China Glaze Vintage Vixen for Fall 2010 Swatches & Review

Good evening!

I was so excited about these I swatched them as soon as I got them this afternoon, and wanted to post them as soon as possible.

This of course is China Glaze’s new Vintage Vixen collection for fall 2010. Yes fall. Already. We are not even into summer yet, but fall colors abound. But you know what? That’s fine with me because the fall collections are always my favorite. That’s when we see most of the darker and more weird colors come out, which I adore.

I must admit when I saw promo pics of these and heard the word “frost” being tossed about, I wasn’t all that thrilled. But it turns out I REALLY like the majority of this collection and was pleasantly surprised how un-frosty they turned out to be. They are more metallic than frost.

This collection comes in two separate sets, but I am showing them all to you now. Just so you have the info, here is how the sets are broken down:

Part 1 includes:

  • Classic Camel
  • Swing Baby
  • Ingrid
  • Goin’ My Way?
  • Foxy
  • Riveter Rogue

Part 2 includes:

  • Hey Doll
  • Bogie
  • Emerald Fitzgerald
  • First Class Ticket
  • Midnight Mission
  • Jitterbug

The formula was totally great on almost all of these. I had no problems with any of them but some were more opaque than others.

Check them out below!

Classic Camel

Classic Camel is a khaki/yellow/beige color with gold glitter flecks. This has a very warm yellow base but surprisingly didn’t totally clash with my skin. I was most excited about this color because it looked the most unusual from the promo pics. I was right! This was two coats.

Classic Camel (zoom)

Swing Baby

Swing Baby is a metallic taupe with multi-colored micro-glitter. This one reminds me a lot of one of my colors from BB Couture called Union Square, but it’s a bit more pale. This has that foil look about it, which I like. This was two coats.

Swing Baby (zoom)


Ingrid is a light brown with copper, pink and green micro-glitter. This applied very thin and almost watery, but was nice and opaque in three coats. I love this color, I think it’s super flattering and very pretty.

Ingrid (zoom)

Goin’ My Way?

Goin’ My Way? is a warm copper colored brown metallic with gold, pink and green shimmer. This has a “glowy” effect and I was quite surprised how much I liked it. I think out of this set, it was my second favorite! This was two coats.

Goin’ My Way? (zoom)


Foxy is a deep warm red/brown with gold and red shimmer. This is another one that glows and I wound up thinking it was really nice on the nail compared to how I thought it looked just from the bottle. This was two coats.

Fozy (zoom)

Riveter Rogue

Riveter Rogue is a deep yet bright red with red shimmer. This is a color that reminds me a lot of the holidays and would be perfect for Christmas I think. This was two coats.

Riveter Rogue (zoom)

Hey Doll

Hey Doll is a rose colored pink metallic with multi-colored shimmer. This is a pretty color, but not my favorite on me personally. This was two coats.

Hey Doll (zoom)


Bogie is a plum purple with multi-colored shimmer. This is a very pretty color and I am happy it wasn’t a royal purple. It has a deep greyed out feeling to it which makes it unique to me. This was two coats.

Bogie (zoom)

Emerald Fitzgerald

Emerald Fitzgerald is a jade green with green and blue shimmer. I totally love this green simply for the fact that it isn’t really emerald green. I have a ton of those, but I don’t have very many this shade. This was actually only ONE COAT here ladies & gents!

Emerald Fitzgerald (zoom)

First Class Ticket

Firts Class Ticket is a deep royal purple (like I said above I was happy not to see) BUT its saving grace is the shimmer and the glowy feeling it gives off. This was two coats.

First Class Ticket (zoom)

Midnight Mission

Midnight Mission is a navy blue with silver micro-glitter. This is very pretty, but I feel like I might have another color or two similar. This was two coats.

Midnight Mission (zoom)


Jitterbug is a charcoal with silver micro-glitter. I really like this one and here’s why. It’s not your average silver metallic like we have seen a zillion times. It’s darker, so it’s more interesting, and I know I don’t have anything like this one. This was two coats.

Jitterbug (zoom)

Overall I am very pleased with this collection. I am a lot more happy with it than I thought I would be!

