Wednesday, October 12, 2011

China Glaze Let It Snow Holiday 2011 Collection - Swatches and Review


Those of you, who follow me on facebook already knew this review was coming. The first Holiday collection of this year I am reviewing is from China Glaze and I am glad for that, because China Glaze makes amazing Holiday collections! I promise you that you will not be disappointed. It is a big collection of twelve shades and it has all you want for Christmas: red, green, glitter, gold, silver...Let´s have a look at them one by one:

VELVET BOW
A rich dark red creme. Really looks like luxury velvet. Makes me feel cosy :) Two coats.
WINTER BERRY
A beautiful berry red. As you can see the nail line is visible with two coats, so three would be perfect.
POINSETTIA
I love this bright red creme, perfect for Christmas! This is a bit jelly like. It applied like a dream. This is two coats.
RING IN THE RED
This looks like red glitter magic in the bottle. I think I will be wearing this the whole December, it is so festive. However I did not manage to capture its full beauty. You just have to believe me that it is even more beautiful than on my pictures. This is three coats on the picture, covers well. You can also try it on a red creme.
TWINKLE LIGHTS
Green and red glitter but most of all gold. This is crazy under artificial light, so another great polish for those long winter nights! I didn´t want to take it off :) Three coats. It will be a perfect layering polish too.
CHAMPAGNE BUBBLES
Bright yellow gold with silver glitter. Very unique and great for those Christmas parties. Three coats.
BLUE YEAR´S EVE
This blue is everywhere now and I am so glad because I love this colour. I am so happy China Glaze came out with this one, there is never enough of such shades. There is even purple in the bottle, sadly it does not transfer on the nail. I will be making a comparison with this one for sure. Two coats.
GLITTERING GARLAND
The only time of the year when I wear green and actually like it is Christmas. One of my favourite greens ever is China Glaze Emerald Sparkle! China Glaze can make beautiful greens. This one is also very pretty, just look at the detail. Two coats.
HOLLY DAY
Darker green creme. It looks absolutely flawless. I am sure all of the green lovers out there will love this one. Two coats.
TINSEL TOWN
Another beauty that I found nothing similar to. I love the hexagonal glitter in this. Covers very well in two coats.
ICICLE
A basic silver, that everyone should have in their collection. Nothing unique though. Two coats.
SNOW GLOBE
Snow Globe is a re-promote. It is round holo glitter in a clear base. On this picture I am showing you only one coat over other polishes from this collection. I like it best over Blue Year´s Eve. This is definitely a layering polish, you would have to go nuts if you would try to make it opaque on its own.

This collection just screams Christmas, it is perfect. There are so many different colours and finishes to choose from that you can´t go wrong. If I wouldn´t have so many polishes at home already I wouldn´t hesitate to buy the whole collection :) The formula on most of these was perfect, I had no problems with these. Just wish Snow Globe would be easier to work with, I want more of that beautiful glitter without having to apply three coats. If I would have to choose a favourite it would be Ring In The Red. It is such an amazing red glitter which can be worn on its own. But as I said there are more shades I love here.
What are your thoughts? I would also love to hear your ideas for possible comparisons :)

* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company

32 comments:

  1. Super pretty collection and not to mention swatches :D Its very christmassy thats for sure :)I have a CG that is silver as well, I cant remember its name but I think thats very close to Icicle

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  2. ooooo, vsechny ty cerveny jsou uplne uzasny! I ten zbytek je taky krasnej! Teda tady trosku zavidim, ze ja jsem sla spat tak brzo :D

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  3. I'm wondering how "Tinsel Town" compares to Nina Ultra Pro "Glam Rock." And also, what about Orly's "Meet Me Under the Mistletoe" compared to "Glittering Garland."

    Great swatches!!

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  4. WINTER BERRY Je úúžasný, hrozně se mi líbí. Mohl by být víc pigmentovaný a dobře krýt :)
    TWINKLE LIGHTS-Strašně se mi líbí, jak v tom jsou ty červený glitry, vypadá to oopravdu krásně.
    RING IN THE RED-Jsem zvědavá, jaký jsou ty třpytky :)) Povedená kolekce, jenom nemám ráda ty stříbrné odstíny =(

    Chtěla jsem se tě zeptat, co používáš za odlakovač? Pořád hledám ten pravý, ale všechny neodlakují tak, jak to vidím u tebe :). Teď mám od Sally Hansen, ale pořád to není ono.. Děkuju předem a máš krásný fotečky =)

