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

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!).ย  With twelve shades and sixty photos in total, I split up the two posts to help narrow the focus a bit.ย  Of these six, my favorites are:ย  Classic Camel (elegant with a twist) and Goin’ My Way (the way the light hits it is divine).ย  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:ย  If you love your polishes on the darker side (whether now or in the fall), these are some excellent choices.

Availability:ย  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

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China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
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China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
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China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Riveter Rouge Nail Lacquer

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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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Love these, especially the three browns (Ingrid, Swing Baby, Goinโ€™ 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.

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!

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you so much for the swatches these polishes look awesome, got to love China Glaze:
โ™ฅClassic Camel
โ™ฅIngrid
โ™ฅSwing Baby
โ™ฅFoxy

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!!!

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.

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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).

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

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.

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, unless it’s matte… then I skip the top coat!

Anyway, I use Zoya’s Color Lock System!

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 ๐Ÿ™‚
Can I ask you thou, would you classify Foxy as a frosty finish? Is it brushstrokey?

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