Friday, October 15th, 2010

China Glaze Holiday 2010
Nail Lacquer: Midnight Kiss, Party Hearty

China Glaze Holiday 2010: Part 3

Finally! These are the last four shades of the new and limited sixteen holiday shades by China Glaze. I grouped these together, because three of the four are very glitter-based. I wanted to swatch the glitters last, since the glitter does have a tendency to get into the nooks and crannies of my nails, which can throw off other swatches. Party Hearty is a fun shade but definitely use it to layer rather than alone.

Each China Glaze retails for $3 and up, depending on where you purchase yours from. I know the brand is carried at various etailers as well as Sally’s (not sure if it’s in store yet, though).

  • Midnight Kiss is a soft gold with gold shimmer-glitter and an almost metallic/foil finish. It’s the gold version of Cheers to You. It seems similar to Butter London’s Full Monty. Two coats.
  • Party Hearty is a mix of large, red hexagonal glitter; smaller green hexagonal glitter; and smaller silver and gold circular/square glitter. All the glitter particles are flat and suspended in a clear base. This is a shade that’s best layered over other polishes rather than on its own. For swatching purposes, I did both, and when it’s shown alone, that’s three full coats. I liked it best over Midnight Kiss, Cheers to You, and Frosty.
  • Mrs. Claus is a pinky-red jelly with dark pink and fuchsia glitter suspended in the base. I feel like I’ve seen this shade before, but I can’t put my finger on it. I did three coats, but it still seemed rather pink on me. (This shade fell flat for me; it’s just so pink on but red in the bottle–I’d give this a lower product score of 27/30, FYI!)
  • Mistletoe Kisses is an emerald green base with minty-green/silver glitter. After swatching Mrs. Clause, I thought this was going to be just like it, but Mistletoe Kisses is quite opaque! It initially reminded me of China Glaze Watermelon Rind, but it’s far too teal in comparison. Two coats.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: Party Hearty is fun and the very definition of Christmas! It looks excellent over Midnight Kiss.

AVAILABILITY: 8ty8beauty.com

See more photos & swatches!

China Glaze Holiday 2010
Nail Lacquer: Midnight Kiss, Party Hearty

China Glaze Holiday 2010
Nail Lacquer: Midnight Kiss, Party Hearty

China Glaze Holiday 2010
Nail Lacquer: Midnight Kiss, Party Hearty

China Glaze Holiday 2010
Nail Lacquer: Mrs. Claus, Mistletoe Kisses

China Glaze Holiday 2010
Nail Lacquer: Mrs. Claus, Mistletoe Kisses

China Glaze Holiday 2010
Nail Lacquer: Mrs. Claus, Mistletoe Kisses

China Glaze Holiday 2010
Nail Lacquer: Mrs. Claus, Mistletoe Kisses

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Midnight Kiss Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Midnight Kiss Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Midnight Kiss Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Midnight Kiss Nail Lacquer (Flash)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Party Hearty Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Party Hearty Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Party Hearty Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Party Hearty Nail Lacquer (Flash)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Mrs. Clause Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Mrs. Clause Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Mrs. Clause Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Mrs. Clause Nail Lacquer (Flash)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses Nail Lacquer (Flash)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Party Hearty (one coat) layered over: Midnight Kiss (thumb), Peace on Earth (index), Jolly Holly (middle), Cheers to You (ring), Frosty (pinky) (Natural Light)

China Glaze Holiday 2010
China Glaze Party Hearty (one coat) layered over: Midnight Kisses (thumb), Peace on Earth (index), Jolly Holly (middle), Cheers to You (ring), Frosty (pinky) (Flash)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase China Glaze? How much is it?

Etailers like 8ty8beauty.com as well as beauty supply stores like Sally's. The price ranges from $3 and up, depending on the retailer.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

I listed for the dupes I could find for the shades within the post; please look at the specific shade for my thoughts on dupes.

What base/top coat did you use?

Zoya's Anchor & Armor.

How long do China Glaze polishes wear?

I get a week's worth of wear.

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53 thoughts on “China Glaze Holiday 2010: Part 3 Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Maeve

    I love Mrs. Claus actually. And I like Frosty and Cheers to You too!

  2. Haha, glitter!! I love these. I like to wear Christmas colors year round. I so need Party Harty.

  3. Avatar of Dawn Dawn

    They’re lovely! I wish they were that cheap here, though. The cheapest I’ve seen (the only online seller I’ve found so far) only has the Ruby Deer set, and that’s £9.99. They haven’t got the individual ones yet, but they charge £5.99 for single polishes. On ebay, it’s £9.99 a bottle!

    • jade

      if you can get on ebay now, there’s 2 polishes for £10.95 i’m planning to buy them

    • Alison

      I hear MBeauty lounge is a wonderful place to get China Glaze among other great nail polish brands – the prices are great and the shipping is supposed to be very affordable.

