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Wicked: a China Glaze collection for Halloween 2012

Roguish Red Manicure with Glitter Goblin tips - a Halloween manicure

This collection has been out for a few weeks already, but unfortunately I am just getting around to sharing it now.

WICKED is China Glaze’s 2012 Halloween Collection.  It is made up of 6 new polishes plus a Ghoulish Glow in the dark nail polish.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer Collection "Wicked"

From Left to Right: Cast a Spell, Immortal, Bizarre Blurple, Glitter Goblin, Roguish Red, Make a Spectacle

Ghoulish Glow is however only available in their special 4 pack of nail lacquers, where as 3 of the shades above are only sold individually (Cast a Spell, Immortal and Make a Spectacle).  I grabbed the 4 pack as well as “Make a Spectacle” because it was just TOO pretty of a glitter to walk away from.

Value Pack from China Glaze's Halloween 2012 "Wicked" Collection

The 4 pack is an incredible value at $11.99 CAD or $9.99 US at Sally Beauty Supply Store’s.  Otherwise, the polishes are sold individually for $5.99 CAD or $4.99 US.

Roguish Red, Glitter Goblin, Bizarre Blurple and Ghoulish Glow (China Glaze's Wicked Collection)

Here is a look at Roguish Red complete with Glitter Goblin Tips.

Roguish Red Manicure with Glitter Goblin tips - a Halloween manicure

Roguish Red is an orange-red creme nail lacquer.  It has a very nice opaque formula with which you can almost get away with one coat.  You will need two to make it perfectly opaque though.

China Glaze's 2012 Halloween Collection "Wicked"

Glitter Goblin is a clear base polish packed with orange, silver and iridescent glitters.  They are very fine and will require multiple coats if you are going for full coverage.

Festive Manicure, Halloween Nails, manicures for short nails

My favourite use of “Make a Spectacle” so far is in a Jelly Sandwich manicure.

Katherine Nail Polish by Zoya in "Jelly Sandwich Nails"

But it is an absolutely gorgeous opalescent glitter with a clear base that makes for a beautiful top coat, no matter the base colour.  Here I have layered it over top of “Bizarre Blurple”.

"Make A Spectacle" Glitter Top Coat - a Nail Lacquer from China Glaze

“Bizarre Blurple” on its own is a very pretty polish too.  It is a rich blue-purple shade (no shock given the name) with mainly blue shimmer.  Depending on how the light hits it, it can appear more blue or more purple.  I experienced slight bubbling with this polish, but it is definitely my fault and not that of Bizarre Blurple.  I know I was impatient and didn’t wait long enough in between coats and my first coat wasn’t completely dry.

swatch on nails of Bizarre Blurple by China Glaze

I’m still debating whether or not go to back for “Cast a Spell”.  It is a very dark polish that appears completely black in lots of lighting.  But it is actually a dark olive base with gold and green shimmer.  If I end up caving and picking it up, I will be sure to add it to this post.

All in all I’m very happy with this collection.  Make a Spectacle is my new favourite glitter polish that I own and the 4 pack is great value.  I wasn’t sure I would like Roguish Red very much when I grabbed the set, but after wearing it last week with the glitter tips, I managed to fall in love – so I’m super happy I now have an orangey-red in my collection.

What polishes are you most excited about this Halloween?

Do you have a favourite from China Glaze’s “Wicked” Collection?

xox,
Shannon

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Jelly Sandwich Extravaganza with the Fall 2012 “Gloss” Collection by Zoya

green jelly sandwich nails, blue jelly sandwich nails

Jelly Sandwich nails are probably my most favourite manicures.  They are simple, pretty, easy to create and the longest lasting of any manicures I’ve had.

I only had one jelly polish and was having a hard time tracking them down.  So when I heard Zoya had come out with a fall collection featuring all jellies, I was excited.  I’ve never had a Zoya polish before as they aren’t the most accessible here in Canada, but I know how popular they are south of the border.

Gloss Collection - fall 2012 - Zoya

So I decided to grab this “Gloss” Collection from nailpolishcanada.com for $24.00.  You can also purchase it for the same price online at zoya.com (if you are in the US) or ebay/amazon.  They are sold everywhere for $8.00/each or $24.00 for the set.

Fall 2012 Gloss Collection by Zoya

This collection contains Katherine, Paloma and Frida – all beautiful jewel toned jelly polishes.  They are sheer, build-able and great for layering.

Katherine

Katherine was the first shade that I tried.  It is a sheer, dark plum.

Katherine swatch - jelly polish by Zoya

One coat:

Katherine jelly polish - swatch and review

Four to Five coats are required to get mostly opaque coverage:

Katherine nail polish by Zoya - swatch and review

Using “Make a Spectacle” glitter polish from China Glaze’s new Halloween collection, I applied one top coat.

how to make jelly sandwich nails

Glitter nail polish from China Glaze 2012 Halloween Collection - "Make a Spectacle"

In order to make a jelly sandwich manicure, I added another layer of “Katherine” on top.  This gives the illusion that the glitter is floating inside the jelly polish, creating a cool 3D effect.  You can see the difference here, with and without the jelly polish on top:

what are jelly sandwich nails?

This mani ended up being a beautiful dark and vampy jelly sandwich.

dark and vampy jelly sandwich manicure

Paloma

Paloma is a nice bright fuscia jelly lacquer.

One coat:

Paloma swatch - Zoya Gloss polish

Three to four coats:

"Paloma" by Zoya - nail polish swatch and review

*I found it was slightly less sheer than the other two in the collection and required less coats to reach an opaque look.*

For this jelly sandwich manicure, I also used “Make a Spectacle” glitter nail polish from China Glaze.

Zoya's "Paloma" and China Glaze's "Make a Spectacle"

jelly sandwich nails using "Paloma" by Zoya

Frida

Frida is my favourite polish from this Gloss collection.  It is a nice rich teal.  It is however the most sheer of the three.

One coat:

"Frida" review - nail polish by Zoya

Four to five coats:

"Frida" swatch - jelly nail polish by Zoya

To make this into a jelly sandwich manicure, I used “Mermaid Tale” by Orly.

polishes to make a green/teal jelly sandwich

teal jelly sandwich nails using "Frida" nail polish by Zoya

I really love all three of the shades in this collection and they are just perfect for this time of year.  No better time to sport jewel toned polishes!  They are gorgeous with or without the jelly sandwich, but I love the little bit of fun the glitter adds to each manicure.

Remember: Removing glitter nail polish doesn’t have to be a chore.  Check out my tutorial on removing glitter nail polish – the easy way!

What is your favourite polish this fall?  Do you have a favourite from this “Gloss” collection from Zoya?

xox,

Shannon

jelly sandwich manicure using Frida and Mermaid Tale