27 August 2013

China Glaze Autumn Nights Collection: Part 1, "Strike Up A Cosmo"

Hi everyone! I've been a bit silent on the blog the past few days, perhaps a slight case of blogger burnout (don't worry though, I'm not going anywhere). However, I'm very excited to be showing you the first half of the new China Glaze Autumn Nights Collection. I was instantly intrigued when I saw the press release and bought the collection the moment I could get my hands on it.

The Autumn Nights collection is meant to evoke the glamour of night life, conversations, and cocktails. The promotional images have a touch of 1920s glamour, which also attracted me to the collection. Tonight I'm going to show you the first half of the collection called "Strike Up a Cosmo," with the second half coming later this week.

China Glaze Autumn Nights Collection, Part 1 "Strike Up A Cosmo"

This post is a bit picture heavy so I'll save my thoughts to the end. In order to capture the gorgeous shimmers and foils in this half of the collection, I've also included photos under direct light for each polish - so the first two swatch photos are taken in my lightbox, and the third under direct light.

Don't Make Me Wine is a (not surprisingly) wine-coloured shimmer. It looks very similar to Red-y & Willing, but it leans more towards a purplish-red. The shimmer is very beautiful and the colour is so vibrant - I think this might be one of my favourites out of the collection. The formula was excellent - the polish had great coverage, and went on very smooth and evenly. 2 coats.

China Glaze Don't Make Me Wine

China Glaze Don't Make Me Wine

China Glaze Don't Make Me Wine

Goldie But Goodie is a gold-copper foil. If you look up close at it you can actually see bits of gold and bits of copper. Golds can be difficult for me to wear, but this was very flattering. The formula was excellent, it goes on very smooth and even. Like all the foils in this collection though, it's fairly difficult to clean up because the glitter gets all over your fingers. 2 coats.

China Glaze Goldie But Goodie

China Glaze Goldie But Goodie

China Glaze Goldie But Goodie

Red-y & Willing is a stunning red shimmer. It provides excellent coverage and is almost a one coater. I'm totally repeating myself, but the formula is excellent, and it goes on very smooth and is completely self-leveling. I compared this to another red shimmer from China Glaze called Long Kiss, and Red-y & Willing has a finer shimmer and is slightly more magenta leaning, while Long Kiss leans more towards burnt orange. 2 coats.

China Glaze Red-y & Willing

China Glaze Red-y & Willing

China Glaze Red-y & Willing

Scandalous Shenanigans is a mid-tone blue, in between a shimmer and metallic. It doesn't have the stunning shimmer seen in the others from this half of the collection. Although I tend to like blues, this was my least favourite out of these. But the formula was great like the others, and I have no issues to report there. 2 coats.

China Glaze Scandalous Shenanigans

China Glaze Scandalous Shenanigans

China Glaze Scandalous Shenanigans

Strike Up A Cosmo is a totally gorgeous rose-gold foil. Like the other foil, the formula is excellent and it goes on very smooth and is completely self-leveling. It also dries very quickly. 2 coats.

China Glaze Strike Up A Cosmo

China Glaze Strike Up A Cosmo

China Glaze Strike Up A Cosmo

Tongue & Chic is a teal shimmer. Like Red-y & Willing and Don't Make Me Wine, the shimmer is very prominent and has that "lit from within" look. The formula is excellent - perfect consistency, very pigmented with excellent coverage, and self-leveling. I found I needed to apply it quickly as it starts to set fast. 2 coats.

China Glaze Tongue & Chic

China Glaze Tongue & Chic

China Glaze Tongue & Chic

Overall, I'm in love with this first half of the collection. The colours are rich, and the three shimmers look absolutely stunning when the light hits them. The foils are fun, and I think they would be great for doing nail art, especially paired with the darker colours from this collection. Some of these colours might not be the most original, but if you don't already have colours like this, I highly recommend all of them. All six of them have an excellent formula and I had no issues with any of them. It's not often I can say that about a collection.

I bought these from Nail Polish Canada as a set, but they are available a ton of other places.

What do you think of these, any catch your eye? Do you plan to get anything from this collection?

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful swatches! Thank you for sharing

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  2. красивая коллекция, шикарные свотчи!!

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  3. Really Beautiful Autumn Colors <3

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  4. Super nice swatches, thank you! Even though I don't like any of the colors, thank you for the time and for the thorough post. x

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  5. I'm still up in the air on this collection, although I have yet to see them in person. Your swatches are beautiful though, glad you are back :)

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  6. Gorgeous polishes :) Strike Up A Cosmo is a winner for me!

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  7. you have an amazing blog and such a talent with nail art! these are lovely swatches :)

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  8. Don't Make Me Wine and Red-y & Willing are absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors! All the other polishes are beautiful too!!

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  9. I have most of this collection and from what I have tried so far I love them!

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