China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze 2013 Swatches and Review

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Good morning! It's Friday! Time flies by so ridiculously fast these days, doesn't it?! I think it's because I stay too busy...always something to do and somewhere to go! Okay...let's get into the post. Today I have swatches of six polishes from the China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection. I got to see these beauties way back in July at Cosmoprof North America and I had to keep them a secret for what felt like an eternity (well, I did show some pics to the hubs, but he was markedly LESS excited than I was! LOL)

First up is Put a Bow on It, an ultra-fine purply/fuchsia glitter. This went on really sheer in the first coat and I would have bet money you couldn't get it opaque. But the first coat seemed to "grab" the next coat and it built up nicely. I used three coats for the swatch below. I actually like how this dried without top coat...with a textured finish. My photo has a coat of Seche Vite. I love this one!

China Glaze Put a Bow in It from the 2013 Happy HoliGlaze Collection

Just Be-Claws is a beautiful red foil and it really put me in the holiday spirit! At first I thought...yikes, another red! But the formula was really great and the color looked good on me. This one is a keeper! :)

China Glaze Just Be-Clause from the 2013 Happy HoliGlaze Collection

So Blue Without You has an awesome foily/twinkly finish. The color is bright and icy. I didn't expect to like this one as much as I do. Application was perfect. I used two coats.

China Glaze So Blue With Out You from the 2013 Happy HoliGlaze Collection

There's Snow One Like You is a truly unique textured polish. It's a bright white with, well, lumps. It's like mini-cottage cheese. I actually kinda like it. I mean, it's not often that I come across polish that's totally different than anything I've seen before...and this definitely is. I wouldn't wear it on it's own, but it would be perfect for a snow feature in some nail art. My photo washes out the texture somewhat. I used two coats (the second one required some dabbing) and no topcoat.

China Glaze There's Snow One Like You from the 2013 Happy HoliGlaze Collection

This is Tree-mendous is a holly green micro-glitter with the same finish as Put a Bow on It. When you look closely, it has hints of blue and silver. I'm not a green polish lover, but this is really beautiful and it applied nicely. My swatch is two coats. I believe I used two coats of top coat.

China Glaze This is Tree-mendous from the 2013 Happy HoliGlaze Collection

Santa Red My List has a similar finish as So Blue Without You, but in a beautiful pinkish-red. I have a few shades in my collection that are similar...but the formula on this one was really nice. This is two coats.

China Glaze Santa Red My List from the 2013 Happy HoliGlaze Collection

I didn't get a chance to road test some of the glitter toppers from this collection, but from what I tried...I'm pleasantly surprised. I'm always amazed when a brand releases a red that I love...that's no small task! Plus, I love the micro glitters. Be still my heart! :)

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