Manicure Monday: China Glaze "Holiday Joy" Swatches

I can't get over how many great nail polish colors are being released for the holidays!  For today's Manicure Monday post, I'm going to share some colors from the new China Glaze Holiday 2012 collection.  

The red and gold glittery goodness, pictured above, is "Pure Joy".  The red and gold glitter is in a clear base and it's pretty opaque (I used 2 coats).  This polish looks good on it's own, but I prefer the look of it on top of another color (which you will see further down the page).  Like most other glitters, it does need a good topcoat to smooth it out.

"Blue Bells Ring" is one of those polishes that I wasn't too fond of when I first saw the bottle.  But once I put it on I was instantly in love with this pretty blue foil!

This is "Angel Wings".  It's filled with small gold holographic glitter.  I love holos, cause when they hit the light they are so mesmerizing!  This was my favorite of the collection.

This color, "Red Satin", is the perfect red.  I think I've said before that I'm not super crazy about red nail polish, but this red creme is fantastic!  And look how shiny it is...there isn't even a top coat!  This would be great for next month and it would also be a nice color for February :)

Here is "Pure Joy" over "Red Satin".  I really love the way this looks and I think this is what will be on my nails for Christmas!  

The China Glaze Holiday Joy Collection is already available to purchase at beauty supply stores and salons nationwide.  You can view the rest of the collection, as well as other colors, at www.chinaglaze.com.

(Product provided for review, but all opinions are 100% my own)


  1. I am loving all the nail polish I'm seeing everywhere, especially on your site. I almost never paint my nails because they always chip so fast. How often do you paint yours, besides every Monday? Does it last all week?

  2. Mmmm...so pretty! Maybe I will buy some nail polish!

  3. I love Pure Joy. In fact, I love it so much that after I broke my first bottle, I went to four different stores to find a replacement bottle. The other colors are gorgeous, too. I bought the Cheers gift set that included Angel Wings, Glistening Snow, and a shot glass (and I have no idea what to do with it) and I haven't used either of those colors yet, but now I'm really excited to try them out.

  4. I LOVE the gold.. and the red glitter!
    I havea slight obsession with nail polish these are prettttyyy!!
    Yay for holiday nails!

  5. The last look is beautiful! So girly and festive!

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

  6. Gorgeous nails! I love every one of those colors. Looks like I'll be running out to make a nailpolish haul soon.

    <3 Melissa

  7. I love the glitter on it! so pretty :)