I've taken a lot of pictures of this collection. You'll notice four photos for each color - sunlight, shade, indoors with natural light and indoors with flash (in that order, as if you are reading a book). I've done this for several reasons. I want to provide a wide variety of lighting options for you to see how the polish looks. The exception is the glitter toppers - I only used direct sunlight and flash for those.
Wine Down For What? is my pick from this collection. It's a gorgeous vampy deep reddish brown shade with an excellent formula. I used 2 coats for what's shown, and I absolutely cannot wait to use this polish with different flakies as toppers.
This gorgeous deep purple creme is Mix and Mingle. It's creamy and lovely - and just about perfect in every way. Pictured is two coats. It's really slick and shiny.
The words "fiery" and "orange" in nail polish descriptions get me every time. No exception here with Son of a Nutcracker! It's pearly and pretty, and has a nice formula. No issues, and what's pictured is 2 coats.
This pink-leaning red shimmer is Peppermint To Be. Not much really to be said about it. It's a great Christmas-esque polish and has a nice formula. I had no issues.
I wore Break the Ice over Wine Down For What?, and I think it looks so cool! The glitter is sparce in the clear base, but it reminds me of broken glass. It adds a really cool effect! This is one coat over the base. I don't think this could ever be an opaque glitter.
Better Not Pout is another pearly addition to this collection. It's a berry shade that I found a little watery to apply. It came together in 3 thin coats, but be advised at the formula. It is definitely on the thinner side.
To contrast the silver glitter shards of Break the Ice, we've got the golden bling of Bring on the Bubbly! It's got a few different sizes of gold glitter suspended in a clear base. I chose to wear it over Son of a Nutcracker. It's another that will never be opaque.
I think Ugly Sweater Party is pretty aptly named! haha It's a hodge podge of glitters trapped in a pink jelly base. I wore it alone, but I'm not so sure why I did. It could definitely benefit from a base color. I used 3 coats over my bare nails, and you can still see VNL.
This one has the funniest name! Don't Get Elfed Up is a tealish green shimmer. It kind of looks like a green shimmer with a black base, but it does come across quite a pretty deep dark teal. This is another that has a thinner formula. I actually wasn't paying attention when I first put it on and flooded my cuticles. I had to take the polish off and start all over :) Three thin coats is what is pictured.
This interesting shade of glitter is I Soiree I Didn't Do It. I actually purchased this one because it was not included the press sample kit. But that's okay - it's nice! I used 3 thin coats for what's pictured, and there's still some VNL showing. Next time I might try a base color.
Coal Hands, Warm Heart sounds beautiful in theory - a deep midnight shade with holo glitter. Maybe it's just me, but it ended up a mess on my nails. :( I think it looks chunky and thick. Maybe if it had less glitter? I'm not sure. I used 3 thin coats for what's pictured. Maybe I might try a black base and one coat? The last photo really shows off the holo bits!
I really wanted to like Brand Spankin' New Year, and I think I just might like it if I had a base color under it. It's a pretty purpled jelly base with purple glitter. But it's too much of a jelly for me to wear alone. My VNL is distracting in this one haha! I used 3 coats for what's pictured, and it's not goopy or thick. It's just not pigmented enough for me.
You can find these wherever China Glaze polishes are sold - I know they are out and on display at Sally's. Price varies by vendor.
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