10/3/12

China Glaze "Wicked" Collection For Halloween 2012 (Plus Comparisons & Layering)


Halloween nail polish collections are among the most anticipated releases for me. China Glaze never disappoints in this category, giving us fun and spooky colors and themes. I was almost literally stalking my beauty supply, anticipating this collection to hit the shelves.  Let's just say I've become quite close to the girl who works at the store- close enough that she now texts me when I can come down and pick up new things!

First, here is the color "Immortal".  WOW. This is super pretty. A steel gray teal with the most amazing hidden "flecks" of shimmer:
(3 layers)



I thought for a second that this color might be close to another China Glaze polish, "Elephant Walk" (Safari Collection, Fall 2012). Turns out they are very complimentary to each other, but definitely not twins:

Next we have "Bizarre Blurple"- 'blurple' of course referring to that blue/purple combo that leads us to always be confused when trying to label or sort our polishes. Is it blue? Is it purple? It's both! This polish is so saturated and applied beautifully:

(2 layers)


Again, I wondered- "Do I have a polish like this?".  I thought maybe OPI's "Into The Night" (Spiderman collection, 2012) may be similar, but the aren't close at all:


 I then added a little of "Glitter Goblin" from this collection to just the first half/tip of my nails. I love this combination:

I didn't do a full manicure with "Glitter Goblin" alone (Hey, I have to conserve this beauty!), but here it is on one nail:

(3 layers)

Then we have "Cast A Spell", a murky, blackened greenish gold fleck polish.  I loved this one so much more than I thought I would. Perfection for Halloween:

(2 layers)



Next I added one layer of "Make A Spectacle" (also from this collection) on top and OMG!  This is a killer combo:



Then, there's "Roguish Red", the one polish I thought I could do without, yet as soon as I put it on, I fell in love. It's a neon pumpkin color.  This is the type of color that makes your nails look sleek in an instant!

(2 layers)


I've been in an "accent nail" sort of mood lately, and since this was the color I decided to keep on once I was done swatching, I decided to see how "Make A Spectacle" would look as an accent. It was cool to see how much gold came out when the glitter was put on top of a warm color:


When I looked into my polish drawers to pull out glitters to compare to "Make A Spectacle", my mouth sort of dropped:


Things that make you go, "hmmmm...". Do I really need this many similar glitters?! I had to compare, and what better way to do so than over black creme polish. I am happy to report for you fellow nail polish hoarders that YES, you DO need all of these and can easily justify owning them all.

Here's my comparison:
As you can see, "Make A Spectacle" has a micro glitter the other's don't and a greenish/orange/gold tint. "Snow Globe" is cooler toned and appears multi colored over a dark shade. "Luxe & Lush" is different in that it is a shard type glitter shape, and Deborah Lippmann "Stairway To Heaven" has mostly square shaped glitters, as well a milky base that slightly tints the base polish.

There you have it! What do you think of this collection? Which ones are your favs, and do you plan on picking any up?


16 comments:

  1. I really want Cast a Spell and Make a Spectacle now... =D/D=

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  2. Omg, my heart literally stops every time I see Immortal. MUST GET IT.

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  3. Now I see that I need Bizarre Blurple and Cast a Spell >.<

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  4. Crap. I just went with Glitter Goblin, thinking I could (HAD TO) pass on the other ones because of the stupid no-buy I'm supposed to be on...however, after seeing your swatches I've realized I need them ALL, well maybe not Rogueish Red. But all the rest, lol! Great swatches :]

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  5. LOVE these! Brandi got me the grey and the glitter (the last one) topper - LOVE them!!!

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  6. MARIBETH!!! I seriously want to yell at you for all the polish I have on my wishlist because of your awesome posts! lol I really want every one of these now!

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  7. I love Cast A Spell! It's so perfect for this time of year!

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  8. I think I need to go back and get the red!

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  9. Great swatches! I got Glitter Goblin and Cast A Spell last week. I thought I could pass on Make A Spectacle because it looked similar to Snowglobe but now I want it and it's all your fault!! :)

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  10. This is a cute collection, I''m not that wowed. But I do love immortal! I really gotta get my hands on that one!

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  11. yayy great swatches!! NEED MAKE A SPECTACLE NOWWW. omg its awesome! thanks for that awesome comp of all the iridescent glittarsss <3 :)

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  12. My friend! I've missed commenting on so many of your posts that I'll never catch up, lol! It's been crazy hectic for me lately...
    Love these shades, especially that grey (you probably figured out already that I have a total "thing" for grey!). That blurple shade looks suspiciously like OPI's Tomorrow Never Dies....and even more intense, if that's possible. Thanks for all the comparisons and I have to say that I love seeing all those flakies and how different they are from one another!

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  13. I'm so hoping to get my hands on Make a Spectacle (thanks for the comparison BTW) Immortal and Glitter Goblin. I'm still debating on Cast a Spell but I have a few days to decide.

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