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Here is China Glaze ‘Tis the Season To Be Naughty and Nice holiday collection part II. This is going to be short on words and “fancy” pics, because I’m just not feeling wordy, and besides, you’re here to see the swatches anyway right? 🙂
The ones in this post are the remaining 10 of the 16 piece collection. I reviewed the others here.
Snow is a stark yet creamy looking white creme. As with most whites it went on really streaky but after three coats it looked pretty even and nice. Nothing groundbreaking here, but it’s a nice white. This was three coats.
Midnight Kisses is a cool shimmery gold foil. It’s just lovely. I totally dig both foil’s AND cool colored golds, and this is perfection with nary a streak in sight. This was two coats.
Cheers To You
Cheers To You is a silver foil. This is nice, but I feel as though I have this already a few times over. It wasn’t streaky or anything and opaque in two coats.
Ruby Deer is a bright, true red creme. It’s super shiny also and applied like butter. It is just a red creme though…This was two coats.
Jingle Bells is a bronze/gold metallic/foil. I say that because this looked a little less foil-y on the nail than Midnight Kisses and Cheers To You. It’s an unexpected win for me. I didn’t think I would care for it but I really do! This was two coats.
Little Drummer Boy
Little Drummer Boy is a deep blue with light blue shimmer. This is very dark and has that blackened effect around the edges. I think it’s pretty, but I’m not madly in love with it. It did apply really nicely and was totally opaque in two coats.
Phat Santa is a deep red creme. Despite the pictures this is different from Ruby Deer. It’s darker and cooler. This one also applied like butter and was really shiny. This was two coats.
Mrs. Claus is a red glitter. The base is a light, sheer red and it’s packed with small red glitter pieces. Hmm I’m not sure I like this one on it’s own without another color under it because it is on the sheer side. I think it would rock over another red though. It dries to a really dull finish for some reason, but most people would put on a top coat anyway, so no biggie. This was three coats.
Mommy Kissing Santa
Mommy Kissing Santa is a deep red shimmer. Yep it’s lit-from-within, glowy and shiny. It’s like Jolly Holly’s green cousin 🙂 This applied great and was two coats.
Naughty and Nice
Naughty and Nice is a very dark purple creme. This is super dark and will look black indoors. I am always on the fence about these colors because they never apply evenly and I always have bald patches and pooling issues. It’s very shiny and you will definitely need three coats for total coverage.
Judging the entire collection, all 16 pieces, I think it’s pretty outstanding. It’s huge, but that just means more colors to choose from. For me the must haves here are Midnight Kisses, Jingle Bells and Mommy Kissing Santa. Nice to haves would be Little Drummer Boy and Mrs. Claus. The ones that I think most people might already have are Snow, Ruby Deer, Phat Santa, Cheers to You and Naughty and Nice.
I do like the ones I first reviewed the most. I think the must haves from the whole collection are: Party Hearty, Peace on Earth, Jolly Holly, Midnight Kisses, Jingle Bells and Mommy Kissing Santa. If you REALLY love glitters then add Mistletoe Kisses and Mrs. Claus. Also Frost is kinda amazing. Ack, so many here that rock!
Which ones here are calling your name?