Thursday, October 1, 2009

China Glaze Loves You Snow Much Holiday 2009

Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas? Cause I'm feeling pretty Christmassy right now. I know it's not even Halloween yet, but the trees and lights and light-up giant snowmen are already out in the stores and it's making me antsy. Now... where did I put my reindeer sweater?

5 Golden Rings. This is China Glaze's holiday newcomer. It's a light, delicate, airy-looking gold... A combination of superfine light neutral gold microglitter and slightly larger, darker, warmer-toned regular gold glitter. The effect is really magical. In fact, this whole collection looks magical.


Emerald Sparkle. Hmm... have I ever declared this the Best Polish Ever? That's sort of how I feel about it right now. I haven't worn it for a few months and sort of forgot about it... But now that I have it on my nails I can't stop fawning over it. Anyway, this is the 2009 edition and I'm happy to say that it's the "good" version. Sparkling rich emerald green glitter packed into a deep green jelly base. I know there was a while when there were two versions floating around, I have both... This is the one you want.

Ruby Pumps. You know, I have never been able to get a good picture of Ruby Pumps. I'm trying again and I think it came out pretty good this time. A little blurry, but somehow blurriness helps bring out the sparkle in the glitter. Ruby Pumps is a golden-red glitter in a cool red base. If you don't have this, you need it. It is mesmerizing and you won't be able to stop looking at it. Sure... there are a LOT of red glitters out there, but to me this is the original.

Tinsel. Fine sparkly shiny pure silver glitter in a clear base. So simple, yet so beautiful. This is snowy and icy, light and delicate. This goes well with the new 5 Golden Rings- really fine, delicate glitters. Not big chunky glitter. This was the new holiday polish last year, it came out with the Sleigh Ride set. Man... my pictures of that set were SO bad I'm going to pretend like I didn't even take any... But the 2009 version of Tinsel seems identical.

The formula on these is great. More thin and smooth than I remember their previous incarnations being. All pictures are three coats. Only Tinsel and 5 Golden Rings really needed the third coat, but I just really like doing three. I had no application trouble, the formula was very even and the brushes were without defect. These new versions also seem to dry faster than the old ones. I don't know if China Glaze is tweaking their formula or what, but I like it. Also worth noting: these are very smooth glitters. Not gritty or lumpy. I'd almost say you don't need topcoat, but adding topcoat just takes the sparkliness of these over the top. Either way, you won't feel like sandpaper nails while wearing these.

Ah... glitter. Seasonal glitter. GREEN seasonal glitter. I know that these aren't all new but I still majorly enjoy them. It makes me even happier knowing that this fall and winter season is going to be PACKED with glitter. Not just from China Glaze, either! I need more glitter... Why no, I haven't had enough... BRING IT ON!!!!!! BRING ON THE GLITTERS!!!

38 comments:

  1. Ahhh Beautiful. I didn't think I wanted Golden Rings but your pic changed my mind (as usual). Plus I didn't get Tinsel last year so I think I will this year. I already have Emerald Sparkle (and a back up haha).

    Thanks for the gorgeous pictures!

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  2. Hi
    first time comment!
    your blog is amazing, love it! good job.
    I would like to know, that when you say the new version, means the colors are different from the previous ones?
    i dont have emerald, and wouldn't like to have a ruby pumps identical to the one i already have.
    Scrangie, do you know a royal purple version of ruby pumps?....

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  3. My Ruby Pumps doesn't look like that. Mine seems a little darker. I like what I see here better.
    I wore it once and liked it for the first day, then I just hated it!
    I actually used some of the polish to paint with last year. I used it on a brown paper bag (homemade wrapping paper)!
    DanaCerise

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  4. Angel, same here! Well, not my seeing my pic but seeing it in person made me love it, lol

    Anonymous, thanks! Yes, different versions where the colors are slightly different. I unfortunately don't know of a royal purple version, though I would love one!

    DanaCerise, you know, I'm positive that there are two versions of Ruby Pumps as well. I have several bottles and the first one I ever bought was a lot darker. The one from the Sleigh Ride is light like this year's version. Odd!

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  5. perpetuallycute@muaOctober 1, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Crap. I think I want Golden Rings! Gorgeous pics!! :D

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  6. I know how you feel about wanting it to be Christmas! I want that cold weather and cozy clothes, don't forget the tree and presents :)
    I am so lusting over these polishes! I can't wait to get my hands on them.

