Saturday, October 27, 2012

China Glaze Holiday Joy - Review

Shiny reds, sparkly golden goodness, rich green polish... Yes yes, it's that time of the year again, Christmas collections are available! And as always, China Glaze brings us a collection that has something for most of us. As you could see in the preview of Holiday Joy, this year the collection is packed with reds and glitters, and China Glaze kindly send me 6 of them for review. So let's have a look at them :)


Angel Wings
China Glaze Angel Wings
Angel Wings

Golden holographic glitter. This was 3 thin coats with top coat and it applied easy. I'm not too crazy about gold or the combo of gold and holographic, but it's oh so sparkly which makes up for a lot! =)

China Glaze Angel Wings
Angel Wings

These kind of glitters are something you should see in real life, it's near impossible to show how sparkly it is!

China Glaze Angel Wings
Angel Wings


Merry Berry
China Glaze Merry Berry
Merry Berry

As the name says, a deep berry shade, which is perfect for Fall as well! This was 2 smooth coats, no top coat.

China Glaze Merry Berry
Merry Berry


Blue Bells Ring
China Glaze Blue Bells Ring
Blue Bells Ring

This polish was a bit double for me, on one hand it applied really smooth and it covered in 1 coat (although I used 2 for my photos) which I always love because it means it'll probably work for stamping, yay! But on the other hand, it smelled really odd (like white spirit or some) and it stained. But now that I know that I'll make sure to use basecoat next time. And that smell I can handle as well, just not when I have a headache, lol. So the easy applying 1-coater side wins and I'm sure I'll enjoy stamping with it :)

China Glaze Blue Bells Ring
Blue Bells Ring


Red Satin
China Glaze Red Satin
Red Satin

Gorgeous, shiny red that applied in 2 easy coats. Nothing special, but if you're looking for a nice red, have a look at this! The visible nail lines aren't visible in real life.

China Glaze Red Satin
Red Satin


Glitter All The Way
China Glaze Glitter All The Way
Glitter All The Way

Green, gold, red and purple glitter in a clear base. I'm wearing 3 coats with top coat here. I applied the first coat gently, after that I had a rough base on my nails and could easily apply the other coats, without glitters piling up on my tips.

China Glaze Glitter All The Way
Glitter All The Way

I'm sorry for the blurred photo, but I think it shows the green and purple well here. Now this might look Christmassy for some of you, but for my WoW playing readers, when I saw this polish I instantly thought of DMF in a bottle! =D

China Glaze Glitter All The Way
Glitter All The Way


Pure Joy
China Glaze Pure Joy
Pure Joy

Pure Joy is different sizes gold and red glitter in a clear base. I used 4 coats here with top coat. As you can see, it just doesn't work so well on itself! It applied the same as Glitter All The Way, I didn't have any problems with it.

China Glaze Pure Joy
Pure Joy

Not loving the bald spots, although it's so sparkly it's not so visible. But layered it looks a lot different, yummy Christmas nails!

China Glaze Merry Berry with Pure Joy
Merry Berry with Pure Joy

1 coat of Pure Joy on Merry Berry (above) and Red Satin (below), with top coat.

China Glaze Red Satin with Pure Joy
Red Satin with Pure Joy


And here you can see the whole collection again :)



For me personally, China Glaze had other collections that gave me more of a Christmas feeling, I would've loved a bit more green here. But all in all, there are some Christmas colors and some that'll be perfect for New year's Eve, and there are some original glitters as well. So I think it's another great China Glaze holiday collection! My favorite of the ones I showed here is the bottled Christmas-feeling, Pure Joy, layered on a red. What do you think of the collection, and are you getting any of these?


The product(s) in this post was/were send to me for review. For more information, please have a look at my Disclosure Policy.



On a personal note, Fall kicked in for me with a nasty cold and feeling down. And my sweet little Bindi has a lump which the vet took a biopsy of, and I'll find out next week what it is, but the vet said it didn't feel good and I have a bad feeling about it as well. These things combined is why I haven't been so active on my blog lately. Maybe it's not the best place to mention it here, below a review, but I don't wanna make a whole post for it. To get back on topic, getting these pretties was a nice distraction, gotta love nailmail! :)

4 comments:

  1. Glitters are pretty! I also like Red Satin, though there's probably nothing special about it. But I like red jelly-like polishes!

    Hey, I know that's not probably an easy question, but you swatch so many polishes, so I thought you might know.) I'm looking for a nice red color, not too bright (like OPI Big Apple Red, Vodka&Caviar is a little too bright, too) and not too dark.. But it has to be cool-toned, blue-based, or whatever.) I thought that CG Winter Berry is like this, but it turned out to look warm on my nails.. And so do many-many red polishes I've tried.. My hands are pink-toned, so the warmth of any red color shows instantly, if it's there, and really bothers me. Do you have any suggestions? :)

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  2. Glitter All The Way looks great!

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  3. These are really pretty! I have to say so far I'm very impressed by this collection! And I'm sorry you're not feeling well I hope you feel better really soon! And try not to worry about the biopsy results until you get them. I know, easier said then done right? But worrying wont do you any good now :( Sending prayers and hugs your way for good results!! :)

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  4. These are beautiful - thanks for sharing :)

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