Tuesday, November 8th, 2011


China Glaze Nail Lacquers in Velvet Bow, Winter Berry, Poinsettia, Holly-day

China Glaze Let It Snow: Velvet Bow, Winter Berry, Poinsettia, Holly-day

The next four shades we’re reviewing from China Glaze’s Let It Snow Collection are: Velvet Bow (rich red creme), Winter Berry (creamy cranberry-red), Poinsettia (ruby red creme), and Holly-day (rich hunter green).

Of these four, Holly-day was the only shade I didn’t feel was dupeable. The other three seemed to have a fair amount of similar shades, so it made them less interesting. I think many of us have seen red creams for the holiday season, so there’s a good chance you may already own shades close enough to these new ones. For those who are just beginning to get into nail polish, the formula on these was excellent–the consistency was just right, not too thick or thin, and the flow was even and covered the nail without a fuss. All four were opaque in two coats, which is exactly as it should be. I typically get a week of wear with minimal tip wear with China Glaze’s formula.

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China Glaze Let it Snow Collection Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

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For those who are just beginning to get into nail polish, the formula on these was excellent--the consistency was just right, not too thick or thin, and the flow was even and covered the nail without a fuss. All four were opaque in two coats, which is exactly as it should be.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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China Glaze Nail Lacquers in Velvet Bow, Winter Berry, Poinsettia, Holly-day


China Glaze Nail Lacquers in Velvet Bow, Winter Berry, Poinsettia, Holly-day


China Glaze Nail Lacquers in Velvet Bow, Winter Berry, Poinsettia, Holly-day


China Glaze Velvet Bow Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Velvet Bow Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Velvet Bow Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Velvet Bow Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Winter Berry Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Winter Berry Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Winter Berry Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Winter Berry Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Poinsettia Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Poinsettia Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Poinsettia Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Poinsettia Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Holly-day Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Holly-day Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Holly-day Nail Lacquer


China Glaze Holly-day Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sally's Beauty Supply, $4-5.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade reviews! :)

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22 thoughts on “China Glaze Let it Snow Collection Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

  1. K7P*

    Velvet bow fits that color so perfect! I must buy! So lovely!

  2. Nicole

    I picked up the whole collection with the exception of Poinsettia. Seriously beautiful polishes! Tinsel Town is my absolute favorite polish now!

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ashley Ashley Sarah

    Velvet Bow is so pretty as well as Winter Berry!

  4. Z

    “Meh.” That’s almost always my reaction to creams. So an entire set of them is like being bored to death. :p

    Thanks for the swatches! I think I prefer last year’s CG holiday collection.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of caitlin Cait

    I was just about to say that “velvet bow” is the perfect name for that shade. I want all of these sooo bad!

  6. Janet

    Hi! How do you compare Velvet Bow to Illamasqua’s Vice? I love the color of Vice but it barely lasted 3 days on my nails so I am desperately trying to find a replacement!

    Thank you!

    • Redder a bit! Different finish, too. Did you use a top/base coat with Vice?

      • Janet

        I did a bottom coat then the top coat with Seche. I figured it would help make it last longer but that failed. Today I bought Essie’s Bahama Mama but it’s slightly darker and less of that wine shade that’s so gorgeous. Oh well. Do you have any other dupes?

        • China Glaze Loft-y Ambitions is lighter and has fine shimmer but is still similar. Zoya Anja is more purple and less brown based. Urban Decay Wrecked is a touch darker. MAC Vintage Vamp is less opaque

  7. Velvet Bow is so perfect for autumn!

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Laura Mia

    All of these colors are so beautiful…I wish they would make them part of their permanent collection!

  9. Fey

    Velvet Bow is such a beautiful red. Wow, so rich and deep. Holly-day is a perfect green for me. I’m always looking for one that’s a bit dark and not too bright!

  10. Andrea

    I really want velvet bow is so special color im sure it will look nice on my yellowish color, bright reds never go well with my color

  11. noelia

    OH LORRRD VELVET BOW!!! The color reminds me of OPI’s Vampire State Building that was a LE back in 2006! MUST. HAVE. close dupe is Revlon’s Vixen!

    • noelia

      CORRECTION! Vampire State Building was a LE New York OPI color in 2000!! I’ve been looking around like a madwoman for it! THANK YOU!! I’ve also heard Chanel’s Vamp is a pretty close dupe as well! Just realized Revlon’s Vixen is a bit too dark! THANK YOU! :)

    • Thanks for the dupe suggestions!

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa

    Are those your real nails or acrylics? I like the shape of them

  13. Lexi

    yay! I was looking for a vampy blood red – maybe Velvet Bow is it!