Sunday, December 9th, 2012

China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer

Add a Little Pizzazz to Your Holiday Nails

China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer ($7.50 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “twinkling multi-dimensional glitter blend.” It’s a mix of light blue, green, orange, yellow, fuchsia, and pink medium-sized glitter particles. It’s definitely not too similar to Glitter all the Way. This is a bit more pastel, and the size is more confetti-like as well as more are uniform. I couldn’t think of a dupe, so I’d love to hear any suggestions you may have!

It’s glitter suspended in a clear base, so it’s best used as a layering polish; particularly because it’s really sparse. I layered one coat over China Glaze Blue Bells Ring, and then I did two coats of the glitter on its own on my thumb nail so you could see the coverage. It’s not a glitter that ever gets close to being opaque. ┬áThere was something about this polish that didn’t translate well no the nail–I think the thicker, almost gel-like consistency wasn’t helping, because the glitter didn’t spread evenly, which resulted in almost bald-looking spots in areas. ┬áThis shade required some pushing and pulling and patting to get the glitter to space out evenly.

The Glossover



I wasn't keen on the application--it was just extra thick, even for a glitter-in-clear-polish. It didn't apply evenly with ease, so it wasn't the best layering glitter I've come across. Sometimes the glitter composition can be worth the extra effort, but that is definitely going to come down to the individual.











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China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer
China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

8ty8 Beauty, $3.00.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

I couldn't think of any!

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16 thoughts on “China Glaze Pizzazz Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Heidi

    That’s odd! On me, Pizzazz is almost opaque on its own with one coat. I layered it over a red polish in one coat and you could barely see the red anymore..
    I think it really depends on how thick you want your layer to be and how much effort you put in spreading the polish out. And since it’s a chunky glitter, even thicker coats will dry very fast. As you said, it’s quite thick in consistency, so you can really get away with two coats if you wanna wear this on your own.

  2. Nihal

    I think it deserves “F”

  3. I’m less impressed with it than I expected, but I still like it. I’ve been getting more and more into glitter lately… :-)

  4. It reminds me a lot of OPI Rainbow connection from the Muppets collection. I think I prefer the OPI one, but this is really pretty too.

  5. Noelle

    Circus Confetti by Essence is similar in color but it has more hexagon shaped glitters in it. But I don’t think Essence is available in the US, right?

  6. Dinitchka

    I looked for this at my Sally’s but they didn’t have it or had sold out :(

    Though, I have seen some online swatches of Jesse’s Girl *JulieG* (she’s on Youtube and has had Sunday Link Love from Christine) polishes from the 2012 holiday collection in Light It Up. This could be a spot on dupe or a very close dupe. I believe these are sold at Rite-Aid. I have no access to Rite-Aid *very sad face*

  7. Stacy

    I actually love this polish. I’ve found that if you use really thin coats, the glitter spreads really easily and leaves the glitter much more dense. I haven’t tried it yet, but I would think you may even be able to get enough coverage to wear it alone if you use thin enough coats. I personally love it over China Glaze Unpredictable!

  8. Clare Herickhoff

    I think Deborah Lippmann’s Happy Birthday is almost exactly the same, except Happy Birthday has 3 sizes of glitter instead of just 2. Happy Birthday also has small red glitters in addition to all of the other colors that Pizzazz has.

    I’m really pleased with Happy Birthday — the clear base is not too thick, the glitter spreads evenly, and it is not nearly as sparse as Pizzazz sounds. Happy Birthday is $18, so it’s definitely more expensive than Pizzazz, but I think the quality makes it worth a look.

  9. Jillian

    There are so many dupes to this shade. I feel like every brand makes something like this now. I have Sephora by OPI’s Spark-tacular top coat and it’s exactly the same.

  10. A bit sparse on the glitter .. but still really pretty!


  11. Bummer! I was excited to see the pretty glitter, but the application just sounds like too much of a hassle.

  12. Toni

    Milani Jewel FX ($3.97 @ Walmart) also seems really similar. I have less trouble with the application than described here but it is still a little bit of a hassle.

  13. karen

    Looks the same as rainbow connection

  14. Sara

    I just picked up a bottle of Pinata-Yada-Yada from the Ulta brand collection in Ulta. It’s nearly identical to Pizzazz with the same mix of smaller and larger confetti in rainbow colors. It is a bit sparse on the glitter, but I just put 2 coats on (over a shimmery pink color) and it looks quite nice.

  15. too bad the application is so iffy. in the bottle it’s so cute…looks like sprinkles!