I think the colors are totally spot on for fall and there are some very unique colors in here that I don’t have anything like yet. Yay China Glaze!

These will be available starting the first week of June.

What do you guys think about these?



  • May 14, 2010

    thanks for the swatches! I’m actually quite impressed with the Classic Camel, that one really didn’t look that nice but man your swatches are great! And Emerald Ftizgerald! Wow!

  • May 14, 2010

    great swatches! I see 8 I have to have- Going my Way? is the one that surprised me-I like it so much more than I thought I would. Fall collections are always my favorite.

  • May 14, 2010
    aaminahs mom

    thanks for the great posts. i cannot wait to get them i made a list prior to seeing them and none were checked off hooray!!!!!

  • May 14, 2010

    your swatches are great as always you are my go-to gal for awsome swatches and great color representations. ALready made my list….can’t wait till they hot the stores.

  • May 14, 2010

    I can’t believe you got all 12 swatched and up the day you got them. Fantastic job. Thanks for the swatches. There are like 7 I’m going to get. And Fall’s usually my favourite too.
    .-= Perry´s last blog ..Claire’s Yellow Brick Road =-.

  • May 14, 2010

    You just made my night with these swatches! I love so many of these.
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..OPI – DS Extravagance =-.

  • May 14, 2010

    I can’t speak. SO beautiful! I am convinced I need the majority of these in my collection thank you!!

  • May 14, 2010

    Ooh, I love the way these look! I can see getting half of them, but Jitterbug and Bogie are the ones I really want.

  • May 15, 2010

    Awesome swatches Kelly! Now from wanting 7 I want 9 of them thanks to you! :)
    .-= Belle´s last blog ..BB Couture for Nails Paradise =-.

  • May 15, 2010

    OMG They’re so beautiful, I’d love to have them all, can’t prefer one over another :(

  • May 15, 2010

    I just ordered Union Square so I won’t be getting Swing Baby – well not any time soon now. I like all of them but I’ve spent so much on polish recently that I’ll have to wait two or three months before I can burn my credit card again. I hope I can be reasonable and choose the ones I really want from this and other upcoming collections. Thanks for swatching these Kelly. It really helps us make the right choices. :)

  • May 15, 2010

    Thank you very much for those awesome swatches! I absolutely adore Classic Camel and Goin’ My Way!

  • May 15, 2010

    Jitterbug is too great… I totally <3 this!
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Neue Stampingsachen =) =-.

  • May 15, 2010

    These are goregous swatches :) I think I’m going to buy the whole collection.I love them all!

  • May 15, 2010

    Ooh, wow! At first I only liked the cool colors from this collection but from your swatches, I think I may try and get the ENTIRE collection!
    .-= Samantha´s last blog ..Picspam: FingerPaints =-.

  • May 15, 2010

    Yay, swatches! I love all of them on you, and probably want about half the collection at this point.

  • May 15, 2010

    Thank you for the awesome swatches! I wasn’t feeling this whole collection when I first heard about it, but then I saw swatches popping up on blogs. Now I am thinking about getting the entire collection! Love it!

  • May 15, 2010

    Amazing swatches, as always. I really love Foxy, Ingrid, and Bogie (Everytime I read that I say “& Bacall” in my head). I really love how your pictures capture the shimmers.

  • May 15, 2010

    *passes out* Oh, baby!
    .-= Arrianne´s last blog ..How often do you haul? =-.

  • May 15, 2010

    Gaaah, I wish I lived somewhere where China Glaze was more easily accessible. I love love love this collection.
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..Bit of a break =-.

  • May 15, 2010

    Thanks for swatching these, I was going to check them out when they came, but I don’t see any colors that scream out at me as “buy me”.
    .-= Ashley A.´s last blog ..Happy Mother’s Day! =-.

  • May 15, 2010

    Great colors! I am sure I will have to pick-up a few of them. It still feels too early for fall though! I love me some spring! :-)

  • May 15, 2010

    Wow! Your photos have completely changed my mind about this collection! I now totally want it!!!
    Every single one has some exciting shimmer, and I love shimmer!
    Thank you!!!!

