23 January 2013

China Glaze Glitz Bitz 'n Pieces, Part 3: Scattered & Tattered, Graffiti Glitter, and Mosaic Madness

Hi everyone! This is the last and final instalment of my posts on the China Glaze Glitz Bitz 'n Pieces collection. As much as I've enjoyed swatching and reviewing an entire collection, I'm happy to move on to other things!

Don't forget to check out part one and two on this collection. If you are interested in an overview of the collection and general notes about the formula, I talked about that a bit in the first post. So on that note, I'm going to show you the polishes...



Scattered & Tattered: This one is red glitter with black "bitz 'n pieces." It is very much like the others, although I feel like the red is a tad on the dull side, and I would have liked a more vibrant colour. Here I did another glitter gradient, only this time in reverse. Check out my post yesterday if you are interested in knowing more about how I did this. For this one I layered it over Julep Ava, a pale pink with silver shimmer. I'm going to be showing Ava again soon in another mani, so I'll talk more about it then. This combination of the red, pink, and black looks perfect for Valentine's Day!

China Glaze Scattered & Tattered

China Glaze Scattered & Tattered

Graffiti Glitter and Mosaic Madness: Can you see what I did here? Graffiti Glitter is a very vibrant emerald green glitter with black "bitz 'n pieces," while Mosaic Madness is a gorgeous deep blue. The blue glitter in Mosaic Madness has a bit of an iridescent shimmer in the bottle, but it doesn't translate to the final mani. Darn! Using Essie She's Picture Perfect for my base polish, I painted half with Graffiti Glitter and half with Mosaic Madness. I kind of like this technique, it's uber simple but also a fun way to change things up. If I had to redo these swatches though I would choose a lighter base colour so the glitter stands out more.

China Glaze Graffiti Glitter and Mosaic Madness

China Glaze Graffiti Glitter and Mosaic Madness

Final Thoughts: Overall, I really like this collection. The polishes apply well and are easy to work with. And there's a bunch of ways that you can use them besides just layering one coat over another polish. But do I think you need all six? Probably not. They are so similar, I recommend choosing the one or two colours you like the best and sticking to those.

So what do you think of this collection? Any stand out to you?

4 comments:

  1. I swear I had no interest in this collection until you swatched them. Totally love your long nail beds and your photography skills!

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    1. Ah! The ultimate compliment! I'm glad you liked the collection, and thanks for the nice comment on my photos! :)

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  2. Beautiful! This is probably the best I've seen this collection used :)

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    1. Wow, there's some pretty good swatches out there, thanks so much Swatched Nails! And thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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