Wednesday, July 14, 2010

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection 2010 - Swatches and Review

Today I have for you one of the most exciting collections for this fall - the China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection! Every year it is the same with me. I can´t wait for their fall collections because they always come with such pretty shades. Remember the Rodeo Diva Collection from 2008? Well that is my favourite nail polish collection ever :) So lets have a look at the newest one.

The collection is inspired by the 40s. The official description says: "For Fall 2010, the China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection captures the vivid and saturated hues of the 1940’s with this seductively complex palette. These classic shades of the season recreate the timeless tableau of movie land mystique, perfect red pouts and steamy nights where swing was the scene!"

What a great era to be inspired with! Again, this collections has a total of twelve shades that come in two sets. Of course the polishes can be bought separately. Here they are:

The swatches are all without a base or top coat and are in natural daylight (no sun or lightbox).

You can watch my video of the collection here.

A beautiful black/grey foil metallic. It shines so much, looks like a shiny stone. One of my favourites. Two coats.

It is always hard to say which shade from a collection is the best for me but I think it is this one. Love at first sight. Not only is the shade really beautiful but the application was flawless and it is very richly pigmented. One coat could have been just fine, I did two. Get this one!

The name and the shade make this polish so girly. It is soft and elegant but still not boring for me. Great color for fall. Two coats again here.

This is such a beautiful fall shade. Reminds me of the falling leaves. Red with golden shimmer. Two coats.

Another contribution to the taupe trend and a very pretty one! It has very soft golden shimmer. Two coats.

The second foil of the collection. This time it is a champagne. The only polish from the whole collection I used three coats.

Warm metallic bronze. Very pretty and very well pigmented. Can´t wait to do a full mani with this one when fall comes. Two coats.

Bright red with silver micro glitter. As with all the swatches this is without a top coat which you might want to use to sooth down the rough surface. Two coats.

The name says it all. First thing that comes to my mind when i look at this polish is a camel. I think this is the most unique color of the whole collection. I really like the golden flecks it has. This color will not suit all skin tones though. Two coats.

One of my favourites. A beautiful green that leans to the blue side. What else could I want? Just look at the depth of the polish. Two coats.

Like a starry sky. Beautiful glossy blue with silver glitter. The glitter is very soft and easy to remove. So so pretty!! Two coats.

What fall collection would it be without a purple! And what a beautiful one. Dark but not too much. A bit more to the blue side but it still is purple. I saw some pictures of it looking almost blue but it isn´t. Love the depth of this one.

Well this is it. All twelve of the polishes from the Vintage Vixen Collection which should launch in July 2010. I really like the choice of colors and the formula on most of these. They were all but one two coaters and I didn´t have any major application problems. It will sound crazy but I can´t wait for fall to come! :)

Let me know what you think about the collection? Any must haves?

What do you think about the Vintage Vixen Collection? free polls
* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company.


  1. I love Vintage Vixen! My must-have are...well...the whole collection. :) I just can't wait for them to arrive at my local Sally Beauty Supply!

  2. Okay. This is unfair. I had myself CONVINCED that I didn't want any of the polishes from this collection. I swore up and down that I had plenty polishes, and that none of them are that special. I've seen billions of swatches of them and thought - "Eh".

    Now you came along with these fabulous swatches of AWESOMENESS. Now, I want them alllllll. Well, not all. Mainly just JITTERBUG, HEY DOLL, INGRID, SWING BABY, GOIN' MY WAY?, and MIDNIGHT MISSION. But still....WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I WANT THEM!!!

  3. Lovely swatches - these look great on you!!

  4. Lemming Ingrid , Midnight Mission, Emerald Fitzgerald!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous swatches!!!

  5. Sooooo pretty! I think Jitterbug is my fave :D

  6. I was sort of 'meh' about Hey Doll until I read and saw your reviews. This is a wonderful color. I will do the Happy Dance for days when I finally can get my hands on these.

    Gorgeous swatches!!!

  7. I can't decide if I like BOGIE or FOXY more. They are both gorgeous, and foxy is just dripping with colour. :D

  8. Nádherné fotky! Opět jsem se ujistila, že potřebuju minimálně polovinu téhle kolekce :-)

  9. Ooh, gorgeous swatches of these! I agree about Hey Doll - and I've seen some negativity about it but I think it's just so lovely, not boring and your swatch proves it!

  10. Your swatches are wonderful! I can't wait to get Bogie, I think Midnight Mission may make it's way to my stash as well :) My wallet is weeping over all the beautiful fall collections that are about to start hitting shelves haha

  11. Zara: that is what I thought when I saw the promo pics :)

    Heroba: I am sure you won´t regret it if you buy some of the sahed you named. I love them so much! And thank you for your beautiful words.

    Brooke: thank you, you are such a sweetie.

    tasha: oh I love Ingrid, now what to choose as a full mani :)

    mysocks: what a funny nick! Glad you like it.

    Kimberly: I think Hey Doll is underestimated, it is a very pretty shade.

    Lolitadewdrop: I agree with you, they are both great!

    viennettka: souhlas! Tahle kolekce je opět vydařená :)

    Nicole: glad you think the same. I really like the shade. And thank you *blushes*

    Jana: awww, Bogie! My big love :) I hope this gets in shops soon.

  12. The more swatches I see of Ingrid, the more I think I should get it. When I first saw it I didn't think I liked it. My definite favourites are Emerald Fitzgerald, First Class Ticket, Hey Doll, Midnight Mission, and Jitterbug.

  13. Serena: Ingrid is great! Can´t wait to wear it :)

  14. Gorgeous swatches! I think I'll buy Jittenbug, Riveter Rouge, Midnight Passion and Emerald Fitzgerald. I can't wait to buy them!

  15. Haaaaaaa I drool in front of you pictures another time !!! I love this collection and in your blog all polish are wonderful !!!! thanks very much :)

  16. You know, it's all your fault that I had to order six of these (and then probably the other six because I like to have a complete collection...). Your swatches and pics are awesome, and obviously very selling ,D

  17. Saori: I am blushing red. Thank you so much.

    krex: thanks. i hope you love the polishes. It is a very pretty collection worth having!

  18. Beautiful colors ! Beautifuls Swatches! I love all of them, even Camel !!


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