Thursday, November 15, 2012

China Glaze Holiday Joy collection: Pure Joy and Cranberry Splash

Today I have the other two reds from the China Glaze Holiday Joy collection.  Pure Joy is a red and gold glitter and Cranberry Splash is a medium red shimmer.

Although it looks orange in the pictures, Pure Joy is a mix of red and gold glitters.  This one is probably best as a layering polish, because it took three full coats to be opaque.  It wasn't overly thick, and I got a good amount of glitter in each stroke.  It dried matte, and very thirsty--you can see some lumps and bumps on my nails after just one coat of Nubar Diamont.  If I were wearing this on its own, I'd use a coat of Gelous first.  All pictures are three coats of polish with one coat of top coat.

Indoors with flash:

Indoors without flash:

In the sun:

Cranberry Splash is a medium red shimmer which was opaque in two coats.  It's shows a few brush strokes, but that might be as much my application as the polish.  It's quite pretty and shiny, but very ordinary.  All swatches are two coats without top coat.

Indoors with flash:

Indoors without flash:

Again, I'm confused as to why China Glaze reverted to a holiday collection that is almost half reds.  It's as if they used up all their creative ideas earlier this year!

The Holiday Joy collection is available now at etailers and brick and mortar stores.

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