China Glaze Holiday 2010: Part 3 Review, Photos, Swatches

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.

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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)

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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 Β£9.99. They haven’t got the individual ones yet, but they charge Β£5.99 for single polishes. On ebay, it’s Β£9.99 a bottle!

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.

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. πŸ™‚ I do love the “Party Hearty” shade though. xoxo

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?

I press the brush across the nail – like lay it down so the entire length of the brush is on your nail, and then I brush it out a bit.

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.

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!

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!

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).

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! πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™ Oh well, I’ll use that as an excuse to do an, err, impressive (sounds so much better than huge lol) nail polish haul.

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!

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