Hello lovelies & happy Sunday! Crazy to believe we’re already celebrating the second Sunday of December! I thought I would keep the holiday polish trend going by sharing two of my favourite holiday themed polishes from collections past: China Glaze Peppermint to Be & Don’t Get Elfed Up! from the 2015 Holiday Cheers collection. The original collection contained 12 beautiful metallic & glittery shades (plus one cream!) I bought 6 of the shades in a mini set from Marshall’s, & a big bottle of Ugly Christmas Sweater (which I feel like I need to share in a post all its own.)
For today’s post I decided to share the two polishes I seem to gravitate to most: Don’t Get Elfed Up which a is deep dark teal-y metallic shade with super intense turquoise shimmer & Peppermint To Be which is a vibrant pink toned red, again super shimmery.
So onto the swatches!
China Glaze Peppermint To Be (Cheers Collection 2015)
First up, we have Peppermint to Be which is a stunning & vibrant red shimmer which leans a little bit pink. The formula (even after 4 years) is really nice, which meant I only needed 2 coats + top coat for my swatches.
I’m a red polish addict, & own quite a few in my collection, so I really like this one because it’s not your typical Santa Claus red that so many Christmas/Holiday releases can be. It’s a very vibrant red, it has that shimmer, & the flash of pink just gives it something special. A great shade to wear on it’s own or with a little bit of nail art on top–it looks especially gorgeous as the base of a gold glitter gradient!
China Glaze Don’t Get Elfed Up (Cheers Collection 2015)
The second polish I’m featuring today is definitely the best named polish ever: Don’t Get Elfed Up which is a dark teal metallic shade, with a beautiful almost turquoise shimmer. Again, this bad boy took two easy coats & I finished everything off with top coat. Impressive for a polish older than my toddler in the teeniest of bottle.
I feel like this colour is a great Christmas option if you just aren’t a green fan or can’t find one that you like. Jewel tones are complimentary on pretty much everyone, & dark shade like this look fancy even if you add nothing to them. I’ve used this colour as the base for an assortment of Christmas nail art, & it is always the perfect canvas for what I’m feeling. & again: the name. How can you not love a polish with a name like that?
So that’s it for this weeks edition of Swatch Sunday. I did search online to see if I could find anywhere still selling these polishes, & aside from EBay I didn’t have much luck. That being said, I did see a few of the Cheers collection shades at my local Winners not that long ago, so I definitely think you could get lucky because older collection are always popping up at Winners/Marshall’s. I’ve also had luck finding old dusty bottles of discontinued shades at local Salons that sell China Glaze.
What do you think of these shades? Would you like to see me feature more of these older holiday collections let me know in the comments below.