Nail Polish haul: China Glaze and Color Club

Hi Guys and Dolls. I’ve had these polishes for about a month, but I keep forgetting to show you my swatches! China Glaze’s fall collection is called Retro Diva ( play on last years Rodeo Diva?) and I also wanted to pick up one more of the Kaleidoscope Holos before they disappear (the Kaleidoscope collection is discontinued. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll ever get my hands on Let’s Do It In 3d, or Tickle My Triangle. Le Sigh)

I’m sorry my application is a bit messy, I’m not what you’d call a pro at applying nail polish, and yes, my cuticles are a mess. I’m over it, lol.

Kaleidoscope collection

China Glaze It's my Turn -Glittery gold holo

China Glaze It’s my Turn -Glittery gold holo

China Glaze It's my Turn

China Glaze It’s my Turn

China Glaze It's my Turn

China Glaze It’s my Turn

It’s My Turn 3 Coats. This is a glittery Gold holographic polish (meaning it reflects many different colors, but the glitter sort of works together, rather than independently, savvy?) with has a cool undertone that I’m not sure if I like, though truth be told I think the coolness probably suits my skin tone better than a warm gold would. Those of you familiar with the OMG collection Holos you might think these look more like a glitter polish. I love the smooth-linear-ness of the OMG holos, but these are just….Amazing. I can’t tell which I prefer more, the smooth Holo of the OMG’s or the chunkier holo of these Kaleidoscope polishes. The OMG’s are pretty much opaque in 2 coats, the Kaleidoscope’s typically need 3, since they seem to not have much of a base color.

From China Glaze’s “Retro Diva” Collection

China Glaze Let's Groove

China Glaze Let’s Groove

China Glaze Let's Groove

China Glaze Let’s Groove

China Glaze Let's Groove - Blurry, But it shows the fire really great!

China Glaze Let’s Groove – Blurry, But it shows the fire really great!

Let’s Groove 2 coats. A dark purple shimmer with a lit-from within radiance. In person, you relly don’t see with little blue and red shimmers, but they are there. I didn’t think I was going to care for this one as much as the others, but it turned out to be my fave. This one applies really well.

China Glaze Stella

China Glaze Stella

China Glaze Stella

China Glaze Stella

China Glaze Stella

Stella 2 Coats. This one is sort of a shimmery blackened Fuchsia. The color is gorgeous, but I really dislike polishes that show the brush strokes, It’s a major pet peeve of mine. This one isn’t a major offender, but it’s there. The application (other than the brush strokes) is a breeze, and it’s fully opaque in 2 coats, which is really nice.

Wild At Heart, From the Color Club collection of the same name

Color Club Wild at Heart

Color Club Wild at Heart

Color Club Wild at Heart

Color Club Wild at Heart

Color Club Wild at Heart

Color Club Wild at Heart

Color Club “Wild at Heart” 2 coats. This one disappointed me a little bit. It’s a really pretty purple polish that I would classify as a semi-holo. I saw a few pictures of this on Steph’s Closet and Scrangie before I purchased it, so I knew it wasn’t going to be super blingy like China Glaze Holos. This one seems to photograph with more holorifficness than it has otherwise. But it is insanely pretty, in fact, I’m wearing it right now. It’s still a purple with multi colored glitter, what more do you want in a nail polish? oh yeah, Holo. (just kidding)

If You really want a purple Holo, See if You can get your hands on China Glaze’s LOL from the OMG Collection:

China Glaze's LOL and Color Club's Worth the Risque

China Glaze’s LOL and Color Club’s Worth the Risque

I simply love China Glaze, but many of my fave colors aren’t available at my local Sally Beauty Supply.¬† I like Color Club as well, and I’ve never seen anywhere that sells them local (anyone know of a place in the Oakland/Bay Area that sells a lot of China Glaze/Color Club?). On top of that, even with paying for shipping, it’s cheaper to get these online, since they are 2.50-3.30 a bottle. Yippie!

I got these at Head2toe, since the shipping is lighting fast (for me anyway)

What are some of your current fave nail polishes? Have you tried /do you like  holographic polish?

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