Tuesday, June 22, 2010

China Glaze Vintage Vixen collection swatches, Part I of III


China Glaze sent me the Vintage Vixen collection to review. And my biggest regret is that I've had to nubbinize my nails before swatching because I finally have finished pampering my previously injured pinky nail and am sick of attempting three-fingered swatches: in the interest of having my nails roughly the same length, I quickly sawed off several millimeters off of all of my nails. And now I am sad because they feel and look so stubby. :(

China Glaze Hey Doll

I don't know how quite to describe the color of this polish. A brown-leaning burgundy (redwood, perhaps?) foil. It would be a dull color as a creme but as a foil, it burns beautifully in the sunlight. Two coats.

China Glaze Classic Camel

This is just perfectly named: the color reminds me so much of a camel coat. It's an odd mustardy color... with a texture that also reminds me of mustard. It's great and smooth (and opaque) in three coats but the first two looked kinda... chunky. I don't know if that's due to the color of the pigment or because of the gold shimmer. A little off-putting at first but it's good to go and normal-looking after the third coat. This is probably one of my favorites from the collection: I have nothing else like it and the gold shimmer really does liven it up.

China Glaze Riveter Rouge

I think I would've gotten a great kick out of this name if it were Riveter Rose. But Riveter Rouge it is. This one I'm so-so on, mostly because I think it short nails do it no justice and it does no justice to short nails: it looks like a red shimmer (almost a foil) but is studded with sparse gold glitter. So it has the sort of burning shine that foils have but that burn is enhanced with the gold glitter. It's a very festive color but not my cup of tea. Two coats.

China Glaze Ingrid

I LOVE this color. I have it on now as an NOTD. I was going to put on a light blue or some color my SO really likes because he's coming home today from a four-day trip... but I decided that I wanted this color instead! Perfect dark taupe with the liveliest bronze shimmer. It's such a pretty spin on what's been a very chic, popular color of late. I did three coats for the swatch but my NOTD looks great with just two coats. It dried very quickly with Diamont, too.

I hope to get the rest of the Vintage Vixen collection swatched soon. :)


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17 comments:

Audrey said...

OH!! Your nails look beautiful that length. I feel your pain on them being shorter. :-( LOVE THOSE COLORS!! Can't wait to get my hands on them.

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jbrobeck said...

i am drooling over the last one!

Lynn C said...

Those look like amazing colors! I can't wait to get my hands on them!

Ping said...

Love Classic Camel and Ingrid, can't wait for the release; thanks for the swatches!

Paillette said...

I wonder how close Ingrid is to Maybelline Tassled Taupe.

Thanks for the swatches!

Your nails are beautiful, short or long!

Jo said...

I'm especially loving Classic Camel and Ingrid!

Kimberly said...

My favs are Ingrid and Hey Doll. Ah, your nail length looks just fine. It's hard when one nail get wonky and you have to cut them down.

Min said...

Yay! These are beautiful, can't wait for the collection!! And your nails look great!

Coco said...

Your nails look much better this way. Each seemed to be of different length when they were long and this squoval shape is in perfect symmetry with your cuticle line.

amusedPolish said...

sad to hear about you had to file your nails down :(

i like riverter rouge, can't wait to see part 2

mbsheisey said...

flinty: Your nails look great! I know they are probably a little hard to get used to, but they look great!. I'm just biding my time on this collection.

Marsha

Piff said...

This collex is just not me at all despite being beautiful. They are all looking fantastic w/ your skin tone.

And don't fret about the shortened nails. I think they look really good. Don't you feel a bit more free?

tasha~ said...

I like the last one best! I don't know about the other ones...

Grace said...

I'm relieved that these colors are not actually "frosts" like the promo materials said they were, because... you know, frosts. Ew. That being said, classic camel and ingrid are probably the only ones I'll pick up. Maybe the dark blue one. I don't feel like the rest of the colors are very unique.

Also, I honestly prefer your nails this length! I think they look great!

faerieberry said...

I really like your nails at this length! This collection grows on me each time I see it. Ingrid and Classic Camel will be mine!!

Brooke said...

I just started swatching and I started with these same 4... that is REALLY weird. I thought they all looked nice together - did you have the same thought? Or do great minds just think alike? That is REALLY WEIRD!

Freshie said...

I really love these colors! Perfect for fall!

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