China Glaze Happy Holiglaze Swatches And Review


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Hey everyone!  Now that we’re all waking up from our Halloween candy haze, it’s time for the holidays!

…what, you’re not ready yet?!  Neither am I!  However, China Glaze is here with their 2013 collection, Happy HoliGlaze, so let me put the candy away.
These foils are PHENOMENAL…I can’t gush enough about the formula.  If you’re careful, they can be one-coaters, but I used two for good measure.
Elfin’ Around is a coral-orange-pink foil.  I’m personally not a fan of this color (especially on my skin tone) but as I’ve mentioned, the application is awesome.


Mingle With Kringle is a gold foil. It has a combo of gold and copper particles.


This reminded me of an amazing discontinued Ulta exclusive OPI, Dazzled By Gold. While they look similar in the bottle, they’re not alike.  DbG has gold and copper flecks suspended in a clear base and takes at least three coats to reach opacity.  MwK is far more opaque and less flashier than DbG.  While DbG has a special place in my nail polish loving heart, I prefer MwK’s formula by a long shot.



Santa Red My List is a dark pink foil.  This looks similar to China Glaze’s 2011 Ulta exclusive, Mistletoe Me.



All Wrapped Up is a dense indigo micro glitter suspended in a clear base.  This is opaque after three coats.  It isn’t quite as gritty as a sand polish but is a topcoat eater, so be prepared!  The formula is similar to Nubar’s 2010 Sparkles collection.



Bells Will Be Blinging is a combination of small blue glitter and silver holographic bar glitter in a clear base.  It is reminiscent of Revlon Street Wear glitters such as Nightmare.  This polish needs to be dabbed on to position the glitter evenly.



Your Present Required is a rather unique colorful mix of glitter…it’s not a typical rainbow glitter mix.  As with Bells Will Be Blinging, this too needs to be dabbed on evenly.

China Glaze does amazing things with foil polish…I wish there was a dark green or a blue.  I’m not so sold on the chunky glitter polishes…they were cumbersome to apply.  However, All Wrapped Up is much easier to apply due to the formula.

I have to admit:  I just wasn’t crazy about this collection.  One of my all-time favorite polishes is Emerald Sparkle and I have fond memories from China Glaze’s 2010 and 2011 holiday collections.  There’s always next year, right?

More about Janice

Janice Agagas-Welch is a Filipino Navy brat raised in Northwest Florida living the good life in the Lowcountry. She’s a married dog mom and licensed nail technician who has owned over 2000 polishes over the last 5 years. She also loves food, cider, mid-1990s R&B, college football and anything Peanuts/Snoopy-related.

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