China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Sin-derella, swatch

China Glaze — Sin-derella (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: China Glaze 2017 Fall, Happily Never After (Halloween)

Have I got a gorgeous polish for you guys, today!

China Glaze recently released their Halloween-themed collection, which incorporates some clever fairy tale darkness. (Seriously, those original fairy tales are pretty gruesome!)

Sin-derella (84080) is a shimmery shade with loads of iridescence. The base color is a beige-y taupe, but it picks up a slightly olive tone with the addition of some fine gold shimmer. It also contains a load of pink shimmer that, in combination with taupe, gives it the look of lavender.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Sin-derella

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China Glaze Happily Never After, Halloween Fall 2017 Collection

New Release & Haulage: China Glaze — Happily Never After (Halloween 2017)

Collection: China Glaze 2017 Halloween, Happily Never After

China Glaze’s devilishly clever Halloween 2017 collection is named Happily Never After, with a spooky fairy tale theme.

Celebrate your dark side with Happily Never After, a sultry collection of enchanting shades.

OK, that copy is a little less clever. Oh well.

But I think it’s so refreshing to have a Halloween collection that isn’t all orange, green, and black!

[Edit: I have now reviewed Sin-derella.]

Here are the 6 new shades:
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New Release: China Glaze — Street Regal (Fall 2017)

Collection: China Glaze 2017 Fall, Street Regal

China Glaze’s new Fall 2017 collection is called Street Regal. It’s a bit reminiscent of an old (pre-2004, I’m sure) CND collection called Imperial Anarchy, that I absolutely adored.

Dominate fall with Street Regal, a crowning collection of velvety-rich deeps, royal accents and raw-edged glam for creating the latest rule-breaking designs.

Here are the 12 new shades:

 

China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Rock n' Royale
Rock n’ Royale
glam-girl burgundy crème
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Royal Pain In the Ascot
Royal Pain In the Ascot
dark burgundy shimmer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Glamcore
Glamcore
deep, dark purple shimmer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Dawn of a New Reign
Dawn of a New Reign
rich purple crème
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Born to Rule
Born to Rule
royal cobalt blue crème
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Baroque Jungle
Baroque Jungle
emerald green shimmer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Just a Little Embellishment
Just a Little Embellishment
striking teal matte
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Haute & Heavy
Haute & Heavy
smooth deep gray shimmer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Street Style Princess
Street Style Princess
pale gray crème
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Throne-In' Shade
Throne-In’ Shade
elegant taupe crème
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Truth Is Gold
Truth Is Gold
perfect gold shimmer
China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Accent Piece
Accent Piece
golden-yellow shimmer

Ahem…I’ll be needing Accent Piece, Baroque JungleGlamcore, and Rock ‘n Royale, my lords and ladies.

Happy Shopping!

[Images via chinaglaze.com]

China Glaze x My Little Pony collection (Summer 2017)

New Release: China Glaze — My Little Pony “Color Is Magic” (Summer 2017)

Collection: China Glaze 2017 Summer, My Little Pony “Color Is Magic”

I never knew I needed this. China Glaze’s new Summer 2017 collection is a collaboration with Hasbro’s My Little Pony.

I don’t actually watch the newer cartoon, but I did watch the original—yeah, I’m old school. I never had many toys as a kid, but I did have at least two My Little Ponies: I remember a white Pegasus-type and a coral unicorn. (This Moondancer unicorn does look extremely familiar, though, so maybe they were both unicorns—or I had a third pony.) My mom recently packed up a bunch of my old toys and brought them to me, and one of my ponies survived all these years:

Hasbro My Little Pony (1980s) Speedy G1 Year 4
How’s this for a Throwback Thursday post?

I just looked up my pony and apparently her name is Speedy, and she’s from the Twinkle Eyed Ponies collection released in Hasbro’s My Little Pony G1 line, Year 4 (circa 1985–86). Now that I look at the original packaging in that link, I totally remember that yellow star/rainbow comb!

