Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

China Glaze Bling It On Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Bling It On Nail Lacquer

Scattered Bitz ‘n Pieces in Six Flavors

China Glaze Glitz-Bitz ‘n Pieces ($8.00 MSRP for 0.50 fl. oz.) includes six shades that each have 3D glitter with black “bitz ‘n pieces.” All six shades include black horizontal bar glitter, small black glitter, and larger black hexagon-shaped glitter; and then each shade has additional colored hexagons and glitter.

  • Bling It On contains bluish-purple glitter in small and medium sizes, along with medium hexagon-shaped particles, plus the black counterparts and black bar glitter. (One coat over L’Oreal’s Members Only, two coats alone on thumb.)
  • Glitz ‘n Pieces contains silver glitter in small and medium sizes, along with medium hexagon-shaped particles, plus the black counterparts and black bar glitter. (One coat over China Glaze Creative Fantasy, two coats alone on thumb.)
  • Graffiti Glitter contains green glitter in small and medium sizes, along with medium hexagon-shaped particles, plus the black counterparts and black bar glitter. (One coat over Zoya Piaf, two coats alone on thumb.)
  • Mosaic Madness contains blue glitter in small and medium sizes, along with medium hexagon-shaped particles, plus the black counterparts and black bar glitter. (One coat over Zoya Blu, two coats alone on thumb.)
  • Razzle Me, Dazzle Me contains champagne glitter in small and medium sizes, along with medium hexagon-shaped particles, plus the black counterparts and black bar glitter. (One coat over China Glaze Bend Over Backwards, two coats alone on thumb.)
  • Scattered & Tattered contains muted red glitter in small and medium sizes, along with medium hexagon-shaped particles, plus the black counterparts and black bar glitter. (One coat over Butter London Trout Pout, two coats alone on thumb.)

I don’t know of any exact dupes for these shades, because changing even one component of a glitter polish can change up the effect of seeing it layered quite a bit. Lynnderella Connect the Dots, which was a mix of black and white glitter in small, medium, hexagon, square, and bar shapes, was my first thought. It is, also, similar to China Glaze’s own Whirled Away from their Cirque du Soleil collection–where Whirled Away was black and white, all of the glitter pieces were much, much larger. The Bitz ‘n Pieces collection is much more interesting, as it adds smaller, finer particles to add interest to the background. Where Connect the Dots was more flat in color, this set of six are more metallic and reflective and seemed more densely-packed per coat.

All six were really consistent; the clear base thin in consistency, but the actual polish (in its sum) was almost thick because it was so densely-packed with glitter.  One coat yields a generous heaping of glitter, and all of the varying sizes and shapes come out in one go, too. There’s no need to push, pull, or dab the polish on, as it all will spread into place as if you were applying any normal polish. Because of the bar glitter, you may find you need to check the edges of the nail so the glitter is flush with the edge.  I wore Glitz ‘n Pieces for wear, and it wore for a full seven days without peeling, flaking, or chipping.

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China Glaze Glitz-Bitz 'n' Pieces Collection Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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One coat yields a generous heaping of glitter, and all of the varying sizes and shapes come out in one go, too. I had no problems with wear, and this was easy to apply.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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China Glaze Bling It On Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Bling It On Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Bling It On Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Bling It On Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Bling It On Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Bling It On Nail Lacquer (One coat over L’Oreal’s Members Only, two coats alone on thumb.)

China Glaze Bling It On Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Bling It On Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Bling It On Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Bling It On Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Bling It On Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Bling It On Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Glitz 'n Pieces Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Glitz ‘n Pieces Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Glitz 'n Pieces Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Glitz ‘n Pieces Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Glitz 'n Pieces Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Glitz ‘n Pieces Nail Lacquer (One coat over China Glaze Creative Fantasy, two coats alone on thumb.)

China Glaze Glitz 'n Pieces Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Glitz ‘n Pieces Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Glitz 'n Pieces Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Glitz ‘n Pieces Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Glitz 'n Pieces Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Glitz ‘n Pieces Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Graffiti Glitter Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Graffiti Glitter Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Graffiti Glitter Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Graffiti Glitter Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Graffiti Glitter Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Graffiti Glitter Nail Lacquer (One coat over Zoya Piaf, two coats alone on thumb.)