  • May 15, 2010

    totally love the colours, but I have had a hard time with chipping on some of their micro glitters in the past (like good witch). When you’ve had time to really try them out can you tell us if the microglitters wear well?

  • May 15, 2010

    Great swatches! I can’t WAIT to pick these up!
    .-= Polish Earthgirl´s last blog ..OPI Shrek Forever After Collection =-.

  • May 15, 2010

    Thanks so much for the beautiful swatches! I already knew that I absolutely had to have most of these, but I had figured that I would pass on the red. Now that I’ve seen the swatches, I know I need the red, too! These are all just gorgeous, in my opinion!

  • May 15, 2010

    THANK YOU added classic camel, ingrid, and emerald fitgerald to my list

  • May 15, 2010

    one word, well maybe two WOW and EXCITED!! I cant wait for this to come on….I love them ALL. The only two that I can and probably will pass on are Riveter Rogue (just eeehhh) and Midnight Mission (reminds me of something I have…an OPI cant think of the name now. Great swatches!!! Thanks so much!!!

  • May 15, 2010

    I really like Goin’ my way & Emerald fitzgerald.
    .-= dramaqueensmum´s last blog ..Friday follow. 5-14 =-.

  • May 15, 2010

    China Glaze makes amazing fall collections! June cannot come fast enough!
    .-= Legra´s last blog ..The Life Aquatic: Hunt for Hidden Treasure =-.

  • May 15, 2010

    I cannot wait until this is available… like you, my favorite time of year for polish is fall, because I’m a fan of deeper vampy colors and wild, weird colors :) I will be getting Classic Camel, Ingrid, Swing Baby (even though I have Union Square too), Hey Doll, Goin’ My Way, and Foxy for sure, and maybe Bogie (although I may have a couple that could dupe it… like Zoya Mikka and Essie Damsel in a Dress, for starters).

  • May 15, 2010

    I’m not a shimmer girl at all, so I’m going to pass on these… but great pics!
    .-= Keerthi´s last blog ..streetwear saturdays: streetwear midnight and streetwear fx flash =-.

  • May 15, 2010

    Love, love, love your blog! Also the pics of your kitties… :-)

    My fav in this CG collection is Classic Camel… Getting it for sure, also liked Swing Baby

    Thanks for the great swatches!

  • May 15, 2010

    I like Foxy, Hey Doll, Bogie, Emerald Fitzgerald, Midnight Mission and First Class Ticket. They are so glowy and sparkly. The promo pictures didn’t really interest me and I was put off but the word ‘frost’. I’m glad that they aren’t true frosts!

  • May 15, 2010

    China Glaze is my absolute favourite nail-polish brand because they’re affordable and they aren’t afraid of putting out a wide variety of colours.

    I’ll probably get all of the ones you’ve swatched above except for the first because that colour would look like a Band-Aid on my skintone. The rest, though, are very beautiful!

    Thanks for the great swatches!
    .-= Glockoma´s last blog ..Talkin’ Periods. Enter Exclamation Marks! =-.

  • May 15, 2010

    Eh these are kind of a let down. I thought these were glittery. I was really hoping to like at least 5 of them and oddly enough my favorite is Classic Camel! It’s a rip off of Street Wear Dijon 😛

  • May 16, 2010

    How on earth did you do that? I wasn’t feeling this collection att all, but..
    Here you go and show off amazing shimmers in these gorgeous swatches.
    Love shimmers. I now NEED some of them!
    aah, o get hold on First Class Ticket and Swing Baby, and maybe Jitterbug and Riveter Rouge!

    They all seem great now after seeing your pics! Thanks so much 😀

  • May 16, 2010

    Hi Kelly:

    These polishes far exceeded my expectations for gorgeousness. My favs not in any particular order are: “First Class Ticket” for that deep royal purple; “Bogie” loving that plum shade; “Midnight Mission,” for the deep royal blue; for some reason I prefer “Foxy” than “Riveter Rouge” even though they look very similar to each other, (although Rivi tier is a brighter red); “Swing Baby”; “Ingrid”; “Camel” and “Jitterbug.”