Oh crap look at this. I definitely had three ponies. Moondancer, Speedy, and this Pegasus, Firefly. Ahhhh what a trip down memory lane. I wonder what ever happened to the other two.

I will always prefer the vintage pony design to the new one, but I understand that the new one is super popular. Still, this reminds me that I really need to watch the Brony documentary

Anyway, the new collection consists of 12 + 2 new shades in a range of shades and finishes.

As the authority on nail colour, China Glaze has taken center stage at NYFW alongside the most coveted designers in the industry. Notably, our Spring/Summer 2016 collaboration with DEGEN featured nails inspired by the ever-enchanting My Little Pony. This match made in fashion week heaven was the prelude to a pony-filled collaboration with Hasbro that we like to call Colour is Magic….

The My Little Pony™ x
China Glaze™ Collaboration

A whimsical, fashion-forward palette inspired by the charming personalities of the iconic ponies intertwined with the spirit of the exceptionally unique CG shade selection. Ranging from fun-loving brights to celestial glitters, this collection is sure to resonate with beauty connoisseurs and pop culture enthusiasts alike.

Twelve shades make up the main collection; another two shades make up a limited edition Songbird Serenade Kit:

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China Glaze Summer Rain collection (Summer 2017)

New Release: China Glaze — Summer Reign (Summer 2017)

Collection: China Glaze 2017 Summer, Summer Reign

China Glaze’s new Summer 2017 collection is called Summer Reign. It consists of 12 new shades in bright and neon hues.

I certainly like the looks of Emerald Bae (ugh the name), Rosé My Name, and Summer Reign. The presence of gold and silver metallics, usually the bane of winter holiday collections, is a little befuddling! They do make the collection look a little like a beach/winter holiday mashup.

All Glammed Up
mint crème
Chroma Cool
silver metallic
Emerald Bae
deep green crème
Flame Boyant
classic neon red
High Standards
gold metallic
I Truly Azure You
aqua-blue shimmer
Rosé My Name
magenta shimmer
Simply Fa-Blue-less
deep indigo blue crème
Sultry Solstice
orange neon
Summer Reign
bright purple shimmer
Sun-Set the Mood
hot coral crème
Sunset Seeker
blood-orange neon

Happy Shopping!

New Releases: China Glaze — Shades of Nude & Pastels (Spring 2017, Sally Beauty Exclusives)

Collection: China Glaze 2017 Spring, Shades of Nude & Pastels (Sally Beauty Exclusives)

China Glaze has released two new collections for spring, available exclusively at Sally Beauty, where I never go because it’s too far out of my way, so…meh. Wish they’d get their online shipping done right in Canada; last I tried several years ago, they shipped from the US, ack!

Shades of Nude consists of 12 new shades; Pastels consists of 8 new shades.

Shades of Nude

  • Bourgeois Beige
  • Pixilated [sic]
  • Note to Selfie
  • It’s a Match
  • Don’t Make Me Blush
  • Minimalist Momma
  • A Whole Latte Fun!
  • Fresher Than My Clique
  • Head to Taupe
  • Kill the Lights
  • Bare Attack
  • Give Me S’More

Bourgeois Beige, Pixilated

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Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé, swatch

Bourjois — Amande défilé (So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel) Swatch & Review

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️

Here’s the trailer to my new favorite Irish movie, Sing Street, which I mini-reviewed last month:


Brand: Bourjois

I tried Bourjois’ So Laque Nail Enamel many years ago, having picked one up on a trip to England. They’ve changed the product name slightly, but it’s still under the “So Laque” line and comes in the same bottle. Finally, last year, I got a new So Laque from Shoppers Drug Mart.

Amande défilé (04)—which translates to the lovely idea of an “almond parade”, and not anything to do with defiling!—is a beautiful pistachio green cream, very soft and the perfect kind of pastel to me—that is, with a base that isn’t too chalky white.

Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé
Bourjois So Laque Glossy Nail Enamel in Amande défilé

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