As soon as I saw these I had to buy the whole set! I'm such a sucker for cute packaging!
From left to right:
- Mint Choco Chip
- Lemon Sherbet
-Strawberry Star Candy
- Apricot Candy
First off, how can you not fall in love with the packaging! Absolutely adorable! They have another line of regular polish with the same adorable ice cream bottle which I feel I also need.
Compared to a regular size of China Glaze they are a little small, but at the same time I have never finished off an entire bottle of polish so this isn't an issue for me.
The brushes are small and manageable. I had no issues using it. However, I found that these polishes were best layered over similar colours instead of used on their own.
Now onto individual reviews and swatches!
Mint Choco Chip
This one is the most popular in the collection and you might find it hard to get a hold of. Out of all the colours this one was the most opaque with one coat. You could get away with using two coats and you should be fine. Any more than two coats and the glitter will look clumpy. Makes me think of robin eggs.
The swatch on the left is one coat. The glitter spreads out fairly evenly, but the main polish colour is quite sheer. The glitter colours are very complimentary to the mint base colour.
The swatch on the right is one coat painted over two coats of China Glaze's "Re-Fresh Mint".
This one is pretty crazy and makes me think of clown vomit ha ha ha! Not very appealing sounding, but still a fun colour.
The left swatch is only one coat. The glitter is an out of control combination of large green and red hexagons, white squares, long gold flakes and little gold and red glitters. The base yellow is quite sheer. I found that the long glitters curled a bit on the edges, this can be prevented with a top coat.
The right swatch is one coat over two coats of China Glaze's "Lemon Fizz". The long glitters curled less when layered for some reason.
Strawberry Star Candy
This one is basically the pink version of Mint Choco Chip, but with a couple glitter stars thrown in, hence the name. Sadly I didn't get any stars while I was swatching.
Left swatch is just one coat. As you can see the base pink colour is also quite sheer, just like all the other polishes in this collection. You could, however, get away with wearing two coats just like Mint Choco Chip.
The right swatch is one coat layered over two coats of Sation's "Of Corset I'll Call You"
This is the sheerest and simplest formula in the whole collection. It's a sheer apricot colour with a rainbow of large glitter. This is more of a tinted glitter top coat more than a stand alone polish.
Left swatch is two coats so I could get enough glitter. The base colour is very sheer and the glitter can be quit sparse. Because the base colour is sheer you can see the glitters a lot more clearly than in the other colours.
Right swatch is one coat over two coats of China Glaze's "Peachy Keen". I like it layered a lot better than on its own.
- adorable packaging
- dries fast
- unique colours (especially Lemon Sherbet)
- can be worn alone or layered
- not tested on animals (however, parent company tests)
- doesn't need a top coat
- smaller package
- some colours are hard to find now
- I've seen the prices range from $2-$50!
I personally bought these from this seller on Ebay: love_youl. I paid $7CDN each with free shipping, but they now seem to be out of stock except for the Mint Choco Chip for a crazy $50!
I'm sure with a little online searching you can find them elsewhere.
Hope you enjoyed my review!
Until next time Dolls and Cats,
And just for fun here is a bit of their adorable marketing <3