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


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.

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

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10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
98%
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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

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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“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.

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!

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

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!

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!

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! 🙂

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