China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze: Hey Doll, Bogie, Emerald Fitzgerald, Midnight Mission, First Class Ticket, Jitterbug

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

Here are the other six shades from Vintage Vixen!  Just to recap, the formula rocks here.  It may feel a little thin, but each coat packs plenty of pigment, despite the consistency.  It’s easy to apply–I didn’t have to play around with application to get beautiful, even, and smooth color.  Most of these are two-coaters, but they easily work with three, which is my preferred number.

From these, my favorites are easily Emerald Fitzgerald (oh, it’s swoon worthy in its inkiness!) and First Class Ticket (so intense and rich in its color).  I also loved the way Midnight Mission looked.

  • Hey Doll is a rosy-brown with silver shimmer. This was a two-coater.
  • Bogie is a darkened plummy mauve with silver and reddened shimmer. I don’t think I have any color quite like this in my personal stash. Two coats was perfect here.
  • Emerald Fitzgerald is a deep, inky teal with lighter aqua-teal shimmer. Love, love this one. It’s distinctly teal, not black, but yet it’s so dark and delicious. I found two coats was just enough to give a nice, opaque look.
  • Midnight Mission is a midnight navy blue base with silver microglitter. It’s exactly what you’d call midnight blue–with the silver as the twinkling stars over a darkened night sky. Like many other shades in this launch, two coats was just right with this color.
  • First Class Ticket is a rich, lush violet purple with blue-violet shimmer. Absolutely stunning! I thought this was the best shade out of the bunch. It nearly glows. Just two coats with this one as well.
  • Jitterbug is a stormy gray with silver microglitter. It has the same feel and texture as Swing baby, but I was able to get this one to go opaque with three coats. It has a grittier surface once it dries, so a thicker top coat works best.

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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: Hey Doll, Bogie, Emerald Fitzgerald, Midnight Mission, First Class Ticket, Jitterbug

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze: Hey Doll, Bogie, Emerald Fitzgerald

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze: Midnight Mission, First Class Ticket, Jitterbug

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze: Hey Doll, Bogie, Emerald Fitzgerald

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze: Midnight Mission, First Class Ticket, Jitterbug

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Hey Doll Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Hey Doll Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Hey Doll Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Hey Doll Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Bogie Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Bogie Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Bogie Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Bogie Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
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China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Midnight Mission Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Midnight Mission Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Midnight Mission Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze First Class Ticket Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze First Class Ticket Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze First Class Ticket Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze First Class Ticket Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Jitterbug Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Jitterbug Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Jitterbug Nail Lacquer

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection
China Glaze Jitterbug Nail Lacquer

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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hi Christine! I’ve only ever bought opi nail polishes before but I’m thinking about switching to china glaze because they are cheaper and because of them threatening you with their lawyers and such. How do you think the two brands compare? Where can you buy china glaze online?
thanks so much!

Funny enough, I really didn’t have much interest in OPI until I started blogging and received a TON of requests to review their collections — it was only then that I started to buy their seasonal collections to review. I think China Glaze is just as good as OPI–though I personally think China Glaze is better. I usually grab mine from 8ty8beauty.com or transdesign.com. 🙂

Finally my local Sallys put these out. I picked up Ingrid and First class ticket. I’m going back for more thanks to your swatches Christine.

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