But enough talk. Onto swatches of the rest of the Vintage Vixen collection that China Glaze sent me! I had waited for a day with lots of sun but it's been overcast for the past few days so I had to make do...
China Glaze Goin' My Way?
I thought this was going to be blah. But it turned out to be a very glossy, burnished bronze that applied like a dream. It looks like it might be a mahogany shimmer with a ton of gold shimmer thrown in. Two coats, super smooth.
China Glaze Bogie
I did my nails in the semi-gloom of my apartment. Which is obvious when you look at my application job. This dark plum foil (or perhaps it might be just a lot of silver shimmer tossed in?) was a slight bit gloopy and hard to apply -- and it wasn't as glossy as the others in this collection -- but it still was fine in two coats.
Stop the freakin' presses! OMG. Have you guys SEEN this one? I didn't realize how fantastic it was until I applied it. It's a dark blue shimmering jelly that is just chock-a-block with silver microglitter. It's like Essie Starry Starry Night on crack. Two coats and you are done! Gleaming gorgeousness, through and through. Definitely needed a glossy topcoat though.
Closeup of Midnight Mission
China Glaze First Class Ticket
This may be my favorite of the collection. Dark shimmering purple with blue microglitter (it may just be shimmer but the little blue bits just pop out at you)... with a touch of foil. You have to click on these photos to see their bigger versions. It's so hard to see how pretty this one is through smaller photos. Two coats and very glossy.
Closeup of First Class Ticket
Overall, this collection was wonderful. Many of these were so surprising: a lot of them look ordinary or even boring on the bottle. To tell the truth, a lot of these aren't even super stunning indoors. But get them in some light and they'll just come to bright burning life. Furthermore, most of these polishes apply amazingly well: most of them are two coaters and many of them have a high-gloss finish that makes it look like you've already got topcoat on (although you should probably still put on topcoat).
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