    The zoom feature and the “showcase feature” really allow you to see each nail and compare the colors with one another. I love that! You make visiting your web blog exciting each time. I really missed allot of swatches so I have to try and go back a month or so. Thanks again.

    (((((Love Kelly)))))

    Mc Huggs :)

  • May 16, 2010

    I was skeptical about the many “frosties” polishes in this collection too but watching your pics (I was longing to see how they really look like) I just fell in love with so many of them: Swing Baby, Goin’my way, Bogie, Foxy, Midnight Mission and Jitterbug!!!!
    .-= smALtY´s last blog ..NOTD: Essence Colour&Go 20 Go Wild =-.

  • May 16, 2010

    Ah!! I finally have a moment to look at these swatches. Love this collection! I’m really excited about some of these. Ingrid, Goin’ My Way, Foxy, Emerald Fitzgerald, and Jitterbug are in my future…very different from things in my stash. They definitely feel like fall. You’re so lucky that you got your hands on these early!

  • May 16, 2010

    Now, on my second look at your swatches, I’m adding 2 more to my list of must-haves from this collection! Better save some $$ between now and June…

  • May 16, 2010

    I love these colors! When I saw the promo pics I wasn’t that interested. But after your swatches, I can’t wait to get my hands on them.

  • May 17, 2010

    I don’t have anything like Bogie – I think I need it!

  • May 17, 2010

    Ooh, I love Ingrid!
    .-= Susanna´s last blog ..Maria Rudman Sami Bracelets =-.

  • May 17, 2010

    i was only lemming for emerald fitzgerald previously, but after seeing your swatches.. i MUST have all of them!!!!!! *drools and goes into cardiac arrest*

    thanks for the awesome swatches!

  • May 17, 2010

    I’m thinking I want the whole collection..
    .-= Kelsey´s last blog ..Sorry Guys! =-.

  • May 17, 2010

    I’m really liking this collection. Before I saw swatches, Classic Camel did nothing at all for me. Swatches make so much difference – I really appreciate the time and effort you and the other nail bloggers take to swatch and show us pictures. Now I think Classic Camel is a stunner. And thanks for including the pictures of the whole collection at the bottom of your posts – that’s also really helpful for me!

  • May 17, 2010

    Im so happy you swatched these-thanks!! the zoom shots are great!

  • May 17, 2010

    These look way better in real life as opposed to their promo pictures. I see myself picking up several of these. Thanks for swatching!

  • May 17, 2010

    i have been looking forward to this collection for ages, i can’t wait to pick it up!
    .-= sara´s last blog two hundred and fifty eight, china glaze it’s my turn =-.

  • May 17, 2010

    Ooh I’m not so sure about these – quite like the darker colours –> agree with above Emerald Fitzgerald is super cute (and I have to disagree and say I like the First Class ticket! controversial?). Really not a fan of the lighter colours though…

  • May 18, 2010

    Wow, this is just a /stunning/ collection. I was a bit on the fence about it until I saw these swatches, now I think I’m going to get at least three of them and then do a bit of editing in my collection and see what dupes I have (always justifying more, of course!).

    Really, really pretty.
    .-= lara´s last blog ..Lipstick Queen – Sinner Pink =-.

  • May 18, 2010

    I really do need some of these! Thanks for the swatches<3
    .-= Sanna´s last blog ..Bel Air =-.

  • May 19, 2010

    I like Bogie and Emerald Fitzgerald the best.

  • May 19, 2010

    Wow, these are awesome, I need the second set. Yes, need. I have nothing like any of those colors and they are all so beautiful to me and unlike anything I have in my collection. The first set, meh, no interest in any of those, I think most of those would clash with my skin tone. Thanks for the swatches.

  • May 19, 2010
    Miss Bev

    Like so many others, I wasn’t interested until I saw your gorgeous swatches. Beautiful job, thank you!

  • May 20, 2010

    I’ve fallen in love with this collection!!

    The only thing that irks me is that it’s a fall collection coming out in June… Well at least I don’t have to wait that long, but I still think it’s a little strange.