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Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

China Glaze Fall 2010: Vintage Vixen Collection

China Glaze Vintage Vixen

Collection: China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection, Nail Lacquer .5 oz
Retail Price: $4.99/ea and up
Steph's Rating: Steph's 4.5 Kisses Rating
Big 3 Free: Yes 
Buy it: e-tailers, Sally Beauty

This Fall, China Glaze blasts back to past with a 1940's inspired collection consisting of twelve jewel tone shades ranging from a rich burgundy red to a dreamy starry night creation.

Finish: Throughout the Summer we kept hearing the term "frost" being used to describe the finish on these. Don't let that scare you, because they're not your traditional frosts I'm happy to report. The collection is a mixture of glassy fleck shimmer and metallic micro glitter. It's the perfect amount to avoid the dreadful frost category.

Application and Formula: The formula is pretty consistent and flows smoothly with two average coats. You may need a third coat on lighter colors like Jitterbug, Swing Baby and Hey Doll. But for the most part, Vintage Vixen is very well pigmented.

Let's begin with The Cat's Meow set. Check out the swatches!

China Glaze Classic Camel Nail Polish

Classic Camel is definitely one of the most interesting shades from the collection. It's not an ultra flattering shade with most skin types, but at the same time its unusual enough to grab your attention and take notice.

Until just recently, I would have never dreamed of having a sibling in the same family. But... MAC's In the Buff is the closest living relative, minus the shimmer of course. It's a great bargain buy if you're on the fence with MAC's version.

China Glaze Goin My Way Nail Polish

Goin' My Way - is a burnt bronze/brown frost with gold shimmer. You know how I feel about browns, there's just not enough to go around! 

China Glaze Riverter Rouge Nail Polish

Riveter Rouge - is a deep red (slightly burgund-ish) frost loaded with silver and gold micro glitter. Since the glitter is on the chunky side, it dries bumpy and a little gritty. For a smooth surface, add two coats of Seche Vite or any thick top coat. 

China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald

Emerald Fitzgerald - it's not exactly your standard emerald green as the name states. The strong blue undertone really brings out the teal.

China Glaze First Class Ticket

First Class Ticket - is a deep purple frost with blue otherwise known as blurple. It's rich, vampy and fabulous for fall purple lovers!

China Glaze Midnight Mission

Back in May I gave you guys a preview of Midnight Mission, and it's a gorgeous navy blue with silver micro glitter. The color is perfect in every way. It's not too deep so you won't mistaken it for a black and it's not too light. Just perfect! 

China Glaze Bogie Nail Polish

Bogie - is a smoky plum frost that has a slight muted feel.  

China Glaze Jitterbug

Jitterbug - is a stormy charcoal with silver micro glitter.

China Glaze Ingrid

Taupe has been on the rise since last year, and I expect Ingrid to be a hot commodity this fall as well. It's a mix of taupe and brown with a dash of gold shimmer.

China Glaze Swing Baby

Swing Baby - is the only true foil finish from the collection. It's a light combination of silver, bronze and taupe all in one. The various colors of metallic glitter reminds me of Wet n Wild's Shield.

China Glaze Foxy

Foxy - is a warm, rustic red brown with golden shimmer that screams autumn.  

China Glaze Hey Doll

Hey Doll - is a rosy, mauve brown with silver shimmer.  

Overall  Love it, Love it, Love it! Besides Hey Doll (I'm so not a pink or mauve gal), you can guarantee I'll wear each and every color at least twice this Fall. The application is great, price is affordable and the colors are amazing, stylish and trendy.

The Vintage Vixen Collection is set to launch this week at e-tailers and at Sally Beauty stores in August. Are you guys getting anxious for the release? What are your favorite colors?

A few honorable mentions from Vintage Vixen. Have a wonderful Day! 

China Glaze Vintage Vixen

China Glaze Classic Camel

China Glaze Vintage Vixen

China Glaze Riveter Rouge

China Glaze Vintage Vixen

China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald 

China Glaze Vintage Vixen

China Glaze Goin' My Way 

China Glaze Vintage Vixen

China Glaze First Class Ticket

China Glaze Vintage Vixen

China Glaze Jitterbug

China Glaze Vintage vixen

China Glaze Midnight Mission

China Glaze Vintage Vixen

China Glaze Ingrid

Full Disclosure: The following product(s) was provided to Steph's Closet by the Manufacturer or PR company for consideration.

(4) Comments

danielle said on Jul 13th, 2010 5:34 pm
Awesome, sunny swatches! I'm dying for Foxy. :)
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starlight said on Jul 13th, 2010 7:29 pm
This is the first swatch set where Classic Camel actually looks pretty to me. All other swatches I've seen make it look incredibly bleh! I am almost tempted to get it. You take such good photos,Steph!
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Sarah said on Aug 2nd, 2010 9:04 am
Cool colors! I love them all. but most of all I wish to try is the Midnight Mission. It is topnotch!
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DoubleBouble said on Sep 4th, 2010 5:19 pm
these colours are great :)) with blue and navy are gorgeous!
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