20 October 2013

Swatches & Review - China Glaze Monsters Ball (3 shades)

Hi loves! How are you today? Tell me, do they celebrate Halloween where you live? I'm from The Netherlands and here Halloween isn't really a thing (though from time to time people will organize little parties and such). But, luckily we get to party along with these beautiful polishes from China Glaze!

Today I have for you 3 shades from the China Glaze Monsters Ball collection for Halloween 2013. I was kindly sent 3 bottles for review and it always is a surprise what you'll get when it isn't a full collection. When I opened my package at first I was a bit dissappointed Howl You Doin' (that name ♥) wasn't in there, but these 3 beauties surely make up for that! I received Bat My Eyes (a golden and copper glitter in a black jelly base), Bump in the Night (a black texture, not sparkly but not matte either!) and Fang-Tastic (a glitter topper with green, purple and red small hexes and lovely large blue hexes in a clear base). Let's take a look at the swatches, shall we?

Bat My Eyes is a lovely golden glitter that seems to have some copper tones as well. The base is a black jelly and I've seen swatches with 2 coats of this beauty by itself, but I chose to layer 1 coat over a england Camelot, just to make application easier. It applies very easy and the glitter spread and pay off is really great - no placing, dragging or clumping at all! There is some bar glitter in there which is more noticable when you mattify it and while I am not the biggest fan of bar glitter, I really don't mind with this one! It is stunning!




Bump in the Night is a black texture polish and woah, is this a unique one or what?! The black base is extremely pigmented and a pleasure to work with, it won't go anywhere you don't want it to. The texture is immediately visible but will show up better if you give it a bit of rest. I used 2 coats but still had some minor "non-textured" patches so pay attention when applying this, you can easily place the texture where you want it.

I loved the combo of the mattified glitter nails and the shiny texture, they compliment each other so well!




Fang-Tastic, is it weird this reminds me of Mardi Gras somehow? The color combo is a very cheerful one and I wanted a basecolor that would compliment the colors but be dark enough to give it a Halloween vibe. I grabbed Kiko 334 Dark Violet and used 1 coat of it (I love 1 coaters!) to serve as a base. Then I applied 1 coat of Fang-Tastic and topped it with topcoat. The glitter spread was good, I did have to fiddle it a bit but I usually do when applying glitter. It felt nice and smooth with topcoat! I also used a matte topcoat because you can always see the glitter better that way, and I love how the blue hexes look matte.







What do you think of these 3 polishes? Any favorites? Tell me in the comments!

13 comments :

  1. I love those glitters matte-ified :D I think you chose the perfect base for Fang-tastic. Great pics! xx

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  2. I NEED that black textured one in my life *opens ebay*

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  3. Marisa (Polish Obsession)21 October, 2013 02:49

    Fang-Tastic is gorgeous and so is that Kiko!!! Love them together.

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  4. I really like the mattified version of Bat My Eyes. However, not enough to *need* it!

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  5. Fang-Tastic looks awesome with the matte topcoat!

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  6. I love your Fang-Tastic combo with Kiko and matte TC <3

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  7. Thanks Amanda, you're too sweet!

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  8. You do *O* ordered already?

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  9. Thanks Marisa! Fang-Tastic is a really fun polish :).

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  10. Thank you Simona, your wallet might be happy ;).

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  11. I am soooo loving this mani. I purchased Fangtastic a few days ago on ebay and am waiting for it to arrive. I want to do something similar to what you did but I don't have any Kiko polishes. I am hoping I have something similar. Thanks for the inspiration. =)

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