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.
Y’all, it’s a huge collection, so I promise I won’t talk too much. But be ready for lots of posts coming up soon. I’m going to be at my parents house for a week for the holidays, so when I’m not annoying them and eating their food, I’m going to be working on writing up as many posts as I can and getting them ready to post. So be ready. (Sorry in advance, Mom and Dad).
Alright that’s enough rambling because we have a big-ass collection to get into today. This is the OPI Holiday 2018 collection which is inspired by the newest Nutcracker movie that came out. This is their traditional 12 shades, but 3 glitter toppers for a whopping 15 bottle group. I know right. BUT WE’LL GET THROUGH IT TOGETHER. There’s a ton of polishes and photos to get into, so let’s just do this.
Hey, look at me posting a review of a collection when it’s still pretty relevant! It’s a Christmas miracle! But really, I want to get all caught up with holiday collections and everything, and then I might actually be ahead of the game for spring releases (but I digress, that’s way too far to think forward). WE’RE STILL ON THE HOLIDAYS, NO SPRING HERE. There’s lots of holiday posts on the way – because you know, we’re still ahead of the holidays.
Not quite actual holiday themed, but we have some fun sparkles to talk about now. This is the Essie Concrete Glitters collection, and Essie released it in between the fall and winter collections. I do love these for this time of year, they’re soft and sparkly, and just remind of sparkly snow (which we have none of here, but I won’t complain about THAT).
This is a 6 piece collection of textured, sparkly polishes. I actually picked these up as a set on eBay before they were listed on other sites, but they’re up now on Ulta’s website, as well as transdesign.com (a site I order from quite a lot! They have super fast shipping and cheaper prices).
I was so caught up working on the longer Wet N Wild collection post, I forgot to have smaller ones scheduled in between while I was working on it. Whoops. How do these other YouTubers and bloggers do that so well? Scheduling, and having posts pre-written will definitely be one of the skills I work on in 2019.
But here’s a post! It’s here, and I’m working on more! Hah, I swear I’m a great blogger after these 2 years. (Wild to think it’s been over 2 years). Enough blabbering. Onto the review.
It’s the first of the holiday collection posts on their way! And it’s only fitting that it’s a ‘Christmas Classics’ collection.
This is the new holiday collection from Sista Chic Lacquer. As always, I’ll be open that this collection was provided to me for review, but of course, all opinions are my own, and I promise to only provide my honest thoughts and feelings. Disclaimer that has to always be put out there. (I did also buy some shades on my own recently, and will be putting up swatches of those as well!)
Now onto the collection. This is the ‘Christmas Classics’ collection, and it’s a 7 piece collection based on essential Christmas movies and songs. There are 5 polishes and then 2 toppers. These will release on December 1st on Sista Chic’s Etsy store for $10 each. Find them here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sistachiclacquer
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 another fall collection! After having friends down this entire week and weekend, the swatches got a little behind. But on my quiet Sunday, I marathon-swatched all 12 shades. It was just me and the polish, and lord, I’m not ashamed of how much I enjoyed it. This also means the rest of the fall collections will be on the blog this week, and then we’ll be able to get right into holiday collections! It’s still fall until December, that’s what I’m saying.
So let’s get into it. It’s OPI so we got a 12 piece collection to get on through. As always, I pick up my polishes at polishpick.com – I’ve bought from them several times, and they’re always affordable (OPI’s are only $5.75!) and so quick on shipping! Highly recommend, and really the only reason I can afford to swatch all these collections!
This collection is for fall 2018 and is based on Peru. It’s full of 12 cream shades. It’s a long post, so I’ll stop rambling already and get on into it.
There’s a pile of products on my desk waiting to be reviewed and its about time I got them on the blog! (I got myself a lil bonus at work for my 1 year anniversary so I definitely treated myself to a lot of eyeshadow – it’s all coming up, I promise). There’s also lots of fall nail collections left to be swatched up. I’m still loving fall polishes and they’re all beautiful so who even cares. But of course, holiday collections are already coming out, so I’m ready to get through them all and get onto the sparkle!
But we would never skip right over the fall, since it’s my favorite season. So let’s get into the autumn goodness.
Up first on the docket is the Essie Fall collection! This 6 piece collection is based on NYC! There are 4 creams and 2 super shimmery polishes, so let’s get right into them!
Right on time for Halloween! I’m not late, I’m right on time, right? This is what I tell myself. And of course, what I always tell you guys is sometimes I get busy. It happens. But here I am with the last Halloween collection review for Halloween.
So lemme get right into it? Take a shot every time I’ve said right this post already.
Honestly, Sinful Colors makes some of my favorite Halloween polishes that I have. They have such unique finishes and aren’t afraid to try something different, so I always look forward to them each year.
These hadn’t come into any Walgreens, but I happened to stumble upon a full display in Meijer when I was at my parents house for a weekend. (Yes, I specifically made sure to go to the Meijer while I was home that weekend to look for polish, is that so wrong. I told my mom that and she said she would have looked for me, what a peach).
There are 4 new shades for this year’s collection, so let’s get right into them!
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.