Thursday, May 13th, 2010

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection

China Glaze: Classic Camel, Ingrid, Swing Baby, Goin’ My Way, Riveter Rouge, Foxy

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

Vintage Vixen includes twelve new shades of polish, ranging from a khaki beige to a midnight blue to a darkened teal. The collection starts shipping in early July.

The formula on these was consistently good–I had no issues applying these right out of the bottle. As far as I’m concerned, if I don’t have to fuss over a formula and experiment with application, it’s a solid formula. It is a thinner consistency, but each coat still packed quite a bit of pigment. Most of these shades are two-coaters, but you can do three, too, if you so desire (which is usually what I do).

The collection is made up of a mix between frost and microglitter finishes. The feeling is decidedly fall, so it’s perfect for the season (remember–this is China Glaze’s fall collection!).  With twelve shades and sixty photos in total, I split up the two posts to help narrow the focus a bit.  Of these six, my favorites are:  Classic Camel (elegant with a twist) and Goin’ My Way (the way the light hits it is divine).  I also liked Foxy (love the lava-ish look of it), but not quite as much as the other two–there weren’t any dud shades here, really.

  • Classic Camel is a khaki beige with a stronger yellow undertone and golden yellow shimmer. I needed two thicker coats or three mediums coats with this shade.
  • Ingrid is a softened deep, molten chocolate brown with ultra fine, light brown shimmer. I found two coats was optimum with this shade.
  • Swing Baby is a metallic taupe brown with microglitter. I couldn’t get total coverage with three coats, but the microglitter spread pretty evenly overall. It dries down to a slightly bumpy surface–you can feel the microglitter a bit–but a thicker layer of top coat solves that issue.
  • Goin’ My Way is a burnished copper flecked chocolate brown. I love the way this one catches light. It does show brush strokes just a tad, if you’re looking for them. Two coats was just right fro this color.
  • Riveter Rouge is a deep red with flecks of silver migroglitter. Like Swing Baby, the surface can be a little gritty so using a thicker top coat helps to smooth it away. Two coats here was perfect.
  • Foxy is a warmed up, lightened coppered brown with significant red undertones. It’s flecked with copper-orange shimmer throughout. I found two coats to work well here.

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

Recommendation:  If you love your polishes on the darker side (whether now or in the fall), these are some excellent choices.

Availability:  July 2010

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China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze: Classic Camel, Ingrid, Swing Baby, Goin’ My Way, Riveter Rouge, Foxy

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze: Classic Camel, Ingrid, Swing Baby, Goin’ My Way, Riveter Rouge, Foxy

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze: Classic Camel, Ingrid, Swing Baby

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze: Goin’ My Way, Riveter Rouge, Foxy

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze: Classic Camel, Ingrid, Swing Baby

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze: Goin’ My Way, Riveter Rouge, Foxy

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Classic Camel Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Classic Camel Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Classic Camel Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Classic Camel Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Ingrid Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Ingrid Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Ingrid Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Ingrid Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Swing Baby Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Swing Baby Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Swing Baby Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Swing Baby Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Goin’ My Way Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Goin’ My Way Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Goin’ My Way Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Goin’ My Way Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Riveter Rouge Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Riveter Rouge Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Riveter Rouge Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Riveter Rouge Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Foxy Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Foxy Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Foxy Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Foxy Nail Lacquer

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47 thoughts on “China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

  1. Kristina

    Too soon for fall, but LOVE it!

  2. I love swing baby. It looks gorgeous.

  3. Wilcoa

    Love these, especially the three browns (Ingrid, Swing Baby, Goin’ My Way)… definitely going to be picking up a bunch from this collection! I always think nude/brown nails look so classy in the fall.

  4. Holly

    Ok. I’m gonna have to pick up the whole set… :)

  5. Leti

    I may sound silly but.. where can you purchase China Glaze at a reasonable price? :)

  6. Vickie

    i am soo Riveter Rouge and Foxy. cant wait to get these

  7. Classic caramel is prettyyyyy! Why don’t they have china glaze over here :(

  8. Pam

    Hey, does anyone know where to buy China Glaze in Vancouver, Canada???

  9. Carrie

    wow, i think this will be the first time I buy an entire collection of anything…these are all my perfect colors. I think my very favorite is Bogie, though. Thanks for these swatches!

