Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying family time, or even just a nice break from work, and entirely too much food.
I’m at home at my parents for a week, so I’ll be using this precious time to just loaf around, eat a lot of cookies, and write a lot of posts. That’s right, I’m getting AHEAD in writing my posts. (I say this now, we’ll see how I do). So yes, that means lots of posts will be coming up, or at least they’ll be consistent in posting.
But today, we’re talking about a super festive collection, the China Glaze Holiday 2018 collection. This is full of lots of sparkle and shimmers and grinchy goodness.
I’m here, drinking spiked hot chocolate so I apologize in advance for any wayward commas or comments. I’m honestly just here living my best life.
So let’s just get right into the swatches already.
You know when you head to your parent’s house for Thanksgiving weekend, and you’re fully prepared to get a lot of work done on your blog on all the days off. And then you forget your notebook of all your swatching notes. *smacks myself*. Even when I try and prepare to be productive, and get back ahead of the game, life says nope. I’m still trying my best.
But it’s time for me to finish up this last fall collection. I’m currently writing this in the middle of a winter storm warning. Yah I know it’s a lil late, but for me and to keep the order, I need to finish up the last fall collections I have before I get into holiday swatches. I can’t just have these 12 polishes sitting out forever unloved. So here they are.
No matter what, I still love a good fall shade. I ain’t mad, give me the fall colors all year.
Let’s just get right into this, shall we? This is the China Glaze ‘Ready to Wear’ Fall 2018 collection. It’s a 12 piece collection just like their other collections. We got some creams, we got some shimmers, we got some metallics, we got a lot of fun, so let’s get into it already. Onto the swatches!
It’s almost Halloween! What are you planning to be this year? I plan on going as a duo with my best friend as Walter and the Dude from the Big Lebowski. I can’t wait to spend the night in a vest and yellow tinted sunglasses to be quite honest.
I love Halloween, so of course I love when there are themed polishes. Why do we always skip right from fall to Holiday?? There are very important holidays in between. Thank God, China Glaze has been coming out with their Halloween collections. I’m so sad I wasn’t fully collecting polishes yet for their older ones, but it’ll be something that’ll truly haunt me this holiday.
When I first saw pictures of this years, however, I was so intrigued and knew I had to have it. I mean, a whole collection of black polishes? Count me in. Perfect when I’m feeling angsty.
This is the ‘Paint it Black’ collection, and it’s a 6 piece set for Halloween, all with polishes of different black bases and finishes. Enough rambling, let’s get right into the swatches.
It’s still summer for a couple more days officially, so that means this review is right on time, right? I feel like I say that every year.
I know I keep saying I’m going to be more consistent with posting – but then I get freelance projects that take over. Blogging is just my hobby, and I have a full time job + freelancing to finance me, so that always takes priority.
But you know, being away from blogging always renews my love for it. It always makes me want to come back and get really back into it, so I do really love it. And it really makes me want to kick into gear and just put out a ton of reviews of all the products sitting on my desk. There’s a lot to talk about y’all.
For now, let’s focus on this last hurrah of summer shall we? This week is that last week of warm temperatures you always get right before it really goes into fall. “Second Summer”, they call it. So perfect time to review some bright colors, right??
This is the China Glaze ‘Shades of Paradise’ collection for Summer 2018. As always it’s a 12 bottle collection, so there’s a lot to talk about – let’s get right into it.
China Glaze has brought out their OMG! Flashback collection. This is a 6 piece collection of holographic nail polishes, that are inspired by the original ‘OMG’ collection that came out 10 years ago. They have special holographic caps as well.
It seems like they pretty well redid all of the same shades, except for one called ‘LOL’. They all still have the text-lingo based names as well.
If you’re not sure what holographic is, it means that shimmery sparkly fun that shows the full spectrum of the rainbow when under bright lights. It’s one of my favorite things, and before this not too popular in the mainstream polish world. But now we have 6 new shades from China Glaze!
I picked these up from transdesign.com, but you can also find them on head2toebeauty.com and in Sally Beauty stores.
It’s been a little while! I was doing so well at keeping up a steady stream of reviews, and then of course life happens. I got busy during the week, and then my mom came down and visited! We finally saw Hamilton – the off broadway version, but it was still so good! I finally understand the hype and the show.
And so I’m finally finishing up the spring collection posts – it’s not summer until June 21st remember.
Rounding out the spring posts, I have the China Glaze ‘Chic Physique’ collection. This is of course a 12 piece collection, and reminded me constantly of how I should be out running while I was swatching it. Whoop, there are always other days.
You know, enough rambling, let’s just get right into it!
Another winter collection! I swear we’re almost done, but like I said, I’m still going to put these up and review them. Otherwise they would just sit in my collection and not get the love they deserve.
It’s still chilly enough duh, I can do what I want.
So let’s get onto this China Glaze collection. It’s called the ‘Glam Finale’ and it’s a typical 12 bottle collection. It’s full of bling and sparkle and perfect for breaking up those winter grays. 🙂 so let’s get into it.