Thursday, December 26, 2013

China Glaze Holiday 2013 HoliGlaze Collection "The Reds": Elfin' Around, Just Be-Claws, and Santa Red My List

Don't forget, my giveaway is still going on for 4 days, and there are only 101 entries. In other words, you have a good chance of winning all 12 polishes. Please sign up now! Happy Belated Christmas to my American readers! I hope you had a great one; I ate a lot and was very spoiled with presents I don't deserve. It's nice to have my parents and mother-in-law here since they live so far away from each other. I did get some bad news on Christmas Eve though; my uncle died and my softball coach from when I was 6-10 years old died :-( One was surprising and one was sudden, but both are sad. 

On a brighter note, China Glaze gave us 3 variations of red for their holiday collection (unlike OPI which released 6 reds, I believe) and they are actually pretty different. All of them had great formula, but you should be wary of staining, so be careful removing the polish around the cuticles and sides of the nails. 

China Glaze Elfin' Around (2 coats)
Elfin' Around is a red foil with hints of orange in it. It's hard to tell the orange when you put it against all the other reds I show here, but it's definitely there and is my favorite of the 3. 

China Glaze Just Be-Claws (2 coats)
Just Be-Claws is your usual Christmas red shimmer; it's pretty, but quite pedestrian. My apologies for the last picture. I didn't notice that it was a little blurry and only took 1 picture. Oops!

China Glaze Santa Red My List (2 coats)
Santa Red My List is a red metallic foil with lots of pink or burgundy undertones. As you can see, this one is distinctive and is second on my list.

Overall, I'm glad China Glaze only gave us 3 reds, and these reds are all different from each other. Reds are usually my least favorite color, but I can't hate them this time of year. This year's offerings were a bit more interesting, so kudos to China Glaze. Do you need all of them? No, but find your favorite and pick it up on sale (which it likely will be at Sally's Beauty Supply).

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