China Glaze’s Vintage Vixen collection review

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  • Manufacturer: China Glaze
  • Availability: beginning July 2010 from retailers and etailers
  • Description: 12 nail colors
  • Cost/Amount: USD$36.00 per set of 6; $72 for entire collection
  • Would you purchase again: yes

NOTE 03/25/2013: I will no longer be purchasing or reviewing any new China Glaze products, aside from the two that I have in the publishing queue. All previously-published posts will remain up. Info & links of interest

China Glaze’s Vintage Vixen collection

Back in late April / early May 2010, when pictures of these colors were posted, people were interested in the colors and the glass-fleck/microglitter finishes. They were China Glaze’s fall 2010 collections, but were due to be released in July 2010 to various etailers and some retailers. (Some locations, like my local Sallys and my local Ulta, took until late September to get them in stock.) Like some of the larger China Glaze collections, this was grouped into two sets: Cats’ Meow, and Hotsy Totsy. I can’t find a common theme in the sets (previous sets have been divided along “warm versus cool” lines, or “creme versus shimmer.”)

This collection contained:

Cat's Meow

  • Classic Camel — butter-gold creme with gold sparkle (microglitter)
  • Emerald Fitzgerald — rich blue-green frost with green sparkle (microglitter)
  • First Class Ticket — dark lush purple frost with purple sparkle (microglitter)
  • Goin' My Way — brown frost with bronze shimmer
  • Midnight Mission — dark navy frost with silver sparkle (microglitter)
  • Riveter Rouge — deep red shimmer

As soon as I saw the promo pics I knew I wanted Goin' My Way and Emerald Fitzgerald. I wasn't too sure about Riveter Rouge or Classic Camel, but thought that I wouldn't get either Midnight Mission or First Class Ticket. Well...I ended up getting every color in this pack -=except=- First Class Ticket.

Hotsy Totsy

  • Bogie — medium dusty violet frost with purple shimmer (microglitter)
  • Foxy — warm burgundy frost with red shimmer (microglitter)
  • Hey Doll — mauve rose frost with pink shimmer (microglitter)
  • Ingrid — medium-deep taupe creme with copper and gold sparkle (microglitter)
  • Jitterbug — grey metallic with silver sparkle (microglitter)
  • Swing Baby — champagne taupe frost with silver and gold sparkle (microglitter)

From this second set I got Foxy, Ingrid, Jitterbug, and Swing Baby. The latter two are almost exactly the same as OPI's Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous and Glitzerland, respectively - so unless you're an avid collector of silver and gold polishes, you only need one or the other, not both. I passed on Hey Doll because while it looked very pretty, I had similar nail polishes - metallics and frosts - so decided to let this one pass on by. I wasn't interested in Ingrid (color didn't thrill me) or Bogie (pretty...but not pretty enough to grab my attention.)

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