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  5. I have to admit to you that I'm definitely not a fan of those Christmas collection and in this one the only two shades that I love are gorgeous Velvet Bow (I adore dark red) and surprisingly Glittering Garland (I'm also not a green lover)
    ;)

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  6. I am officially in love with this collection.. Especially Twinkle Lights :)

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  7. Velvet Bow and Glittering Garland are my favorite shades of collection. I would only consider buying GG though, it's the only one that's original enough IMO. I've seen the other shades before or I wouldn't wear them. You did a great job presenting this collection - you always do. Well done! =)

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  8. i drool. such lovely colors :)

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  9. I am totally in love with this collection

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  10. Darn! Your swatches is amazing. I need all of them. I thought that I wouldn't be that impressed by this collection but I have changed my mind. :)

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  11. I want them all! Amazing swatches!!!

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  12. Holy moly, those are gorgeous!

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  13. rijaH: christmassy is the right word!

    Luci: já věděla, že se ti ty červené budou líbit a mrzí mě, že se na tebe nedostalo. Škoda, že namjí lepší systém než kdo dřív přijde, ten dřív mele.

    April: I will compare the second two, but I don´t have the Nina Ultra Pro.

    Káťa: při focení téhle kolekce jsem použila Sally Hansen zelený. Asi u něj nějakou chvíli zůstanu.

    MissDoll: great choice!

    Yasinisi: glad you like it.

    nihrida: I know what you mean, but I tried to imagine myself not having the 600 polishes I have and I would really buy the whole collection because it is beautiful. I mean it is impossible to make a unique christmas red but you can´t release a collection without one :)

    Pamsam: glad you like them. But it is the polishes that are beautiful, my swacthes only show them how they are.

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  14. Great review! As a "400 polish bottles" owner I agree with Nihrida, judging by promo pics I thought just a couple colors were worth buying (even if I really love CG application and overall quality), to avoid "dupes". Anyway your pictures are really beautiful, they are so shiny; you did not apply top coat, did you?

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  15. The swatches!! The cOllection!!! It's all so gorgeous!!!

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  16. I must have velvet bow and holly day! They are on my wish list!

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  17. maisenzasmalto: no top coat here. I always wait for about two minutes before I take the swatches.

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  18. These all look wonderful. I really want Glittering Garland and Champagne Bubbles. :)

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  19. You revered the two silvers I think ^^'
    Some great colors for holidays!
    I love this red glitters!

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  20. Ow, that Winter Berry polish is so beautiful!

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  21. Great swatches, as always, but most of these colours don't seem very original to me. I also don't like visible nail line and can't be bothered to do three coats of anything, so it looks like I'll save money and avoid buying this collection. :-)

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  22. Your swatches are always amazing! I love this entire collection!

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  23. Great swatches as always!
    I think I really need Green Garland maybe Twinkle Lights. The others, I will skip. ^_^

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  24. Hello, lovely polishes! You've done an amazing swatch, thank you so much! I'm really into the greens so those are coming home with me

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  25. My lemmings for some of the polishes increased after seeing your swatches, thanks for posting them! :D

    Anyway I was wondering, does Icicle look similar to the silver polish from the previous year's collection?

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  26. Thank you for the swatches! Amazing pics like always! I'm officially lemming Ring in the Red now! :)

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  27. Hi there. Your swatches are beautiful. A great resource. I thought I would let you know that someones using your images on EBay. It might be you or they have your consent but heres the link anyway. xoxo

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHINA-GLAZE-LET-SNOW-HOLIDAY-2011-collection-Assorted-Variety-Nail-Polish-/180738090130?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item6fc4ad6b84#ht_2755wt_1396

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  28. Ahoj,
    po zjištění, že jsi Češka, napíšu česky. Takže:
    1)krásný blog:) Na to, že nemám ráda dlouhý nehty, aspoň na sobě, tak teda klobouk dolů. Luxusní fotky! Taky bych chtěla tak precizně lakovat!
    2)až tvoje fotky mě přesvědčily, že Holly-Day prostě musím mít
    3) vždycky když studuju lakovací blogy, tak přemýšlím, kolik vám bloggerkám je let, nebo jak dlouho se tomuhle koníčku věnujete..
    Takže závěrem ještě jednou chválím blog!:)

    A.

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    1. Ahoj a díky za chválu :) Mně je 27 let, lakuju od svých 16 a vážné to se mnou začalo být asi tak před čtyřmi lety.

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