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!
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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.
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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!

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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?).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Still 6 more shades to come!

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



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