September 16, 2013

China Glaze Autumn Nights Fall 2013, Pt. 1 [Swatch][Review] & [Comparison]



Here are three polish selections from China Glaze's Fall offering, called "Autumn Nights."  Part two will have two other picks from the collection.

First, is China Glaze- Red-y & Willing:


Red-y & Willing is a very cool-toned cranberry red shimmer. I'm a complete sucker for cool reds, so this polish was a given.

Artificial light, two coats:


Seems to dry a bit browner/ less cherry than bottle color.  This type of red practically screams "Fall."  It's "vampy" (ew...why, blogosphere, why?!) without looking black all the time.

Window-filtered daylight:


This type of red is a sexy red (let's be honest). And the name is a bit whoreish, but whatever.

Outside, shade:


Looks quite a bit cooler-toned in the shade.

Sun:



This is a beautiful red!

Formula: Pigmented, medium-thick viscosity that goes on smoothly.  Almost opaque in one coat, but I did two to be safe. It doesn't self-level as well as I'd like, (although despite this it goes on fairly smoothly) but that's my one complaint.  I did get bubbling on two nails, but I feel like that was due to user error: overloading the brush, probably.


Quick Comparison:


Red-y & Willing is definitely dupish to Zoya- Blair!  Blair is a touch browner, but is anyone else going to notice that?  Nope.

You can also see China Glaze- Don't Make Me Wine (which will be swatched in part two of Autumn Nights) is a distant cousin of Red-y & Willing; it has a lot more purple in it.
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Next, a creme, China Glaze- Charmed, I'm Sure:


Charmed, I'm Sure is a very deep, cool-toned eggplant creme perfect for Fall (and even Winter). 

Artificial light, two coats:


In most light, it looks like a dusty or faded black...but I actually really loved it against my fair skin, and can't wait to wear it on toes soon, since I love these dark shades on toes in the Winter.

Window-filtered daylight:



The green above is reflected grass from outside the window.

Outside, shade:


Partial sun:


Formula: Medium viscosity that is actually on the "crelly" side of things; goes on smoothly and is opaque in two coats, although I did have a thinner spot toward the cuticle on my pinky nail.


Quick Comparison:


I have a lot of plummy dark cremes, and yet no perfect dupe for Charmed, I'm Sure. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure- Plum Luck and Cult Nails- Vicious are very similar, but both have a touch more red in them.  I threw Zoya- Pinta in just as a [color temperature] point of reference- and the same goes for OPI- Lincoln Park After Dark, which is obviously much, much darker.  
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Last, for today, is China Glaze- Tongue & Chic:


Tongue & Chic is a jewel-toned deep teal with a metallic shimmer finish. It's really kind of a blue-toned emerald.

Artificial light, two coats:


Window-filtered daylight:



Outside, shade:


Sun:


Formula: Medium consistency, and smells very strange.  Glides on smoothly, though, self-levels decently, and is pretty much opaque in one coat! I did two for swatches just to be safe (with the high intensity strobe).

This polish does want to stain the skin and cuticles during removal, so beware.


Quick Comparison:
Tongue & Chic immediately reminded me of China Glaze- Emerald Fitzgerald.  Let's take a look:


Tongue & Chic is indeed very similar to Emerald Fitzgerald, but the two aren't dupes.  Tongue and Chic, you may be able to tell, it slightly bluer, and its shimmer is much finer.

For reference, I also threw in another old, ubiquitous China Glaze: Watermelon Rind, although it's quite a bit greener, and the shimmer is more glassflecky and more prominent/ larger.
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I have two more to show you, so stay tuned for part two of China Glaze Autumn Nights!


4 comments:

  1. Your photos are so beautiful! This is fast becoming one of my favorite blogs!! Keep up the good work and pat the hound for me!! He is adorable!

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    1. Aw thank you! Thanks for reading :D I gave Ham a carrot for you.

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  2. These are beautiful! This collection is my favorite 2013 Fall Collection of them all.

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    1. I've been so disappointed by China Glaze recently, but this release is really nice! I was surprised! :)

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