, soft shimmers and bold glitters to create the limited edition 12 shade nail polish collection inspired by the most anticipated movie release of the year on March 23, 2012.

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Review+Swatches - China Glaze Electropop Collection - Lights

Let’s investigate the other 6 colors in the Electropop Collection from CHINA GLAZE. Welcome ... the Lights!


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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Review+Swatches - China Glaze Electropop Collection - Brights

Where heavy metal meets rocker chic, China Glaze introduces the Spring 2012 collection, ElectroPop. Inspired by all things girly, edgy and fun, the 12 shades of ElectroPop bring out the inner rock star in all. For flash and glam this spring, China Glaze hits the stage in style!

CHINA GLAZE has broken the latest Electropop Collection down into two Nail Lacquer collections, Brights and Lights. Let’s take a look at the Brights in this post!


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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Fall Pick - China Glaze Metro Collection

I’ve been dying to talk about this new Nail Lacquer collection from CHINA GLAZE. It’s called their Metro Collection and just about every one of these 12 big city polishes screams fall.

Here are my picks from L to R:

China-Glaze-Metro-Nail-Polish-Fall-2011-Collection Skyscraper: A sparkling, glitter blue reminiscent of the sky over the city.
Urban-Night – Exactly what you need for a night on the town – rich purple crème.
Loft-y Ambitions – Burgundy shimmer and cocktail hour – nothing better.
Traffic Jam – Stop traffic with a breathtaking, raspberry pink crème.
Midtown Magic – Burgundy base with flecks of gold shimmer captures the latest fashion trend.
Street Chic – Gorgeous beige crème perfect for letting your clothes do the talking.
Brownstone – burnt terracotta crème mirrors the quaint townhouses of the city.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Cracking Up with China Glaze

China-Glaze-Crackle-Glaze-Nail-Lacquer-in-Cracked-Concrete Want to know what the latest trend in nail polishes is? Crackle! Sort of like this I did back in March 2010, it’s gives the nail an unsmooth texture. A few lines have come out with these Crackle nail polishes and I was able to try the ones from CHINA GLAZE. Just paint your nails with any color like you normally would, wait for them to fully dry and then apply a coat of Crackle Glaze! It takes about 10 seconds for it to start drying and crackling. The finish is kind of matte so for you apply a top coat to keep your mani/pedi a long time.  

Shown here – China Glaze Crackle Nail Lacquer in Cracked Concrete ($7.50 @ on top of Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Enchanted Garnet ($21 @ Top Coat – CND Top Coat Super Shiney ($5.30 @

Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall 2010 Nail Color Picks

I’m putting away the beiges and nudes in favor of more sultry and seasonal Nail Polishes. Are you feeling these fall picks? Let me know in the comments and what you’re currently wearing!

From L to R: CND Urban Oasis (spruce crème) and Urban Oasis with Teal Sparkle (greenish-blue glimmer) on top. color - $9, effects - $11 @ CHINA GLAZE Bogie (brown eggplant), Jitterbug (charcoal grey shimmer) both from the Vintage Vixen Collection. $6.50 @ salon nationwide.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

A Chic Twist to One from China Glaze

China-Glaze-Nail-Lacquer-in-Ingrid Here’s a cool twist on the greige or mushroom trend right now - add a little gold micro-glitter in this Nail Lacquer  from CHINA GLAZE and you’ve got Ingrid. It’s from the Vintage Vixen coming out this Fall and I must say that the darker colors in this collection are quite nice (I’ll get to them in the next few weeks). In the meantime, I just think this Ingrid color is so now but upon wearing it out for a few days, I can’t decide if I like the color better indoors than out. What do you think? $6.50 @

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spring Color Picks ~ Turquoise & Tomato Puree

Here we are at the end of our on-going Spring Color Picks feature. So have you added any of the suggestions like Coral, Turquoise, Tuscany, Violet or Tomato Puree to your makeup routine? Here are some more recs for Tomato and Turq. What’s great about turquoise is that sometimes it’s on the green side and sometimes more on the blue side. The two nail polishes here really depict that.


From L to R clockwise:

MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Color Sensational Lipstick in #635 Very Cherry ($7.49 @
Phenomen’Eyes Waterproof Mascara
in Water Turquoise ($29 @
Nail Polish
in Turquoise & Caicos ($8
Paint and Peel Nail
in Haze ($9 @
Nail Lacquer
in Italian Red ($6.50 @
Ickle Baby Bot Bath Bomb
($3.95/2.1oz @
Addict Ultra Gloss
in Little Red Dress ($26.50 @
Eye Shadow
in Bali ($20 @
No 9 Structuring Mist
($26/8.45oz @
Infallible Plumping Lip Gloss
in Plumped Red ($9.99 @
Blue Firmarine Treatment Bar
($39/5oz @


Disclosure: Some of these items were provided to for review purposes. Some I bought.


Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Spring Color Pick 2010 ~ Violet & Tuscany ~

Pantone-Spring-2010-Trend-Colors Let’s continue exploring Pantone’s color picks for the season in an on-going feature I’m calling Spring Color  Picks 2010. The next two picks are Violet and Tuscany. I just love violet and it’s a great accent to any outfit or to help put the focus on a specific feature with makeup, like eyes and even nails.


And when it comes to the warm beige hue of Tuscany, this one is a smart choice if the focus of your look is on a stronger color like the above violet or if you want to look polished and not really made up.


Will any of these be taking center stage for you this season?

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