China Glaze Graffiti Glitter Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Graffiti Glitter Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Graffiti Glitter Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Graffiti Glitter Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Graffiti Glitter Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Graffiti Glitter Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Mosaic Madness Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Mosaic Madness Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Mosaic Madness Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Mosaic Madness Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Mosaic Madness Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Mosaic Madness Nail Lacquer (One coat over Zoya Blu, two coats alone on thumb.)

China Glaze Mosaic Madness Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Mosaic Madness Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Mosaic Madness Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Mosaic Madness Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Mosaic Madness Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Mosaic Madness Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Razzle Me, Dazzle Me Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Razzle Me, Dazzle Me Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Razzle Me, Dazzle Me Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Razzle Me, Dazzle Me Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Razzle Me, Dazzle Me Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Razzle Me, Dazzle Me Nail Lacquer (One coat over China Glaze Bend Over Backwards, two coats alone on thumb.)

China Glaze Razzle Me, Dazzle Me Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Razzle Me, Dazzle Me Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Razzle Me, Dazzle Me Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Razzle Me, Dazzle Me Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Razzle Me, Dazzle Me Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Razzle Me, Dazzle Me Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Scattered & Tattered Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Scattered & Tattered Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Scattered & Tattered Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Scattered & Tattered Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Scattered & Tattered Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Scattered & Tattered Nail Lacquer (One coat over Butter London Trout Pout, two coats alone on thumb.)

China Glaze Scattered & Tattered Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Scattered & Tattered Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Scattered & Tattered Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Scattered & Tattered Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Scattered & Tattered Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Scattered & Tattered Nail Lacquer

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Any dupes?

I don't know of any exact dupes for these shades, because changing even one component of a glitter polish can change up the effect of seeing it layered quite a bit. Lynnderella Connect the Dots, which was a mix of black and white glitter in small, medium, hexagon, square, and bar shapes, was my first thought. It is, also, similar to China Glaze's own Whirled Away from their Cirque du Soleil collection--where Whirled Away was black and white, all of the glitter pieces were much, much larger. The Bitz 'n Pieces collection is much more interesting, as it adds smaller, finer particles to add interest to the background. Where Connect the Dots was more flat in color, this set of six are more metallic and reflective and seemed more densely-packed per coat.

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44 thoughts on “China Glaze Glitz-Bitz ‘n’ Pieces Collection Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Fitrah Fitrah

    I think the overall look of these polishes is kind of a mess :/

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

      I think so, too… I think it’s because of the bar glitter. If that were left out, I think the other glitters would be more cohesive, but they just sort of break it up.

  2. I like these, but I think I would actually like them better if they were a touch less dense. Another potential dupe (not an exact dupe, but it has a similar feel) is Chaotic from the new Sephora X collection.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michelle Michelle

    Could you tell us the name of the base polish you’re wearing under the different China Glaze glitters? Some of them look amazing! :)

  4. Yellowlantern

    Piaf looks super cute for spring. I like your pairing of Graffiti Glitter and Piaf. :)

  5. Sara

    I love the Moasic blue and Grafitti green colors! The blue one reminds me of a night sky or something. All the glitter polish you’ve reviewed lately have me stocking up on them. I’ve had incredibly sparkly nails for the last few weeks.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Megan Megan

    I really can’t decide if I like these or not! I think they’re interesting but maybe a bit too chaotic for me.

  7. Audrey

    This makes so much sense now that I see them swatches. I thought they were glitter polishes, like Essie’s Leading Lady! Now I see how this could be considered a good spring line. Very versatile. I like these!

  8. penemuel

    What is that stunning purple you have Glitz & Pieces over?

  9. Sarah

    Heads up—the link to your review of Lynnderella Connect the Dots leads to a “Page Not Found.”

  10. Hmm, not a fan of the ‘twigs’ in the glitter, so I will pass this up.

    I do love all your color combinations though .. very creative!

    Monica

    • I can totally understand. Like sometimes I see glitter layering polishes and go, “Gah!” and then at another glance, I’m like, “ooohh!” It’s definitely a style that won’t resonate with everyone.

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ioana Cami

    I think I only like these because they remind me of Jackson Pollock paintings!

