Saturday, January 30, 2016

China Glaze House Of Colour Swatch and Review

When I saw the first bottle shots of the China Glaze House of Colour Collection, I decided I didn't like them.  However, that didn't stop me from buying a few!  I bought the mini six pack called Roommates from Ulta...with the $3.50 off $10..and using some points.  That way I didn't have any remorse if I didn't like them.  Anywho, here it is.
china glaze house of color swatch
Shut the Front Door
This is a mauve-ish shimmer.  I like this one.  It reminded me of a slightly darker Zoya Rory.  Shown below with two coats, no top coat. 
china glaze shut the front door swatch
China Glaze Shut the Front Door
china glaze shut the front door swatch
China Glaze Shut the Front Door with matte top coat
In the Near Fuchsia
This is a pretty fuchsia.  It's more or an opaque jelly than a crème.  Shown below in two coats, no top coat.  Side note, I always want to spell Fuchsia with a k not an h.  One day I will and blame swipe or autocorrect or something.  Another side note, my index finger looks concave because it is.  I did a piss poor job of filing it, but corrected halfway through this swatch session.  Never file your nails without your glasses on.
china glaze in the near fuchsia swatch
China Glaze In the Near Fuchsia
Pink or Swim
I speak pink....but not salmon pink.  Shown below in three coats plus top coat.  Not the best pink crème in terms of formula and shade.  Cheesus, look at that index finger.
China Glaze pink or swim swatch
China Glaze Pink or Swim
Let's Chalk About It
Not much to say here.  It is the shade of chalk and not a great formula.  It didn't want to self level.  Three coats plus top coat to smooth it out.  I've had better.  "That's what she said."
china glaze let's chalk about it swatch
China Glaze Let's Chalk About It
Come Rain or Shine
This one is freaking amazing, but my pictures don't do it justice.  It's this blue BUT it has an awesome purple/pink shimmer.  Fuckshia yea this is awesome!  Two coats, no top coat.
china glaze come rain or shine swatch
China Glaze Come Rain or Shine
Don't be Shallow
This is pretty but let me tell you what the formula is like.  Have you ever used a milky pink?  The sheer, crelliesh pink that needs like five coats to make it opaque?  That's what this is.  It's a milky sky blue.  I got frustrated applying this one.  This is four coats.  I needed a fifth but I said fuckshia it.
china glaze don't be shallow swatch
China Glaze Don't be Shallow
Sorry if my title mislead you, I don't have all shades to swatch and review.  I was going to buy more if this turned out awesome.  Alas, that was not the case.  Come Rain or Shine is a must buy.  It's so purty.  I will be buying a full size of it.
One thing you should know about these "Roommate" minis: they come in a tamper proof package and they all had awful crusty necks that I had to waste my remover on, which means it happened in packaging production.  China Glaze owes me $0.05 for the acetone I used to correct their production error.  Keep that in mind.  I'm thinking about sending them an invoice.


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  1. I love this post. Beautiful swatches!
    What a bummer that the formula sucks. I like those shades.

    1. Thanks! I really wanted to like these because 2015 was an AMAZING year for China Glaze. But, I didn't like these.

  2. You definitely had me laughing through this review! This collection is currently sitting on my desk waiting to be swatched, I wonder how many times I will say fuckshia now. :)

    1. I hope you get a good picture of come rain or shine! It's so awesome!

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  4. I love you and here's a big fuckshia to shitty formulas!

    Dear China Glaze, I will be more than happy to QA your polishes. Especially duochromes. Love, jeninthemorning!

    1. Ha! I'll put a note on my invoice to send them your way!

  5. Beautiful swatches! I wasn't gravitating towads this collection and your review helped me make up my mine!

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