Monday, November 19, 2012

China Glaze Holiday Joy 2012 Collection Swatches/Review

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! This morning I have swatches of the new China Glaze Holiday Joy collection for winter 2012. I hope you like!

Merry Berry is a very pretty berry creme shade. Perfect in two coats.

Pure Joy is an awesome mixture of red and gold glitter. I did two coats of it on it's own here, but I would definitely recommend layering it over any of the red cremes from this collection.

Once again, I wore two coats of Glitter All the Way alone here, but I would layer this one too. This one kind of reminds me of Mardi Gras more than the holidays!

Red Satin is one of the two pure red cremes in the Holiday Joy collection and leans more on the blue-toned side. Two easy coats.

Angel Wings is a gorgeous mixture of gold glitter with a scattered holographic effect. I used two coats here with pretty good opacity, but three would probably be perfect unless you were layering. Same goes for the other holographic-y glitters from this collection.

With Love is the perfect red creme for me. You know all the awesome indie holiday glitters I've been posting lately? Yeah, I will be wearing them over two coats of With Love.

Champagne Kisses is similar to Angel Wings, but it is a shade of rose gold instead of yellow gold. Rose gold has been a big trend lately so I know this will be a popular one!

Glistening Snow is a fine silver holographic glitter polish. I used two coats here, but again, three would be better for complete opacity unless you are layering it over something else.

Winter Holly is a GORGEOUS green glitter polish. This is three coats of it by itself so you can see what it looks like, but I would definitely layer this over an evergreen creme shade. Mmmm!

Pizzazz is a very pretty mix of multi-colored glitter. This would look fabulous layered over black or silver for New Years! It has pretty good coverage too; this is two coats.

Cranberry Splash... fun fact: I HATE cranberry, but I love this polish! This is the epitome of perfect shimmery holiday red! Two easy breezy coats.

And last but certainly not least, Blue Bells Rings. I actually swatched this one first and it blew me away. It literally glows! This amazing blue foil is perfect in two coats.

So in conclusion, my top picks for this collection are definitely Blue Bells Ring, Winter Holly, With Love, and Cranberry Splash. Which are your favorites? The China Glaze Holiday Joy collection should be available in stores near you, as well as suppliers online. Keep an eye out for the China Glaze holiday gift sets as well; they are always adorable! I know there's one with a shot glass this year that I have my eye on! ;P

*Products in this post were provided for my honest review.*


  1. Wow, nice colours, my fav is the first one, reminds me a lot of Thorned Rose from Orly, I love berry/raspberry shades! :)

  2. I have blogged about most of the glitters, and they are seriously making my holidays this year! BEst collection for holiday, hands down, this one is epic.

    Beautiful swatches, will follow u now :)I like your taste AND style !

  3. Two of the colors seem familiar...Pure Joy and Merry Berry. I do hate looking at these because you have such pretty hands they all look awesome. I want Champagne Kisses and pure joy :)

  4. Ive got 5 polishes of this collection but i want them all! Got champagne kisses on my nails right now

  5. I'm in love with the first red polish!

  6. These are gorgeous, and your swatches are AMAZING!!

  7. All the colours are fabulous; especially the merry berry is really very nice. I don’t normally prefer glitters on nails but the glistening snow looks simply good.

  8. Beautiful colors, and what a shimmer and shine.

  9. I love Merry Berry. Your swatches are always so clean and neat.

  10. OMG! Your swatches are super amazing. You make me wanna have them all! Though I don't need them. Till I saw your pics!

  11. I got Pure Joy, Glitter all the way and angel wings and I have to say, I don't need two coats, just one coat gives me opacity, I can wear Pure way on its own and nobody can know I am wearing it on its own. Maybe they are from different batches, uhu?


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