Sunday, November 6, 2011

China Glaze Eye Candy Collection - swatches and review

Good evening!
Remember when I polled you guys the day before yesterday on which collection you wanted me to post first?
This one won by a landslide.

Blonde Bombshell, Material Girl, Lorelei's Tiara, Marry a Millionaire

This is the China Glaze Eye Candy Collection (well, 4/6.)

I got my hands on this collection really early. I'm not sure when it is supposed to hit stores but I have heard that it won't be out until December.
For some reason, one of the supply stores here seems to be getting collections in early, and Kayla picked these up for me!
You can't ever have enough glitter, am I right?
(I left behind a red glitter - I do have enough of those. And a gray that I have a dupe for.)

First I decided to swatch these over black on a wheel to see what one coat would be like.

Blonde Bombshell, Material Girl, Marry a Millionaire, Lorelei's Tiara
(click to enlarge)
They are, for the most part, surprisingly opaque! Marry a Millionaire is less dense than the others but still covers well.
Now lets get to the swatches!


Blonde Bombshell. This is a mix of gold glitter, a whole bunch of different sizes. There is some very fine bar glitter in there as well
This is three coats but you could get anyway with two. It's sort of a greenish-gold, very pretty. I especially love it over black! I think I'll be wearing that as a full mani soon.

Material Girl. This is my least favorite out of the four I got.
There is a bunch of multiple sizes of pink glitter and some large holographic glitter that doesn't show up very well. 3 coats.
The formula was just... lumpy. I found it really difficult to work with. Not to mention, it is like a less pretty, lumpy version of OPI Teenage Dream.
I bet some thinner could help but I am just not loving it like I love TD.

Also... my bottle appears to be under-filled. I only did one swatch and it is missing that much! (Whereas the OPI has been used several times.)
I think I'm going to be passing this Material Girl on to someone who will love her more than me.

Lorelei's Tiara. This one is just beautiful! Multiple sizes of silver glitter with some blue glitter sprinkled in.
Can't you picture this as a winter mani? With some black stamped snowflakes? Love it!
This is 3 coats.

I've saved my favorite for last.

Marry A Millionaire. I was most exited for this one and it did not let me down!
This is small purple and pink glitter with lots of bar glitter mixed in. It comes off mostly purple. As you can see it is a bit less dense than the others but this is still 3 coats.
I almost feel like the bar glitter is sort of duochromatic... Look:

Straight ahead... gold bars as well as greenish and blue.

Downward angle... No gold? Lots of turquoise and blue? The pink stands out more from certain angles too.
I noticed this on my nails (I've worn this as a manicure layered over dark purple) and then I confirmed it in the bottle. It's pretty awesome.
Fave for sure!

I'm loving these! Are you loving these?
What's your favorite?


  1. LOVE Marry A Millionaire!!! So pretty

  2. I think they look really beautiful layered over black... ♥ Better than alone (if I may say :))

  3. love glitters!!!!!! btw loving the purple leopard print!

  4. Aaaahhh!! These polishes are beautiful!! I love glitters! :O

  5. love 'em love 'em love 'em!! =)

  6. I need them ALL. Seriously. All of them. CAN NOT wait until they come out!

  7. Such lovely polishes girly!

  8. I want my Marry a Millionaire ASAP! :)
    they are all gorgeous!

  9. Thanks for the swatches! Your poor finger's have to be sore after applying & removing all that glitter polish!

  10. marry a millionaire i need you in my life! :)

  11. I am going to need two of Marry a Millionaire. It's gorgeous! I need all of them except for Material Girl!


  12. Material Girl..gahh that's beautiful I can't get enough of pink glitters!!

    Lorelei's Tiara is my favourite too cute winter mani!

  13. Marry a Millionaire is BANGIN. Love that one.

  14. Can Never have too many glitters! Marry a Millionaire & Lorelei's Tiara will be mine! :-)

  15. This is THE Collection I'm waiting for! Out of Every collection this year this is totally the one!

  16. I really wanted Material Girl until I read your post! Now it's not a lemming. :) And it seems like Lorelei's Tiara is what I was hoping to get in Sally Hansen Ice Queen / NYC Starry Night that was such a big disappointment! Thanks!

  17. I've been awaiting this series of polishes eagerly. I still am! :D

  18. Love them and want them all, I cant get enough glittah! Thanks for sharing.

  19. DROOL!!!! I freaking love these! I think I'm being given the whole collection for Christmas and I am so excited! You're so lucky to have gotten them early :)

  20. They are so beautiful! Lorelei's tiara has to be mine :))
    Can you please share with us the dupe for grey glitter Tinsel Town?

  21. oooooo
    Fabb! Love a good glitter polish :)

  22. @fairy_ana - the gray glitter from this collection is actually called Some Like It Haute and the dupe is Wet N Wild's Diamond In The Rough which I will be posting today!

  23. They look great!
    Perfect for holidays!

  24. OMGOSH I loooove it! I want all of them so bad T.T

  25. Thanks Rebecca! When I saw your new post I realized that I wrote the name wrong :) but they are both stunning!

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