Tuesday, February 2, 2016

China Glaze House of Color Duo + How I Wore Them


I picked up this duo from Sally's Beauty Supply just after Christmas.  It's part of a collection that I had not heard anything about when I was purchasing (now, as I'm writing this I'm seeing blog posts and videos on) it.  So I went online to find a little info.  The duo is from the new China Glaze House of Color collection for Spring 2016.
Glitter Me This... is the polish that caught my eye in store - ooOOooo shiny!  Must have!  There's matte baby pink and white hex glitters mixed in with lots of shiny metallic gold hex glitters in a clear base.  I'm in love with this glitter - it's so unique to my stash.  On Instagram, I've seen Glitter built up on a bare nail, over a baby blue and over a pinky-nude.  I love all of the combos I've seen so far; I can't wait to get this on my nails again!
Let's Chalk About It is the other polish in the box.  I grabbed the set because for some reason I was thinking it was an un-advertised holiday duo which is why I grabbed it.  Now I've seen the collection in the individual bottles at Ulta.  I would have preferred to purchase the glitter by itself, but oh well.
On my pinkie nails, I used a color that looks similar to one in the collection - Orly Shockwave (2 coats) and put a nice coat of Glitter Me This...
On the rest of my nails, I have 2 coats of China Glaze Let's Chalk About It.  On my ring and middle fingers I put a generous coat of Glitter Me This...  Finally, I added the dots on my index finger in SinfulColors Snow Me White to show the difference between white and the pink.
While I was swatching this duo, I had the feeling that I'd seen one of the colors before...and from China Glaze itself!  I went to my "Polish World" and spied Friends Forever, Right? from the Giver collection from Fall 2014.
In my comparison picture, I have Let's Chalk About It on my pinkie and middle fingers - 2 coats each.  Friends Forever, Right? is on my ring and index fingers and took 3 coats.  Let's Chalk About It (House of Colors collection) has a better formula and the color is extremely similar.  Really hard to tell any difference, right?  There's maybe half a shade difference with Let's Chalk About It having a dash more color.   Friends Forever, Right? is more streaky and slower drying.  As much as I hate to break up sets, I might de-stash Friends Forever, Right? to a new home.  I've been thinking about purging Polish World of dupes so this might be another of the cuts.

Have you come across the China Glaze House of Color Spring 2016 collection?  Do you plan on picking up any?

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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