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  7. oh i love ruby pumps- i've got one myself and can you please do a comparison of the ruby pump's you have? that'll be great :)

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  8. So incredibly pretty. Good thing my birthday is coming up. I'll definitely try and get Emerald Sparkle and Ruby Pumps.
    You have mad photography skills, btw. Polish pics are so hard to get right.

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  9. Hello! I've always wondered about one thing: when new collections come out, but there are some re-released colors, do you still buy the whole thing?

    Also, those colors are so pretty that I wish I could just eat them.

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  10. Stunning. I had bought Emerald Sparkle last year, and in a moment of insanity I gave it to a dear dear friend who loved it. I fully intended to buy it again, but it was sold out!!! Bitter tears and much consideration of what kind of a human being would ask a dear dear friend to return the polish . . . It turned out I wasn't that kind of a human being, so I am very happy to see it return. Karma!

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  11. Emerald Sparkle is one of my favorites, but I didn't know there were 2 versions, and now I wonder which one I have ... what is the difference between them? I guess I need to know if I should pick it up again LOL =)

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  12. emerald sparkle!!! looks fabulous!

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  13. Wow - Emerald Sparkle is REALLY pretty!!!

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  14. I think I can die happy after seeing Emerald Sparkle. It's gorgeous!!

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  15. Emerald Sparkle will be mine!!!!

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  16. I love the silver and gold, but I just don't know if I would wear them. The green and red are fantastic. I looked at this set online and am still not sure if it would be worth it. The red I will have to have!

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  17. tinsel is the perfect new years eve nail polish!

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  18. Would you mind taking a picture comparing the two versions of Emerald Sparkle? I've heard about the two versions and am curious how different they look from each other =) Thank you.

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  19. I will not rest until I own a bottle of Emerald Sparkle! That polish is absolutely gorgeous and I must have it! :)

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  20. two versions of emerald sparkle?? geez i just get a bottle from victoria nail supply and they release this awesome set and the one i got was probably the old batch :( what's the difference between them? cuz you know, i'd probably be persuaded to pick up this new version too if i really needed it ;)

    awesome pics!!

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  21. They look so beautiful. I think I need them all over again. I don't have 5 Golden Rings or Tinsel. Great to do a comparison of Emerald Sparkle and also Ruby Pumps.

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  22. could you post the different versions of emerald sparkle, i would love to see a side by side comparison

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  23. Ok, I am not a big nail polish person (because of my short nails), but this set is *gorgeous*, I really love Golden Rings and Ruby Pumps! I will definitely be picking this up. Thanks for your beautiful blog!

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  24. THIS post clinched the teetering FULL ON GIRL crush i was developing for you!

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  25. I am not a big fan of glitter but I am loving Ruby Pumps. Would definitely look great during the holiday season. I am going to snatch this up!

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  26. Thanks for posting these! I was just about to order these from head2toe - but there is a bit too much glitter in them for me. They are BEAUTIFUL, just not what I'm looking for at the moment. Also I want to say thank you so much for this blog - you have save me so much time and money it's not even funny!!! I lurk here every day and can't wait till your next entry :)

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  27. Ok your nail are amazing!!!
    I fall in love with emerald sparkle...
    That one will be the next polish i will buy...
    Can you tell me what is the topcoat that you have used in the emerald sparkle picture?
    I must buy it too!!!

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  28. I am more and more convinced I need to own Emerald Sparkle. Looks fab on you. Thanks!

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  29. ruby pumps of my favorite polish of all time!its just perfect, the sparkle, the red, the red sparkle...it makes me happy =) although now i think i need emerald sparkle!

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  30. i think i have the crappy version of emerald sparkle :(

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  31. Loving ruby pumps. Thanks scrangie.

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  32. I MUST have that green!!!!!!!!

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  33. hie scrangie~ I've been following your blog for sometime now and after seeing your pics last year from the x mas collection, i knew i had to buy them. they are one of my fav glitter polishes. i was wondering if you have ever come across transparent black with black glitters, kinda like these glitters but in all black? thanks!

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  34. Where would you recommend that I buy these? I'm a nail polish n00b and I want Ruby Pumps and Emerald Sparkle. I'd prefer an online retailer unless you think the polishes will be easy to find locally at drugstore or at Sally's.

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  35. I absolutley love ruby pumps! Might be my favorite polish.

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  36. Like Angel said, I really wasn't too sure about 5 Golden Rings..... UNTIL I saw your picture of it. Thanks Scrangie! :)

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