  10. Roxy

    Wow amazing! I am loving Ingrid, and from the 2nd part of the swatches Jitterbug and First Class Ticket. I like how the color seems to reflect different depending on the light. I really enjoy the fall preview posts you do Christine. It gives us a sneak peek at what amazing colors will be out during the fall season…even if it is kind of early :)

  11. Heather

    You are so detailed I love it. How does it take to do all these swatches?

  12. SiaM

    Thank you so much for the swatches these polishes look awesome, got to love China Glaze:
    ♥Classic Camel
    ♥Ingrid
    ♥Swing Baby
    ♥Foxy

  13. Courtney

    Me likey Ingrid! But I’m a sucker for brown and taupe nail polish.

  14. Dini

    Classic camel is my favorite. The snow from the latest storm just melted last week, but I still can’t wait to wear these colors this coming fall!!!

  15. Siledhel

    This are so office-wearable
    I love them!!!!

  16. foxy lady totally makes me think of thrills lipstick from the upcoming beach collection

  17. I may not be into brown nail polish colors but I like Goin’ My Way. Foxy is such a nice color that I might be getting. Riveter Rouge is nice but it kinda reminds me of Ruby Pumps for some reason. I know they might not be the same but still.

  18. Sharon

    I really like several of these… want Ingrid and Swing Baby for sure.

  19. Roslyn

    These colors are AMAZING! I can’t wait to get my hands on the browns and reds.

  20. aradhana

    love the swatches, part one and two…beautiful as usual.
    i was doing my nails this evening and couldn’t help but wonder what you use to remove your polish between swatches? if it were me, there would be a mess of colour near my cuticles…!
    anyway, i had the same faves as you christine, though these aren’t likely to be available here…i found one shop with china glaze but they mostly have pretty old shades!

    • Hey! :)

      So, I never go down to the cuticle to cut down on making a mess there – it’s just SO much easier to remove in one swipe if I leave a little nail showing at the bottom. I used Orly here, but it really, really dried out my hands between swatching! I think for regular removal (e.g. not 12 times in the same day, lol), it’s great – definitely gets it all off – but I prefer Zoya Remove+ because it’s gentler on hands (and just as good).

      • aradhana

        cool thanks i will look for those…not that i am in the practice of applying and removing nailpolish as often as 12 times a day…;)

        • LOL, yeah, exactly :) So, I don’t have hate for Orly’s remover as a normal person… but as a beauty blogger, I kind of do. I always had people ask, “How come your hands look so nice even after twelve polishes?” It was totally Zoya Remove+ at work!

  21. didinium

    Thank you so much for preparing and taking these wonderful pictures! Muah! :*

  22. ooooh, there is no way I’m wearing these in July, but oh my! I want them so bad they are beautifu;1!!

  23. Sophia

    Going My Way is just DIVINE!

  24. SiaM

    Random Question:

    I know this is a silly question but here it goes:
    Why have some internet nail polish stores (example: my favorite 8ty8beauty.com) stopped selling OPI nail polishes? even TransDesign is eliminating their inventory…. will I have to buy them from ebay? 0_0

    • Hi SiaM,

      From what I understand, OPI has filed a lawsuit against some of the etailers for trademark infringement, because they are not authorized distributors of OPI polishes. Since they’ve instigated a lawsuit and moved beyond just the cease and desist stage, it looks like the etailers are trying to mitigate some of their potential damages if the case moves forward.

  25. Tonni

    OMG LOVE. They’re gorgeous. I may just have to get them all!
    Q: Do you use top coat on swatches? It’s so shiny! If so, which one?

    • Hi Tonni,

      Yes, I always use a base & top coat :) Well, unless it’s matte… then I skip the top coat!

      Anyway, I use Zoya’s Color Lock System!

  26. LNU

    Goin my way is SO pretty!

  27. Dia

    Wow, you’re making me reconsider polishes that I’d already written off as being too warm and boring for me. My wallet is now crying! ;-D

  28. Yvonne

    hey christine, just wondering, are you gonna do a review on the OPI Shrek collection?

  29. Darby

    Ah I love Swing Baby! It totally reminds me of Style Snob as a nail polish

  30. j e n

    Thank gaaawd there’s only 1 I like, Ingrid!!! <3

  31. Mona

    I love this post… i keep coming back to it and it always lifts my spirits. You do such a great job, the color-oholic in me is so happy :)
    Can I ask you thou, would you classify Foxy as a frosty finish? Is it brushstrokey?