Wednesday, November 30, 2016

China Glaze Seas and Greetings Collection | Holidays 2016 ~ Part 1

Hello there.

Today, I have the first 6 polishes from the China Glaze Seas and Greetings Holiday Collection.  While at first -- and perhaps second and third -- glance this collection seems completely out of place for a holiday release, I like to think of this as the collection meant for those that go away to a resort for Christmas or the end of the year.  Or, barring that, China Glaze chose to reflect the entire Southern Hemisphere which celebrates November/December during their summer.

Regardless, there are quite a number of real beauties here that are worth a whirl.

My apologies for the quality of these photos.  Our lighting is totally not set up yet so I had to take these on the floor of our bathroom, working off the meekest natural sunlight coming through the window.  It wasn't pretty and these are the best I could muster given the atrocious lighting situation.  Please forgive me!

Joy to the Waves
I can see this in part of a "classic" holiday collection, given its cool frosty finish, but I sense that Joy to the Waves' semi metallic, periwinkleness is there really to simulate the ocean.  While not my favorite kinda of polish, the formula was pretty good on this: thin on the first coat but covering evenly on the second with minimal brush strokes.

Eat, Pink, Be Merry
This delicate pink is simply an all year round shade!  And add in that delicate rosy iridescent shimmer and you have a match made in heaven!  This is a bit crelly so rely on thinner but multiple coats with time to try in between.  A must have for any pink lovers!


Let's Shell-ebrate
over Eat, Pink, Be Merry
For those liking both matte and metallic, Let's Shell-ebrate is a great glitter topper.  The coverage is even in one coat and the color combo is superb (who doesn't love pink, purple, and rose gold?).


Partridge in a Palm Tree
Trying another matte (remember Combat Blue-ts?), China Glaze gives us this minty version.  Not my favorite in the bunch since it's super chalky and dries very fast so you need to have a super steady hand to make this work well.  I've seen swatches with a top coat over it and there's a lovely shimmer in it.  But for me, this is a pass.


Twinkle, Twinkle Little Starfish
over Partridge in a Palm Tree
This oceanic seafoam flakie topper absolutely glowed over our mint matte and made my camera go a bit haywire (although the combination of bad lighting and mints with my skin tone probably didn't help matters).  For those that like a little mermaid bling, this is a great little gem for you.


Snow Way!
Perhaps my favorite is this soft, yet full coverage white polish with a visible, yet soft iridescent shimmer.  My goodness, I adore this polish.  My only complaint is the formula which has a tendency to run into your cuticles and leave a shimmery residue everywhere.  However, the payoff is sooo worth it.  Ugh, love everything about this.


Still 6 more shades to come!

You can purchase the China Glaze Seas and Greetings Collection at Sally Beauty.


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