Tuesday, December 1, 2015

China Glaze Cheers Collection, Winter/Holiday 2015

Night post alert!  Today was a day, let me tell you.  Sometimes there really just doesn't feel like there's enough time in the day to do all the things I need to do.  Then I had family pictures planned for this evening and oye, that didn't go as planned.  And now I'm drained.  So it's time to get into my zen zone and blog a little.  And boy do I have a long one for you tonight!  We will be looking at the new China Glaze Cheers collection for the Winter/Holiday season.  12 shades, cremes, shimmers, jelly glitters, glitter toppers, all very pretty and festive!  The Cheers Collection is available to purchase now at your local beauty supply stores; Sally's and Ulta.  They are $7.50 each.  So let's jump in and check out the Cheers Collection!  

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Alright, let's start with Wine Down For What?, a brick red/brownish tone creme.  This creme was fabulous!  Creamy and buttery and perfect.  Well, it's perfect, but my painting was sub-par on this one (sorry 'bout that).  I used 2 coats of Wine Down For What? and no topcoat needed.  

China Glaze Wishes; Wine Down For What?

China Glaze Wishes; Wine Down For What?

China Glaze Wishes; Wine Down For What?

Better Not Pout is a beautiful shimmer fuchsia.  This one looks so glossy and glowy!  Definitely a fresh and non-traditional shade for the season.  The formula and application were both great.  I used 2  coats of Better Not Pout and finished with a layer of topcoat.  

China Glaze Wishes; Better Not Pout

China Glaze Wishes; Better Not Pout

China Glaze Wishes; Better Not Pout

China Glaze Wishes; Better Not Pout

Ugly Sweater Party is a hot pink jelly full of holo and metallic glitters.  You can opt to wear this alone, it'll probably build up in a few coats with minimal nail line.  I decided to wear Ugly Sweater Party over Better Not Pout.  They were really a perfect match!  The jelly base and the glitter does move around a bit when I applied it so I painted on 1 coat and dabbed on the second.  I finished with a layer of topcoat.  

China Glaze Wishes; Ugly Sweater Party

China Glaze Wishes; Ugly Sweater Party

China Glaze Wishes; Ugly Sweater Party

China Glaze Wishes; Ugly Sweater Party

Peppermint To Be is a glorious, glowy, shimmery red.  Ok, this is one of my favorites.  Perfect red for Christmas, perfect red for any day!  It's so festive and beautiful!  Formula and application were both awesome.  I used 2 coats of Peppermint To Be for full coverage and finished with a layer of topcoat.  

China Glaze Wishes; Peppermint To Be

China Glaze Wishes; Peppermint To Be

China Glaze Wishes; Peppermint To Be

China Glaze Wishes; Peppermint To Be

Break The Ice is a fun, silver holo shard topper.  China Glaze did a great job making this look like broken pieces of ice (or glass).  I was worried Break The Ice wouldn't apply nicely, but my concerns were quelled immediately.  Break The Ice had a great formula, the glitter applied easily and I only needed 1 to 1 1/2 coats on each nail for a good coverage.  It's layered over Peppermint To Be and I finished with a layer of topcoat.  

China Glaze Wishes; Break The Ice

China Glaze Wishes; Break The Ice

China Glaze Wishes; Break The Ice

China Glaze Wishes; Break The Ice

Son Of A Nutcracker is a another one of my favorites!  This glowy orange-coral is so unexpected for a Winter collection but I totally love it.  I will rock this color all year long!  Formula for Son Of A Nutcracker was a bit more thin and sheer than the last few colors but it built up beautifully in 3 coats. I finished with a layer of topcoat.  

China Glaze Wishes; Son Of A Nutcracker

China Glaze Wishes; Son Of A Nutcracker

China Glaze Wishes; Son Of A Nutcracker

China Glaze Wishes; Son Of A Nutcracker

Bring On The Bubbly is a metallic gold glitter topper.  These are small and micro gold hexs.  The base was a bit on the thinner side so the ratio of glitter to base was a bit lopsided (to the base side of the scale).  But the amount of glitters that came out were pleasing.  I only used 1 coat of Bring On The Bubbly, layered over Son Of A Nutcracker.  I finished with a layer of topcoat.  

China Glaze Wishes; Bring On The Bubbly

China Glaze Wishes; Bring On The Bubbly

China Glaze Wishes; Bring On The Bubbly

China Glaze Wishes; Bring On The Bubbly

Mix And Mingle is a medium, vibrant purple creme.  This is a beauty!  Love the formula and application, opaque, creamy and buttery.  Mix And Mingle had perfectly glossy and shiny (and full) coverage in 2 coats.  No topcoat used.  

China Glaze Wishes; Mix And Mingle

China Glaze Wishes; Mix And Mingle

China Glaze Wishes; Mix And Mingle

Brand Sparkin' New Year is a purple jelly with metallic purple and holo micro glitters.  You could possibly build this one up in a few coats, but I decided to layer it over Mix And Mingle.  Formula and application were both good.  I used 2 coats of Brand Sparkin' New Year and finished with a layer of topcoat.  

China Glaze Wishes; Brand Sparkin' New Year

China Glaze Wishes; Brand Sparkin' New Year

China Glaze Wishes; Brand Sparkin' New Year

China Glaze Wishes; Brand Sparkin' New Year

Don't Get Elfed Up is another of my favorites.  It's a dark, beautiful teal full of shimmer.  This is such a stunning jewel tone, rich and luxurious.  The formula and application were both wonderful.  I used 2 coats of Don't Get Elfed Up and a layer of topcoat.  

China Glaze Wishes; Don't Get Elfed Up

China Glaze Wishes; Don't Get Elfed Up

China Glaze Wishes; Don't Get Elfed Up

China Glaze Wishes; Don't Get Elfed Up

I Soiree I Didn't Do It is a teal-green jelly base full of bright teal glitter.  The metallic and holo glitters are very swoon worthy.  I helped make I Soiree I Didn't Do It pop by layering it over Don't Get Elfed Up.  Formula and application were good.  I used 2 coats of I Soiree I Didn't Do It, and finished with a layer of topcoat.  

China Glaze Wishes; I Soiree I Didn't Do It

China Glaze Wishes; I Soiree I Didn't Do It

China Glaze Wishes; I Soiree I Didn't Do It

China Glaze Wishes; I Soiree I Didn't Do It

Rounding out the dozen is Coal Hands, Warm Hearts.  A black jelly full of silver holo hexs.  Just like all the other jellies in this collection, it's plausible you could build Coal Hands, Warm Hearts up to full coverage on it's own.  I didn't try that.  I went ahead and started with a base of plain black.  The formula was a bit clumpy and bumpy.  You might have problems with that if you try to wear it alone. But I had no issues with it over the base.  I finished with a layer of topcoat.  

China Glaze Wishes; Cool Hands, Warm Hearts

China Glaze Wishes; Cool Hands, Warm Hearts

China Glaze Wishes; Cool Hands, Warm Hearts

China Glaze Wishes; Cool Hands, Warm Hearts

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