Monday, September 2, 2013

China Glaze Autumn Nights Fall 2013 Swatches - Part 2: Gossip Over Gimlets

As promised, here is the second half of the China Glaze Autumn Nights Collection! This is definitely my favorite of the two halves - it has the only 2 cremes of the entire collection so I really can't say no to those ;) Let's dig in!

Gossip Over Gimlets
The name sake for this side of the collection, Gossip Over Gimlets is a platinum foil with bits of tiny gold flecks. The gold is very subtle but once you notice it, you'll love this polish even more. The formula is a bit on the watery side, but it's still opaque in 2 coats. 

Kiss My Glass
Kiss My Glass is a steel blue-grey shimmer that is a bit on the frosty side so I'm not overly excited about it - I don't think these finishes look good with my skin tone. However, the formula on this was fairly good, a bit thick, but this was opaque in almost 1 coat. Shown is 2 coats. 

Public Relations
Very similar to Kiss My Glass, Public Relations is another frosty shimmer that has purple undertones. Again, this one isn't for me, but it's nearly opaque with 1 coat and a fairly good formula. I think this and Kiss My Glass could be potential stamping polishes since they're opaque and thick. Shown is 2 coats. 

Queen B
Queen B may just be my favorite from the entire collection...but I'm a total sucker for a beautifully opaque creme. This is a lovely blue-purple (blurple!) and is opaque in one coat. Shown is 2 coats because I've got an aversion to just using one coat. This is such a rich and deep color and I don't personally have anything like it in my collection. 

Charmed, I'm Sure
Another favorite of mine from this collection, Charmed, I'm Sure is a dark vampy purple creme. This has a great formula that was opaque in one coat, but again, shown is 2 coats. I initially thought that I might have some Zoya dupes of this, but this appears to be a unique color in my collection.

Rendezvous With You
This is my favorite foil of the entire collection and one of the best formulas as well. Rendezvous With You is a purple foil and was opaque in one coat. I did actually consider using only the one coat, but shown is 2.  

While this side of the collection is definitely my favorite, as a whole, I'm not overly impressed by this collection. I am really upset that there are so few cremes in this collection as those are my one true love, but the foils do seem to make up for it. I'm not really a fan of the shimmers and frosts in this and it feels like a lot of them are relabels of similar colors. The formulas are good for the most part so I can't complain on that front. My picks for this side of the collection are without a doubt Queen B, Charmed, I'm Sure, and Rendezvous With You. 

What do you think of these colors?

Happy Polishing :)


  1. The one that really stands out for me out of these ones is Charmed, I'm Sure.

  2. Saaame. I mean, the cremes are nice and the shimmery foils are pretty, but there's nothing that really gets me all that excited. Plus I'm pretty sure no one wants those frosty brush-strokey polishes any more. I tend to find most fall collections kind of uninspiring, though...


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