  4. party hearty looks like a christmas tree :) and I got my first christmassy feelings right now! hehe :D

  5. Party Hearty looks soooo fun.

  6. Vanessa S

    I love glitter but strangely enough i dont care for any of these too much :(

    • jen

      I feel the same…these didn’t blow me away. I much prefer CG’s “Ruby Pumps” (red glitter) and “Dorothy Who?” (blue glitter) …. do you know of any other CG glitter shades comparable with those? thanks. :) I do love the “Party Hearty” shade though. xoxo

  7. Avatar of Arantza Arantzazu

    Oh! So fun Party Hearty! =)

  8. Allison

    Christine will you be posting swatches of opi’s burlesque collection?

  9. Avatar of Tabi Tabi

    Wow, this makes me feel super festive!

  10. Avatar of Elsa Evie

    Part hearty looks just like a color from Kleancolor( which I buy at a dollar a piece)!

  11. Avatar of Elsa Evie

    Party Hearty= Kleancolor #88 fireworks!

  12. Amy

    Hey Christine, so glad you posted swatches of Party Hearty overtop other colours. I just got mine today and tried it out the same way… but the larger red glitter is causing me some issue. In your swatches there seems to be a decent amount of the red glitter even in just one coat. But when I try to layer one coat over another polish, I end up with just one or two pieces of red glitter on the nail which ends up looking rather silly.

    Do you have any tips/tricks to dealing with the larger glitter pieces?

  13. Trish

    Misteltoe Kisses–the *perfect* green for me!

  14. Avatar of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    Must have Midnight Kiss!

  15. Sarah

    I have a nailpolish EXACTLY like Midnight kiss that I got 2 years ago from a Charlotte russe.

  16. Audrey

    O_O Your swatches of Party Hearty layered over the other colors just gave me the holiday goosebumps!

  17. Naz

    Christine, you might have answered this before, but is there an easier way to remove polish with glitter? I always feel like I have to kind of scrub it or scratch it off after the polish remover has sunk in a little bit. There must be an easier way (?)

    • I just press a pad with remover on it against the nail for 15-30 seconds, then move to the next nail, and I do this for one hand… and then I go back and remove.

    • Lorin

      White felt soaked in nail polish remover can help take off glitter. But only use white because the
      other colors will bleed!

  18. isla

    china glaze actually nailed this collection!its all the right colours and textures…just amazing.I am definitely getting Party Hearty

  19. Jeannie

    Midnight Kisss <3

  20. Mamavalveeta03

    Wow–Those really SCREAM Christmas! I’m more of a whisper girl, myself.

  21. Laurie

    The Mrs. Claus kind of reminds me of my Deborah Lippman “Holiday” color–more pink than red. I use it for Valentine’s Day. Pinky red just doesn’t say Christmas to me. I agree with your 3 favorites for using Party Hearty as a top coat. They make me ready for some Christmas fun!

  22. nessa

    Oh WOW. Those are sure pretty. Too bad you can’t get that brand in Canada :(

    • Sara

      I live in Canada and they have China Glaze at Chatter’s Hair Salon and Sally’s beauty supply.
      hope this helps! =)

    • Nicole

      Transdesign.com ships to Canada! It’s cheap shipping if you order 9 polishes or less, and request a USPS ‘small flat rate box’ in the comment box at checkout. I’ve ordered from them successfully several times. And their China Glaze polishes are $3 each!

  23. Stacey

    Sally will have these next month. However, we have twelve of the sixteen shades.

  24. margo

    fun cool colors-

  25. diann

    I would like to see Mrs Clause over MOmmy Kissing Santa

  26. Sarah Z

    Christine! Your last couple photos make your nails look like fabulous little presents!! :D

    I need that Party Hearty in my life!

  27. leesie

    Party Hearty is the one I’m most excited about–I really want to wear it over a lime creme for my Christmas mani. Mistletoe Kisses is on my list, too, as is Mrs. Claus (despite reading/seeing how pink it’s been for a couple bloggers–I can always layer it over a red creme if I find I have that problem).

  28. Kathy

    I’m not a huge fan of polishes with chunky glitter, but Party Hearty is to die for! I’m going to have fun wearing that one over the holidays! :)

  29. karen

    Nice! I need Party Hearty, love it!

  30. I need Party Hearty in my life.

  31. bella

    Horrible colours… Can´t seem to understand who would wear these!
    Ok it´s christmas but hey get a grip…

  32. Kathy

    Whoaaaa love the glitter in party hardy!

  33. holy crap party hearty is SO fun! :) i really love all these

  34. Kat

    As soon as I’m done Project 10 Pan, Party Hearty will be coming home with me. I just wish my closest Sally’s wasn’t over an hour away :( Oh well, I’ll use that as an excuse to do an, err, impressive (sounds so much better than huge lol) nail polish haul.

  35. Avatar of Leslie Leslie

    how do Midnight Kiss and Jingle Bells compare? Seems like they look exactly alike??

  36. Little Miss Sunshine

    Normally I’m not so much into nail lacquers – and I will paint my toenails rather than my fingernails – but I’d quite like to try party hearty!

  37. I got Party Heart, Mrs Claus and Mistletoe kisses and I love them all!