I hope you’re having a great week so far. Mine is crazy busy but going really well. Besides this insane heat though. Seriously, I would pay winter to come early. I say winter because really Durban only has summer and winter. By winter I mean less hot than summer 😉
This collection has been on my desk for ages and I couldn’t wait to swatch it. It is a very interesting collection with a variety of finishes and great colours. I was surprised that there was another Sesame Street so soon after the previous one but this is a fabulous holiday collection. Let’s get cracking on all the swatches
China Glaze – #thisismystreet
This is 2 coats with topcoat. This is a multicolour super holographic glitter in a goldish base. I wish I could show you how crazy holographic this polish is but if you look at the bottle you will you get a hint of it. I didn’t even think this is multicolour glitter because I thought it was just because the holo was so strong. Once I saw the description I realised. I would probably add a third coat to this one. In real life it looked absolutely fine but I can see on the photos that it could use a third. I loooooove this polish! You could probably use this as a topper as well but it applied really easily and looks incredible.
China Glaze – 50 shimmering years
This is 2 coats with topcoat. This is a rose gold glitter. It is slightly more pink toned than it appear (thank camera-that-hates-pink). I think this is probably my favourite. It is classically beautiful and versatile. It applies beautifully as well but could probably use a third coat. It would easily handle 3 coats without getting too chunky.
China Glaze – a grouchy new year
This is 3 coats with topcoat. This is a green and yellow gold glitter in a slightly green tinted base. While wearing this all I could think of was a Christmas tree and considering this is a holiday collection I guess it’s not such a bad thing. This is a very nice glitter and I easily got full coverage in 3 coats but I think I actually prefer this as a topper
This is 1 thin coat over China Glaze – Sorry I’m latte. This is a very dense glitter so I had to use a very thin coat. I really like it as a topper and I think the glitter looks beautiful. I like that you can use this polish both way. Do you have a preference?
China Glaze – Brought to you by…
This is 2 coats with topcoat. This is a shimmery blue / green. This polish just glows and is absolutely beautiful. Fantastic formula and opacity and the colour is super vibrant. This is definitely another favourite.
China Glaze – Cele-bert
This is 2 coats with topcoat. This is a lime toned gold glitter and I LOVE it! This is such an unusual colour and the glitter is gorgeously dense. This applied really easily and has a nice metallic finish as well.
China Glaze – Fa-la-ah-ah-ahhh
This is 2 coats with topcoat. This is a deep purple PACKED with gold shimmer. This polish has a great formula and applied really well. This immediately reminded me of Essence – Space glam from the out of space collection. If you saw my swatches of that collection you might remember that it wasn’t my favourite. I can definitely see the beauty of it and it is a great finish but for some reason it isn’t my favourite. It is a beautiful polish though and this applies beautifully. I will be doing that comparison as well.
China Glaze – Gift fur you
This is 3 coats with topcoat. This is a bright magenta glitter in a clear base. It is also a very dense glitter and you might find 2 coats enough. I added a third coat but I am not sure how much of a difference it made. This is a beautiful colour and applied really well too.
China Glaze – Giggling all the way
This is 2 coats with topcoat. This is a peachy pink foil. This is another firm favourite for me. I actually didn’t want to take this one off so I am pretty sure I am going to be wearing this one again soon. Great formula and opacity. This is quite a unique colour for me.
China Glaze – Me ate Santa’s cookies
This is 2 coats with topcoat. This is a beautiful metallic shimmery blue. This applied beautifully. I was worried this would have brushstrokes but as you can see, it evened out beautifully. In the previous Sesame Street collection I was a little disappointed by the ‘Cookie Monster’ polish but this one makes up for it tenfold. This is really beautiful with a great formula and opacity.
China Glaze – On the nice list
This is 3 coats with topcoat. This is red bar glitter in a light red jelly base. I’ve never really been a fan of bar glitter but this one might change my mind a little. I don’t know if it is because it is all the same colour but I quite like the look of it. The three coats was quite easy but this is another one I might prefer as a topper
This is one thin coat over China Glaze – Sorry I’m latte. This is also a dense glitter so I had to use a very thin coat. I actually saw someone use this as a topper over green and I really like the look of it. Again, I’ve never been a great fan of bar glitter but this isn’t bad at all. (Just a side note: one polish coming up is called T is for tinsel and I think this bar glitter finish really screams tinsel. I almost wish the tinsel named polish was the bar glitter one)
China Glaze – Since 1969
This is 2 coats with topcoat. This is a charcoal / gunmetal grey with silver glitter. I quite like having a dark colour in a holiday collection. This isn’t a super unique shade but it is a beautiful one with a nice formula.
China Glaze – T is for tinsel
This is 2 coats with topcoat. This is a bright, light silver dense glitter. You might want to add a third coat but 2 was enough for me. This polish applied easily and I love the finish of it. It is just a silver polish but it’s an almost icy silver and I love it.
That’s it! I didn’t want to make this post too pic heavy considering it is 12 shades so I have just included 1 image per polish. I will be adding them to the shop listing if you do want to see more (you can see them here). What do you think of this collection? Do you have any favourites? Do you prefer this one over the previous Sesame Street collection? Do you want to see any comparisons?
Thanks for reading,