China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Holiday Collection 2013 Review, Photos, Swatches


china glaze happy holiglaze collection

‘Tis the for holiday nail collections! This is always the best time of year for the blingy-est nails, and China Glaze brings it with their new Happy HoliGlaze Collection. This winter’s theme contains 12 new lacquers, and one mini top coat that shifts colors when applied over another shade. Another surprise is the intro of a new textured polish that looks like baby snowflakes. Want a closer look? Let’s go!

china glaze put a bow on it all wrapped up this is treemendous

All Wrapped Up, Put a Bow on It, This is Tree-Mendous

A few things I noticed…

  • Allow There’s Snow One Like You to completely dry in-between coats for the maximum effect. It may be spotty after two coats, so just dab a little extra on any bald spots if necessary. This is a thicker polish that I recommend for an accent nail.
  • The transparent bases of the glitter toppers (Bells Will Be Blinging, Be Merry Be Bright, and Your Present Required) are thicker than the rest of the shades in order to keep the glitters suspended. You may need to dab with the brush for a better finish. I prefer two coats of these as toppers, three when worn solo.
  • Travel in Colour can be used over just about any shade to give a color shift-effect. It looks great over There’s Snow One Like You for an icy effect. I wish it was more visible in photos!
  • Aside from the glitters, the metallic shades have a nice flow, self-level nicely, and give full coverage with two coats.
  • The micro-glitters (Put a Bow on It, All Wrapped Up, This is Tree-Mendous) look best with three coats.

china glaze be merry be bright your present required bells will be blinging

Be Merry Be Bright, Your Present Required, Bells Will Be Blinging

china glaze elfin around mingle with kringle santa red my list

Santa Red My List, Mingle With Kringle, Elfin’ Around

china glaze just beclaws so blue without you theres snow one like you travel in colour

Just Be-Claws, So Blue Without You, There’s Snow One Like You, Travel in Colour

china glaze happy holiglaze

China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection

Swatches…

All swatches with two coats of polish (except where noted) and Seche Vite Top Coat (my top coat of choice).

china glaze so blue without you swatches

So Blue Without You — pool blue metallic glimmer

china glaze santa red my list swatches

Santa Red My List —  fuchsia metallic glimmer

china glaze mingle with kringle swatches

Mingle With Kringle — yellow gold aluminum

china glaze this is treemendous swatches

This is Tree-mendous — green and gold glitter in transparent base

china glaze put a bow on it swatches

Put a Bow on It (3 coats) — magenta glitter

china glaze all wrapped up swatches

All Wrapped Up (3 coats) — midnight blue and purple glitter

china glaze your present required swatches

Your Present Required (3 coats) — multi-sized multi-color glitter

china glaze just be claus claws swatches

Just Be-Claws — warm red metallic glimmer

china glaze elfin around swatches

Elfin’ Around — rust red metallic glimmer

china glaze bells will be blinging swatches

Bells Will Be Blinging (3 coats) — blue and gold multi-glitter

china glaze be merry be bright swatches

Be Merry Be Bright  (3 coats) — royal purple and magenta multi-glitter

china glaze theres snow one like you swatches

There’s Snow One Like You — matte white texture (like snowflakes)

china glaze theres snow one like you

There’s Snow One Like You

china glaze theres snow one like you travel in colour

There’s Snow One Like You with Travel in Colour for an icy effect

china glaze happy holiglaze collection swatches

China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection

Will you pick up any shades from Happy HoliGlaze?

Price & Availability…

$7.50 each, Sally Beauty Supply

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    Aww, thank you!

  • http://nailscope.blogspot.com/ Elina Balode

    Ohhh, There’s Snow One Like You… So so so great! Like a real snow!

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    It’s really cute :)