  12. Seagulls

    They’re not for me, but you did a swell job of layering with colors.

    Also, your cuticles look amazing. I will have to go nose around the archives and see if you explain your manicure process. I’m a former nail biter, and while my nails looks fine, my cuticles are just awful.

    • Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter really works well, and regular application of hand cream is certainly helpful, too! For me, it’s more about hydration than anything else.

      Thank you!

    • Bernice

      I agree! Your nail polish combinations are awesome :D I think my fave’s the Butter London Trout + China Glaze Scattered.

  13. lore

    When I want glitter top coats, I’ll go to the far superior indy brands.

  14. love these! I’m so glad to see glitter becoming such a popular phenomenon in nail polish. :D

  15. Am I the only one thinking that bar glitters mixed with hexagonal glitters just doesn’t look good?

  16. Bling it On and Glitz ‘n Pieces look like Essie’s glitter top coats but without the black pieces. They’re really cool looking!

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Brenda Brenda

    I like Mosiac Madness. For some reason it made me think of Kandinsky :)

    I purchased a few glitters, but I am so lazy when it comes to removing polish that I don’t use them very much. The time I have to wait for the remover to “eat through” the glitter and want it to come off as quickly as a plain nail does makes me pass over my pretties :(

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Joanna Joanna

    Very Artistic

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Chrissy Chrissy Kim

    Somebody already said this, but I have the Sephora X nail polish in Chaotic and it’s very similar to this line. Chaotic is just black and white, though. I like the extra color in these China Glaze polishes. I totally need to check them out!

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Shanna Shanna

    I would really, really love all of these – if only they didn’t have bar glitter :(

  21. Rebecca

    Noooooo bar glitter…. My worst enemy :( They would be so pretty to me if they didnt have the bar glitter in them. Yet another CG collection that is a no for me, guess my wallet will be happy.

  22. Miss J

    You chose some really fantastic combinations! I think I like the Mosaic Madness the best, but these really aren’t for me. I’m not too into bar glitter to start, and I really don’t like it in polishes where it is so sparse and/or runs into the hex glitter. This post did prompt me to paint my toes glittery, though! I put CG’s Lorelai’s Tiara over OPI Sheer Your Toys.

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kathy Kathy

    I really appreciate you swatching these! Removing all that glitter over and over could not have been easy!

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of _An_ An

    I really like these! So great for layering. All of them look so fun and festive. ^^

  25. what fun combos! i love the one with the bright pink underneath and the yellow

  26. Michelle

    Oh gosh, Christine. If this doesn’t show your dedication to this blog, I don’t know what does. Removing all that glitter must’ve been a PITA, even with Zoya remove.

  27. Smidgeroo

    They make your nails look like little Jackson Pollock paintings. Rad!

  28. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cindi Cindi

    It almost looks like Mozaic madness and Bling it on are dupes. Can you do a side by swatch to see the differences? I tried scrolling up and down to look, but I still couldn’t decide how they were really that difference and if I was going to need both. I really love Bling it On, Glitz and pieces, and must have the green Graffiti glitter!

    • Bling It On is blue-purple glitter, Mosaic Madness is navy glitter.

    • Nailsinthecity

      I have both of them. I would say that the blue in ‘Mosaic Madness’ is more of a cerulean blue. It isn’t dark like a navy blue – from my perspective anyways :)
      And like Christine said, ‘Bling It On’ is blue-purple (or indigo)

  29. Nailsinthecity

    I bought 4 of these yesterday – Bling It On, Graffiti Glitter, Razzle Me Dazzle Me, and Scattered & Tattered. I think I changed my polish about 5 times before I decided on a combo I liked!
    My favorite is definitely Scattered & Tattered. Some people say it’s red, others say pink – I personally see pink. I eventually settled on a thin coat of Scattered & Tattered over a base of Sinful Color’s Mint Apple (Similar to China Glaze’s For Aubrey). It looks like an abstarct cherry blossom design – super cute :)

  30. julie

    I love the colors and everything but there is one problem
    I cant find it anywhere. I looked in all the stores I could find but they didn’t have it. I love the price and all the colors
    and I absolutely LOVE the brand and that is the only problem.