05 December 2013

China Glaze Dash of Dazzle Set: Swatches, Nail Art, and Review

Hi everyone! For the holidays China Glaze has released a number of small gift sets of polishes. They are great stocking stuffers, and so I was fortunate that Nail Polish Canada sent me one of the sets for review. The Dash of Dazzle set contains three polishes from the Happy Holi-Glaze collection - Bells Will Be Blinging, Mingle With Kringle, and So Blue Without You. (Note: In my initial review I forgot to mention that all three are full-sized polishes) The three polishes complement each other perfectly and they are great for doing festive nail art.

China Glaze Dash of Dazzle set

But first let's take a look at some swatches...

Bells Will Be Blinging is a clear-based glitter topper with small blue and silver hexes, and silver holo bars. It's great layered over a based colour, or can be used for glitter gradients. I found this one to be a bit glitter dense, but you can always control the amount of glitter by dabbing it on with a make-up sponge. This is one coat over OPI My Vampire is Buff.

China Glaze Bells Will Be Blinging

Mingle With Kringle is a yellow-toned gold foil with a hint of bronze flecks. Formula-wise it's similar to the foils in the Autumn Nights collection, but the colour is not a dupe for anything from that collection. The formula was great and I used two coats. I did find clean up a bit of a challenge because of the foil flecks, but otherwise no issues to report.

China Glaze Mingle With Kringle

So Blue Without You is a bright blue metallic. I absolutely love how vivid and bright this one is and it doesn't look like your typical holiday polish. Formula was excellent and it went on evenly and smooth. This was two coats.

China Glaze So Blue Without You

For a fun, festive look, I decided to do a simple skittlette. I used all three polishes from the Dash of Dazzle set, plus OPI My Vampire is Buff, and a plain black polish. I love how easy it was to do, and it's such a great look for a holiday party!

Dash of Dazzle skittlette

Dash of Dazzle skittlette

Dash of Dazzle skittlette

What do you think of this set? Do you buy nail polish sets like this for gifts?

*Product provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*


  1. i love the finger with the ornaments, so much fun! great reviews. I didn't like any of the CG sets but I did grab All Wrapped up and the pink microglitter (can't remember the name offhand).

  2. I haven't bought any China Glaze and usually don't buy sets, but your work on this nail art may just convince me to go out and buy this set. It is my school colors, too!

  3. I just bought this little set on Black Friday! I'm so excited to use it!

  4. Linda coleção!!!
    E a nail art mais ainda!!!

  5. Love the skittlette that you did with the set!

  6. The way you did the ornaments is adorable!

  7. oh i love what you did with those colors! the ornaments you drew on your nail are adorable! :) thanks for the review!

  8. While watching your design I decided to buy. It was on sale


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