Thank goodness for Fridays right? It has been a long week and I am exhausted. The weather is perfect for movies under the blankets and popcorn for days. That might be my weekend plans but shhhh. What do you have planned for weekend? Let me live vicariously through you and your fun plans please
Today I have the China Glaze – My Little Pony collection to show you. It feels like these have been burning a hole in my pocket. I’ve had them for a while but it took a bit to swatch them. I am excited to finally show them to you because there are some REAL stunners. Before I show you, there are 3 polishes I did not swatch. 2 of them were / are limited edition or something like that. I am not sure how easy they are to get hold of so if you do want to see them let me know and I will happily swatch them too. Either updating this post or in a new post. These 2 are Songbird Serenade and Best Ponies Ever. Then there is another polish from the regular collection. I struggled my butt off to swatch it and none of the photos were good enough to use. If you do want to see it I will do a proper swatch as well. This one is called Let Your Twilight Sparkle. Let me know ok? I also tried to get the polish more colour accurate but in the process my skin looks a bit off in some of these images. The polish is the hero so please focus on that 😉 In the mean time, here is the rest of the collection.
China Glaze – Hay girl hay
Here I have 1 coat of Hay girl hay over black, Kill ’em with Kindness (yellow) and Too busy being awesome (blue). This is described as a holographic glitter topper but it is definitely more iridescent or colour shifting than holographic. Ok let me rephrase that. This isn’t holographic. It is really stunning though. As you can see, these are all 1 coat over a base and it is really dense. You can definitely wear this on it’s own. This is unfortunately the type of colour that makes my hands and everything seem more yellow toned so when I wear this alone it looks a bit too much yellow gold. It is beautiful on it’s own , it’s just not very flattering for me. I love it layered though and I can’t wait to sparkle up all my gradients and marbles. This applied really easily and I had no issues with getting even coverage of this.
China Glaze – Kill ’em with kindness
This is 2 coats in my ring finger and 3 coats on the rest of my nails with no topcoat. I thought it might have needed another coat hence the third coat but can you tell the difference? This is a pastel yellow creme with a pretty easy formula but it was a bit sheer on the first coat. It still had even coverage even though it was sheer. This isn’t a unique shade ( I will be showing you the pastel collection soon too and there is a pastel yellow too) but it is a pretty shade regardless.
China Glaze – Sweet as pinkie pie
This is 3 coats with no topcoat. This is a pastel pink creme with peachy undertones. I have seen swatches of this where it is much more pink. My photo leans a smidge more peach but it isn’t bubble,m pink like I have seen. It’s a little uneven and sheer at first and only really smoothed out at 3 coats but it is a really pretty colour. I wish it was a brighter bubblegum pink as per Pinkie Pie but it’s still a pretty shade.
China Glaze – She’s a mane-iac
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a bright pink with shimmer in a satin finish. I like a satin finish but I prefer to make that choice with my topcoat. I always use topcoat so it seems silly. The shimmer on this polish is absolutely gorgeous and it looked beautiful….until it dried. The satin finish really dampens the shimmer. So here it is with topcoat.
The formula on this one is quite nice. It applied well and has a nice opacity. I think I prefer it with the topcoat but it does still look pretty as is.
China Glaze – Applejack of my eye
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a orange red creme with a stunning formula. It applied beautifully and has a stunning glossy finish. It has that shade of red where it has the tendency to make your nails look ‘dirty’ underneath and that might’ve needed a third coat but I think it is ok with 2. This is a beautiful colour. I am not 100% sure how this goes with Applejack but let’s just say it’s the apples right?
China Glaze – Cutie mark the spot
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a bright mint green creme of absolute gorgeousness. This is a huge favourite. It has a stunning formula and is such a bright summery shade. If you ONLY get one (don’t just get one) this should be on your list to consider. It’s in my top 4.
China Glaze – One polished pony
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a turquoise with silver shimmer. I would say this is the turquoise equivalent of She’s a mane-iac but with no satin finish. This has a nice glossy finish and a great formula. It applied beautifully and the shimmer is pretty nice to look at. I think China Glaze always slays the turquoise shades.
China Glaze – Too busy being awesome
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a vibrant cerulean blue creme. This has a fab formula and is almost a one coater. It does stain the skin a smidge but if you make sure to rub off towards the tip when you remove it it should be fine. This colour is absolutely gorgeous. It’s again not the most unique but these bright blues always have a slight difference in them. The formula is fantastic so that’s an added advantage
China Glaze – I sea ponies
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. This is a silver holo described as a holographic chrome. There’s two parts to this I want to discuss. The holo is beautiful. It isn’t the most holo of silver holos I own but it is still pretty gorgeous and very obvious holo. The silver is VERY silver. I suspect this is the chrome part and is actually quite stunning on it’s own. When I saw this in light where the holo wasn’t as obvious I was still pretty mesmerised by the silver. It’s almost liquid white, piercing silver – can you tell I don’t know how to describe it? – beautiful. It does have a hint of brush strokiness but after I watched it I topcoated (I was hoping to wear it for a day or two) these brush strokes were much less visible. These photos were taken in my lightbox which doesn’t enhance any holo but you can see hints of it. I have a closer look where you can see more of the holo though. This is another one of my top 4.
China Glaze – Where’s the party canon at?
This is 2 coats with topcoat. This is a fuchsia pink base with holographic and time silver glitter. This is GORGEOUS! It applied like a dream considering how chunky monkey this is with glitter. It did dry a little matte and a layer of topcoat sorted that out quicks ticks. It is quick a thirsty polish and might need 2 coats of topcoat for the perfect smoothness but it isn’t super gritty. The holo in this polish is ridiculous. This is possibly my favourite of the whole bunch. When I saw this in the bottle I thought it might be more like a topper and would need a base colour but man what a surprise. 2 coats to get it opaque and it is blinding! This is the one you get if you only get one. Looks at that beautiful holo rainbow in the bottle!
China Glaze – I just canterlot
This is 2 coats with topcoat. This is the purple version of Where’s the party cannon at? Absolute stunning and as sparkly and holo. I was again impressed and surprised by the opacity. There is nothing about this polish not to like. If you are a purple fan more than a pink fan than this is the one you choose. Preferably, you need both. You can thank me later.
What do you think? Which one is your favourite? Do you have any of these? Do you want to see any compositions or want to see any combinations. Let me know, I am always happy to do them. You know I am a sucker for a comparison post 😉 Have a beautiful weekend and I will see you on the flip side.
Thanks for reading,