July 30, 2010

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Part One

When the promo pictures for China Glaze Vintage Vixen came out, I was pretty excited for this collection. I love fall collections and this one contains all of my fall necessities- a purple, a blue, a green, and some interesting neutrals. It also has plenty of reds if that's your thing. I skipped all of the reds and ended up with five polishes from this collection- Classic Camel, Ingrid, Emerald Fitzgerald, Midnight Mission and First Class Ticket. I know you've probably seen these swatches 9,000 times already, but here's my take on this fall collection.

China Glaze Midnight Mission, two coats, no flash

Midnight Mission is seriously gorgeous. It's a deep, super shimmery blue that I will be rocking all fall. It has all the sparkle of a glitter polish, but it is smooth and removes easily like a normal shimmer polish. It does remind me of OPI Russian Navy Suede with a shiny top coat though. I will have to do a real comparison for you. In my pictures, it looks like there is VNL, but to the naked eye, there was absolutely no VNL. This is why I sometimes do unnecessary third coats for pictures. It's really a two-coater though. I'd like to call this a Must Have, but I'll have to wait to see how much it looks like RN Suede.

China Glaze Midnight Mission, two coats, no flash

China Glaze First Class Ticket, two coats, no flash

Again with the VNL that does not exist except in pictures! First Class Ticket is my favorite of this collection. It is the deep purple I've been searching for. I have wanted a super dark purple that NEVER looks black and it's been tough to find. First Class Ticket accomplishes this goal with loads of shimmer along for the ride. It is much prettier than my pictures make it out to be. Purples are so tough to capture. This is definitely a MUST HAVE!!!!

China Glaze First Class Ticket, two coats, with flash

China Glaze Classic Camel, three coats, no flash

Classic Camel is my surprise second favorite of the collection. I say surprise because I'm not usually a neutral lover. However, this tan/khaki polish has lots of really beautiful gold shimmer that makes it more exciting than your standard neutral polish. My mom really loves this one too because it's completely office appropriate, without being a total snooze. You can definitely stare at this one during moments of boredom. I did three coats, but you could probably get away with two. Classic Camel is another Must Have! The first picture is more color accurate, the second is a little washed out. Also, in the pictures, this makes my hands look red. However, when I had it on, I thought it was actually really flattering.

China Glaze Classic Camel, three coats, no flash

I'll have to show you Emerald Fitzgerald and Ingrid tomorrow. When I was swatching these, a huge dark cloud came along and ruined my light.

China Glaze Vintage Vixen is available online at Transdesign.

Also, I'm putting up a poll about the OPI Swiss Collection. I want to know if you care about any of those colors, if you plan to buy them, or if OPI is just too pricey/hard to find for you to care anymore.


jaljen said...

I'll give you my opinion on the CG and OPI right now. Pretty boring. Now the CG Halloween ISN'T boring. That's a collection I do rather fancy.

Aurora's Nails said...

I like Midnight Mission. I liked this collection; very nice for fall!

Never Enough Nails said...

jaljen- I'm with you all the way. I can't seem to focus on other collections right now. I just want my Zombie Zest ASAP.

Aurora's Nails- They are definitely nice fall colors, I'm sure I will wear them come fall. Mostly on my toes though, because my nails will be occupied with the CG Halloween colors LOL.

Unknown said...

I'm still partial to the blues and purples!

Thanks for sharing your swatches!

Never Enough Nails said...

You're welcome Jackie! The purple, First Class Ticket, is probably my second favorite new polish, besides Classic Camel!!!